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Dorothy Bratsas Scholarship Fund
Application status: Closed

The Greater New Orleans Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist female students who attended high school in the Greater New Orleans region who plan to continue their education in college.

This program is administered by Scholarship America┬«, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Dorothy Bratsas Scholarship Fund must be:

  • A female high school senior, high school graduate or current undergraduate, who attended high school in Orleans or Jefferson Parish.
  • Planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Award Information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award.
  • Up to five (5) awards will be granted.
  • Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in late May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Honors
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Recipients will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest need.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Greater New Orleans Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by 3:00 p.m.
Central Time on April 20, 2020.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

The Greater New Orleans Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!