Normandy Scholars is an interdisciplinary program open to undergraduate students from all majors at the University of Tennessee. The goal is to study World War II in the wider context of memory studies, a discipline that examines how social, cultural, political, and technological shifts affect how societies react to and commemorate past conflicts in their national histories. The program includes a 3-hour spring 2018 class and a mini-session study-abroad trip to London, in the U.K.; Caen, the Normandy beaches, and Paris, in France; and Cologne and Bonn, in Germany. All students receive a scholarship of $3,000 to help cover the cost of the mini-session study tour.
Applications for the spring 2018 program are due October 16, 2017 and are processed by the Programs Abroad Office; For more information and to apply, click here.
Application details: You must be an undergraduate with at least a 3.25 GPA and sophomore standing or higher at the time of application. You will be asked to submit the following materials:
- An essay of no more than 250 words addressing the question: “Why is it important for a society to commemorate or to memorialize past conflicts?”
- An essay of no more than 250 words explaining the potential of this program to contribute to the student’s intellectual development.
- The name and email address of one University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty member who can comment on the student’s abilities.