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Lafayette Parish Medical Society Alliance Awards Scholarships - 7/13/2016 -

For Immediate Release:July 13, 2016 
Contact:Erin Winder 

Lafayette Parish Medical Society Alliance Awards Scholarship

(Lafayette, LA)— The Lafayette Parish Medical Society Alliance (LPMSA) Medical Scholarship Fund, at Community Foundation of Acadiana, recently awarded a total of $10,000 to medical students Kelly Landry and Wade Tucker through its most recent scholarship cycle.

Each student received a $5,000 scholarship for tuition and educational expenses. Landry and Tucker are both graduates of Lafayette High School and are attending the Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Medicine (LSU) in New Orleans. Landry received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and is in her second year of medical school at LSU. Tucker received his undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is in his fourth year of medical school at LSU.

"I've wanted to be a doctor since my Kindergarten career day, honestly,” said scholarship recipient Wade Tucker. "It is the first time I can remember saying that I wanted to help those who were sick and needed someone to provide them with care. I've worked towards that dream ever since.”

The scholarship fund was created to help ensure the future of medicine in Lafayette Parish by providing assistance to students residing in Lafayette who are in medical school. The scholarships are made possible by contributions from LPMSA members, fundraising endeavors and donations from physicians and their spouses, hospitals and various local businesses.

"These scholarship awards would not be possible without the community’s generous support,” said LPMSA President Dana Bishara. "We are very excited to award our largest scholarships yet to these wonderful students to assist them in pursuing their medical degrees.”

This is the fourth year LPMSA awards a scholarship and there are seven, past recipients. Scholarship applicants must be residents of Lafayette Parish, currently enrolled in or entering medical school and Louisiana residents for at least 12 months prior to applying. Applicants are also required to provide two letters of reference, proof of enrollment and a one-page essay.

For more information on the LPMSA Medical Scholarship Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana, please visit

LPMSA is a nonprofit service organization of physicians and their spouses who are dedicated to advancing the health of Acadiana.The group is committed to promoting health education; supporting health-related charitable endeavors; encouraging participation of volunteers in activities that address health care needs; and extending health-related programs of the Lafayette Parish Medical Society. Learn more at

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s (CFA) core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care about. CFA is south Louisiana’s premier philanthropic organization benefiting our region, with a particular focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion.CFA has realized cumulative gifts exceeding $166 million and has made cumulative grants of over $82 million. Learn more at



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