Bossier Parish Community College officials today recognized a gift from a donor that will benefit deserving students in its Division of Business.
The WoodmenLife Chapter 54 of Louisiana presented Dr. Rick Bateman, on behalf of the BPCC Foundation, with a gift of $20,000 to increase the impact of its current scholarship endowment in Business, the WoodmenLife Chapter 54 of Louisiana Endowed Scholarship in Business. With the generosity of this gift, the BPCC Foundation will request matching funds of $20,000 from the State of Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund to permanently endow the new funds. The Board of Regents Support Fund was established in 1986 pursuant to an amendment to the Louisiana Constitution to maintain a source of state dollars for higher education grant opportunities for 2- and 4-year colleges in Louisiana.
Bossier Parish Community College and WoodmenLife Chapter 54 of Louisiana have had a long-standing relationship for 3 years. In 2019, the Chapter contributed $60,000 to establish two endowed scholarships at BPCC, the WoodmenLife Chapter 54 of Louisiana Endowed Scholarship in Business, and the WoodmenLife Chapter 54 of Louisiana Endowed Scholarship in Allied Health. Those endowments currently total over $120,000. With this new gift and potential state match next Spring, the endowments will total over $160,000.
“We thank our friend and partner WoodmenLife Chapter 54 of Louisiana for its vision and desire to make Bossier Parish Community College better for our students and, ultimately, for our community and workforce,” said Dr. Bateman.
If you are interested in establishing an endowed scholarship with the BPCC Foundation for Bossier Parish Community College, contact Susannah Stinson, Development Director, at 318-678-6010.