Scholarship Opportunity

The Junior League of New Orleans believes that every woman in Metropolitan New Orleans should have the opportunity to live a healthy, happy, and successful life. We are committed to Advancing the Wellbeing of Women through the use of trained volunteers that provide direct service, educate the community, and advocate for issues that affect women.

As such, JLNO launched a Scholarship Opportunity in 2017 to help women obtain degrees or certificates necessary for joining the workforce or for advancement within their careers. The Scholarship Opportunity is geared towards non-traditional* female students looking to begin post-secondary programs or needing the support to help complete the final term of their programs. Helping to alleviate educational financial burden allows JLNO Scholars the opportunity for economic success and independence.

JLNO’s 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients are Tara Brown attending Charity School of Nursing pursuing a degree in Nursing, Tyniski Evans attending Southern University at New Orleans pursuing a degree in Social Work, and Gina Cousin attending Dillard University pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.

Click here to make a financial donation and provide further support for women seeking to enhance or change their careers.

Eligibility Requirements:

The applicant should be a woman who

  • Resides in the Greater New Orleans area
  • Is at least 25 years of age
  • Is enrolling, or is currently enrolled, in an accredited undergraduate program (Academic and/or Vocational) in the Greater New Orleans area

*minimum age of 25 years or older as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics

JLNO members are eligible to apply if not currently on the Scholarship Committee or the JLNO Board of Directors.

Please note that the scholarship opportunity is not available for those seeking graduate or post-graduate degrees such as Masters, PhD, MD, JD, etc.


Click here for the 2020-2021 Scholarship Application!

Applications are due February 26, 2021.

Once you have submitted your application, the Scholarship Committee will review it. If recommended, the Committee will present the applicant(s) to the Community Council. The JLNO Board of Directors must vote to fund the recommended applicant(s).


Additional information about JLNO’s Scholarship Program may be obtained by contacting JLNO’s Scholarship Committee at or JLNO Headquarters at (504) 891-5845.