Beryl Shipley and his family have been adversely affected
by heart disease. The Shipley family has initiated "The
Beryl Shipley Mended Hearts Scholarship." It's the first
scholarship of its kind at the University of Louisiana
at Lafayette, and from all available information, appears
to be the first in the nation.
Proceeds beyond the cost of the Shipley Reunion will
be applied to this scholarship, which will provide financial
assistance to students who have survived heart surgery.
The scholarship was made official by Coach Shipley on
June 29, 2001.