Baton Rouge Community College gets $200K gift

March 18, 2022 GMT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge Community College said Friday it had received a $200,000 gift from an anonymous donor to use toward student support.

The school said the gift was accepted through the BRCC Foundation and will be used to primarily provide scholarships, per the donor’s request, and to fund other student-focused initiatives, the school said in a news release.

“I would like to express our sincerest appreciation for this extremely generous gift,” Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith said. “This investment in our students will allow many to continue their pathway to success. We are all grateful that this donor chose BRCC.”

The donation will also provide emergency support to help students with personal needs as it relates to their educational pursuits, like buying clothes for a job interview or help with transportation needs.