H&B Young Foundation Partners with Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City

MORGAN CITY – Thirty students have the opportunity to take advantage of college courses free of charge, courtesy of the Hugh and Byrnes Young Foundation’s Scholars program. This is the Young Foundation’s third consecutive sponsorship of college courses at the Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City. The free courses apply to students attending the Young Memorial Campus and taking a general education course.

“Our goal is to do real and permanent good in and for Morgan City.  What better way could we do this than to promote the education of our citizens,” said Brenda Ayo, H&B Young Foundation president.

General education courses became available at the Young Memorial Campus last summer. These courses can be applied towards an associate degree and can also be transferred to a four-year university.

“These courses are a major opportunity for students to get a jump start on a bachelor’s or associate’s degree right in their community,” said Lana Fontenot, SLCC’s associate vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement. “Through the benevolence of the Young Foundation, we are able to provide unprecedented educational opportunities for those who are seeking a college degree.”

This program is made possible through a partnership with South Louisiana Community College. In 2017, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System announced the realignment of the Young Memorial Campus to SLCC.

To qualify for the Young Foundation Scholars program, individuals must have never taken a course through SLCC. Currently, all general education courses are offered online at the Young Memorial Campus and begin Jan. 8.

The first 30 slots will be free of charge, courtesy of the H&B Young Foundation. To enroll, call (337) 521-9000 and reference the Young Foundation Scholars Program at the Young Memorial Campus. Current Young Memorial students interested in enrolling in these courses can call (985) 380-2957 or visit Student Services on campus. 



South Louisiana Community College is a comprehensive community college that operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte. The college serves more than 13,000 students annually and offers an array of academic programs. Students earn associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates, and industry-based certifications. It is ranked 14th among the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers as determined by Community College Week.