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Applications open for scholarship honoring North Vermilion High student

Posted at 9:16 PM, Jan 10, 2019

Lafayette General Foundation is accepting applications for the Alana Brooke Duhon Memorial Scholarship.

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 $500 scholarship encourages eligible North Vermilion 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

“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 2019-2020 award year are due February 27, by 5:00 p.m. Awards are made based on the availability of funds from the scholarship. To apply, visit the Lafayette General Foundation site.

“Alana’s death was tragic and heartbreaking. Whenever a member of the Lafayette General family grieves, we all grieve,” says Nancy Broadhurst, executive director of the Lafayette General Foundation, “it is an honor and privilege to help Alana’s legacy live on.”