Armentor announces 2018 scholarship winners

Posted at 5:11 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 18:11:55-04

Five high school graduates are getting some help paying for college.

Lafayette attorney Glenn Armentor started the Pay it Forward scholarship program to reward students for their hard work despite financial and situational struggles.

One recipient whose home was destroyed during the 2016 floods says the money allows him to pursue a career as a general physician. 

"I like knowledge, I like to learn a lot of things," said Tony Robertson, scholarship recipient.  "And, the more I learn, the more I’m able to adapt and overcome you know obstacles and everything like that. I think that’s how I did it. I was able to learn and adapt and be able to overcome struggles really."