The Impact of Scholarships
Memorial Scholarship Support
Scholarship and fellowship support are crucial in drawing top-tier students from a range of backgrounds. These well-rounded young men and women create a vibrant educational environment, and enable Tulane to better compete with our nation’s most prestigious universities. Scholarships are one of the most effective resources available to Tulane students who are working to reach their full potential. Scholarships give them the freedom to pursue their passions and positively impact their communities and organizations.
Fellowships provide crucial support to Tulane graduate students. At the A. B. Freeman School of Business, students are prepared for the workforce through our tradition of academic excellence and experiential learning opportunities. By relieving debt burden, fellowships provide financial freedom to students as they embark on new career paths after graduating.
Beau Parent Memorial Scholarship Fund
In July 2014, Freeman unexpectedly lost a pillar of the Tulane accounting community, Professor Beau Parent. For 37 years, Beau taught Financial Accounting to nearly every business undergraduate student. His sudden death came as a shock to the thousands he taught over the years.
His teachings inspired countless students to pursue careers in accounting. Many former students remember how he made accounting fun, with timeless sayings such as “debits on the left by the window, credits on the right by the wall.”
Beau’s family, along with Freeman alumni, faculty, staff and friends, have come together to establish a fund that will honor Beau’s memory at the Freeman School. This scholarship fund supports worthy Tulane undergraduate students pursuing a graduate degree in accounting. Support this fund now
Andrew F. Makk Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Andrew F. Makk Memorial Scholarship was founded in 2013, in memory of Andrew at the time of his death, to support talented undergraduate students at the A. B. Freeman School of Business who demonstrate strong academic achievement, a dedication to the values of Tulane University, and have a keen interest in the energy industry. Energy Capital Partners established this scholarship, and additionally works with the Freeman School's Energy Institute to provide internships to students.
A former principal at ECP, Andrew was a true professional, and a man of integrity and faith. He was a generous mentor and role model to junior professionals and students of all ages. He served as a guest speaker at A. B. Freeman; was Assistant Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Graham Windham, the nation's oldest non-sectarian child welfare agency; and was an active member of Grace Church of New York City. The Andrew F. Makk Scholarship is a reflection of Andrew's commitment to fostering excellence and rewarding initiative across every aspect of his life. Support this fund now