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Programs & Awards

Furman offers multiple programs and honor societies for students of our department.

Sigma Delta Pi

The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1919.  Furman’s Rho Kappa Chapter, chartered in the spring of 1988, is one of nearly 600 chapters at universities and colleges across the United States.  Please visit the national website for more information on the distinctions, awards, and scholarships available to students, chapters, and faculty.  Those students interested in joining the Rho Kappa chapter should contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Maria Rippon.  The application below details the requirements for membership.

Sigma Delta Pi Application [PDF]

The Elaine Duffy Childers Award

The annual award offers substantial financial support for a currently enrolled student of French who plans to return to Furman for the subsequent academic year. The purpose of the award is “to provide a stipend for a student studying French to have a study abroad experience above and beyond that provided by the Furman in Versailles program.” The award funds a summer travel opportunity in a French-speaking country. Normally the student would be enrolled in a summer course at a French university or Alliance française, intern, or complete a work experience. Priority consideration is given to French majors. Applications are due in late February.

Childers Award Application [PDF]

Delta Phi Alpha

German Honor Society