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

For information about SLCC’s scholarships or giving opportunities, contact Fontenot at (337) 521-9026 or