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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.

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

TAYLOR SCHOLARS BENEFITS

Unlimited FREE admission for one year for the Taylor Scholars and two guests at available times the facilities are open to the public.

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

NOMA
Saturday, May 22, 2021

Audubon Zoo
Friday, June 4, 2021

2021 Taylor Family Free Days:

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 2020 – 2021 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, 2021 and we will ship blank award certificates for you to personalize and distribute to students. Detailed instructions on how to request certificates for eligible students:

                Principals and Guidance Counselors
                
Superintendents

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 2020-21 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 Membership Card?
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 reserve Taylor Scholars tickets?
Visit AudubonNatureInstitute.org/taylor to reserve tickets to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas or Audubon Zoo.

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

Please note, some facilities may be operating with limited capacity in accordance with guidelines from City and State officials and tickets may be limited. 

When is Taylor Family Free Day?
Taylor Family Free Day at NOMA is Saturday, May 22, 2021.
Taylor Family Free Day at Audubon Zoo is Friday, June 4, 2021.

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.

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