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Our Scholarships

Thanks to our endowments, generous donations, and purchases from our annual used French book sale, SNSCA has proudly awarded over 80 scholarships.

Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association offers three scholarships to students in Washington state. Each scholarship awards $1,500. There is a limit of one scholarship per person; please only apply to the scholarship that best represents your qualifications. Click on the links below to download the application.


Goldmark Scholarship

  • Enrolled in a Washington State college or university and will study next year in Nantes, France

  • Committed to sharing and strengthening ties between Seattle and Nantes

  • Application: HERE

Dr. Thomas H. Bennett Scholarship

  • Enrolled in a Washington State high school, college, or university

  • Has a passion for learning and travel and will study next year in a francophone country

  • Application: HERE

Frances Bennett Scholarship

  • Enrolled in a French class at a Washington State college or university

  • Intends to enter a service profession (e.g., teaching, medicine) and/or has overcome significant hardship to pursue higher education

  • Application: HERE

Support talented young scholars who share a passion for French language and culture! 

Send a check (to the order of SNSCA) to:

Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association

c/o Alaina McCallum

215 13th Ave E, Apt 203

Seattle, WA 98102

Or donate online

Past Scholarship Recipients

Our scholarships are a great benefit to the recipients.

Marlo Duong, Goldmark Scholarship Recipient 2022

Marlo Duong, the 2022 Goldmark Scholarship recipient, is looking forward to the immersive language experience of studying abroad at the Université de Nantes in the fall of 2022.

Adriana Elliott shared that “the scholarship has allowed me to focus solely on French instead of dividing my time between studying and work. I can now look confidently at the opportunities that will open for me as a true francophone.”


Natalie Riel expressed how the scholarship helped her continue studying the French language and broader her understanding of the world. “I try to read Le Monde often for a different perspective on current issues. I am looking forward to putting my French language skills to use in a program that will allow me, in Africa or elsewhere, to help developing nations.”

In 2017, Larry Laffrey presented Marsella Quinones with the Goldmark Scholarship. Marsella has since gone on to join the board of the Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association.


Kian Power, Goldmark Scholarship

Ousmane Barry,  Dr. Thomas H Bennett Scholarship



Rachel Bliven, Dr. Thomas H. Bennett Scholarship

Marlo Duong, Goldmark Scholarship


Antoine Dréan, Frances Bennett Scholarship

Annelise Hoover, Dr. Thomas H. Bennett Scholarship


Amelia Gilbert, Dr. Thomas H. Bennett Scholarship

Greta Scheve, Goldmark Scholarship

Shahrzad Tehrani, Goldmark Scholarship


Hannah Holmgren, Seattle-Nantes Scholars Scholarship


Emma Shipman, Goldmark Scholarship

Lia Koklic, Seattle-Nantes Scholars Scholarship



Sophia Mahr, Frances Bennett Scholarship

Laura Phillips, Seattle-Nantes Scholars Scholarship

Marsella Quinones, Goldmark Scholarship


Elmer Coria-Islas, Seattle-Nantes Scholars Scholarship

Sierra Dodd, Goldmark Scholarship

Allison Hall, Seattle-Nantes Scholars Scholarship

Erina Horikawa, Seattle-Nantes Scholars Scholarship

Emma Van Orden, Seattle-Nantes Scholars Scholarship


Sharanya Sarathy, Goldmark Scholarship

Sophie Donohue, Seattle-Nantes Scholars Scholarship 

Adriana Elliott, Seattle-Nantes Scholars Scholarship

Megan Gleason, Frances Bennett Scholarship

Natalie Riel, Seattle-Nantes Scholars Scholarship



Trevor McAllister-Day, Goldmark Scholarship

Bethany Lidgard, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Megan Herndon, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars



Samantha Clute, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Madison Hagen, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Stephanie Mock, Goldmark Scholarship



Ali Graff, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Lauren Moses, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Natalie Andrus, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Sylvia Stellmacher, Goldmark Scholarship



Griffin Taylor, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Ari Kamaliazad, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Sophie Kangas, Goldmark Scholarship

Jess Wagner, Goldmark Scholarship

Dana Talant, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Brent Kirschenbaum, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars



Rachel Ann Craig, Goldmark Scholarship

Anne Gaskins, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Genevieve Gebhart, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Faika Anna Mukendi, Goldmark Scholarship

Melissa Peterson, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Afron Tyler, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars 



Preston Albertine, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars 

Jaclyn Eruhow-Hagan, Goldmark Scholarship

Molly Gibson, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholar

Emily Kramer, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars 

Heather Lee, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholar

Evelina Miropolsky, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars



Ann Bauer, Goldmark Scholarship

Jessica Anderson, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Katina Mathieson, Goldmark Scholarship

Evelina Miropolsky, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Ioana Nitulescu, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars



Desiree Olson, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Chase Parker, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Linnea Post, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Elizabeth St. Clair, Goldmark Scholarship

Garrett Studhalter, Goldmark Scholarship

Samantha Rayner, Goldmark Scholarship



Jessica Anderson, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Nicole Beaudoin, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Stephanie Kim, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars

Chelsea Leahy, Seattle-Nantes Dollars for Scholars


Rozanna Fang, Goldmark Scholarship

Michelle Foster, Goldmark Scholarship

Jennifer Landree, Goldmark Scholarship

Christen Lemon, Goldmark Scholarship

Rachel Wood, Goldmark Scholarship


Michelle Barth, Goldmark Scholarship

Simina Popa, Goldmark Scholarship

Erin Sylvester, Goldmark Scholarship


Cathy Chang, Goldmark Scholarship

Raza Terhanian, Goldmark Scholarship


Kimberly Sickler, Goldmark Scholarship


Charles Witherup, Goldmark Scholarship


Emily Buck, Goldmark Scholarship


Melinda Hoffman, Goldmark Scholarship


Kristen Bennett, Goldmark Scholarship

Tanya Schuster, Goldmark Scholarship

While studying abroad, Sharanya Sarathy reflected on her experience by saying that “here in Nantes, I am improving my spoken and written French, and adjusting fully to a different culture. I can hardly wait for the day I will be able to come back here to live and work, at least part of the time.”

Above are two photographs that Sierra Dodd, Goldmark recipient, took while studying in Nantes. Sierra expressed gratitude for the scholarship by saying, "I have loved every moment of it. I wanted to thank you and the Seattle Nantes Sister City Association again for the generous scholarship." 

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