Washington State Bank is announcing a new scholarship opportunity for students attending South Louisiana Community College.

The bank has just created a $5,000 scholarship for students who are studying business.

There are several criteria to be eligible, which includes, but are not limited to:

  • Students must be majoring in a business-related program
  • Students must have and maintain a 2.5 grade point average
  • Students must be taking at least 12 credit hours

Washington State Bank president and CEO Sue Soileau Brignac says,

"Quality education teaches students to strive and reach for more, which is measured with accomplishment and produces citizens who are intelligent, well-spoken and prepared for productive lives. Washington State Bank is very involved in developing better educational opportunities.  That is what will create improved economic development in our state.”

The first time the scholarship will be awarded with be in the 2015-2016 academic year, and applications are available at www.solacc.edu.

Executive Director of the SLCC Foundation Lana Fontenot says,

"As a community bank, Washington State Bank knows the meaning of investing in its community,” said Lana Fontenot, executive director of the SLCC Foundation. “By creating this scholarship, Washington State Bank is investing in our students, most of whom work local and live local. This is a true community investment.”

Faculty and staff who are part of the Scholarship Committee at South Louisiana Community College will decide who gets the scholarship.

If you would like to find out more about which scholarships are available, or if you are considering setting up a scholarship you can call 337-521-9026 or foundation@solacc.edu.