Rennes-Rochester Sister Cities Study Abroad Scholarship

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About the Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

Scholarship Awarded: July 14, 2017 (Announcement of the winner will be at the Rennes-Rochester Bastille Day Picnic)

The Rennes-Rochester Sister Cities committee is one of twelve sister city relationships that make up the International Sister Cities of Rochester (ISCOR) organization. The nonprofit is dedicated to mutually beneficial exchanges that promote peace through people. This scholarship is for Rochester undergraduate students planning to study abroad in Rennes, France, Rochester’s first sister city established in 1958. Although the scholarship amount is small ($200), our appreciation of the students who undertake studies in our sister city, Rennes is great. We wish to recognize and promote the educational relationships that have thrived for decades between our two cities.

If awarded the scholarship, the student will agree to share his or her experiences and the takeaways from studying abroad upon his or her return at a Rennes-Rochester Committee Meeting.

About Our Past Awardee

steph boula st maloStephanie Boula, RIT, was the first scholarship awardee in 2016 and used the scholarship to support a summer engineering program in Rennes between the Rochester Institute of Technology and Institut national des sciences appliquées de Rennes. Boula shares that, thanks to the experience, her level of French increased significantly and she made many connections with French engineering students who have helped her with her resume and industry-specific French terms

How to Apply

Who may apply for this scholarship?

Undergraduate students planning to study abroad in Rennes within the next academic year

Please respond to the following prompt

Provide a brief description of your studies and why you are choosing to study abroad in Rennes. Include how you understand the tagline of ISCOR, “Connect Globally. Thrive Locally” and how this applies to your travels. (250-500 words)

Apply online below or download an application and send in PDF form to:

Hannah Barry | Chair, Rochester-Rennes Sister Cities Committee

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If you have questions please contact Hannah Barry at