Current and future students at Lamar State College-Port Arthur will continue to benefit from an endowed scholarship fund created in 2009 by Total Petrochemical’s Port Arthur Refinery to honor the Refinery’s $2 billion expansion project.

Total added to the fund May 31, 2011, when Total-PA spokesperson Pat Avery presented a check for an additional $20,000 to LSC-PA president Dr. Sam Monroe. With this contribution, along with others made by Total, brings the corpus of the scholarship to $100,000.

“The company intends to make further contributions to help students pursue education and training at Lamar State College-Port Arthur,” Avery said.

Monroe said, “We certainly appreciate this very generous gift.” Monroe said. “It will help students both now and into the distant future.”

For information about scholarships, call Allison Wright at 984-6184.