South Louisiana Community College has awarded about $80,000 in scholarships to about 24 students for the current academic year.

Several companies and individuals made scholarship donations that will help students pay a portion to almost all of their education expenses for the fall and spring semesters.

“The impact of these scholarships on our students is immeasurable,” SLCC Chancellor Natalie Harder said. “By easing the financial pressures of college, our donors are helping to drive our students to continue their educational pursuits.”

The largest donation came from KATC TV-3 and Home Furniture, who teamed up for the second consecutive year to give $12,000 in scholarships to four SLCC students: Christian Nichole Veronie, Abby McRee, Haley Castille and Anne Catherine LeBlanc.

Other scholarships and recipients are:

  • American Legion Hospital Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship: Ruby Ann Chiasson
  • C.L. Jack Stelly & Associates Scholarship: Rachel La Pearl Waldroup
  • Charles Keith Hill Memorial EMS Scholarship: Kelsey Adalaide Dulworth and Kyle Steven Dupre
  • Elder Outreach Eastridge Nursing and Rehabilitation and Pelican Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Scholarship: Angela Francis Hendriks
  • Elder Outreach Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Encore Health and Rehabilitation Scholarship: Trish Evon Fontenot
  • Follett’s Bookstore Scholarship: Andrea Imani Bradley, Benika Jade Boast, Scott Sorensen and Tanesha Monique Brooks
  • iConvergence Scholarship: Marcus Raymond
  • John Chance Land Surveys Inc. Scholarship: Rachel La Pearl Waldroup
  • Johnston Street Java Scholarship: Benika Jade Boast
  • Lt. Dronet Detachment Marine Corps League and Gulf Coast Bank Scholarship: Tyler Neil Trahan
  • Melissa Leger Memorial Scholarship: Jody Wild Demarcay
  • Mia Trahan Memorial Scholarship: Nicole Zaunbrecher
  • Never Too Late Scholarship: Christian Nichole Veronie
  • Opelousas Kiwanis Club Scholarship: Morgan Collins
  • Popeyes Scholarship: Andrea Imani Bradley and Scott Sorensen
  • Ronald Stokes Memorial Scholarship: Michelle Cossey and Ashlee Brooke Myers
  • St. Landry Economic Development Scholarship: Dorothy Marie Jackson

The Grainger Foundation also contributed $20,000 toward the establishment of an apprenticeship program for the college’s air conditioning and refrigeration programs in Lafayette and New Iberia and its welding program in New Iberia. The apprenticeship program begins this fall, and 12 students will be admitted each semester.

Scholarship applications for each academic year are available beginning in March.