Leonard Foreign Language/Travel Endowed Award
With its many travel courses and opportunities for studying abroad, Franklin College has long stressed to its students the importance of exploring our world's diverse cultures. Susan Leonard, a 1970 graduate of Franklin College, agrees with that philosophy. She is chair of the foreign languages department at Decatur Central High School in Indianapolis. She and her husband, Steve, have frequently hosted international students and guests in their home. In 1998, the Leonards established the award in their name in order to promote cultural understanding and foreign language fluency.
Foreign language majors and minors wishing to receive a Leonard Foreign Language/Travel Endowed Award must submit an application to the vice president for academic affairs. The students must apply to travel to a country where the primary language is their major or minor. Preference will be given to students with at least sophomore status. Language fluency and academic achievement (a 3.0 or higher is required) will be considered in selecting recipients.