THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University offered more than $1.3 million in scholarships to nearly 600 high-school students at the institution’s annual Scholars’ Day banquets last week. The three-day event kicked off Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Approximately 300 faculty, staff and administrators met personally with invited high-school students and their parents to provide information about the benefits and requirements of a Nicholls education. Later, participants received envelopes containing their individual scholarship offers.
Courtney Cassard, director of enrollment services, said the invitees represented a diverse geographical background. Many hailed from the Bayou Region, but others visited from north Louisiana, Texas and Wisconsin, she said.
“We are also proud of the fact that we had a record number of participants whose ACT scores exceeded 30,” Cassard said. “Scholars’ Day is routinely our top recruiting event at Nicholls, and this year was no exception. It is a one of the programs we are most proud of.”
Invitees were limited to those with a minimum 3.0 GPA as well as a minimum score of 24 on the ACT.