2020 Educational Advancement Opportunity Scholarship Recipients Announced
For Immediate Release
June 30, 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana -The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus is pleased to announce the recipients of the LLWC Foundation 2020 Educational Advancement Opportunity Scholarship. Each scholar was selected from a pool of extraordinary applicants and chosen based upon their leadership, academic achievements, community service, character, writing and exemplary accomplishments. 

While this year’s Women of Excellence Scholarship Luncheon was canceled and the economic impact of fundraising was extremely challenging due to the unprecedented global coronavirus pandemic, the women legislators were determined to move forward with the scholarship application and selection process.

"We know in the fall, students will still pursue their education in-person or online despite the challenges of this virus. We just wanted to ensure the EAO Scholarship would still be there to help financially," said Louisiana Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Beth Mizell, chair of the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus.
Scholarships totaling $7,000 will be awarded this year. Since 2010, the women legislators through the LLWC Foundation has helped women with their educational pursuits and have awarded $115,000 in scholarships. A special appreciation is extended to the women legislators in the Louisiana Legislature and the dedicated sponsors, donors and friends, who share in the LLWC Foundation's mission of developing and equipping the next generation of women leaders in Louisiana through education.

This year nearly 100 applications were received for the EAO Scholarship. Listed below are the names of the 2020 Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation Educational Advancement Opportunity Scholars, their schools and their hometowns.
2020 Recipients of the Educational Advancement Opportunity (EAO) Scholarship for $1,000:  

Najah Patrice Nicholas
Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy
Kenner, Louisiana

Laura Sheridan Peters
Jena High School
Jena, Louisiana     

Jocelyn Marianne Rivarde
Pearl River High School
Slidell, Louisiana

Abigail Suzanne Rutledge
Benton High School
Benton, Louisiana

Jolan Elizabeth Taylor
St. Joseph's Academy
Zachary, Louisiana  

Jasmine Lanae Terrell
Zachary High School
Zachary, Louisiana  

Ravdeep Warar 
Caddo Parish Magnet High School
Shreveport, Louisiana

Please contact the Women's Caucus Office at 225.342.0334 for more information. Visit us online at www.llwcf.org. 
About the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation

The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation is a non-profit corporation with an IRS designation of 501(c)(3). It is administered by the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus, which is comprised of women legislators currently serving in the Louisiana Legislature. The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation's mission is to prepare and develop women leaders in Louisiana to be significant contributors and achievers in society.

Media Contact:
Trin Johnson
l lwc@legis.la.gov