BPCC Foundation establishes two new endowed scholarships

The BPCC Foundation has established two new endowed scholarships with the receipt of a generous donor gift.

The WoodmenLife Chapter 54 of Louisiana donated $60,000 to the BPCC Foundation to establish the WoodmenLife Chapter 54 of Louisiana Endowed Scholarship in Allied Health and the WoodmenLife Chapter 54 of Louisiana Endowed Scholarship in Business.

Both scholarships will support students at Bossier Parish Community College in the Division of Science, Nursing, and Allied Health and the Division of Business.

With the generosity of these gifts, the BPCC Foundation plans to request matching funds from the State of Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund in the spring of 2020 and permanently endow the new scholarships. 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 the WoodmenLife Chapter 54 of Louisiana are excited to begin this partnership to benefit BPCC students for many years to come. On hand to present the gift to BPCC Chancellor Rick Bateman were Mrs. Elizabeth Jordan, Secretary, and Mr. Ted Hayes, Trustee, of the local chapter.

The WoodmenLife Chapter 54 of Louisiana is one of nearly 1,300 locally chartered units nationwide who are members of WoodmenLife Insurance Company, a not-for-profit insurance company. Through community-focused, family-oriented chapters, members aspire to achieve fraternal ideals through social, civic, charitable, educational, patriotic, and voluntary service activities.