The Victoria (Luce) LeBlanc Memorial Scholarship
After Luce passed away at the age of thirty-two from rare lung diseases on October 15, 2018, her former professors in the English and Theatre Arts Departments at Gallaudet University requested that a Memorial Scholarship be established in her name.
An endowment fund has been set up, and it will be fully endowed at $25,000 USD by 2025, if not sooner. See link: https://www.gallaudet.edu/office-of-development/victoria-leblanc/
After the fund is fully endowed, a scholarship will be available for outstanding Deaf students of English and/or Theatre Arts. This scholarship will be available “in perpetuity” — forever. Each year the amount of the scholarship will increase.
Recipients of this scholarship will be assisted in pursuing their studies at Gallaudet, which has a long history of educating the Deaf. Studying at Gallaudet will open up amazing opportunities for Deaf students, who will thrive in a unique cultural environment in which the primary mode of communication is American Sign Language. Gallaudet is a place where students become empowered by Deaf role models, find their Deaf identity, and celebrate Deaf culture. It is a transformative experience for many. Luce was in her element at Gallaudet; she loved it and was utterly transformed by it.