The Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation announced it has awarded 60 scholarships to St. Bernard Parish 2018 high school graduates to pursue postsecondary studies. Annually, the Foundation awards 50 scholarships based on academic achievement, four based on artistic accomplishment, and six for vocational-technical school. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than 780 scholarships valued at some $2.38 million.
“We are extremely proud of this year’s scholarship recipients,” said Rita Gue, the president of the Meraux Foundation. “With education as one of our Foundation’s top priorities, we are proud to award deserving local students with scholarships to help them pursue post-secondary education.”
The Meraux Foundation Scholars are chosen by an independent committee of educators.
Meraux Foundation 2018 Academic Scholars:
Farah Abdellatif, Husni Alkhatib, Jasmine Alverez, Kelsey Billiot, Austin Billiot, Destinye Brooks, Kai Buie, Nicholas Campo, Jonathan DeHarde, Gabrielle Ducote, Caylee Elder, Alexis Encardes, Hannah Fisher, Dylan Fuselier, D’michael Gaines, Tiera Gaines, Scott Gioia, Tommy Hall, Erica Hernandez, My Linh Hoang, Dane Keirsey, Alixandra Licciardi, Emily Lion, Ryan Longfellow, Angelica Lovell, Nylah Lowe, Nicholas Marks, Christina Martinez-Adamson, Sara McKeough, Peyton Miller, Khelsie Morales, Ryan Morrison, Jasmine Nehlig, Mandi Newton, Hiep Nguyen, Emily O’Neil, Kennedy Peters, Andi Robinson, Emma Roussell, Devin Ruiz, Tyler Sanchez, Emily Snyder, Meghan St Angelo, Hailey Stabinsky, Sophie Stechmann, Tai Tran, Lentrell Webb, Holden Wilkes, Veronica Wilson, Savannah Yusuff
Meraux Foundation 2018 Arts Scholars:
Rachel Carter, Johnny Nguyen, Edmilson Pereira, Shelby Scianneaux
Meraux Foundation 2018 Vocational-Technical Scholars:
Marie Abba, Mohammad Abdel-Aziz, Madison Brandt, Dennis Hugle, Darrin Mahler, Danielle Strassel