Taylor/NOMA Scholars Program

The new Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is proud to collaborate with the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation to honor Taylor Scholars! The Taylor Scholars Program provides students a chance to be recognized by one of the region’s preeminent fine arts institutions for their exceptional academic achievements. The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation established the Taylor/NOMA Scholars Program through a $360,000 endowment designed to guarantee the program in perpetuity.

Qualifications for students in grades 7-12: * Students earning a 2.5 – 2.9 GPA during the 2018-19 school year will receive a one-year membership to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

  • Students earning a 3.0+ GPA during the 2018-19 school year will, in addition to Aquarium, Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and NOMA memberships, receive a one-year membership to Audubon Zoo.


  • Unlimited FREE admission for one year for one student and two parents/guardians at all times the facilities are open to the public.
    • Note that admission to NOMA is free for all youth under 18
  • 10% off selected items in the Museum Shop.
  • Taylor Scholars Day family events & offerings


Principals, Teachers, Counselors

Learn how your school can participate in the Taylor Awards Program for the 2019-20 School Year.

Principals, Teachers and Counselors: Due to the recent passage of Acts (#677 and #837) by the Louisiana Legislature, we can no longer request names or other data about your students. Instead, this year we ask that you submit only the number of qualifying students for each award level. We will ship blank membership certificates for you to personalize and distribute to students.


Diocesan Leaders

2017/2018 Taylor Scholars Awards Program Results

Questions? Email taylorawards@bellsouth.net