Fondation des États-Unis | Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship
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Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship

Bequeathed to the Fondation des États-Unis in the early 1930s, the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is awarded annually to a select number of exceptional American artists and musicians who plan to pursue their studies in Paris. A scholarship is also available to one French, Swiss or American medical post-graduate specializing in psychiatry with an internship in a Parisian hospital.

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Eligibility Criteria

Artists and Musicians:

The scholarship is awarded to a maximum of five American post-graduate students in visual fine arts (painting, graphic design, print-making, sculpture, photography) and music (composition, instrumental or vocal performance). The scholarship is not intended for research in art history or musicology, nor for dance or theater.

 

In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must:

  • possess American citizenship
  • be between 21 and 29 years of age
  • have graduated with high academic standing from an American college, university or professional school. Preference is given to mature students who have already done some graduate study.
  • show evidence of high-level artistic or musical accomplishment
  • propose a unique and detailed artistic project related to their field of study which requires a one-year residency in Paris. This project should include enrolment in a recognized French art or music school. It is strongly suggested that the candidate establishes contact with a teacher or institution prior to arriving in France. In the field of the visual arts, it is possible to submit an application with a letter from a tutor/mentor who will advise and guide the artist in the realization of their creative project.
  • have good moral character, personality and adaptability. They must also be in good physical health and emotional stability.
  • submit a complete and on-time application dossier. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

 

Post-graduates in Psychiatry:

The scholarship is awarded to one French, Swiss or American medical student specializing in psychiatry with an internship in a Parisian hospital.

 

In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must:

  • possess French, Swiss or American citizenship
  • be between 21 and 29 years of age
  • have graduated with high academic standing from a renowned international institution
  • show evidence of an exceptional capacity for professional accomplishment in the field of psychiatry
  • have good moral character, personality and adaptability. They must also be in good physical health and emotional stability.
  • submit a complete and on-time application dossier. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

 

Award Details:

  • A €10,000 stipend (may vary subject to fund earnings) for the upcoming academic year
  • A rent-controlled live-in artist atelier or music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis
  • Access to on-site performance and exhibition facilities, including a private art gallery and a historically significant concert hall.

 

Conditions upon acceptance:

  • The successful candidates must apply for and obtain the appropriate visa and other relevant documentation prior to their arrival at the Fondation des États-Unis. They must ensure that their legal status remains in order throughout the entire stay. To find out more about visa requirements, please visit the US State Deprtment’s website.
  • The successful candidates must show proof of valid health insurance for the upcoming academic year. Academic institutions often offer special student health insurance.  

 

Conditions during residency:

  • The scholars must pay rent in a timely manner and abide by the House Rules of the Fondation des États-Unis.
  • The scholars must use the reserved artist atelier or music room at the Fondation des États-Unis as their principle residence throughout the academic year.
  • The scholars must maintain high academic and artistic standards by regularly attending classes, and by participating actively in the cultural program at the Fondation des États-Unis.
  • The scholars in the field of the visual arts agree to donate an artwork to the Fondation des États-Unis, which has been created during the residency.
  • At the end of the residency, the scholars must submit a brief summary of the academic year, commenting on their progress, achievements, and academic results.

 

For further information, please contact culture@feusa.org

How to apply ?

Before applying, please ensure that you are eligible to apply for the scholarship by checking the eligibility criteria.

Deadline:

All applications and their supporting materials must be received no later than January 31st of the current academic year. Late or incomplete dossiers will not be considered.bus leo.

 

Submission details:

All files should be converted to PDF (apart from the form and photo) and numbered and named in the above order. Please submit your completed application to culture@feusa.org (using WeTransfer, Hightail or Dropbox).              

Application materials to submit:

Artists and Musicians:

 

  1. The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship application form, which can be downloaded here. Please insert your electronic signature or print, sign and scan the form.
  2. A passport sized photo should be inserted into the application form and also sent in JPEG format.
  3. A detailed CV.
  4. A short yet detailed statement about your project including the French school and/or instructor you intend to work with.
  5. It is highly recommended that candidates include a letter of admission to study at a French institution, including for Visa purposes.
  6. A certificate of proficiency in French signed by a qualified teacher of French. Please note that if you are not reasonably fluent, you must show a serious commitment by acquiring basic proficiency before arriving in France. It is also strongly recommended to include a letter of intent to enroll in a French language upon arrival in France.
  7. Three letters of recommendation from professors familiar with the applicant’s general qualifications, artistic ability and accomplishment. The letters should be typed on letterhead paper, and should be emailed by the issuer.
  8. Copies of complete and original transcripts of all colleges or universities attended with embossed seal of the issuing institution. A high definition color scan will be accepted for the initial application process. Shortlisted candidates may be requested to send the original paper copies.
  9. Examples of the applicant’s work. For visual artists, a presentation of recent works may be sent electronically (the corresponding print-outs may be requested). For musicians, please submit at least 15 minutes of music showcasing a minimum of three contrasting styles is required (the corresponding audio CD may be requested).
  10. A simple medical certificate confirming the candidates good general health. Successful candidates will be required to show proof of paid-up accident and health insurance before arrival.
  11. Proof of American citizenship i.e. a clear high definition color scan of the applicant’s passport.

 

Post-graduates in Psychiatry:

 

  1. The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship application form, which can be downloaded here. Please insert your electronic signature or print, sign and scan the form.
  2. A passport sized photo should be inserted into the application form and also sent in JPEG format.
  3. A detailed CV.
  4. A short yet detailed statement about your project including the French school and/or instructor you intend to work with.
  5. A detailed description of the Psychiatry Residence. Please mention the name of the institution, the name, title and contact details of the Department Head and the duration of your Residence, as well as your professional goals.
  6. For Anglophone applicants, a certificate of proficiency in French signed by a qualified teacher of French. Please note that if you are not reasonably fluent, you must show a serious commitment by acquiring basic proficiency before arriving in France. It is also strongly recommended to include a letter of intent to enroll in a French language course upon arrival in France. Pour les candidats francophones, merci d’inclure une attestation indiquant votre niveau d’anglais.
  7. Two letters of recommendation. The letters should be typed on letterhead paper, and should be emailed by the issuer.
  8. Copies of complete and original transcripts of all colleges or universities attended with embossed seal of the issuing institution. A high definition color scan will be accepted for the initial application process. Shortlisted candidates may be requested to send the original paper copies.
  9. A simple medical certificate confirming the candidates good general health. Successful candidates will be required to show proof of paid-up accident and health insurance before arrival.
  10. Proof of American, French or Swiss citizenship i.e. a clear high definition color scan of the applicant’s passport.

Current HHW Scholars

The Fondation des États-Unis is pleased to announce the grantees of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship

for the 2019-2020 academic year

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Rebecca Arthur

Photography | Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship

Rebecca Arthur is an esteemed photographer hailing from Syracuse, New York. As she became more in tune with her passion for photography, she worked tirelessly to hone in on her knack for portraiture and storytelling. After suffering the grave personal loss of her mother before attending New York University (NYU), Rebecca Arthur bravely continued her journey to obtain a B.F.A in photography. She went on to be featured in publications such as Vice and Photo District News (PDN), to be interviewed by the Carnegie Museum of Art, and is now a two time Gordon Parks Scholar. As Arthur moved to Philadelphia and went on to develop her pedagogical photography skills as a teaching artist, she was also awarded the Silver Eye Photo Center Keystone Award. As a part of this honor, she was granted the opportunity to present her first solo exhibition from her series, “The House That Built Me”. Arthur ultimately intends on obtaining her Ph.D. in Art History and is striving to become a professor. Rebecca Arthur resides in Paris, France as a recipient of the joint Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship from the Fondation des États-Unis, where she will be photographing Black and African communities in Paris.

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Suejin Jung

Piano | Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship

Praised for her technical fluency and musical awareness, Korean American pianist Suejin Jung enjoys a distinctive international career. Highlights of 2019-2020 season include an artist residency at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France as a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, performance at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and guest artist appearance at the Vršac International Chamber Music Festival in Vršac, Serbia. Her interview and performances have been broadcasted live on WWFM radio and aired nationally in a documentary Piano Forte on PBS. Committed to reaching younger generation of musicians, Suejin presents outreach concerts in New York City public schools as an education outreach fellow at the Juilliard School. She serves on the music staff of New York Music School and Music International Academy in Mezzano, Italy. Suejin studied with Julian Martin, Matti Raekallio and Joseph Kalichstein at the Juilliard School where she completed her B.M and M.M. She is a candidate of D.M.A at the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University under the tutelage of John Perry. Currently, she is pursuing a stage de perfectionnement at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, where she works closely with Anne Queffélec.

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Anais Ogrizek

Psychiatry | Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship

Passionate about traveling and meeting new people, Anaïs became interested in psychiatry early on in her career, particularly in transcultural psychiatry. After a successful education, some of which was spent in London and New York, she decided to pursue her medical studies at Paris 5 Descartes University. During her six years of study there she completed internships in both India and Canada, as well as a one-year Erasmus exchange in Hungary. After completing her general medical curriculum, Anaïs decided to specialize in psychiatry and travelled to French overseas territories to complete her internships. In French Guyana she took part in child psychiatry missions in Native American villages and worked in general psychiatry in Martinique. Following her return to Paris, she achieved a master’s degree in transcultural psychiatry before taking on a PhD research in psychology in November 2018 on the theme of the “mother and child bonding process in prison”. Since then, she has been visiting prisons all around France, with a specific focus on cultural traditions around motherhood.

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Daniel Schreiner

Piano | Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship

A musician, composer, and interdisciplinary artist of diverse interests, Daniel Schreiner is continuing to fashion an eclectic career marked by experimentation and radical discovery. As a piano soloist, Daniel has performed in New York, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, France, and Italy, specializing in 20th-21st century repertoire. Recent collaborative engagements include concerts with members of the JACK Quartet at New Music on the Point in Vermont; performances of John Adams’ Hallelujah Junction with Georgia Mills and Mayumi Tsuchida in New York City; joint recitals of Debussy and Ligeti Etudes, as well as Kurtág’s Játékok with Shuhui Zhou in New York and at Bard College; and performances as guest alumnus at Williams College’s Iota Festival of New Music. Daniel is a founding member of KnoxTrio, a newly-formed flute, cello, and piano trio dedicated to presenting immersive programs of experimental contemporary repertoire, whose successful first season commissioned three world premieres by living composers responding to the environment and climate change. Having also majored in Studio Art while attending Williams College, Daniel is interested in integrating two-dimensional visual art, sound art, and performance art with the musical realm. A recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship from the Fondation des États-Unis, Daniel currently lives in Paris, France, studying at La Schola Cantorum and performing works by Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Messiaen, Murail, and contemporary Paris-based composers.

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Thomaz Tavares Paes

Flute | Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship

Flutist Thomaz Tavares has been praised by the Virginia Gazette as a ``polished performer, with a pure, direct sound ... embracing the work's lyrical and virtuoso demands.`` Tavares is a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year, during which he will be exploring French solo and chamber repertoire, interning with the Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe, and pursuing his Diplome Superieur de Concertiste. A native New Yorker later raised in Brazil, Tavares completed his Bachelor’s degree in flute performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Thomas Robertello with a “Premier Young Artist” scholarship. He later started his graduate studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris under international soloist Jean Ferrandis, and recently obtained his Diplome Supérieur D’Execution with unanimous distinction from the jury. Thomaz has been featured as a soloist and collaborator in festivals in Paris (France), Halle (Germany), Tignes (France), Sarajevo (Bosnia), Dartington (England), and has given numerous recitals throughout France and the United States. He has most recently been a guest performer with the Open Chamber Orchestra of Paris led by Yair Benaim, Ensemble Calliopée, and served as principal flutist of the chamber orchestra of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris under Philippe Entremont.

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Mosa Tsay

Cello | Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship

Mosa Tsay is a cellist and concert experience designer. A recipient of the Fulbright and Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship, Mosa will study with Anssi Karttunen, focusing on contemporary works for cello (and electronics) by Betsy Jolas, Kaija Saariaho, and Pascal Dusapin. In New York, she performs with Wavefield Ensemble and has been a frequent collaborator with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). She has worked with more than 30 composers in performances with AXIOM, New Juilliard Ensemble, and Eco Ensemble. Notable performances include Schelomo and Schumann Cello Concerto with UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra tour to Stockholm and Helsinki with Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Mendelssohn Octet with Danish String Quartet. As a musician ambassador and Regional Community Manager for Groupmuse, Mosa has presented and performed 100 house concerts in New York and San Francisco. Mosa is a founder of Versoi Ensemble, a Finnish and American ``cultural exchange through chamber music,`` which debuted in New York in 2018 and was the first classical ensemble to perform at Kyrö Distillery in Finland. Mosa received her Master of Music from The Juilliard School. She holds bachelor's degrees in Music and in Society and Environment from University of California, Berkeley.

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HHW Alumni

We are incredibly proud of our distinguished alumni and want to help honor and strengthen the ties made between colleagues, teachers, and friends. You may consult the complete list of Harriet Hale Woolley scholars here

 

In order to reconnect with fellow alumni please see here. To make a gift to the Fondation, which will directly benefit current and future Woolley scholars, please click here

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