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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Local students awarded TJ Cantrelle Foundation Scholarships

Local students awarded TJ Cantrelle Foundation Scholarships

In an effort to fulfill his campaign promise, Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle has instituted the TJ Cantrelle Foundation, in memory of his late grandson.

As promised, Cantrelle will be donating the raise portion of his salary to this foundation, which will be used to fund scholarships to Lafourche Parish students.

These scholarships will be given to Lafourche Parish students graduating from South Lafourche High School, Central Lafourche High School, and Thibodaux High School in the spring of every year, who will be attending Nicholls State University or Fletcher Technical Community College.

One student will be chosen from each school every spring.

At the present time, scholarship amounts will be $500 per semester for two semesters, with the option to reapply after the first year, providing a certain grade point average is maintained.

In addition, each year at graduation time, three new recipients will be chosen from the three Lafourche Parish public high schools. Eventually, twelve scholarships per year will be awarded.

Cantrelle will attempt to make this scholarship fund last in perpetuity. In order to make the scholarships last in perpetuity, they will be funded with the interest earned on the money invested into the fund. Scholarships will be given for as long as funds last.

This year’s recipients were Caleb T. Matherne from South Lafourche High School, Joel K. Weaver from Central Lafourche High School, and Angel Lynn Burelle from Thibodaux High School.