Lafayette General Foundation Announces Mayci Breaux Scholarship Winner
Lafayette General Foundation is honored to announce the 2017 recipient of the Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund. The announcement comes on a special day, as September 25th is Mayci’s birthday.
Jessica Love of New Orleans, La., is the Mayci Breaux Scholarship Fund recipient for 2017. Love is enthusiastic and honored to be the recipient of the scholarship. She is enrolled at Northwestern State University in Radiologic Technology. Love aspired to be in the field due to her compassionate care for others, which is something her and Mayci have in common.
“Mayci and I are both passionate about our careers and love to put a smile on our patients’ faces,” said Love. “I’m very honored to have met Mayci’s family.”
The scholarship began in 2015 with a $100 donation from an anonymous donor in Montana, just one day after the Grand Theatre shooting. Numerous donations followed, including many from Lafayette General Health employees, helping the fund grow to $20,000. The day before the fund was publically announced, Bo and Jerry Ramsay donated $5,000 on behalf of everyone affected by the shooting. After learning about the launch of the scholarship, comedian Amy Schumer, star of the movie Trainwreck, donated $25,000 to the fund, doubling the amount endowed.
Mayci Breaux (Baldwin, La.) graduated from Hanson Memorial High School in 2012, South Louisiana Community College and went on to attended Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSUE), where she was studying to become an ultrasound and radiologic technologist. Her scholarship fund, now over $50,000, is endowed through Goldman Sachs, ensuring Mayci’s legacy.
The Mayci Breaux Scholarship is awarded to female Louisiana residents enrolled in a radiologic technology program at a Louisiana college/university. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above at the time of application. To learn more about the scholarship fund, make a donation or apply online, visit http://www.LafayetteGeneral.com/MayciBreaux