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SLCC Scholarships up for grabs

Posted at 11:01 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 12:01:39-04

More than $95,000 in scholarships is available for the upcoming spring semester at South Louisiana Community College.

New and continuing students can apply for SLCC scholarships through November 15.

Through the generosity of donors in Acadiana, dozens of students will have a portion or nearly all of their education for the spring semester paid.

New scholarships established this year include those from educational supporters such as Bridgeway Apartments, Eyeconik Brand, Louisiana Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, Mellington Family, and Lemoine Company.

Combined with the scholarships awarded during the current fall semester, more than $150,000 is projected to be awarded this academic year.

Several of the 100+ available scholarships are open to all students, while others are specific to a student’s campus location and/or major.

“Scholarships are powerful tools that help recruit and retain our students,” said Lana Fontenot, SLCC’s vice chancellor for institutional advancement. “There is no greater feeling to our scholarship donors than knowing they are helping provide an education to a student, and there is no greater relief to our scholarship recipients than knowing they can worry less about the costs of that education. Plus, they now have someone who is invested in their success.”

Students interested in applying for the scholarships should visit SLCC’s website at

The Spring 2020 semester begins January 10.

For more information about SLCC’s scholarships, contact (337) 521-9635 or e-mail

The SLCC Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation established in 2003 for the mission of supporting the activities of South Louisiana Community College. Over the last five years, the SLCC Foundation has raised a $2.1 million match for a $17 million Health & Sciences Building for the College’s Lafayette campus, increased its endowment 900% through new scholarships and professorships, increased employee giving from 1.8% to over 65%, implemented the SLCC’s largest-ever scholarship program, and executed successful naming campaigns for two College facilities in Lafayette and St. Martinville.