The Shirley Gauff Award is bestowed upon a first-year student from an under-represented group at Tulane University who has distinguished themselves through an outstanding academic record during their high school career and who exemplifies the ideals of
the Newcomb College Institute through service to Tulane University and the Greater New Orleans community. Examples of under-represented groups include but are not limited to members of ethnic minority groups, LGBTQ students, differently-abled students, and
members of religious minority groups.
This one-time cash award can be used to enhance the recipient’s educational experience at Tulane. However, the recipient is required to submit a final one-page report to the Newcomb College Institute listing how the funds were spent and the impact of
receiving the grant within one calendar year.