French-American Heritage Foundation Les Voyageurs of Concordia Language Villages Scholarship
Amount of Scholarship: two $400 Scholarships per annum
Funding Date: April 1st of each year. Check made payable to Concordia Language Villages and sent to Melissa Rademacher, Associate director for annual giving, Concordia Language Villages, 901 8thStreet South, Moorhead, MN 56562
Concordia Language Villages (CLV), previously the International Language Villages, is a world-language and culture education program whose mission is to prepare young people for responsible citizenship in the global community. Since beginning in 1961, it has grown to offer summer camp in 15 modern languages and school-year weekend programs mostly for Spanish, French, and German program. Summer and winter programs are taught through a language and cultural immersion philosophy, which allows for experience-based learning. The Villages annually serves over 8,500 young people, aged 7–18, from every state of the US, as well as Canada and 31 other countries, and are sponsored by Concordia College of Moorhead, Minnesota, a private four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
The French-American Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)3 Foundation whose mission statement is to promote and cultivate French-language cultures through education and public programing. The Foundation has a website at www.fahfminn.org and has sponsored events in Minnesota which promote French Heritage. In 2015, the Board of Directors of the French-American Heritage Foundation voted to provide two $400 scholarships each year to allow a student in need to attend the French language villages called Les Voyageurs of Concordia Language Villages.
The selection criteria of those awarded scholarships will be determined by the Concordia Language Villages with the understanding that those recipients awarded the scholarship will write a letter to the French-American Heritage Foundation board describing their experience at the language camp.