JD Bank Establishes Scholarship
The sum will be divided evenly among three of the university's departments to support academic achievement, community service and athleticism.
As a part of the donation, JD Bank has launched an annual scholarship for five students, one from each parish the bank serves - Calcasieu, Allen, Jeff Davis, St. Landry and Evangeline. The students will be selected by LSU Eunice's scholarship committee and will be awarded $500 each semester.
Additionally, the remaining donation funds will benefit initiatives of the LSU Eunice community service program and Bengal Athletics.
"As an institution that serves many of the same communities we do, the relationship with LSUE is a natural fit," Boyd Boudreaux, JD Bank president and CEO said. "JD Bank is committed to supporting the interests of our customers and growing our relationships in the community."
The donation will be delivered in $5,000 increments through 2014.
"I want to thank JD Bank for their vision and commitment to our community and its future leaders, our students, through their generous scholarship program," said Dr. William Nunez, chancellor of LSU Eunice." Through their partnership with LSU Eunice and our ‘Service Scholar Program,' JD Bank will have positive community impact now, through these scholarship students and the service they will provide throughout the community, as well as community impact later, when they graduate and become the citizens who will provide both leadership and service to their Acadiana communities"
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