THIBODAUX — Capital One Bank donated $20,000 to the Nicholls State University Foundation to fund book scholarships for 33 Nicholls petroleum engineering technology and safety management students.
“Scholarships like those funded by Capital One Bank and other university supporters help to ensure that Nicholls students are equipped with the resources they need to succeed in the classroom and, more importantly, in their chosen field when they enter the workforce,” said Dr. Neal Weaver, executive director of the Nicholls Foundation and Nicholls vice president for university advancement.
A longtime supporter of education and workforce development, Capital One Bank seeks out opportunities to enhance the lives of individuals residing and working in its communities.
“At Capital One Bank, we are committed to investing for good in our local communities, and a major component of that commitment is supporting workforce development,” said Robbie Naquin, Tri-Parish market president for Capital One Bank. “Through this grant to the Nicholls State University Foundation, we are addressing a key building block of economic opportunity in the Tri-Parish region and beyond.”
The Nicholls petroleum services program is among the university’s most popular degree programs, with 418 undergraduate students enrolled for the fall 2015 semester. The program’s facilities recently received over $250,000 in technological and structural upgrades.