This is a clearing house page for opportunities from third parties and includes special programs for students, opportunities for school partnerships, and other lagniappe. To get something posted to this list please contact [email protected]



AspenX in New Orleans 

On November 17 & 18, the AspenX program is coming to New Orleans. AspenX is a two-day seminar experience for roughly 30 high school students to explore issues directly relevant to their communities through experiential learning and expert-moderated dialogue; this year’s focus is on race and equity.

Organizers of the event will be in town on October 4 and October 5 to lay a foundation for recruitment and gather insights into how they can make the experience one that is substantive, meaningful, and rooted in community for NOLA high school students.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.



Chevron High School Scholar Athlete of the Week Award

In support of local student-athletes pursuing higher education, Chevron will be the presenting sponsor of the High School Scholar Athlete of the Week award that recognizes a male and female high school senior from the Greater New Orleans area. The recipients will be recognized weekly at the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club luncheon.

The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club promotes amateur and professional sports in the Greater New Orleans area on a weekly basis.  The luncheons take place every Tuesday at 12:00 pm at Rock N Bowl at 3016 S. Carrollton Avenue. Award winners will be invited to attend and be recognized at the luncheon.

Additionally, each recipient will be recognized on field during the 2017 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, December 16th.  Finally, all winners will be invited to a Pelicans basketball game where there will be a drawing for one male and one female to receive a $5,000 scholarship.

All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

-High School Senior graduating in May of 2018

-Resident of the state of Louisiana

-Participant in high school sports for at least 3 years (including senior year)

-NOT attending college on a full athletic scholarship

-Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA

Please complete all sections of the application. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and will be awarded through the last luncheon on Tuesday, December 1, 2017.

See application here 



If you are interested in attending one of America’s United States Service Academies: please come to Service Academy Day Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M. Registration begins at 8:30 A.M.

University of New Orleans University Center—Sen. Theodore “Ted” M. Hickey Ballroom 2000 Lakeshore Dr. New Orleans, LA  70148

Please RSVP to one of the following:

[email protected] (Bill Cassidy) [email protected] (John Kennedy) [email protected] (Cedric Richmond) [email protected] (Steve Scalise)

Please call (225) 929-7711 for more information



The New Orleans Junior Journalism Program helps prepare and inspire local youth for careers in print, photography, online and broadcast media by providing real-world experience covering and producing local news and live events while creating original content, under the editorial guidance of professional mentors. There will be publishing opportunities with participating media and event partners.

Beginning in September, JRNOLA in partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Department at the Lyons Center in uptown New Orleans will be taking on new students for the fall semester.

Each weekday evening (5pm-830pm) the Center will provide access to technology, mentoring, interview opportunities, special event credentials, lectures, and all publishing activities.

To learn more and apply go to Email [email protected] to set up a presentation for students or for more information



Walmart Media Relations is in the process of their back-to-school efforts, and is working to identify young people who are giving back to their communities.

They’re looking for students that have made a real difference, signifying them as “Everyday Heroes.” For example, in another city, there was an elementary school student that held a lemonade stand to help buy school supplies for other students. Once a student is identified, Wal Mart will surprise him/her with school gear for the school year in front of local media.

For more information email [email protected]


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