Rotary Club pledges scholarship funding to Southeastern

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Rotary funds scholarships
by: Rene Abadie

ROTARY SUPPORTS SOUTHEASTERN SCHOLARSHIPS – Southeastern President John L. Crain, center, accepts a donation from Greg Earles, president of the Hammond-Ponchatoula Sunriser Rotary Club, which recently increased the scholarship offerings it provides the university. With them is Southeastern Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale.

     HAMMOND – The Hammond Ponchatoula Sunriser Rotary Club recently pledged to triple the value of its current scholarship offerings for Southeastern Louisiana University scholarships.
     Initiated in 2011 and completed in 2012, the club’s initial scholarship helped defray the costs of tuition for a selected student. With the rising costs of tuition, the club decided to enhance the endowed value of its scholarship in order to significantly increase the annual scholarship disbursement.  
     “Our goal is to have the scholarship provide about $1,000 each year to its recipient,” said Greg Earles, president of the club.
     “This is a great show of support for Southeastern and its students. It is so important that we have a strong scholarship program to ensure that students who can attend and achieve have the opportunity to do so,” noted Wendy Lauderdale, vice president for advancement for Southeastern.  “We are so appreciative of the Hammond Ponchatoula Sunriser Rotary Club for their generosity.”

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