The NOCCA Institute

Graduate Awards

The NOCCA Institute and its supporters have set up numerous funds to help NOCCA graduates on their journey toward a professional career in the arts. Some funds are dedicated to a particular department; others recognize not only achievement in a specific discipline, but also a student’s character and record of community service. Students cannot apply to these funds directly; they are nominated by the faculty in their departments.

Departmental awards

  • Lee and Kathy Randall Award in Creative Writing
  • Milly and George Denegre Award in Dance
  • Helen Hill Memorial Award in Media Arts
  • Make It Funky Award in Jazz
  • Glennadora & James H. Perry Award in Vocal Music
  • Freda M. Lupin Award in Musical Theatre
  • Kuumba-Keener Award in Theatre
  • Outstanding Graduate Award in Theatre Design
  • The NOCCA Institute Collection Award (Visual Arts Purchase)

Special achievement awards

  • The Helen A. Mervis Award for artistic and academic achievement and community service
  • The Lisa Marie Catalanello Memorial Scholarship for visual arts achievement and generosity of spirit
  • The Daniel Price Memorial Scholarship for Aspiring Young Artists
  • Seth Daniel P. Memorial Award for multi-disciplinary artistic accomplishment
  • The Gary Barnett and Charles Jefferson Scholarship for visual arts achievement by an Orleans Parish student