Agenda Item
Docket No. 16-755
Advisory opinion regarding whether Glenn Armentor, a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors, may market the fifteen college scholarships allotted to him to award as the "Pay It Forward" Scholarships.
Glenn Armentor is a practicing attorney in Lafayette, Louisiana. Approximately eight years ago, Mr. Armentor, through his law firm, started a private-community project to award a scholarship aimed at "at risk" youths to enable them to attend college at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL). The scholarship program is known as the "Pay It Forward" Scholarship. Although not intended as a marketing effort, he has become known as the "scholarship lawyer."

Mr. Armentor was recently appointed to the LSU Board of Supervisors by Governor Edwards. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, Mr. Armentor is allowed to award fifteen full scholarships for education in the LSU College systems, which includes the Baton Rouge campus, Alexandria, Eunice and Shreveport. Mr. Armentor's intention is to award these additional scholarships to "at risk" high school seniors from the Acadiana area who desire to go to LSU rather than ULL. Mr. Armentor would like to name and market these scholarships as "Pay It Forward" scholarships and he wants to insure doing such will not be a conflict of interest under the Code of Ethics.

Adopt proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Tracy Barker
2016-755 Draft Opinion
2016-755 - RAO