For Immediate Release
Orleans Parish School Board Member Ethan Ashley Announces 3rd Annual Legacy Scholarship for District 2 Students
February 25, 2019
NEW ORLEANS- Orleans Parish School Board Member Ethan Ashley is pleased to announce the launch of his 3rd annual Legacy Scholarship for college bound public school seniors who reside in District 2. The scholarship will reward young leaders in the community who are creating a legacy of educational excellence. Thus, this scholarship has been coined the “Legacy Scholarship.”
School Board Member Ashley believes “[a]s a school board member, I have a duty to leverage my position to support the success of our students. I know that providing college bound seniors with a few extra dollars can truly make a difference.” There have been three recipients of the District 2 scholarship. All of the past recipients are matriculating through college: Ms. Chelby Sterling a 2017 scholarship recipient and current sophomore at Tulane University; Ms. Corazon Johnston a 2018 scholarship recipient and current freshman at Stanford University; and Ms. Imani Edwards a 2018 scholarship recipient and current freshman at Vanderbilt University. “I am excited to have three scholars from New Orleans working to complete their college degree and it is my mission to support as many students as I can. I was inspired to create this scholarship due to the financial aid cuts to higher education and the overwhelming burden on students and their families to pay for steady increasing cost of college tuition.”
School Board Member Ashley funds the District 2 Legacy Scholarship through his apparel line, EthanCharles Designs. EthanCharles Designs is a social conscious movement captured and organized through apparel. The first collection is the 4Ls (Love, Legacy, Leadership and Logic). All proceeds received are used to fund the District 2 Legacy Scholarship. If you would like to donate to support the District 2 Legacy scholarship, you can do so here.