Grants & Special Gifts
The LSMSA Foundation works to align corporate sponsorships and grants with programs at the school. Below is a snapshot of some recent grants received.
List of 13 items.
The Virginia M. Howard Foundation:
The Howard Foundation has provided scholarships for students enrolled in the Online Academy.
Albemarle Corporation of South Haven donated a recently decommissioned Shimadzu QP 5000 gas chromotograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) system for the Science Department.
Alliance Compressors sponsored the 2015 Future Scientists Program (FSP) Banquet.
Central Louisiana Electric Company (CLECO):
Two grants: In 2015, CLECO sponsored the LSMSA Theatre Department's spring musical, Pippin. In 2014, CLECO sponsored the spring production of Romeo & Juliet.
Inspired by a story from an LSMSA alumnus, Zenith Media supported the Student Enrichment Fund.
The Adobe Foundation:
Adobe provided a board service grant for the Annual Fund.
The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation:
Funding from the Brown Foundation allowed for preliminary work on the Landscaping/Green Space project, providing learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
International Paper provided support for the Landscaping Project with the purchase of outdoor classroom benches and providing partial funding toward the Entry Court phase.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation/Yahoo!:
This grant, titled “Opportunities in Crisis,” allowed the LSMSA Admissions team to conduct outreach activities in rural populations of Louisiana.
Chesapeake became the first sponsor of the 2014 Future Scientists Program (FSP) Banquet. This annual banquet spotlights the efforts of FSP senior students, applauds the decisions of sophomore and junior students to join the program and celebrates the accomplishments of FSP.
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation;
Two grants: The Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation (NRMCF) awarded the LSMSA Foundation a grant to purchase health and fitness equipment for student use. The “Choose Well to Stay Well” grant allowed students to have access to a new elliptical machine, body hoops, yoga equipment, and even a doctor’s scale to help determine body mass. Additionally, the NRMCF awarded LSMSA funds for three new AED Machines, two AED cabinets, and a SureTemp Plus Thermometer through the "Campus Pulse" grant.
Weyerhaeuser Company awarded the LSMSA Foundation a grant from its Giving Fund for the entry court phase of the landscapemaster plan/greenspace project. Additionally, Weyerhaeuser is a proud sponsor of LSMSA’s Math Explorers’ Day Camp through the Weyerhaeuser Making Waves grant program.
Donations of a beautiful Yamaha Conservatory Grand Piano enhanced the piano studio, and an IR-Spectrometer has been used by faculty to assist students in research. Also, following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, $10,000 was raised and distributed to the families of students directly impacted by the storms destruction. This included funds raised by students at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) is the preeminent state-supported residential high school with competitive admissions for Louisiana's high-achieving, highly-motivated sophomores, juniors, and seniors. As a public school, there is no tuition to attend, and assistance from the LSMSA Foundation ensures the program is available to all qualifying students regardless of family financial need.