Scholarships are an excellent way to encourage the next generation of leaders. Here are some examples of OLOL College graduates (and a current student) who are doing amazing things today thanks in part to the scholarships that allowed them to concentrate on their studies instead of tuition expenses.
Marty Lejeune, ‘10, is currently a third year medical student at Lincoln Memorial School of Osteopathic Medicine. Lejeune, who attended the College on a Board of Trustees Opportunity Scholarship, eventually graduated with the highest GPA of his class. The Board of Trustees Opportunity Scholarship was awarded to high school seniors based upon the recommendation of their high school principal or guidance counselor describing their potential for academic achievement and interest in the health sciences.
Brennen Comeaux, ‘11, also attended OLOL College on a Board of Trustees Opportunity Scholarship. Comeaux currently works at the CVT Surgical Center and has just been accepted into medical school at Saba University School of Medicine. “As a doctor you can heal people, make them better, guide them, listen to them and care for them. A responsibility I plan to fulfill.”
Virginia Fontenot is a senior majoring in biology. While in school she has been working part time at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and has received a job offer to continue there after graduation. The research study she has been assisting with is a randomized clinical trial designed to determine the long-term effects of intentional weight loss on the risk of cardiovascular disease in overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes. Fontenot is attending OLOL College on an internal scholarship as a Student Ambassador and an external scholarship from the Agnes Maguire Trust.
“I plan to work for Pennington after graduation for a year or up to two before applying to medical school.”
Derek Wiltz is a current biology major who during this past summer attended the first part of a two-year Penn State School of Medicine Fellowship. During the summer, Derek did research on how DNA mutations can be used to create personalized medicine. Derek, who graduated from Teurlings Catholic High School located in Lafayette, Louisiana, is attending OLOL College on a Catholic Advantage scholarship.