Press Release: Lafayette General Foundation (LGF) is now accepting applications for the Alana Brooke Duhon Memorial Scholarship. The $500 scholarship encourages eligible North Vermillion High School (NVHS) softball team members to pursue an academic career in the medical field.
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Must be female;
- Must be a NVHS softball team member for a minimum of 2 years;
- Must be majoring in a healthcare profession.
The scholarship was established in memory of Alana Duhon, a North Vermilion High School sophomore who was killed in an automobile accident by a drunk driver in February 2018. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior NVHS softball team member who truly exemplifies Alana’s passion and love for life. She was passionate about playing softball, yet even more passionate about the friendships she made along the way. Alana was also active in 4-H throughout high school.
“Alana had a huge heart and she cared deeply for her friends and teammates,” said Stacy Duhon, RN, Alana’s mother and Clinical Implementation Specialist at Lafayette General Medical Center. “She gave encouraging words and a shoulder to cry on to anyone in need and according to her friends, she gave the best hugs. I want to carry on her legacy with this scholarship to someone who shares the same passion Alana had.”
Applications for the 2017-2018 award year are due June 1, 2018; by 5 p.m. Awards are made based on the availability of funds from the scholarship. The expected award date is June 29, 2018, and public announcement of the winner(s) will be embargoed until the first week of July. To apply, visit: http://www.lafayettegeneral.com/foundation/what_we_do.aspx
“Alana’s death was tragic and heartbreaking. Whenever a member of the Lafayette General family grieves, we all grieve,” says Cian Robinson, Executive Director of the Lafayette General Foundation. “I’m thrilled to see this scholarship come to fruition. It is an honor and privilege to help Alana’s legacy live on.”