Introducing the Boo Grigsby Foundation Scholarship Graduates of 2016-2017

Entering its ninth year, the Boo Grigsby Foundation Scholarship Program, administered by Career Compass of Louisiana, has transformed the lives of 77 Greater Baton Rouge area students who would not have otherwise followed their dreams to college. To date, the program has produced 31 college graduates, including those in our newest class. Prospective scholars apply for the award as seniors in high school, and receive financial assistance and college mentoring throughout their college careers.

Career Compass and the Boo Grigsby Foundation are pleased to introduce our 2016-2017 graduating class of Boo Grigsby Foundation Scholars. Some graduated in December 2016, while others are graduating in May 2017. The ten scholars featured below have diverse academic interests, and have pursued a variety of degrees. Some are graduating from Louisiana State University; others hold degrees from Southern University - Baton Rouge, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Baton Rouge Community College.

This graduating class has produced nurses, educators, an engineer, a business management professional, and a chemist. Some scholars plan to continue their studies and attend graduate school, while another aims to serve as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy. While their academic profiles, backgrounds, and personalities differ, they do share some things in common: they dream big, they have major goals, and they persevere. They all share the courage to venture out of their comfort zones and seize opportunity when it presents itself. They are the next generation of professionals, innovators, and leaders.

We are immensely proud of these new college graduates for all that they have achieved, and congratulate them on reaching this momentous milestone. We cannot wait to see where life’s adventure takes them next. Read more about the 2016-2017 Boo Grigsby Foundation Scholarship graduates below.

Find more information on the Boo Grigsby Foundation Scholarship Program here. This program would not be possible without the generosity of the Boo Grigsby Foundation and its benefactors.