Educational Initiatives

Education is a core component of the Meraux Foundation’s strategy for improving St. Bernard Parish, and it is incorporated in virtually every one of the Foundation’s programs.


Scholarships

Each year, the Meraux Foundation awards scholarships to St. Bernard Parish Public School Students, including 50 scholarships based on academic achievement, four based on artistic accomplishment, and six for vocational school. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than 720 scholarships valued at some $2.2 million.

FAQs for Students


Championing the Arts

In addition to arts scholarships, the Meraux Foundation donated $1.8 million to develop the Cultural Arts Center of Chalmette High School, a world-class theatre that hosts Broadway-caliber productions. To ensure the “show goes on,” the Foundation sponsors the St. Bernard Performing Arts Academy’s annual productions.


Educational Programs

The Meraux Foundation supports scores of educational programs, like the Mississippi River Delta Institute and LSU’s AgMagic on the River, which engage thousands of people annually.


Arlene Meraux Elementary School

The Meraux Foundation donated land to St. Bernard Parish Public Schools for the Arlene Meraux Elementary School, where generations of school children will receive a quality education.

April 7, 2021 Meraux Foundation Commits $250K to Community Center of St. Bernard
January 29, 2021 Meraux Foundation Dedicates “Lena Randazzo Torres Farmhouse” on Namesake’s 100th Birthday
December 20, 2020 Meraux Foundation Celebrates Collaboration on Coast, Reggio Marsh Project Approval
December 14, 2020 Meraux Foundation Announces Year-End Grant Awards
November 4, 2020 Meraux Foundation Donates $50K to Family Violence Program of St. Bernard
October 6, 2020 Meraux Foundation, LSU AgCenter join for citrus research