Gwendolyn Conrad and Isaac Parsons Brackett Memorial Scholarship Fund

Gwendolyn Conrad Brackett taught French classes at SIU and its University High School for 20 years, during which time she spent three very profitable summers in France while completing her Master’s degree. Gwen was a fine teacher, agreeing with Ellen Browning Scripps that education’s paramount obligation is to develop in students the ability to think clearly and independently, and the ability to live confidently, courageously, and hopefully. By fostering these abilities in students Gwen will never meet, the Gwendolyn Conrad Brackett Memorial Scholarship is intended as a living testament to her wise and caring influence in so many lives. In her modesty, Gwen wanted no memorial; we hope she would smile, nevertheless, to learn that new generations of students are being helped to study abroad in her name.

  • This scholarship provides financial assistance for tuition, books and fees to student(s) majoring in French, or specializing in French in the International Studies or the Foreign Language and International Trade (FLIT) program.
  • Recipient must be a junior or senior with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum in-major GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants must submit an essay (500 words max) discussing how a study abroad experience will benefit their future plans.

Dr. George C. & Mrs. Prilla Smith Brackett and Dr. Ike Brackett
Area of Interest
College of Liberal Arts, Languages, Cultures, and International Trade
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please list your in-major GPA.
  2. Please submit an essay (500 word max.) about how your study abroad experience will benefit your future plans.