More than $90K in scholarships awarded to SoPA students

Brian and Jill Rowe Foundation Scholarship

The Brian and Jill Rowe Foundation Scholarships provide assistance for SoPA students who are U.S. military veterans or on active duty with the U.S. military.

Fall 2023 recipients are:

  • Raul Fuster, Slidell, LA, Graphic Design
  • TPau Ponton, Gretna, LA, Graphic Design & UX/UI

James Monaghan and Alana Bishop Monaghan Scholarship

The James Monaghan and Alana Bishop Monaghan Scholarship is awarded each fall semester and supports undergraduate students who have an officially declared major or minor in Homeland Security Studies.

Fall 2023 recipient is:

  • Dilsia Mejia, Laplace, LA, Homeland Security & General Legal Studies

Murphy Institute Scholarships

Murphy Institute scholarships are funded through a gift from the Murphy Institute, and are awarded to SoPA students who are employed by the City of New Orleans including, but not limited to, the New Orleans police and fire departments, Sewerage & Water Board, and Emergency Medical Services.

Fall 2023 recipients are:

  • Corey Parker, New Orleans, LA, Undeclared
  • Josh Voras, Mandeville, LA, Homeland Security
  • Tineka West, New Orleans, LA, Homeland Security

Osher Re-entry Scholarships

Osher Re-entry Scholarships are endowed by a $1,000,000 gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to students who are completing their degrees after a 5+ year gap in pursuit of higher education.

Fall 2023 recipients are:

  • Ashley Booker, New Orleans, LA, General Legal Studies
  • Keisha Conaler, New Orleans, LA, Social Sciences
  • Yesinia Espinal, Metairie, LA, Social Sciences and Health & Wellness
  • Victoria Fuentes del Cid, Metairie, LA, Social Sciences and Health & Wellness
  • Kristin Graves, New Orleans, LA, Interactive Design
  • Michelle Hyde, Kenner, LA, Health & Wellness and Applied Business
  • Laura Rayon, New Orleans, LA, Information Technology & Small Business Development
  • Kasha Weir, Baton Rouge, LA, General Legal Studies
  • Sarah Miller, New Orleans, LA, Social Sciences

Tidewater/Thomas J. Assad Scholarship

The Tidewater/Thomas J. Assad Scholarship is awarded to academically meritorious part-time, undergraduate SoPA students majoring or minoring in Humanities or English.

Fall 2023 recipients are:

  • Emily Diedrich, Greenwich, CT, Humanities
  • Kristin Dugas, New Orleans, LA, Humanities & Religious Studies
  • Kisha Taylor-Cook, Bridge City, LA, Humanities & Social Sciences