Nunez Community College freshmen can apply for Kiwanis scholarship _lowres

Photo provided by Nunez Community College -- A St. Bernard Parish Kiwanis Club Scholarship at Nunez Community College helped prepare Ladd Mahler to transfer to LSU.

Applications are being accepted until Aug. 1 for the $3,000 St. Bernard Parish Kiwanis Club Scholarship at Nunez Community College.

The Kiwanis scholarship was first awarded in spring 2015. That recipient, Ladd Mahler of Chalmette, is transferring to Louisiana State University this fall to study engineering, after two years of study at Nunez.

“The scholarship helped tremendously. Between my TOPS award and the Kiwanis Scholarship, I have been able to get a great education at Nunez and save money to get ready to move to LSU,” he said.

Mahler, a 2013 graduate of Chalmette High School, says he chose to begin at Nunez because “it’s a great place to start, and helped me get my foot in the door for higher education.” He heads to LSU with a 3.8 GPA. His younger sister, a rising senior at Chalmette High, also plans to start her college education at Nunez.

The St. Bernard Parish Kiwanis Club Scholarship will be awarded to a St. Bernard Parish resident who is active in the community, who will be attending Nunez as a first-time, full-time freshman. “It is wonderful to be able to reward a student who has demonstrated a commitment to making St. Bernard a stronger community,” said Becky Maillet, dean of student affairs. To apply for the scholarship online, visit