Sister Cities Association of Palatine Scholarship for Students of French 2020

In recognition of the 25 years of friendship and collaboration with our Sister City Fontenay-Le-Comte, France, the Sister Cities Association of Palatine, Illinois, created a special scholarship to promote student engagement in the study of the French language, history, and culture, beyond the secondary level. The $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior residing within districts 211, 214, and U-46. The scholarship will be applied to help defray part of the tuition at an accredited college, and travel to our Sister City for an immersion experience in France.

Considering our current situation’s serious challenges, the Sister Cities Association of Palatine has extended the deadline for its scholarship application through Sunday, May 31st, 2020.

Students may still send their completed applications to the post office box indicated in the packet. If the teacher recommendations and the forms need to be sent via email, please forward them to Once all their documents are received the student will get a confirmation via email within 48 hours.

Download the 2020 Scholarship Application for Students of French

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Palatine Sister Cities booth at Farmers’ Market

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Sister Cities Association of Palatine con­ducts exchanges between Palatine, Illinois and Fontenay-le-Comte, France. The pur­pose of our orga­ni­za­tion is “to cause peo­ple of the Village of Palatine, Illinois and the peo­ple of sim­i­lar cities of for­eign nations to acquire a con­scious­ness of each other, to under­stand one another as indi­vid­u­als, as mem­bers of their com­mu­nity, as cit­i­zens of their coun­try, and as a part of a fam­ily of nations.”

Le but de notre organ­i­sa­tion est « d’amener les gens de la ville de Palatine, dans l’Illinois, et les gens de villes sim­i­laires de nations étrangères à acquérir une con­nais­sance des uns et des autres, à se com­pren­dre l’un et l’autre en tant qu’individus, mem­bres de leur com­mu­nauté et citoyens de leur pays et à faire par­tie d’une famille de plusieurs nations. »

Sister Cities Association of Palatine is a member of the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce.