Scholars Awards Program

Hard work in the classroom is yielding great rewards outside of school, thanks to a special program created by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. The Taylor Scholars Awards Programs were created to offer “early scholars,” Louisiana middle and high school students, opportunities for educational and cultural enrichment. 

   

Taylor Scholars Awards Program

Learn how to participate in the Taylor Scholars Awards Program by contacting taylorawards@bellsouth.net or by visiting partner websites: NOMA.org and AudubonInstitute.org

Taylor/Audubon Students and Scholars Program

The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has dedicated over $900,000 to the Taylor/Audubon Students and Scholars Program. The endowment has established programs with the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the Audubon Zoo, and the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and allowed them to continue in perpetuity. Eligible students earn a one-year membership to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for achieving a 2.5 grade point average or higher.  Students who earn a grade point average of 3.0 or above also qualify for a one-year membership to the Audubon Zoo.  The program is open to all Louisiana students in grades 7 through 12, whether attending public, private, or parochial schools. Parents or guardians may accompany students free of charge.

Taylor/NOMA Scholars Program

The Taylor/New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) Scholars Program provides students a chance to experience the collections of the region’s preeminent fine arts institution as an award for their academic excellence.  The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation established the Taylor/NOMA Scholars Program through a $360,000 endowment designed to guarantee the program in perpetuity. All public, private, and parochial students who complete the school year with at least a 2.5 grade point average are eligible to receive a free one-year membership to the New Orleans Museum of Art. Parents or guardians may accompany students free of charge.

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Phyllis M. Taylor, Chairman and President of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, announced this week that the Taylor Scholars Awards program has achieved a growth of 10 percent in the 2014/2015 academic year, rewarding more than 195,000 students through April by providing them with free one-year memberships to the New Orleans Museum of Art, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Mrs. Taylor joined representatives of Audubon Nature Institute and the New Orleans Museum of Art in expressing pride that the Taylor Scholars Program continues to expand its reach after nearly two decades. Eligible students earn a one-year membership to NOMA and Audubon attractions for achieving a minimum 2.5 grade point average. The Taylor/Audubon Students and Scholars program was created in 1996 through a generous gift from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation to establish in perpetuity, a reward to Louisiana’s students for their hard...

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– Funds will support scholarships for first generation and outstanding students – The Board of Trustees of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation have presented Louisiana Tech University with a gift of $920,000 to fund scholarships for first generation and academically outstanding students. (more…)