Grants and Awards


L’Union Française, the oldest Franco-American organization in Louisiana, is dedicated to promoting the French language and culture in the southeastern Louisiana region. As part of this mission, a grant program has been established to assist schools that teach French in the elementary grades, i.e., kindergarten through eighth grade. These grants are to be used to enrich French instruction and stimulate student interest in French culture.

This year we awarded grants to the following schools:

  • Grand Isle School (Jefferson Parish)
  • International School of Louisiana–Uptown Campus (Orleans Parish)
  • International School of Louisiana–Dixon Campus (Orleans Parish)
  • Louise S. McGehee School (Orleans Parish)
  • Metairie Academy for Advanced Studies (Jefferson Parish)
  • Stuart Hall School for Boys (Orleans Parish)
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal School (Jefferson Parish)

In response, we have received many thanks for the opportunity to help enrich French instruction. Schools have variously spent the grant money on field trips, dictionaries, A/V equipment for students to record their progress in French, workbooks, DVD’s, films, maps, and other teaching aids. Other uses of the grant were for books for their French library, online subscriptions, Impressionist art lessons, guest speakers, and other endeavors.


L’Union Française, the oldest Franco-American society in New Orleans dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the French language and culture, recently recognized exceptional achievement in the French language by high school students in the New Orleans area.

These students have been enrolled in a French language program for at least three years, they demonstrate an enthusiasm and interest for the language and culture of France, and they excel in the study of French with emphasis on oral communication. The Prix d’Excellence awards are presented to the students during the respective schools’ awards ceremony or commencement exercises at the end of the school year.

L’Union Française also conducts adult conversation classes in French at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels at 4522 Prytania. Classes are held both spring and fall. Phone 899-4477 for information or consult

Academy of the Sacred HeartWesley Warren
Benjamin Franklin High SchoolIsabel Collins
Brother Martin High SchoolRobert Patrick McDonald
Cabrini High SchoolGillian Gourges
De La Salle High SchoolNatalia Morris
Isidore Newman Upper SchoolRaymond "Max" Rathle, III
Jesuit High SchoolDavis Laibe
Louise S. McGehee SchoolSirina King
Mount Carmel AcademyCaroline Sauter
St. Martin Episcopal SchoolJessica (Jessie) Pickens
St. Mary's Dominican High SchoolAmaya Wiltz
Ursuline AcademyMaria Isabel Frey Ribeiro


 L’Union Française does not discriminate regarding race, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.
Last updated 7/18/2019