Today, the Lafayette General Foundation announced the 2018 recipients of the Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund. This year, the foundation chose to honor eight recipients – each being awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
The following six recipients will be attending Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSUE): Nikki Chauvin, Lauryn Laughlin, Shavonne Lewis, Hannah Mizzi, Chelsea Nowell and Taylor Thibodeaux. Two recipients, Kameron Landry and Catherine Shaw, will be attending Northwestern State University (NSU).
The scholarship began in 2015 with an anonymous donor in Montana, just one day after the Grand Theatre shooting. Numerous donations followed, including many from Lafayette General Health employees, helping the fund grow to $20,000. The day before the fund was publically announced, Bo and Jerry Ramsay donated $5,000 on behalf of everyone affected by the shooting. After learning about the launch of the scholarship, comedian Amy Schumer, star of the movie Trainwreck, donated $25,000 to the fund, doubling the amount.
The Mayci Breaux Scholarship is awarded to local high school students enrolled in a radiologic technology program at a Louisiana institution. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above at the time of application.