Travel Scholarships

Discovering the French language and culture as an 11 year old changed my life. I grew up in a small town, and my family rarely traveled. An early French class opened my view of the world, introducing me to books, music, art, and people I would never have found otherwise. That discovery led me to live in France, and ultimately, it determined my work.

Now I’m delighted to help young people discover my beloved French culture through travel scholarships.

Who can apply?

Any US elementary, middle or high school student participating in an educational trip, language study, or home stay in France. Preference is given to Vermont students, and those with limited travel experience.

How much is each scholarship?


Paris by Design awards $300 in scholarships each year. Depending on the number and quality of applications received, one, two or three scholarships will be awarded.

How can the money be used?

Scholarship money may be used to pay for transportation to France, lodging, or educational, arts or cultural activities in France.

How do eligible participants apply?

1. Download and complete the scholarship application and submit it by June 1 to me, Karen Kane, by email or mail it to Paris by Design, 200 Hammett Hill Rd, E Montpelier, VT 05651.

2. Be sure the application is signed by the student and a parent/guardian.

3. Scholarship winners will be announced on September 1. Checks will be made out to the organization/person in charge of the trip.

4. Questions? Email karen, or call 802.456.8770.