Mar 7, 2013 5:27 PM by MELISSA CANONE
Lafayette - Elder Outreach of Baton Rouge established two scholarships at South Louisiana Community College totaling $6,000. The donations were made to SLCC's Foundation.
The first scholarship is the Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation Scholarship. It totals $3,000. The second is the Eastridge Nursing and Rehabilitation and Pelican Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Scholarship. It also equals $3,000.
"The generosity of Elder Outreach will help our students complete programs in our Nursing and Allied Health Sciences division, allowing our students to get the training and ‘know how' they will need to fulfill successful careers," said SLCC Chancellor Dr. Natalie Harder.
The scholarships will be awarded on a bi-annual basis to an incoming freshmen or returning students, majoring in the Nurse Assistant program or Practical Nursing at SLCC's Gulf Area campus in Abbeville and its Acadian Campus in Crowley. Nearly 300 students are enrolled in these programs college-wide.
"Our core mission at Elder Outreach/Southwind, Encore, Eastridge and Pelican Pointe is to provide quality healthcare well beyond ordinary. As a non-profit organization, we also strive to make a strong, meaningful impact in the communities our nursing and rehabilitation centers serve," said Jude Sittig, regional administer with Elder Outreach.
"To honor our senior residents and to meet the increasing demand for well-trained healthcare employees, we have established a scholarship under the name of each of the above mentioned nursing facilities. Our goal is to provide assistance to students in financial need who exhibit strength of character, with a serving heart and strong desire to work in healthcare," he continued.
Elder Outreach is a non-profit organization that operates Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers in Arkansas and Louisiana.