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Keep the Promise of TOPS

Many CA graduates spent their time here with us with a goal in mind: Get TOPS. TOPS means college. TOPS means a good job. TOPS means a different future.

That future is in jeopardy. TOPS, the state’s merit-based scholarship program, will be cut by more than half next semester, threatening our students’ ability to stay in the Louisiana universities they chose largely because of this award. For many of them, it means transferring or dropping out after three or four years of tough academic work, building deep friendships, and bleeding purple and gold.

We hope that the TOPS program will shift to cover these needs in the coming years, but for next semester, our students need your help. We must help these hard-working students cover the sudden $1500-3000 gap created by the TOPS budget cuts. To some, this amount may not seem like a lot of money, but to our students and their families, it’s the same as three months of rent, a year’s worth of utilities, 38 weeks of bus passes… It’s the cost of their dreams.

Please help us bridge this gap for qualifying students by giving to our CA Scholarship Fund. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to students or their universities for tuition, fees, and books. You can be the difference maker in our students’ futures and the future of our state. Help us keep the promise of TOPS for students who depend on it. Please give any amount today.

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

Enter “Collegiate Academies” in the field Specify the fund.

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