Pictured (l-r) are Mike Orban with REV Business, the tournament’s Masters Sponsor; scholarship recipients Julia Spiess, Ella Corryn Rogge and Re’Ana Roig; and Chamber Chairman David Landry with Carver Darden Law Firm

The St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to three St. Tammany high school seniors: Ella Corryn Rogge from Mandeville High School, Re’Ana Roig from Fontainebleau High School and Julia Spiess from Northshore High School. The scholarships were funded with proceeds from the Chamber’s 2023 Swinging for Scholarships Golf Tournament.

“The Chamber is committed to the growth of business and keeping local talent in our community,” said St. Tammany Chamber CEO Lacey Osborne. “We are thankful to everyone who participated in the golf tournament and made these scholarships possible, especially our Masters Sponsor Rev Business. We hope our annual golf tournament will enable us to continue to award scholarships.” 

Applications were open to St. Tammany residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and planning to attend a Louisiana college or university. Applicants also submitted a 250-word essay on what influenced the decision to pursue a college degree and two letters of recommendation from a non-family member.

This fall, Ella Corryn Rogge and Julia Spiess are attending LSU in Baton Rouge and Re’Ana Roig is attending ULL in Lafayette.

“Although the selection process involved many competitive candidates, we were very impressed with the scholastic and extra-curricular achievements of Julia, Re’Ana, and Ella,” said Chamber Board Chairman David Landry with the Carver Darden Law Firm. “We congratulate these students on their high level of academic dedication and determination and wish them a bright and successful future in all of their endeavors. We are also very grateful for the sponsors and volunteers who enabled the Swinging for Scholarships Golf Tournament to transcend our goals this year! ”