University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos and his wife, Lori, have established an endowed scholarship to help support female students pursuing a bachelor's degree in education at UNO. The $25,000 scholarship fund was made possible by a donation from the Foses as well as contributions from friends of the University.
The Lori A. and Peter J. Fos Endowed Scholarship in Education is designed to specifically support women in education, with priority given to student-athletes. Beneficiaries will receive a $500 scholarship award for both the fall and spring semesters to help cover any education expenses.
"As first-generation students and UNO graduates ourselves, Lori and I are firm believers in the power of higher education," President Fos said. "If this scholarship can help a student, in some small way, achieve her goal of earning a college degree, it will be well worth it."
"Over decades, the University of New Orleans has built a reputation for graduating students who go on to be leaders in our local schools," Lori Fos said. "We hope this scholarship can help contribute to that legacy of preparing top-notch educational personnel."
Recipients must be a full-time female student who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in education and is in good academic standing. The first recipient of the scholarship is expected to be named during the fall 2015 semester.