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Nunez Community College Offering $500 Scholarships to 2023 High School Graduates

CHALMETTE – Nunez Community College in Chalmette is welcoming incoming freshmen to the Fall 2023 semester with a $500 scholarship.

The ‘Take Flight’ and ‘We Give A Hoot About You’ Scholarships each offer $500 to students who graduated from high school in 2023. ‘Take Flight’ is available to any 2023 high school graduate currently residing in Louisiana while ‘Give A Hoot’ is specifically for 2023 graduates of Chalmette High School.

Eligibility and application information for the ‘Give A Hoot’ Scholarship can be found online at and ‘Take Flight’ can be found at

The deadline to apply for these scholarships is Aug. 7.

Dr. Cherie Kay LaRocca, Vice Chancellor for Education Training and Success, said that the scholarships aimed at incoming freshmen are a great incentive for 2023 high school graduates.

“Students entering college for the first time in the fall are already dealing with enough stress. These scholarships are a way for us to make their transition to higher education a little easier,” said Dr. LaRocca.

Nunez Teaching Grades 1-5 major Katie Mahler said that the ‘Give a Hoot’ Scholarship was a major help when she began at Nunez in 2020.

“My freshman year at Nunez was a wonderful experience with caring teachers and a positive environment,” said Mahler.

Nunez has a full slate of on-campus classes available along with online and hybrid options. Enrollment is open through the first day of classes on Aug. 15.

Students can register online at Students who require assistance are welcome to call 504-278-6467, email, or use the Live Chat feature at


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