Deadline: Spring 2020
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 2018 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.
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.
JLNO will open the application period for its scholarship program January 1, 2020. 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).
If selected, the JLNO Scholar(s) will attend an event in May 2019, and the awarded funds will be sent directly to the applicant(s) program by mid-summer 2020.
Additional information about JLNO’s Scholarship Program may be obtained by contacting JLNO’s Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or JLNO Headquarters at (504) 891-5845.