Nunez Community College Awards Chancellor’s Scholarships

Raquel Morales (left) and Kamryn Villavaso (right). 2017-2018 Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients at Nunez Community College.

Scholarship Students Choose Nunez for Quality and Affordability

Nunez Community College has selected two students as 2017-2018 Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients. The award winners are Raquel Morales of Kenner and Kamryn Villavaso of Chalmette. Both are 2017 high school graduates. Morales is a graduate of Bonnabel High School and Villavaso is a graduate of Chalmette High School.

They were selected from a competitive pool of applicants for this prestigious scholarship. Students have to meet academic standards, demonstrate leadership abilities, and maintain full-time enrollment in order to be eligible for the Chancellor’s Scholarship. The scholarship award is $1,000.00 per semester and is renewable for up to four semesters.

“I’m excited for this transition into college life and growing up, while preparing for a career in healthcare,” said Morales.

Morales will enroll in the medical coding and billing certificate program while also preparing to transfer into a four-year healthcare management program after completing her studies at Nunez. Her interest in healthcare management has developed through her part-time job at Ortho Synetics. At Bonnabel, Morales was the student body president and a member of the National Honors Society.

Villavaso will pursue an associate of general studies degree and take pre-requisite courses needed for pharmacy school. She has already started spending time on Nunez’s campus, working this summer as a student assistant to the academic advisors in the College’s Student Success Center. As a high school student, Villavaso was a member of Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society.

“I was offered admission at a local university, then Nunez offered me a scholarship opportunity that I wouldn’t have had at another school. By starting at Nunez, I can attend college more affordably and prepare for my future studies to become a pharmacist,” said Villavaso.

Nunez Community College is an open-enrollment comprehensive community college offering over 30 academic and technical programs. Fall classes start Monday, August 21. New and continuing students are encouraged to register now. On-campus registration assistance days will be held Wednesday, August 16 through Saturday, August 19. For details about registration assistance go to Visit or call (504) 278-6467 to apply and enroll.