Meraux Foundation Announces 2016 Scholarships

The Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation announced it has awarded 60 scholarships to class of 2016 high school graduates from St. Bernard Parish to pursue post secondary studies. The Foundation awarded 50 scholarships based on academic achievement, four based on artistic accomplishment, and six for vocational school. This year’s scholarships brings the grand total of Meraux Foundation scholarships to more than 660 awards valued at some $1.9 million.

“I was inspired by the sheer number of honors students in this year’s senior class, and it makes me hopeful for the future of St. Bernard,” said Rita Gue, the president of the Meraux Foundation. “I would like to congratulate each of the students who received a scholarship, and I wish them the best as they pursue their studies.”

The Meraux Foundation Scholarship award recipients are chosen by an independent committee of educators.

Meraux Foundation 2016 Academic Scholars:

  • Johnathan Baudoin
  • Allison Carlisle
  • Miranda Carreras
  • Brittany Castiglione
  • Hannah Crovetto
  • Dominic Curole
  • Bailie D’Antoni
  • Daniel Dilbert
  • Gabrielle Donnelly
  • Shelbey Evans
  • Sydney Evans
  • Nia Favaroth
  • Michael Fos
  • Amanda Gonzales
  • Skylar Gonzales
  • David Hansel
  • Shelby Hartley
  • Shannah Hebert
  • Kacy Hemelt
  • Gabrielle Hernandez
  • Ashley Hontiveros
  • Jessica Howard
  • Gabrielle Kirchem
  • Joelle Lauga
  • Riley Loria
  • RaJanae Major
  • Justin Mercier
  • Brynne Meyer
  • Joshua Michel
  • Sidney Miller
  • Brittany Moore
  • Jamila Nelson
  • Christian Nguyen
  • Hai Nguyen
  • Miranda Ourso
  • Harley Patton
  • Jonathan Perez
  • Seth Quillin
  • Tylon Richard
  • Olivia Rivera
  • Halie Robin
  • Brandy Rodriguez
  • Sarah Russell
  • Ana Samudio Gonzalez
  • Candice Sims
  • Alyssa Smith
  • Alexis Sullivan
  • Kim Tran
  • Jason Tucker
  • Noah Wood

Meraux Foundation 2016 Arts Scholars:

  • Daniel Barber
  • Giselle Canko
  • Jenna Sellstrom
  • Kiersten Wegmann

Meraux Foundation 2016 Vocational Scholars:

  • Suzan Abdel-Aziz
  • Alexis Banks
  • Oanh Nguyen
  • Austin Savoie
  • Evan Savoie
  • Myira Williams

About the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation
The Meraux Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established by Arlene Meraux to benefit the community of St. Bernard Parish by leveraging its landholdings. Today, the Foundation’s board of directors is presided over by Arlene’s niece, Rita Gue, and members Floyd Gue, Bill Haines, Chris Haines, and Sidney Torres, III. Guided by Arlene’s vision, the Board is implementing an innovative strategy to create lasting change and build a better St. Bernard.

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