|UGL Funds Tulane Scholarships
|NEW ORLEANS -- UGL Services, a division of UGL Limited, has initiated a UGL Services Community Service Scholarship program available to Tulane University students.
In its inaugural year, the scholarship program awarded $10,000, one-year scholarships to five students to recognize, encourage and support current and future community service projects and to increase students' sense of civic engagement and social responsibility.
The recipients are:
Lea Bogner (School of Liberal Arts '12) who restructured the Service Organizations Council and the Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS) into one organization that represents the entire service community at Tulane. This restructuring of CACTUS created a base for all organizations and a central recruiting space that will ensure the future of community service at Tulane.
Tanya Chen (School of Science and Engineering '14) who expanded her Sounds of Harmony program that offers children in the Greater New Orleans area free, high-quality beginning and intermediate violin music lessons. The program seeks to expose students to music, foster a love for the violin and provide a nurturing learning opportunity.
Rebecca Cianci (Newcomb-Tulane College '13) who started a college prep and career planning program at a local youth center, including services as ACT prep, a resume and essay writing lab and assistance in finding financial aid or job placement.
Ophir Haberer (Newcomb-Tulane College '14) who expanded his current Hope Garden project to include two community gardens in the Lower Ninth Ward. He worked in collaboration with community resources to bring more urban agriculture, fresh produce and food education to the Lower Ninth Ward.
Jolia Raymond (School of Science and Engineering '13) who expanded on the Tulane University Community Action Network (TUCAN) Tutoring Program. She created a Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in order to offer more stable mentoring opportunities.
Each of the students were required to maintain a 2.7 cumulative GPA, demonstrate leadership abilities and a record of meaningful community involvement, as well as submit a detailed, innovative campus/community service project proposal and provide two letters of recommendation.
“Tulane is the standard bearer among universities in its commitment to community support,” said Michael Dunn, Senior Vice President of UGL Services. “By underwriting student initiatives this scholarship program complements and extends the university’s efforts. If the innovative ideas brought forward in this inaugural year are any indication of what’s to come, the UGL Services Scholarship Program promises to be a significant contributor to student involvement and community action.”
“UGL Services understands what we in the Center for Public Service at Tulane University are trying to accomplish,” said Vincent Ilustre, Tulane Executive Director, Center for Public Service. “These scholarships open new avenues for students and fund projects for Tulane and the greater New Orleans community that would not happen without this type of support.”