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Foundation donates $75,000 to nursing students

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PINEVILLE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, an organization dedicated to guiding the futures of college age, Christian women, has donated $75,000 to Louisiana College to grant as scholarships for their nursing students for the 2013-2014 school year.

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation was founded by Lettie Pate Whitehead and her eldest son, Joseph B. Jr. and serves to grant scholarships to women in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Lettie Pate Whitehead was a strong proponent for helping those in need throughout her lifetime. Not only did she donate her money and time to various charities in Georgia and Virginia, but she also extended out to England and France where she donated to the Queen's Fund for air raid victims and served on the board of the American Hospital in Paris.

Over the years, the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation has awarded a total of $1,153,000 to Louisiana College in order to aid the female students that wish to further their education.

The donation for the 2012-2013 school year, is specifically for women striving to receive a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and will be delegated out by Louisiana College to the women who meet the requirements set by the Lettie Pate Foundation and Louisiana College, collectively.

In order to uphold Lettie Pate Whitehead's ideals while she was alive, over 200 educational institutions participate in the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation's scholarship program annually. As a result, thousands of women have been given the aid they need to help them gain their desired knowledge of their given course of study.

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