Organizations partner to create LSU College of Agriculture endowed scholarship

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Louisiana Volunteers for Family and Community and the Louisiana Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences present a check to establish an endowed scholarship in the LSU College of Agriculture. At the check presentation are, from left, Gina Eubanks, LSU AgCenter associate vice president and program leader for nutrition and food sciences; Karen Overstreet, associate director of the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences; Robin Landry, AgCenter southwest regional coordinator for family and consumer sciences; Sylvia Guillotte, president of LVFC; Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture and dean of the College of Agriculture; and Lindsey Fussell, AgCenter director of development. Photo by Hannah Venerella

Two statewide community and health organizations — Louisiana Volunteers for Family and Community and Louisiana Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences — have donated $41,800 to establish an endowed scholarship in the LSU College of Agriculture.
 
“It is very exciting to be a part of this opportunity to present this endowed scholarship to the College of Agriculture,” said Sylvia Guillotte, president of LVFC.  “It is our intention that it will help more students to attend LSU to further their studies.”
 
The organizations combined their funds for the endowment, which is known as the Louisiana Volunteers for Family and Community/Louisiana Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship. LEAFCS agreed to make an annual contribution so the fund will continue to grow.
 
The scholarship will be used to help aid undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA in the college’s School of Nutrition and Food Sciences.  
 
LVFC works in partnership with the LSU AgCenter to continually strengthen the well-being of the state’s communities and families through health fairs, charity walks and other events.
 
LEAFCS is a professional organization that encourages nutrition agents employed in the AgCenter to enhance leadership skills and further develop the profession.
 
“The importance of agriculture in our state has and will continue to be a driving force in our economy. Most of the state’s commodities are directly related to the foods we eat and the clothes we wear,” said Robin Landry, LEAFCS southwest regional coordinator. “We know that the recipients, worthy young individuals, have the ability to impact our state, and potentially the world in which we live, in agriculture.”