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SoPA announces spring recipients of Harrah’s, Osher scholarships

January 18, 2022 2:45 PM
SoPA News Staff
In January, Tulane SoPA awarded $39,000 in financial assistance to 12 deserving students. (Photo from iStock)


For several students in the Tulane School of Professional Advancement (SoPA), January’s announcement of the Spring 2022 Osher Re-entry Scholarship and Harrah’s Scholarship recipients marked the start of a great new year.

In total, SoPA presented $39,000 in financial assistance this month to 12 deserving students.

Harrah’s Scholarships

Harrah’s Scholarships are awarded to students who contribute to the ethnic diversity of Tulane’s undergraduate population. Students must have a minimum 3.4 GPA and have completed 30 credit hours at SoPA to be eligible.

Spring 2022 recipients are:
Brandy McCraney, New Orleans, LA, Cyber Security/Interactive Design
Yaritza Pena, Metairie, LA, General Legal Studies
Veronica Pohl, Covington, LA, Graphic Design
Rudy Johnson, New Orleans, LA, General Legal Studies
Jazmin Perez, Kenner, LA, Exercise Science
Dilsia Mejia, Laplace, LA, Homeland Security/General Legal Studies

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.

Spring 2022 recipients are:
Kristin Dugas, New Orleans, LA, Humanities
Amy Guth, Chicago, IL, Social Sciences/Humanities
Yesenia Pena Espinal, Metairie, LA, Social Sciences/Health & Wellness
Keisha Conaler, New Orleans, LA, Social Sciences
Kasha Weir, Baton Rouge, LA, General Legal Studies
Waleed Mesallam, Metairie, LA, Public Relations/Digital Media