The Francis J. and Earla E. Rocks Experiential Learning Fellowship Endowment Fund ("the Rocks") provides financial support for undergraduate student projects in experiential learning to be completed by students seeking a major or minors in any of the following academic departments: art history and art, classics, English, modern languages and literatures, music, or theater and dance.
"I chose to endow an experiential learning fellowship in honor of my parents because even though neither of them went beyond high school, they valued learning and knew its importance for success. My father was a self-made man in the old model but believed that learning/research and experience were both necessary to make either one viable. I also believe that the opportunity to travel to study a topic or problem – as I did as a French major at Case Western Reserve – is one of the best forms of education for a student."
– James E. Rocks