Awards 60 Scholarships – Academic, Arts, and Vocational-Technical – to St. Bernard Parish Students
The Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation announced it has awarded 60 scholarships to St. Bernard Parish 2017 high school graduates to pursue post secondary studies. The Foundation awarded 50 scholarships based on academic achievement, four based on artistic accomplishment, and six for vocational-technical school. To date, the Meraux Foundation has awarded more than 720 scholarships valued at some $2.2 million.
“Championing education and supporting students is an important part of what we do at the Meraux Foundation,” said Rita Gue, the president of the Meraux Foundation. “Education is the foundation upon which success is built, success for the individual, and also success for the Parish community. We are extremely proud of the talented students who have been selected, and we wish them all the best for the future.”
The Meraux Foundation Scholarship award recipients are chosen by an independent committee of educators.
Meraux Foundation 2017 Academic Scholars:
Arden Le Blanc
Kevin Dan Nguyen
Meraux Foundation 2017 Arts Scholars:
Meraux Foundation 2017 Vocational-Technical Scholars:
Eimy Alicia Jasso Mendez
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.