French: Jeremy Belknap Prize

Jeremy Belknap Prize for Best Writing in French by a Freshman

Application Deadline: May 4, 2020

By the gift of Philippe Belknap Marcou, of the Class of 1876, the Jeremy Belknap Prize Fund was established. The prize is awarded for the best writing sample in French completed for a course offered by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures during the academic year.

· Prize is open to current freshmen only.
 
· Essay must have been written for a course offered by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures this  academic year.
 
· Students must have had no previous immersion in the French languages, such as living for an extended period in a French-speaking country or living in a household where French is spoken.
 
· Writing sample may be of any length and may concern any topic but must be non-fictional in nature: literature, film, culture, history, etc.
 
· Submit graded work with instructor’s comments. If there is more than one draft, please include all drafts. You may not approach anyone for additional assistance with your submission.
 
· You may submit a maximum of two separate essays.
 
· A selection committee awards the prize of $500
 

Please submit your essay(s) electronically as a .pdf to Cathy Downey (cdowney@fas.harvard.edu)

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