denny and jane shelton with scholars

Denny & Jane Shelton

Denny and Jane Shelton provided seed funding for the President’s Millennial Scholars Program through what Denny describes as “a real appreciation for education, the need for unrepresented students to gain an advantage that many never had and a university president who is committed to making a difference.” Their gift followed conversations with LSU President F. King Alexander regarding the opportunities that such a program would afford to deserving students. Denny believes that the President’s Millennial Scholars will be ambassadors for change. “I see where we were. I see the progress that we’ve made. We’re still not nearly where we need to be,” Denny said. “This program will help kids narrow that gap.” Denny hopes that the program, aside from launching scholars’ successful academic and professional careers, will create a legacy of giving and progress. “Don’t ever forget where you came from, and always remember that somebody helped you,” he said.