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Government & Community Relations

The Office of Government and Community Relations works to advance Tulane’s mission in research, teaching and service by aggressively seeking government funding for university programs and activities, providing and analyzing data and developing strategies for the university’s coordinated response to challenges, threats and opportunities related to federal, state and local government and community activities, coordinating the development of university programs and cross-university partnerships that have the potential for significant government funding, and acting in an advisory capacity for on-going government-awarded projects, as appropriate.

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Tulane in Louisiana SpIF

Tulane University's activities have impacts throughout Louisiana. Check out these interactive maps to see where our students, physicians, alumni, and major programs affect the state's cities and parishes. 

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Tulane University Impact
Impact

As one of the city’s oldest institutions, a leading center of education and research, and a leading private employer, Tulane University has long had a major impact on the economy of New Orleans and the greater New Orleans area.

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Legislative Scholarships

The Legislative Scholarship Program provides a one-year full-tuition scholarship to Tulane University for Louisiana residents who are graduates of Louisiana high schools, meet the eligibility criteria, and are awarded scholarships. Legislative Scholarship awards are made on an annual basis and the receipt of an award for one year does not imply that the award will be continued for subsequent years. The separate Mayoral Scholarship program guidelines and applications are also available from the Undergraduate Admissions website.

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Get Connected

Stay in touch with recent government and community developments affecting Tulane University students, faculty, staff and neighbors via email, social media, and the Tulane Advococy Network.  

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As the largest private employer in New Orleans and a regional magnet for talent and innovation, Tulane University has a more than $1 billion annual impact on the Louisiana economy, generating approximately 11,800 direct and indirect jobs within the state.

As a member of the prestegious Association of American Universities (AAU) Tulane is one of the nation's leading biomedical research universities. In 2017 Tulane University was awarded 115 grants from the National Institutes of Health representing over $68 million in new federal funding focused on medical and public health research. Over 48% of all NIH-funded research in Louisiana is conducted here at Tulane. 

In 1884 the State of Louisiana gave control of the University of Louisiana to the newly formed Board of Administrators of the Tulane Education Fund, changing the name to The Tulane University of Louisiana. Ever since, as part of its partnership with the State, Tulane is required to award a scholarship to the qualified Louisiana nominee of each of the state's legislators. In addition, a separate and earlier 1882 agreement between the University of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans obligates the university to award 10 scholarships each year to eligible students from New Orleans public schools, as nominated by the Mayor's office. Together, the state and city legislative scholarships represent a value of over $8 million annually invested by the university for the benefit of Louisiana students.