BPCC receives grant to support healthcare students

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The Community Foundation of North Louisiana has awarded the BPCC Foundation a $30,000 grant to support student scholarships.  This matching grant from the Annie Lowe Stiles Trust will be used to support students pursuing careers in nursing and the allied health professions.

 

“The Community Foundation has a tremendous impact on the lives of BPCC students and we appreciate their critical support,” said BPCC Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. “We are fortunate to have partners like the Community Foundation who understand an investment in BPCC is an investment in north Louisiana’s workforce.”

CommunityFoundPaula Hickman, Executive Director of The Community Foundation of North Louisiana, said that the organization provides a variety of charitable services to help our partners achieve their vision for a stronger, more vibrant community.

 

“The Community Foundation knows that an investment in Bossier Parish Community College is leveraged with innovative leadership that has increased our community’s employment rate, attracted new industry to our area and equipped a new generation of community leaders with the tools that are needed to compete in a 21st century global economy.”

 

The scholarships will fulfill critical needs for students in clinical rotations by removing some of the financial barriers they experience during this most challenging phase of their studies.

 

“The generosity of the Community Foundation is vital to the continued success of our Nursing and Allied Health students,” said Carolyn Burroughs, BPCC’s dean of Science, Nursing, and Allied Health.

 

Any questions regarding the scholarship award can be directed to Stephanie Rogers, Director of Institutional Advancement, at srogers@bpcc.edu.  For more information on BPCC’s programs in Science, Nursing, and Allied Health, visit www.bpcc.edu/sciencealliedhealth .