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TOPS Scholarship Program (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-05-17

Duration: 00:05:59

Subjects: TOPS PROGRAM | HIGHER EDUCATION | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • McLain, Oscar Interviewee
  • Holmes, Ebony Interviewee
  • Smith, Paula Interviewee


This segment from the May 17, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on the TOPS Scholarship program. Her report focuses on the eligibility requirements and possible roadblocks during the application process. She interviews: Oscar McLain, a TOPS scholarship recipient and recent Southern University graduate; Ebony Holmes, the communications supervisor at the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA); and Paula Smith, a student financial aid administrator at LOSFA.