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BRCC Foundation receives $25,000 gift

Funds to support need-based scholarships in STEM

donationThe Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) Foundation is the recipient of a $25,000 gift from Capital One Bank. The funds will go toward a need-based scholarship program in the college's STEM division.

The contribution will allow the college to provide scholarships to students who need financial assistance to round out their overall financial-aid package. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, text books, and other financial needs for students to remain in good standing at BRCC.

"We are tremendously grateful to Capital One Bank for their willingness to fund an initiative that will make a college education a reality for those who are in need of financial assistance, and then to make the time students spend here at BRCC as rewarding as possible," said Philip Smith, Executive Director of the Foundation. 

Tammy Boyd, Capital One Tom Drive branch manager is excited about the ongoing partnership with BRCC.   
"We are proud of Capital One's contribution to BRCC's STEM program. Capital One Bank is a longtime supporter of BRCC, and we applaud the college for developing programs that help local deserving students develop skills that will help them succeed in the digital economy," said Boyd. 

The Capital One Need Based STEM Scholarship awards on the basis of a comprehensive process which includes a thorough review of applications,  recommendations from the STEM department, funding availability, and additional qualifying criteria.

For more information or to apply for the Capital One Need Based STEM Scholarship visit