Dec 19, 2012 5:31 PM by KATC
LAFAYETTE - Education at South Louisiana Community College may be within closer reach for several aspiring students, thanks for The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation.
Through the generosity of Glenn Armentor, as many as four at-risk young and adult students, will be awarded financial assistance through the newly established SLCC Glenn Armentor Pay-It-Forward Scholarship of Excellence. Together these scholarships will total $10,000 to pay full tuition to any SLCC campus in Acadiana.
"What Glenn Armentor is establishing at SLCC is an opportunity for the pursuit of an education for someone who otherwise could not financially make college a reality," said Dr. Natalie Harder, chancellor of South Louisiana Community College. "We appreciate Mr. Armentor's generosity, and I am confident these students will one day be able to ‘pay it forward' just as he is doing today."
The Scholarship Award Committee will be made up of an independent panel of community educators, leaders, professionals, and citizens. They will award the scholarships based on a combination of attributes such as student performance, drive, ability, financial need, desire to seek a college degree, and more.
Armentor is proud to be able to pay forward this gift, in memory and appreciation for all those who helped him arise from poverty and cultivate the ability to build one of the state's most successful law firms.
"These scholarships are a way for me to pay forward what I can not pay back," said Armentor. "It is a way for me to give a deserving individual with great potential the chance to grow into the bright future they richly deserve, just as those people in the past helped me overcome major economic and domestic adversity as a child."
If you know a deserving young person with great potential but no financial means in which to attend college or need further information about the Pay It Forward Scholarship of Excellence, contact the scholarship department at The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation at 337-233-1471.