South Louisiana Community College awarded over $110,000 in scholarships to more than 40 students for this academic year.
The awards were the largest in the college’s history through the support of several area donors and companies.
College officials said several families and businesses created memorial scholarships to honor deceased family members and co-workers. Some of the donors include Shell, Elder Outreach, Home Furniture, KATC TV-3 and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
“These scholarships are game-changers for our students,” Lana Fontenot, SLCC’s director of development, said in a news release. “The tuition assistance eases the financial pressures of college. Because of our generous donors, our students are better able to focus on their educational success at SLCC.”
The first Faculty and Staff Scholarships for Students were awarded this year, solely from contributions from the college’s employees through an Employee Giving Drive. The three recipients are Hunter Tauzin, of Breaux Bridge; Grant Klentzman, of New Iberia; and Christian Veronie, of Lafayette.
Other scholarship recipients include:
Acadia General Hospital Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship: Mary Landry, of Crowley
American Petroleum Institute Scholarship: Dwight Johnson, of Scott; Chris Simmons, of New Iberia; and Trevor Trahan, of Ville Platte
C.L. Jack Stelly & Associates Scholarship: Gail Johnson, of Duson
Capital One Scholarship: Angela Hendriks, of Jeanerette, and Lindsay Shello, of Abbeville
Charles Keith Hill Memorial Scholarship: Elizabeth Madison Eskind, of New Iberia
Chester Broussard Memorial Scholarship of Abbeville Rotary Club: Abby McRee, of Abbeville
Elder Outreach Nursing and Rehabilitation-Abbeville Scholarship: Angela Hendriks, of Jeanerette
Elder Outreach Nursing and Rehabilitation-Crowley Scholarship: Angela Semien, of Crowley
Follett Books & Supplies Stipend: Keyondria Hicks, of Opelousas; Melissa Robicheaux, of Franklin; Devyn Ledet, of Opelousas; and Hannah Holley, of Abbeville
Fugro Chance Land Surveys Scholarship: Veronica Johnson, of Duson
Home Furniture & KATC Scholarship: Priscilla Gutierrez, of Lafayette; Amber LeBlanc, of St. Martinville; Lynsie LeCompte, of Youngsville; and Paige Savoie, of Church Point
iConvergence Scholarship: Kent Eskine, of St. Martinville
Johnston Street Java Scholarship: Seth Stelly, of Lafayette
Lt. Dronet Marine Corps Detachment and Gulf Coast Bank Scholarship: Corinda Touchet, of Kaplan
Marathon Petroleum Energy Scholarship: Jeremy LeGros, of Jennings
Melissa Leger Memorial Scholarship: Blair Fontenot, of Youngsville
Mia Trahan Memorial Scholarship: Leanna Nix, of Youngsville
Never Too Late Scholarship: Megan Andress, of Lafayette
Nondestructive Management Association Scholarship: Michael Baquet, of Ville Platte
Opelousas Kiwanis Club Scholarship: Kellie Henry, of Opelousas
Popeyes Scholarship: Ashley Hefner and Kimberly Feast, both of Lafayette
Republic Services Scholarship: Alex Ardoin, of Scott
Ronald Stokes Memorial Scholarship: Madison Soley, of Abbeville
Shell Two-Year Scholarship and Technical Scholarship: Christopher Simmons, of New Iberia; and Tony Bourquet and Daniel Kilchrist, hometowns unavailable
Social Science Psychology Scholarship: Bennett LaMotte, of Duson; Haley Castille, of Lafayette; Haylie Lewis, of Breaux Bridge; and Priscilla Gutierrez, of Lafayette
St. Landry Economic Development Scholarship: Joanna Tyler, of Opelousas
Washington State Bank Scholarship: Kaitlyn Wells, of Lafayette, and Quentin Conway, of Krotz Springs.
The college will hold its first Striding for Scholarships 5K and 1-mile fun run fundraiser on Oct. 17. Students can participate for a chance to win a scholarship on race day. Students and the public can register for the event at solacc.edu/5K.
For information about SLCC’s scholarships or giving opportunities, contact Fontenot at (337) 521-9026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.