Congratulations, Scholars!

Ursuline Academy of New Orleans is honored to have awarded over $140,000 in scholarships to 49 recipients, who are both current and incoming students. The Academy's mission started nearly three centuries ago with the arrival of the Sisters. The Sisters' mission was to educate all women so that they could change society and the world. That same mission continues today. A special thank you to the donors who enable us to share this mission with as many young women as possible. Congratulations to the following Ursuline girls:

The President’s Merit Scholarship is awarded every year for academic excellence to incoming 8th grade students. These students have demonstrated excellence by scoring a 98 or 99 on the High School Placement Test and have a GPA of a 3.8 or above. This is the most prestigious merit award offered to Ursuline students.

The new recipients for 2019-2020 school year are:

Faith Calagna
Cecelia McLellan

The President’s Merit Scholarship is renewable throughout high school. The following students are current scholarship recipients:

Anna Atkins
Allison Chevis
Ella Chevis
Sophie Chevis
Charlotte Fowler
Paige Tschirn
 
The Principal’s Merit Scholarship is awarded every year for academic excellence to incoming 8th grade students. These students have demonstrated excellence by scoring a 96 or above on the High School Placement Test and having a GPA of a 3.6 or above.

The new recipient for the 2019-2020 school year is:

Elisabeth Harvey

The Principal’s Merit Scholarship is renewable throughout high school. The following students are current scholarship recipients:

Cecilia Barras
McKenna Brannan
Madeline Krehely
Corinne Martin
Emilie Petitbon
 
The Dean’s Merit Scholarship is being awarded for the first time and recognizes academic excellence in incoming 8th grade students. These students have demonstrated excellence by scoring a 1730 or above on their 6th grade ACT Aspire with all percentiles at or above 90%. 

The new recipient for the 2019-2020 school year is:

Kaiya Glaude
  
The Alumnae Scholarship
More than one hundred alumnae gathered in St. Ursula Hall on April 24, 1900, to form an Alumnae Association committed to strengthening the bond between former students and their alma mater. Many years ago the association endowed the Alumnae Scholarship which is awarded to two incoming 8th grade students who are the daughter or granddaughter of an Ursuline Academy of New Orleans Alumna. 

The new recipients for the 2019-2020 school year are:

Linda Bourgeois, daughter of Amanda Montegut Bourgeois '98
Phoenix Wilson, daughter of Dr. Christy Valentine '92

The Alumnae Scholarship is renewable throughout high school. The following students are current scholarship recipients:

Isabelle Foret
Colleen Fowler
Bella Harvey
Hannah Hebert
Claire Myers
Abigail Price
Sarah Roth
Victoria Vandenweghe
 
The Emmanuel & Madeleine Blessey Family Scholarship
Madeleine Simmons Blessey, Skip of 59, with her husband Emanuel, donated the The Emmanual & Madeleine Blessey Family Scholarship to recognize an Ursuline student of outstanding academic caliber who exhibits the ideals of courtesy, loyalty and courage.

Renewed for the 3rd year, the recipient for the 2019-2020 school year is:

Riley Talbot
 
Coleman Family STEM Scholarship
Jeannie Nolan Coleman, Mac of 73, with her husband Peter, donated the Coleman Family STEM Scholarship to recognize an Ursuline student with proficiency and a love of science, technology, engineering and math.

The recipient for the 2019-2020 school year is:

Briana Williams
 
Deborah Augustine Elam Leadership Scholarship
Deborah Augustine Elam, Mac of 79, donated the Deborah Augustine Elam Leadership Scholarship to recognize an upperclassmen who demonstrates exemplary leadership both inside and outside of the Ursuline community through her participation in extracurricular activities and commitment to Serviam. We are so happy to have Ms. Elam here with us to greet our recipients. Ms. Elam.

The new recipient for the 2019-2020 school year is:

Kiersten Nelson

This scholarship is renewable for senior year. The following student is a current scholarship recipient:

Isabelle Giangrosso
 
Gironde Merit Scholarship
The Gironde Merit Scholarship is named for the ship which carried the Ursuline Sisters to New Orleans in 1727. Those brave women spent 5 months on a journey to America. This scholarship is awarded to an 8th grader who is beginning her 5 year journey at Ursuline to recognize her exemplary academic performance.

The recipient for the 2019-2020 school year is:

Emma Boudreaux
 
Valda Gisevius Memorial Scholarship
The Valda Gisevius Memorial Scholarship was donated by the Gisevieus family, Carol, Skip of 59 and twins Joan and Jane, Macs of 61 in honor of their mother as a thank you for choosing Ursuline for their education. It is awarded to a student with an exemplary academic record with participation in extracurricular activities.

Renewed for the second year, the recipient for the 2019-2020 school year is:

Hebah Mohiuddin
 
The Joan Gisevius Johnson Scholarship
Jane Gisevius, Mac of 61, donated the Joan Gisevius Johnson Scholarship in honor of her sister, Joan Gisevius Johnson, also a Mac of 61, to recognize a student with an outstanding academic record, leadership through participation in extracurricular activities, a commitment to Serviam and most importantly a love of Ursuline Academy.

The first ever recipient is:

Natalie Garner

The Helen and Vincent McGrail Scholarship
The Helen and Vincent McGrail Scholarship was the first scholarship endowed at Ursuline Academy and has been awarded to numerous students over the past 30 years. It was established by the McGrails to make an Ursuline education accessible to students who embrace the ideals of Serviam.

The new recipients for the 2019-2020 school year are:

Hallie Liljeberg
Madelyn Oster
Leyla Rangel
Taylor Ulmer

The McGrail Scholarship is renewable throughout high school. The following students are current scholarship recipients:

Bailey Haynes
Allyson Liljeberg
Kelly Nguyen
Emily Williams

The Peyroux-Taylor Scholarship
Donna Peyroux Taylor, Mac of 76, with her husband, Robert Taylor donated the Peyroux Taylor Scholarship to recognize a student with an outstanding academic record, leadership through participation in extracurricular activities, a commitment to Serviam.

The new recipient for the 2019-2020 school year:

Merriah Picou

The Scholarship is renewable throughout high school. The following student is a current scholarship recipient:

Emma Scobel
 
Soeur Teresita Rivet, OSU Scholarship
The Soeur Teresita Rivet, OSU Scholarship was donated by Wayne and Jackie Leonard, parents of Allison, Skip of 04, Rachel, Skip of 07, and Rebecca, Mac of 09. Their beloved Soeur T was the elementary school principal during their time at Ursuline. This scholarship recognizes middle school students who demonstrate excellent academic performance and a commitment to community service.

The new recipient for the 2019-2020 school year is:

Reina Futagoishi

The Scholarship is renewable throughout middle school. The following students are current scholarship recipients:

Sophia Polito
Emma Scholl
 
The Superior Energy, Inc., Scholarship
The Superior Energy Incorporated Scholarship was a match gift after Robert Taylor, who served as CFO of Superior Energy, donated the Peyroux Taylor Scholarship. It was established to recognize an incoming high school student’s exemplary academic performance.

The following students are current recipients:

Sweden Ledet
Tyrielle Williams
 
The Mary Ann Valentino Scholarship
The Mary Ann Valentino Scholarship was donated by the Valentino family in honor of their mother, Mary Ann, Class of 1937, who instilled the importance of an Ursuline education in the many generations of Valentino women who have attended. It is awarded to a student who has a history of academic excellence, leadership and a commitment to Serviam.

The first ever recipient is:

Evangeline Barras
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