Opelousas, LA (PRWEB) February 12, 2016 -- The law firm of Morrow, Morrow, Ryan & Bassett is offering scholarships to individuals of St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage applicants to pursue a degree in their field of study and upon graduation to encourage those individuals to seek employment within these two parishes.
“We have available jobs in St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes that can be filled by individuals right here at home, they just need an opportunity and that is what we are trying to provide for them," said Pat Morrow, Senior Partner at MMRB. “Our goal is to continue to provide these scholarships for many years to come. 2016 marks our third year to provide scholarships to support these two parishes," he added.
Scholarships will be awarded based on academic background (must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA), maturity of the applicant, financial need, community involvement, the availability of resources, funding and the applicants’ chosen career field. Applicants must be permanent residents of St. Landry or Evangeline Parish.
Six (6) scholarships for $2,500 each will be awarded. These six scholarships will be awarded as a one-time award for the 2016-17 school year. Scholarship amounts and guidelines will be set by the MMRB Scholarship Committee and may be adjusted on an annual basis. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the educational institution the applicant is attending. Applicants must be attending an educational institution/college in the state of Louisiana and can apply during any portion of their educational career (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, professional school, etc.) Applicants can also be current TOPS recipients.
The OGHS Foundation is operating this scholarship program. Therefore the completed applications should be submitted to the OGHS Foundation office located at the Main Campus of Opelousas General Health System. Application forms must be submitted with:
1. a photo of applicant (at least a 4 X 6)
2. two letters of recommendation
3. original high school transcript/GED and all original post-secondary transcripts
(college) if applicable.
All documents, including application, should be submitted to the Foundation Office by mail or in person no later than end of business day on April 1, 2016. Applications may be mailed to the following address: P. O. Box 1389, Opelousas, LA 70571. All applications will be considered without regard to race, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment or veteran status. Applications will be reviewed by the MMRB Scholarship Committee and the top candidates will be called for interviews with the committee. Scholarships will be awarded in July/August.
Questions can be directed to the Foundation Office at 337-594-3499.
Deanna LeJeune, Opelousas General Health System, http://www.opelousasgeneral.com, +1 337-948-5170, [email protected]