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Dillard receives a $16K scholarship commitment from Resource Bank, awards two qualifying business majors

Katelyn Davis ‘23 and Ceyonce Audrict ‘25. Photo: Sabree Hill/Dillard University.

September 26, 2022
Contact: Danielle Miller, dmiller@dillard.edu 

NEW ORLEANS – Dillard University has partnered with Resource Bank to launch the Resource Bank Scholarship Fund for undergraduate students who are pursuing a business degree. Resource Bank has committed a total of $16,000 in scholarship funds to the University. Each academic year, two qualifying students will be awarded $1,000 in scholarship funds each semester.

The purpose of the scholarship fund is to ease financial burdens, and to encourage students to pursue careers in the financial industry by offering opportunities to engage with local companies to build a network of business contacts and mentors that will lead to career opportunities and retention in the workforce. 

“Resource Bank is committed to investing in future generations, and we believe that every act of sponsorship — even a small one — helps positively impact individuals who grow into contributing members of our communities,” Chris Keller, chairman and CEO of Resource Bank, said in a press release announcing the partnership. “We hope that our new scholarship will not only encourage students to complete their degree goals, but also inspire them to take pride in financial education and to encourage others to do so as well.” 

Qualifying students must be a resident of Orleans Parish, a business major with a 3.0 grade point average, and possess a willingness to learn more about the financial industry and its ability to help improve the community in which they serve. Katelyn Davis ‘23 and Ceyonce Audrict ‘23 received the Resource Bank Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Dr. Dorian Williams, dean of the College of Business, says his students are being groomed to become change agents within their homes, communities, and states in which they will live and work. Therefore, they will be the employees, entrepreneurs, and consumers that will help to educate and improve the quality of living within their respective communities. “The College of Business is very appreciative of the contribution provided by Resource Bank and we know that the contribution will be used to make sure that our students are making a difference in the communities in which they reside,” said Williams. 

About Dillard University
Dillard University is a historically Black institution that cultivates leaders who live ethically, think and communicate precisely, and act courageously to make the world a better place. Located in New Orleans, Dillard is a private faith-based liberal arts university that offers 22 majors and two certificate programs. Ranked 5th on 2021 The New York Times Overall Mobility Index and 14th in 2022 by Academic Influence for Best Colleges and Universities by Academic Stewardship, Dillard’s call to future leaders is to Write Your Legacy. Find out more about Louisiana’s oldest HBCU by visiting www.dillard.edu.