Madeleine, Alice and Louis Crab Fund

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  • Guided by an experience, a memory or a life story, generosity can assume many forms. Crossing oceans and time to give meaning to activities and contribute to the common good. This is what Claude Le Flem, a Belgian citizen who has lived for almost 50 years in the city of Quebec, has done.
  • Through the establishment of the Madeleine Crab Fund, endowed with 1 million dollars, Mr Flem sought to honor his mother’s memory and support youngsters at the Athénée Royal de Gembloux (Belgium) who wish to continue their studies to higher education but who lack the means to do so.
  • Find out more about the creation of the Fund.

Objective

The Fund’s objective is to provide support for pupils terminating their secondary schooling at the Athénée Royal de Gembloux (Belgium) and who wish to continue their studies at higher education, but lack the financial means to do so.

Support

  • An annual award of 10,000 euros is made to a student in his/her final year.
  • Personal support is also provided in order to maximize the student’s chances of success in their academic studies. This support takes various forms, such as putting the student in contact with people from future professions envisaged, help in finding a company (or organization) internship as part of his/her studies, or a language course during the holidays.

Selection

The student selection is conducted by a jury on the basis of the following criteria:

  • need: the family’s socio-economic profile (deprivation);
  • the quality of academic results;
  • regular practice of a sport;
  • involvement in society e.g. through community volunteering;
  • paid employment during the school year and/or during the holidays;
  • motivation and personality.

These criteria are evaluated on the basis of a written application and a personal interview.

Candidate applications should be sent by e-mail to [email protected] and must arrive no later than Friday, 10 January 2020 . Interviews will take place before the end of May 2020.

The final decision will be announced shortly afterwards. The exact amount of the grant to be awarded will depend on the pupil’s successfully completing his/her 6th year of secondary school in June 2020.