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Lafayette Parish Medical Society Alliance Scholarship Fund Awards Three Students - 7/11/2014 -

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For Immediate Release:Friday, July 11, 2014

Contact:Erin Winder

ewinder@cfacadiana.org

337.769.4842

Lafayette Parish Medical Society Alliance Medical Scholarship Fund Awards Three Scholarships

Lafayette, LA – The Lafayette Parish Medical Society Alliance (LPMSA) awarded scholarships from the LPMSA Medical Scholarship Fund, a fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), to Kent Broussard, Alexandra Joseph and Laura Beth Rivers.

Kent Broussard and Laura Beth Rivers will attend the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport in the fall and Alexandra Joseph will attend the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. The scholarship fund was created to help ensure the future of medicine in Lafayette by providing assistance to students residing in Lafayette Parish who are entering medical school.

LPMSA president, Kati Antill said, "It is a rare opportunity to award these medical students in our area for all of their hard work and efforts. This scholarship is a great way to encourage students to come back home and represent Lafayette.”

Scholarship recipient, Alexandra Joseph said, "I grew up in Lafayette and I want to practice here so I am grateful for this opportunity. I am looking forward to being a part of this great medical community.”



Left to Right: Trish Olivier, Community Foundation of Acadiana civic leadership director; Ashley Martin, LMPSA vice president; LMPSA Scholarship recipients Laura Rivers, Alexandra Joseph,; Kati Antill, LMPSA president


The applicants were required to be residents of Lafayette Parish, enrolled full-time in an accredited Unites States-based or international medical school, currently enrolled in or entering his/her first year of medical school and a Louisiana resident for at least 12 months prior to applying.

LPMSA vice president, Ashley Martin said, "This fund has been extremely rewarding for me because I know this is not an easy road for these students to travel down. Every little bit helps and you have to love what you do. We want to promote staying local and building our community through CFA.”



Left to Right: Ashley Martin, LMPSA vice president; LPMSA Medical Scholarship recipient, Kent Broussard; Raymond Hebert, Community Foundation of Acadiana president and CEO

For more information about the LPMSA Medical Scholarship Fund, please visit www.cfacadiana.org/LPMSA. 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.

Community Foundation of Acadiana 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’s core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care about. In 2013, Community Foundation of Acadiana was recognized for the second year among the Top 100 community foundations in the country as #3 Most Active Grantmaker, #72 Most Gifts per Capita, and #74 Most Activity. Additional milestones include $128 million in cumulative gifts and $68 million in cumulative grants. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.

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