Palmisano Foundation Names Eight Scholarship Recipients

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NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Palmisano Foundation, the nonprofit partner of construction company Impetus, is pleased to name its 2022-2023 college scholarship winners. Chosen from a pool of two dozen applicants, the eight scholarship winners will receive a total of $40,000 in education support in the 2022-2023 school year. These scholarship winners include:

  • Ian Bertrand | From Covington, Louisiana
    • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University
  • Alyssa Bordelon | From Luling, Louisiana 
    • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Dariana Bueso Echeverria | From Tela, Honduras
    • Pursuing at bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Mississippi State University
  • Richard Edwards | From St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Louisiana Tech University
  • Lena Gunn | From Mandeville, Louisiana
    • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering at Louisiana State University
  • Kash Landry | From Katy, Texas
    • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering at Louisiana Tech University
  • Gabriel Lipe | From Monroe, Louisiana
    • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Construction at Louisiana Tech University
  • Hannah Milhet | From Gretna, Louisiana
    • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at the University of New Orleans

Imageedit 22 6583987811“We are thrilled to be able to support these students as they embark on their academic endeavors and pursue careers in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries,” said William Cotten, a foundation board member. “We had an incredible pool of applicants this year, and we are so proud to have raised enough funds to support so many recipients in just our third year of scholarship awarding.”

Now in its third year of scholarship awards, the selection marks the largest pool of winners to-date, with only two awards granted last year and one the year prior. This year’s large pool of winners was made possible thanks to a robust year of fundraising and further Foundation growth and development. The Foundation hopes to continue this trajectory, helping to continue its investment in the future of the region’s industry.

Award winners will receive the scholarship each semester they continue their education in their selected, relevant field of study during this school year. Winners are required to report progress to the Foundation each academic year and maintain a certain GPA as well. They will also have the chance to reapply for the support in the subsequent years of higher education studies.

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