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 Tulane Empowers

Nonstop excitement under way at Helluva Hullabaloo Auction
“Downton Abbey” tour, World Series tickets and a Super Bowl raffle are among items at the 12th annual auction benefiting Tulane student-athletes and Empowers programs.
 
Ceremony celebrates teacher, architect and author
Professor John Klingman is invested as the Richard Koch Chair of Architecture.
 
Little changes, big impact
Laura Murphy, social entrepreneurship professor, discusses the impact of social innovation that she has observed in rural Africa. View the video.
 
Creating a Community Hub for Social Innovators
Tulane can play a leading role in developing ideas for community engagement, says social innovation guru Rick Aubry.
 
Plans Move Ahead for Grow Dat Youth Farm
Alumna Johanna Gilligan, an Urban Innovator fellow, works to improve the regional food system with help from architecture students.
 
Mobile Clinic Heads to Plaquemines Parish
Crisis response unit will help children and families affected by the BP oil spill.

Osher scholarships put students on track toward degree

The program supports Tulane students as they balance personal commitments with their desire to complete a college education 

April 17, 2013

Matt Roberts
mrobert1@tulane.edu

For Danielle Fontenot, the obstacles to a higher education seemed endless. A full-time job. A child with special needs. The demands of single parenthood.

But support from the Bernard Osher Foundation gave the Tulane School of Continuing Studies student the one thing she needed to overcome those obstacles and secure her family's future: a scholarship.

"Not attending college is something that I not only regret, but now a degree is needed in order to receive the salary that will help me secure my child's educational future," says Fontenot.

Fontenot is one of 12 Tulane recipients of scholarships from the Osher Reentry Scholars Program, which supports hundreds of students across the country as they balance personal commitments with their desire to complete a college education. More...

 

 

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