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The SOWELA Technical Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to supporting student access and success by providing supplemental resources to enhance education and training, to support instructional excellence, to promote career opportunities, and to meet workforce needs in Southwest Louisiana.

Make an impact in the life of an individual student or on the campus of SOWELA Technical Community College. Either way, you're inspiring others to reach their potential through education and training opportunities that without your support would not be possible.

The Foundation supports the College through:

  • Scholarships
    • NOW Scholarship: Donors can create and name a NOW Scholarship with a one-time minimum contribution of $4,000. Once the proceeds from the NOW Scholarship is awarded to a student(s), the fund is depleted and the scholarship ends.
    • Endowed Scholarship: Donors can create and name an Endowed Scholarship by making a one-time or pledged contribution (payable over a 3-year period) of a $10,000 minimum gift. Once the minimum endowment level of $10,000 has been reached, the funds are invested for one year. After one year, the interest earned from the funds may then be awarded to the student(s). The principle will remain intact in perpetuity. Funds may be added to the named endowed scholarship at any time.
  • Professorships
  • Faculty & Staff Professional Development
  • Technology and Equipment
  • Program Enhancements
  • Student Emergency Fund

Every dollar given goes directly to the College and helps provide students a high-quality comprehensive education.

Making a contribution to SOWELA Technical Community College Foundation provides funding for program improvements and increases student access to education and training opportunities. People like you help to make the SOWELA experience possible for many individuals. We are very grateful for your support.

How to Make a Gift

Complete the form below to enter your gift amount. The drop-down box entitled "Designation” allows you to direct your gift. If you do not find your preferred designation on the menu, select "Other” and include designation information.

When you submit your gift you will automatically receive two forms of receipt:

  1. A printable webpage that appears when your transaction has been processed
  2. An email confirmation.

You will also receive a formal letter of receipt through posted mail.

For questions regarding your donation, please contact Nicole Rasco, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, at (337) 421-6903 or email nicole.rasco@sowela.edu.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483
info@sowela.edu

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

candy.parker@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

maegan.lewis@sowela.edu

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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