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Incentive Scholarship Program for Hurricane Katrina Recovery

Dillard University

  • Program Exploratory and Special Projects
  • Program Area Historically and Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities
  • Grant Amount $500,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007
  • Location New Orleans, LA, United States
  • Geographic Focus New Orleans

About this grant

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, financial difficulties threaten the educational future of Dillard students, many of whom come from Louisiana communities affected by the storm. In response, Dillard has launched a campaign seeking $4.9 million to provide up to 1,600 students with incentive scholarships.This grant will provide 200 students with scholarships for the fall 2006 and spring 2007 semesters. To be eligible for these Mott scholarships, students must demonstrate financial need, maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, maintain full-time enrollment status and perform community service related to post-Katrina community rebuilding efforts.Dillard University, established in 1930 from the merger of Straight College and New Orleans University, was named in honor of James Hardy Dillard, whose distinguished service in the education of African Americans in the South forms an important chapter in the history of American education.