Mesdames, Messieurs, et mes Chers Amis:
Thank you for your interest in La Fondation Louisiane. Allow me to tell you, first, a little bit about the ambitious mission we have set out for ourselves and, second, what you can do to help.
With the assistance of the Association Louisianaise des Clubs de Français des Écoles Sécondaires (ALCFES–Louisiana High School French Club Association) and the faculties of the departments of French at Louisiana’s colleges and universities, the most highly motivated high school and college students of French are identified. The latter students are then invited to apply for the scholarships offer by La Fondation Louisiane. (Those scholarships are listed elsewhere on this web site.) Following a rigorous written and oral competition conducted by high school and college faculty, the finalists are interviewed by a committee of the foundation and the entire board of directors of La Fondation Louisiane selects the winners. Each year our high school scholarship recipients study in Canada, France, and Belgium.
If we are to continue our work, we need your help. Given the weakness of the dollar and the rising cost of airline travel, it is unlikely that we shall be able to continue to fund the number of scholarships as we have in the past without additional financial support. You can help in two ways. First by becoming a member of the foundation; $25 per year. Your tax deductible check should be made out to La Fondation Louisiane. Second, you may wish to sponsor one of these scholarships. It can be named in your honor or in honor of a loved one or deserving individual.
Our address and other contact information can be found on this web site. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Merci.