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Marine Corps League, Gulf Coast Bank Scholarship for SLCC Students in Vermilion Parish

The Lt. Dronet Detachment Marine Corps League and Gulf Coast Bank Scholarship

Photo: from left -- Pat Patout, Gulf Coast Bank Chairman of the Board; Jason Patout, Gulf Coast Bank Senior Vice President; Glenn Suire, MCL Lt. Dronet Detachment Sr. Vice Commandant Department of Louisiana; Morgen Landry, SLCC Development Officer; Bill McKee II, MCL Lt. Dronet Detachment; Lana Fontenot, SLCC Foundation Executive Director; Paul Mire, MCL Lt. Dronet Detachment Commandant; Paul Patout, Gulf Coast Bank President & CEO.

A high school graduate from Vermilion Parish will get help with college tuition thanks to the The Lt. Dronet Detachment Marine Corps League and Gulf Coast Bank Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to one full-time high-achieving high school graduate from Vermilion parish to attend SLCC’s Gulf Area Campus. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1,000 with installments of $500 per semester.

The Lt. Dronet Detachment Marine Corps League and Gulf Coast Bank Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester beginning in August and Spring semester beginning in January. The scholarship was created in 2013.

Gulf Coast Bank President & CEO Paul Patout, Senior Vice President Jason Patout, and Chairman of the Board Pat Patout, recently presented Gulf Coast Bank’s annual contribution to the Lt. Dronet Detachment Marine Corps League and Gulf Coast Bank scholarship to Lana Fontenot, SLCC Foundation Executive Director and Morgen Landry, SLCC Development Officer.

Marine Corps League Lt. Dronet Detachment Sr. Vice Commandant Department of Louisiana Glenn Suire, Commandant Paul Mire, and Bill McKee II, presented the Abbeville, LA Lt. Dronet Marine Corps League (MCL) Detachment No. 1304’s annual contribution.

Paul Patout previously served on the SLCC Foundation Board and is a proud supporter of SLCC. He believes local support of education is crucial for the success of our community.

“One great thing about SLCC is that it has campuses throughout Acadiana, which makes higher education more accessible to more people. SLCC enables the workforce to rise to a new level,” Patout said.

Patout challenges other businesses throughout Acadiana to get involved and help-out financially.

Students interested in applying for the Lt. Dronet Detachment Marine Corps League and Gulf Coast Bank Scholarship can log onto  and click on “Apply Now.” Deadline to apply for this scholarship and others is June 1, 2018.

For information about establishing a scholarship or giving to the Foundation, contact Lana Fontenot, Executive Director of the SLCC Foundation, at 337-521-9026 or

 Gulf Coast Bank is a locally-owned and operated full-service banking institution with thirteen locations throughout Acadiana, including branches inside three area Walmarts.


South Louisiana Community College is a comprehensive community college that operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, Morgan City, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte. The college serves more than 13,000 students annually and offers an array of academic programs. Students earn associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates, and industry-based certifications. It is ranked 14th among the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers as determined by Community College Week.

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Crowley, LA 70526
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C.B. Coreil Campus

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Ville Platte, LA 70586
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New Iberia, LA 70560
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New Iberia, LA 70560
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Lafayette, LA 70506
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Opelousas, LA 70570
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St. Martinville, LA 70582
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Franklin, LA 70538
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Morgan City, LA 70380
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Houma, LA 70363
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Gulf Area Campus

1115 Clover St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
P: (337) 893-4984

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