Gale Crouse Scholarship for Students of French

Departments: Languages Categories: French | Service Learning | Study Abroad
Amount One award of $400.
Availability Available annually.
Eligibility Criteria

Given to a deserving French student wishing to complete a project related to a humanitarian cause in a French or francophone environment that would satisfy the 30-hour service learning requirement for graduation. The recipient will be required to give a presentation about the experience to French faculty and students upon returning to UW-Eau Claire.

Because UW-Eau Claire has a study-abroad program located Pau, France, the study abroad directors on location will assist in identifying opportunities for such a project. Possibilities could include: 1) working with Les Restos du Coeur (a soup kitchen); 2) working with Les Compagnons D'Emmaus (a charity organization); 3) working with the Red Cross; 4) helping homeless people; 5) helping minorities; 6) helping the poor and the sick; 7) working to protect or restore the environment; 8) working with 'Habitat for Humanity'; or 9) working with Medecins sans frontiers (Doctors without Borders).

Students who do not study in Pau will have to make their own arrangements - subject to approval by the French section - to serve a humanitarian cause in France or in a francophone country.

Application Procedure An application form available from the languages department must be completed. Since the targeted project is to be completed in conjunction with a study abroad experience, the applicant must be accepted into the study abroad program as a requisite for receiving the scholarship.
Application Deadline First Tuesday in March of the study abroad semester. The recipient will have until November 1 of the fall semester immediately following the study abroad experience to provide a written report and give an oral presentation on his or her activity.
Selection Procedure Representatives from the French section shall review applications and reports, then select the recipient.
Notification After all qualifications have been met, the recipient will be notified by a letter from the French section.
Special Notes This fund was established in 2007 in memory of Dr. Gale Crouse, who died of Lou Gehrig's Disease in December of 2007. Dr. Crouse came to UW-Eau Claire in 1987 as a professor of French and chair of the foreign languages department. He retired in 2005.
Thank You Thank you notes should be sent to Ruth Crouse in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.