SUNO Awards 23 Scholarships to Delgado Graduates
December 18, 2019
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) awarded 23 scholarships to Delgado Community College graduates Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 during Delgado’s Fall Commencement Exercises at the UNO Lakefront Arena.
This was the first time that SUNO and Delgado publicly showed support for Delgado graduates who wish to take advantage of the 2+2 Transfer Agreement between the two institutions. The 23 high- performing associate degree graduates received $1,000 or $2,000 scholarships per semester, depending on the discipline, to pursue bachelor’s degrees at SUNO, starting in the Spring 2020 semester. The scholarships are in effect for two years, as long as the students maintain the stipulated minimum GPA each semester.
“We welcome any other current and even past graduates who may wish to be considered for such transfer admissions,” said Dr. David Adegboye, vice chancellor of academic, evening and weekend affairs at SUNO. “Scholarship funds are still available, thanks to the generosity of DXC Technology.”
Dr. Mostofa Sarwar, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs at Delgado, is the architect of this new initiative. Earlier this year, Dr. Sarwar pioneered the Universal Transfer process that allows Delgado students who transferred to SUNO before attaining a degree to receive a Delgado associate degree once they have earned the required credits.
“Indeed,” Dr. Adegboye added during Tuesday’s scholarship presentation, “Delgado Community College and Southern University at New Orleans are two institutions that continue to work together to promote workforce development in Louisiana.”