Entergy Charitable Foundation Funds New Orleans Student Scholarships

NEW ORLEANS – Support from the Entergy Charitable Foundation has helped Posse New Orleans fulfill college-bound dreams of more than 150 high-school scholars, many of whom would have otherwise lacked the resources to continue their education.

The foundation has announced $1.1 million of new grant awards, provided to community improvement partners in states where Entergy operates. A list of new recipients can be viewed here.

For Posse New Orleans, Entergy’s partnership since 2011 has helped secure more than $26 million in full-tuition, four-year scholarships for students to Tulane University, Notre Dame University, Bard College and Grinnell University and helped the nonprofit expand its outreach.

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In 2016, Posse New Orleans celebrated the graduation of its first two cohorts of scholars from Bard College and Tulane University and recruited two new institutional partners for the program — Illinois Wesleyan University and Case Western Reserve University.

The national Posse program provides college preparation, access and support that enable many low-income minority students to attend Tier 1 universities and has a 90 percent graduation rate.

“Entergy’s contributions to Posse over the years reflect a serious commitment to education and to creating opportunities for nontraditional pools of talent,” said Monica Sylvain, director of Posse New Orleans. “Our success as an organization hinges on this kind of support. Entergy’s investments have helped to expand the program’s reach and deepen its impact on the lives of so many promising students in New Orleans.”

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Entergy Charitable Foundation grants are awarded twice a year. For details, visit Corporate and Foundation Giving.The next deadline to submit grants will be Aug. 1, 2018.​

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