Endowed Scholarship funds
If you are interested in making a contribution to one of these scholarship funds, or establishing a newly endowed scholarship fund, please contact the Development Office.
Bishop Willis R. Henton Endowed Scholarship - This scholarship is a combination of gifts made in memory of Bishop Henton and a planned gift from his estate. Bishop Henton was the first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana. Upon his retirement in 1990, he and his wife Martha moved to New Iberia. Bishop Henton began an active role in the life of ESA, serving as Chaplain Emeriti for the school and passionately supporting the baseball and basketball teams. Henton Chapel, on the Cade campus, is also named in memory of Bishop Henton.
Cecile Garboushian Memorial Scholarship – Begun with an initial gift from the Class of 1993, this scholarship was established in memory of ESA French teacher and Chair of French Department Cecile Garboushian. The agreement, signed by Class of 1993 president Lillian C. Henry, stipulates that the scholarship be awarded to a student with financial need who exhibits commitment to community service and a love of the French language. Valerie Cox wrote of Madame’s basic philosophy – “play, enjoy life, think, work hard, give something back, read, listen, dream and laugh.”
Class of 1990 Scholarship – Upon graduation, the thirty-four members of the Class of 1990 established a scholarship with an initial gift of $7,000. The scholarship agreement, signed by class sponsor and History Department Chair Dr. Arthur W. White, Class President James P. Doherty, III, and Headmaster Thomas D. Grayson, stipulated that the funds be used in cases where “extreme need and highest academic merit are both present.”
Dorothy Harp Blackwell Scholarship –This scholarship was created in memory of Dorothy Harp Blackwell by her son, John Blackwell, ESA Board member and parent of Calvin ’89, Josh ’91 and Gabe ‘96. Gifts from the Blackwell and Harp families, along with memorials made by friends of ESA, established the original fund. The scholarship is intended to provide assistance to an academically qualified student who is in need of financial assistance to attend ESA.
Robert A. Anderson Memorial Scholarship - One of the founders of Episcopal School of Acadiana, Robert Anderson established this endowment during his lifetime to assist families in need of tuition assistance. As his daughter, Rebecca Anderson Clarke, ESA Class of ’83, wrote: “ESA has contributed towards inspiring generations of students. The Anderson family is proud to be a part of this venture.”
Valerie Marsalis Cox Memorial Scholarship – Valerie Cox was an All-American and professional golfer, as well as ESA’s Middle School head, Athletic Director, the school’s first golf coach, and mother to Kris Cox ’91. This scholarship was created in 1994 with gifts to ESA in memory of Mrs. Cox. As the 1991 Falcon’s Flight explained, “Wherever you turn, Mrs. Cox is always there lending a hand, being a friend, and sharing her love.”
New or current ESA students who qualify for need-based assistance through the financial aid process are eligible to receive an award from one of these funds. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.