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Louisiana College Students Can Earn $4,000 in Technology Scholarships From Entergy for the 2024–25 School Year

Louisiana College Students Can Earn $4,000 in Technology Scholarships From Entergy for the 2024–25 School Year

Published 02-16-24

Submitted by Entergy Corporation

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Entergy’s Information Technology organization has announced the application period has opened for its scholarship program for New Orleans metro area college students. The Entergy Technology Scholarship Program will award up to five current college students a one-time $4,000 scholarship toward their education. The students must currently be enrolled in college and majoring in an eligible technology field.

Eligible students can apply now through Jan. 23, 2024, on the Entergy Technology Scholarship Program website.

“This scholarship program is part of Entergy’s commitment to nurturing young talent, supporting the New Orleans metro area, and building a stronger, resilient and more diverse IT workforce for the future,” said Michael Rhymes, Entergy’s vice president and chief information officer.

Applicants to the Entergy Technology Scholarship Program must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be a graduate of a high school located in the greater New Orleans metro area, including Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany or Tangipahoa parishes.
  • Be current full-time undergraduate students with a declared major in cloud computing, communication networks and security, computer engineering, computer information systems, computer science, cybersecurity, data science, engineering technology, information systems, and information technology.
  • Enrolled in or will be transferring to one of the following universities for the full 2024-25 academic year:
    • Dillard University.
    • Grambling State University.
    • Loyola University.
    • Southern University.

Entergy IT selected the New Orleans metro area as a pilot location for the scholarship program, with hopes to expand to other communities in Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas in the future.

The scholarship program supports the Entergy’s corporate social responsibility mission to create sustainable value for our customers, employees, communities and owners. Aligning with our business objectives, these scholarships serve as a fundamental element in developing a pipeline of future talent in our workforce, expand economic development in the region and meet our customers' needs.

Learn more and apply online

Eligible college students can visit the Entergy Technology Scholarship Program webpage to learn more about the scholarship and apply. Applications are now open and will be accepted through Jan. 23, 2024. Students who are selected to receive the scholarship will be contacted in March 2024.

Selection of recipients are made by Scholarship America, a leading scholarship facilitator and partner. Entergy does not participate in the selection process.

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Entergy is a Fortune 500 company that powers life for 3 million customers through our operating companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. We’re investing in the reliability and resilience of the energy system while helping our region transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. With roots in our communities for more than 100 years, Entergy is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and corporate citizenship. Since 2018, we have delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has approximately 12,000 employees. Learn more at and follow @Entergy on social media. #WePowerLife

Corporate Social Responsibility at Entergy

For more than 100 years, Entergy has powered life in our communities through strategic philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy’s corporate social responsibility initiatives help create and sustain thriving communities, position the company for sustainable growth and are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our top CSR priorities are education/workforce development, poverty solutions/social services and environmental programs. Entergy annually contributes $16-$18 million in shareholder-funded grants to approximately 2,000 nonprofit organizations in the communities where we operate. In addition, our employees volunteer more than 100,000 hours in those communities' values at more than $3 million.

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