2 Opelousas Catholic Students Receive Inaugural Emerging Leaders Scholarships

McKenzie Chevis and Brailey Major

Louisiana Black Advocates for Life recently awarded two $4,000 scholarships to students at Opelousas Catholic High School.

Dr. Kathy Allen, State Director for Louisiana Black Advocates for Life, made the presentations of the St. Landry Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program during mass this weekend at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. The recipients of the inaugural scholarships are McKenzie Chevis, a 10th-grader, and Brailey Major, an 11th-grader. They were also recognized for their spirit, academics and leadership skills.

The St. Landry Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program was designed to create an opportunity for Black students to access a quality, Christian-focused education that will lead to the development of school and community leaders, pro-life advocates for the born and unborn, and social justice influencers and leaders.

Scholarships of up to $4,000 per year per student are funded for use toward tuition or other directly related expenses to matriculation at Opelousas Catholic High School or the Schools of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau. The goal of the program is to eventually have an emerging leader at each level of high school – freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior.

For more information on this program, visit our website, or contact Dr. Kathy Allen at 337-524-0044 or