Arnold Franco at Cafe de la Paix

Arnold Franco Memorial Scholarship

Named for Arnold Franco, an insurance executive, philanthropist, WWII veteran, historian, and one of our original board members who served our organization for 53 years, the Arnold Franco Memorial Scholarship gives one French student ages 15-18.5 the opportunity to study abroad for an academic semester.

Scholarship Details

Who Can Apply

One scholarship will be awarded to a qualifying French student age 15-18.5 to study in the U.S. for a 2021-22 academic semester.

English experience required: 3-5 years, depending on age.

Scholarship Includes

  • Round-trip airfare to the United States
  • Boarding with a pre-screened American host family
  • Books, fees, and tuition

Important Dates

  • Program start date:  August 30, 2021
  • Program end date:  January 30, 2022

How To Apply

  1. Download and complete the application
  2. Provide a typed essay on how you would use this opportunity, as well as what you would bring to the American school you attend and the host family you live with. 
  3. Submit your application, essay, and official school transcripts from the last three years via 
    email OR via mail to:

Nacel Open Door
Attn: Rae Lenway
101 5th St. East, Suite 1900
St. Paul, MN 55101