$50,000 in Student Scholarships Up for Grabs

More than $50,000 in scholarships is available for the upcoming fall semester at South Louisiana Community College. New and continuing students can begin applying for SLCC scholarships March 15.

Through the generosity of donors in Acadiana, dozens of students will have a portion or nearly all of their education for the 2017 fall semester paid.

New scholarships established this year include those from educational supporters such as Cox Communications. This organization donated $6,000 in scholarship funding that will be benefit three SLCC students in Acadiana. Other donors include Washington State Bank, CLECO, Louisiana CAT, Rotary of Lafayette, and A&A Appliance Center.

Donations from SLCC’s faculty and staff during its recent Employee Giving Campaign have helped to fund two student scholarships as well for the upcoming fall semester.

Several of the 37 available scholarships are open to all students, while others are specific to a student’s campus location and/or major.

One of the largest scholarships is from Elder Outreach. This company continually funds two scholarships at SLCC totaling $10,000. The scholarships are the Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation Scholarship, and the Eastridge Nursing and Rehabilitation and Pelican Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Scholarship. Each is $5,000. Elder Outreach was recently honored as the college’s Benefactor of the Year for its support on a number of initiatives, including annual scholarships.

“Scholarships are powerful tools that help recruit and retain our students,” said Lana Fontenot, SLCC’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the SLCC Foundation. “There is no greater feeling to our scholarship donors than knowing they are helping provide an education to a student, and there is no greater relief to our scholarship recipients than knowing they can worry less about the costs of that education. Plus, they now have someone who is invested in their success.”

Students interested in applying for the scholarships should visit SLCC’s website at solacc.edu and click on Scholarships.

Deadline to apply for the spring scholarships is Thursday, June 1. The Fall 2017 semester begins Monday, August 14.

SLCC is a comprehensive community college that serves more than 13,000 students annually and operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte.

For more information about SLCC’s scholarships, contact (337) 521-9635 or e-mail foundation@solacc.edu.