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Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund


Richard Guidry (1949 – 2008) contributed greatly to the education and preservation of the French language. This educator, author, actor and consultant dedicated his life to keeping the Cajun and Creole dialects alive in South Louisiana. The Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund was established to support activities and projects that help the cause of the French language or francophone culture in Louisiana. This includes, but is not limited to, scholarships for students or non-students, aid for classroom projects, as well as research, cultural initiatives and media projects in the wider community.





NOW ACCEPTING GRANT PROPOSALS

The Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund is now accepting grant proposals that foster or extend the growth of the French language in public discourse, the arts or education.  There are two, $325 grants available to fund classroom projects, research, cultural activities and media projects that use spoken French in the community.  Grants will be awarded based upon the quality of the proposals and their adherence to the Fund's mission which is to grow the use of spoken Cajun and Creole.  Please click here to download an application.  Please contact Brenda Mounier with any questions at brendamounier@gmail.com



June 2014 Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund Award Recipient:
 
Local Learning @ Vermilionville (LL@VV)


Pictured Left to Right: Erin Winder, CFA communications & development director; Peggy Feehan, Vermilionville and LL@VV education coordinator; Jolie Johnson, Vemilionville museum operations coordinator and LL@VV project manager; Brenda Mounier, Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund advisor; Catherine Fontenot, Vermilionville tour coordinator and LL@VV program artisan

Please click here to read the full release on this recent grant.



January 2014 Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund Award Recipients
 Lafayette High School (LHS) French Club
The department of Foreign Languages at the Louise S. McGehee School in New Orleans



Pictured Left to Right: Andy Miller, Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund adviser, Madeleine Comeaux, LHS senior and president of the French Club, Marianne Cheramie, French Club sponsor and teacher, Spencer Leger, LHS sophomore and French Club secretary, and Raymond Hebert, President and CEO of CFA.



Pictured Left to Right: Students of the Louise S. McGehee School's department of Foreign Languages

Please click here to read the full release on these recent grants.


December 2013 Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund Award Recipients
Action Cadienne
Jessica Cormier
Charles Larroque



Pictured Left to Right: Raymond J. Hebert, CFA President & CEO; Award recipients Marguerite Aucoin for Les Amis du Francais de la Paroisse Evangeline and Charles Larroque; and Brenda Mounier, Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund advisor; Jessica Cormier, 2013 Award Recipient (not pictured)



2013 Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund Award Recipients
Marianne Cheramie
Jessica Cormier
Donna Segura
 

Pictured Left to Right: Raymond J. Hebert, CFA President & CEO; Donna Segura, 2013 Award Recipient; Marianne Cheramie, 2013 Award Recipient (not pictured); Jessica Cormier, 2013 Award Recipient (not pictured)
 
 

 
2012 Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund Award Recipient
Jessica Cormier
 
 
The Advisory Board of the Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund presented its first award to Jessica Cormier, a local educator.  Jessica will use the scholarship to continue her studies toward certification to teach French, inclusive of local parlance.
"Richard saw potential in every young person, and it was his belief in us that made us believe in ourselves, " says Cormier.  "I'm grateful for the scholarship because it will help me continue to do the kind of work Richard cared so deeply about."
 
 

Applications for the Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund can be found here.


 
 
Click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Endowment Fund.
 

 

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