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.

July 22, 2020 Startup St. Bernard Goes Virtual
March 20, 2020 MERAUX FOUNDATION LAUNCHES COVID-19 RESPONSE GRANT PROGRAM FOR NONPROFITS
March 16, 2020 STARTUP ST. BERNARD PITCH COMPETITION POSTPONED
March 10, 2020 MERAUX FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FINALISTS, JUDGES, AND SPONSORS OF 6th ANNUAL STARTUP ST. BERNARD
March 7, 2020 Meraux Foundation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, and Parish partner to bring Oyster Shell Recycling to St. Bernard
January 9, 2020 Meraux Foundation Recognized with 2020 Friend of Tourism Award