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Shirley Gauff Award for first-year minority students

The Shirley Gauff Award is bestowed upon a first-year student from an under-represented group at Tulane University. The student will have distinguished themselves through an outstanding academic record during their high school career and will exemplify the ideals of the Newcomb Institute through service to Tulane University and the Greater New Orleans community.

Examples of under-represented groups include but are not limited to members of ethnic minority groups, LGBTQ students, differently-abled students, and members of religious minority groups. 

This one-time cash award of $250 will be awarded at our annual Under the Oaks ceremony in May and can be used to enhance the recipient’s educational experience at Tulane. Within one calendar year the recipient is required to submit a final one-page report to the Newcomb Institute listing how the funds were spent and the impact of receiving the grant. 

Please check back in mid-March for the spring 2020 application.