Announcing The Tensey Pricer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Announcing The Tensey Pricer Memorial Scholarship Fund

May 9, 2024

The Dunham School is honored to announce the creation of The Tensey Pricer Memorial Scholarship Fund, established to commemorate the remarkable life of Mr. Tensey Pricer who passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2024. More than 50 donors, including family, friends, co-workers, and insurance agencies from across Louisiana, contributed memorial gifts that surpassed the $50,000 principal requirement needed to create a named scholarship fund.

Mr. Pricer is remembered for his servant’s heart, inspiring faith journey, and dedication to the word of God. The memorial fund is intended to encourage those characteristics in the next generation of of compassionate Christian leaders by underwriting an annual scholarship awarded to a Dunham student who demonstrates empathetic listening, selfless service, a desire to foster strong peer relationships, and a godly character that is evident to all. Like Tensey Pricer, this student exhibits the Christlike qualities of humility, compassion, and grace. The first recipient of The Tensey Pricer Memorial Scholarship will be named at the end of the 2024-2025 school year.

Mr. Pricer was the husband of Dunham’s Director of Admission and Enrollment Michelle Pricer, father of Dunham graduates London Pricer Jackson ’17 and Becket Pricer ’21, and uncle to current students Sarah Slaton ’28, Summer Slaton ’28, and Charlotte Slaton ’27. A beloved member of the Dunham community, he had a heart for service and was a frequent volunteer throughout his long association with the school.

Mr. Pricer served as president of Pawbackers and the Gridiron Club, managed and coordinated the press box for home football games for many years, and was a founding member of the Dunham Men’s Club. Outside of Dunham, he volunteered as a coach for the YMCA and Istrouma Baptist Sports Organization. As agency relations manager for LWCC, he built strong relationships with hundreds of insurance agents across the state and supported the company’s philanthropic efforts by serving on the company’s Cornerstone Committee, leading its Corporate Cup team, and organizing statewide service projects.

The Tensey Pricer Memorial Scholarship Fund will be invested with the school’s other Share Dunham Scholarship Funds until the principal reaches $100,000. After that time, it will convert into a stand-alone endowment that generates a scholarship valued at $4,000 or more each school year. To make a gift or learn more about scholarship endowments, please visit our endowment web page or contact Director of Development Kelly DeRossette to set up a meeting.

“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” - Hebrews 12:1-2

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