$80,000+ in Scholarships Awarded to SLCC Students for Spring Semester

by | Mar 2, 2023 | Investors

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More than $86,000 in scholarships were awarded to students at South Louisiana Community College for the Spring 2023 semester. Through the generosity of companies and individuals in Acadiana, these students will have a portion or nearly all of their tuition paid.

“These scholarships give students a critical ‘hand up’ on the necessary financial resources to meet their goals of attending and completing their college education,” explains Lana Fontenot, SLCC Foundation executive director. “Through generous support from our partners across Acadiana, our students are positioned to achieve their goals with a significantly reduced financial burden.”

Recipients include a varied mix of majors at SLCC, from Registered Nursing and Nondestructive Testing Technology to General Studies and Information Technology. The donors are also a diverse group, with many tracing their careers back to SLCC, like TJ Johnson. She started the Women in IT Scholarship because she wanted more women to enter the male-dominated field; Johnson hopes her scholarship will inspire them to follow their own path.

“It can be hard thriving in an environment where no one looks like you. That’s why I started the Women in IT scholarship. I want to encourage more women to finish their IT-based degree and to join the path I was so fortunate to travel. Supporting our SLCC students is an important endeavor for me. Someone was there for me when I was a student and I want to be a helping hand to someone else. These students are our future,” explains Johnson.

A reception for the 80-plus scholarship recipients was held March 1st at 3 p.m. at the Health and Sciences Auditorium on the SLCC Lafayette Campus. For the list of scholarship recipients, please see the attached list.