Meraux Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

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:

Alyssa Alfonso
Ahmad Alkurd
Bryce Barrilleaux
Rahkim Bell
D’Angelo Bingham
Gisselle Carvajal
Brett Combel
Kelli Conrad
Jason Cook
Elizabeth D’Antoni
Harley Davis
Callie Elisar
Jared Florane
Megan Gernon
Alayna Grabert
Azizah Hinnawi
Hannah Holden
Jordyn Hollingsworth
Jermaine Jiles
Davon Kimble
Kaya Lawrence
Tony Le
Arden Le Blanc
Alexandra Maag
Austin Mankin
Nicole Maradiaga
Hailey Marshall
John McElroy
Macie Michalik
Savannah Montoya
Jewel Morgan
Kenny Nguyen
Kevin Dan Nguyen
Cole Nicosia
Michael O’Neill
Tiffani Poteet
Kassidy Potter
Emily Pulley
Courtney Saulsman
Ethan Schmidt
Tausif Siddiqui
Alex Siragusa
Marissa Tenorio
Daniel Thompson
Harriona Tyler
Larren Vinot
Danton Vu
Cody White
Joshua Williams
Lily Zwank

Meraux Foundation 2017 Arts Scholars:

Sarah Hogan
Roshard Hooper
Brandon Rodriguez
Renee’ Vazquez

Meraux Foundation 2017 Vocational-Technical Scholars:

Cassidy Couture
Thomas Frey
Gregory Gonzales-Landry
Eimy Alicia Jasso Mendez
Carl Treitler
Kendriane 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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