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Love Purple. Live Gold. Mikeisha Mitchell and TOPS.

When Mikeisha Mitchell graduated from Sci Academy in 2015, she had already made an incredible impact on the world around her. At Sci, she was Student Body president, Student Government president, an AP student, a participant in Bard Early College, a member of the Dance and Flag team, and a student ambassador. Mikeisha’s goal was to attend Louisiana State University, and she knew that this level of hard work and dedication were required to gain admission. She was also keenly aware that LSU would only be possible with the support of a TOPS scholarship.

Mikeisha is a low-income, first-generation college student attending a school that costs well over $20,000 per year. Simply put, Mikeisha is unable to afford the college experience and eventual degree she deserves without TOPS funds. TOPS was a promise made, and one that she worked all through high school to earn.

And now, as a current sophomore at LSU, Mikeisha is fulfilling her goals: she is studying Early Childhood Education, works part-time at LSU’s Office of Disability Services, and works with Kindergarteners at a Baton Rouge public school. She loves her school, her classes, and her friends. And, as long as she continues to receives the financial aid she needs, she will make an even greater impact on her community and the world after she graduates.

About her TOPS scholarship, Mikeisha says, “It has created even more of a drive in me to constantly grow as a person and with my academics.”

Let’s keep that drive going. Support Mikeisha. Support CA grads just like Mikeisha. Please give today.

Click below to donate to the Collegiate Academies Scholarship Fund, a partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

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To learn more about what TOPS means to CA students, click here.

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