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  • Man arrested for stealing from girl's memorial fund

    September 3, 2014 3:37 PM

    SLIDELL - Sheriff's deputies in St. Tammany Parish arrested a Mississippi man accused of stealing more than $4,000 from a scholarship fund set up to honor a student who died in a car crash in March. After four days of searching last March, the body of Northshore High School... more »
  • Increase in vouchers raises questions Play Video

    July 15, 2014 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This upcoming school year nearly 7,000 students will use vouchers to attend private schools paid for by the state and your tax dollars. The program was originally set up to provide options for low-income families as an opportunity for kids in failing schools to attend a... more »
  • George Rodrigue's legacy lives on in scholarship program Play Video

    July 10, 2014 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts awarded $50,000 in scholarships to 21 finalists from around Louisiana in the 5th Annual Art Contest themed, "Louisiana's Natural Beauty." The artwork of the 21 finalists is on display at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge... more »
  • New restrictions on Tulane scholarships killed

    May 21, 2014 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A legislative committee has derailed efforts to put new restrictions on Tulane University scholarships given out by legislators. The House and Governmental Affairs Committee killed the proposal by Baton Rouge Senator Dan Claitor Wednesday. The bill would have banned lawmakers from giving the scholarships to... more »
  • APSO awards new academic scholarship

    May 8, 2014 11:19 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that they have selected two recipients for a new academic scholarship. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley established the scholarship fund in honor Dawn Shivers, a retired employee of APSO who passed away last year after a long battle with cancer.... more »
  • Big Buddy Burger Bash - A meal with all the fixin's

    February 17, 2014 9:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 24th Big Buddy Burger Bash is on Wednesday, so some representatives dropped by 2une in Monday to talk about the event. For just $10, you can get a full meal, including a burger with "all the fixin's", chips, ice cream and a drink. All proceeds... more »
  • MLK Leadership Awards to honor late Rev. T.J. Jemison Play Video

    January 9, 2014 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Marvin Anderson joined JP on 2une In Thursday to discuss the MLK Leadership Awards and Scholarship Gala 2014, coming up on Monday, Jan. 20th. The event was born out of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream to fulfill hope on a local, communal and global front and... more »
  • Hero, boys reunite at swim practice Play Video

    July 25, 2013 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a News 2 story spotlighted a man who saved two boys from drowning, the Capital City YMCA felt inspired to give Trevez Tanzy, 12, and Carlton Johnson, 13, a second chance at facing their fears. "Next time they come around water they don't have that... more »
  • Nearly 8,000 students offered vouchers Play Video

    May 1, 2013 3:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - State education officials said nearly 8,000 students have been offered vouchers to attend private schools for the next school year, despite an ongoing court battle over funding for the program. State Superintendent of Schools John White said the total is 3,000 more than last year's enrollment... more »
  • Possible cap on TOPS Scholarship Play Video

    April 4, 2013 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While college students are enjoying Spring Break, state lawmakers are crunching numbers for the upcoming school year, thinking of ways to help the higher education institutions become financially independent. "Currently Louisiana is one of only three states where you have to come to the state legislature... more »
  • State accepting school voucher applications

    February 13, 2013 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Applications are available for the Louisiana Scholarship Program for the 2013 - 2014 school year. Last year, more than 10,000 students applied for the controversial program. State Superintendent John White says they were only able to accommodate nearly 5,000 of those students and "that means we... more »
  • House, Senate clash over $3.4B school funding plan

    June 1, 2012 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House and Senate are at odds over a $3.4 billion public school funding formula, with days remaining before the legislative session ends. The House backed a formula Friday that stripped language that would have created a new college scholarship program sought by the Jindal administration.... more »
  • Education officials detail voucher schedule

    May 30, 2012 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Education released their schedule today explaining how Louisiana's new voucher program would be implemented over the summer. The LDOE already released a list of more than 120 schools in 33 parishes which were approved to participate in the Louisiana Scholarship Program. ... more »
  • DOE accepting voucher applicants, announces schools

    May 22, 2012 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 5,000 students can get new taxpayer-funded voucher slots at private schools, under a law passed this session expanding a New Orleans voucher program statewide. The state education department announced Tuesday that in addition to the 2,300 existing voucher slots available to New Orleans students, seats... more »
  • Dept. of Education to announce voucher schools

    May 22, 2012 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE-- Louisiana's Department of Education plans to announce schools that will accept vouchers at noon Tuesday. In order to be eligible for a state-funded scholarship to an A or B-rated school, children must attend a C, D or F-rated school and meet certain income requirements. News 2's... more »
  • An appeal to Zachary schools regarding voucher program

    May 10, 2012 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options has asked the Zachary Community School system to reinstate its commitment to the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence (SSEE) program. The program provides opportunities for low-income children who attend low-performing schools to transfer to private schools or higher-performing public... more »
  • The Tops Tab airs tonight at 10 Play Video

    May 9, 2012 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of students in Louisiana are going to college for free because of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), a state-wide scholarship program. News 2's Ashley Rodrigue takes a closer look at TOPS to determine if the money put into the program is paying off... more »
  • Private school scholarship rebate passes La. House Play Video

    March 13, 2012 1:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first piece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education reform package made it out of a House committee today. The House Ways and Means Committee passed HB 969, which would allow the state to give tax rebates to people who make donations for private school tuition scholarships.... more »
  • Beyond the Green

    September 27, 2011 5:39 PM

    YMCA is honoring WBRZ President Richard Manship for his support of the YMCA and the Baton Rouge community by holding Beyond the Green, a charity golf tournament on Oct. 10. The event's proceeds will go toward the Changing Lives Scholarship Campaign will take placeat LSU's University Club Golf Course.... more »
  • Jindal, lawmakers compromise on cigarette tax

    June 22, 2011 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Westwego senator has agreed to accept the cigarette tax renewal that the House tacked onto his bill to fund a popular college scholarship program. The compromise is expected to bring to a close one of the most contentious battles of the legislative session, all but... more »
  • Capping TOPS money rejected by committee

    May 19, 2011 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state senator's bid to cap the amount of money college students can receive through the free tuition program called TOPS was soundly rejected by the Senate Education Committee, a move expected to kill the proposal for the session. The bill (Senate Bill 50) by Sen.... more »
  • Students support Jindal's TOPS plan

    January 19, 2011 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal is calling on state lawmakers to support a move protecting the TOPS scholarship program. The program covers tuition for many students at public colleges and universities. Governor Jindal wants to shift a portion of the money from the state's tobacco settlement to cover... more »
  • Eli Manning donates scholarship money

    July 25, 2010 5:41 PM

    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and his wife, Abby, have given $1 million to an academic scholarship program at their alma mater. A news release Saturday quotes Manning as saying he's giving to the need-based Ole Miss Opportunity program because academics and good grades were very important to him... more »
  • NFL to fund scholarship honoring late Pat Tillman

    June 9, 2010 1:31 PM

    The NFL is supporting a scholarship in honor of the late Pat Tillman. The league announced Tuesday it will fund one of the scholarships in the Pat Tillman Foundation's military scholars program. There are currently 52 Tillman Military Scholars. The scholarships are available to veteran and active... more »
  • Slain student's sons awarded full scholarships

    November 24, 2009 5:40 PM

    Southern University is giving back to the family of an engineering student who was killed last month during a trip to San Francisco. Michael Bailey was gunned down during a robbery attempt on Oct. 4, 2009. Southern University presented full scholarships to his three sons on Tuesday. Three-year-old... more »

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