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THE 
TAYLOR

SCHOLARS
AWARDS
PROGRAM

The Taylor Scholars Awards Program is a statewide program that rewards students in grades 6 through 12 with a GPA of 2.5 or higher with free access to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoo, and New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA).*

The program is open to all Louisiana students in grades 6 through 12, whether attending public, private, 
or parochial schools.

Complimentary admission for the Taylor Scholars and up to four guests on Taylor Family Free Days.

TAYLOR SCHOLARS BENEFITS

Unlimited complimentary admission for one year for the Taylor Scholars and two guests  during times the facilities are open to the public.

10% off select items in Audubon and NOMA gift shops.

NOMA
July 30, 2022

Audubon Zoo
June 3, 2022

2022 Taylor Family Free Days:

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
August 5, 2022

Thank you to the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation for making this program possible.

Audubon Nature Institute and New Orleans Museum of Art are proud to partner with the Foundation to honor and recognize students for their exceptional academic achievements.

Learn how your school can participate in the Taylor Scholars Awards Program! 

We look forward to helping you reward your hardworking students with FREE admission to three of Louisiana’s most popular attractions.

Principals, Teachers, Counselors and School Officials: Invitation to participate in the Taylor Scholars Program for the 2021 – 2022 school year.

                Public School Invitation to Participate
                
Non-Public School Invitation to Participate
                
Charter School Invitation to Participate
                
Superintendent Invitation to Participate
                
Diocesan Leader Invitation to Participate 

Principals, Teachers, Counselors and School Officials: Submit the number of qualifying students to TaylorAwards@bellsouth.net by April 13, 2022 and we will ship blank award certificates for you to personalize and distribute to students. 

For instructions on how to submit:
Teachers, Guidance Counselors, etc Instructions
Superintendent Instructions


Taylor Scholars Awards Program FAQs

How do students qualify?
All students within grades 6-12 at participating schools, earning a 2.5 and higher GPA during the 2021-22 school year will receive free admission to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoo, and NOMA. The student’s school must participate in the program in order for the student to be eligible.

Does my school participate in the Taylor Scholars Awards Program?
Send your inquiry to TaylorAwards@bellsouth.net

Lost Your Taylor Scholars Award Certificate?
If the Taylor Scholars Award Certificate is lost, the student must bring their 3rd quarter report card with a photo ID to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoo, or NOMA to request a new Taylor Scholar Awards Certificate. The Taylor Scholar Awards Certificate will be used to gain free tickets to NOMA, Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

How do I use my Taylor Scholars award?
Taylor Scholars receive FREE admission for the Taylor Scholar and two guests at available times the facilities are open to the public. 

To reserve tickets to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas or Audubon Zoo, Taylor Scholars should bring their Taylor Scholars Awards certificate to Audubon Zoo or Aquarium Membership window to visit. Visit AudubonNatureInstitute.org/taylor  to learn more.

Visit NOMA.org/learn/teens/taylornoma-scholars-program/ to reserve tickets to NOMA.

When is Taylor Family Free Day?
Taylor Family Free Day at Audubon Zoo is Friday, June 3, 2022.
Taylor Family Free Day at NOMA is Saturday, July 30, 2022.
Taylor Family Free Day at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is Friday, August 5, 2022.

On Taylor Family Free Day, Taylor Scholars are allowed to bring up to four guests.

Principals, Teachers, Counselors and School Officials

Questions about the Taylor Scholars Awards Program, please email TaylorAwards@bellsouth.net.

Visit each facility's site for full redemption details.

*Please note: Special events and exhibits at participating institutions may require advance ticket reservations if they are capacity controlled by entry time. For everyday visits, simply check in at the admission gate with your Taylor card and Student ID.