|Departments: Languages||Categories: French | Service Learning | Study Abroad|
|Amount||One award of $400.|
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.|