Scholarship created to help Assumption students

Sug Meyer (center), wife of Lee Meyer, with Mendi and Laurie LeSueur (far left and mid left), pass a check to Nicholls President Dr. Jay Clune (mid right) and External Affairs Director Monique Crochet (far right).
Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University

THIBODAUX, La. — Lee Meyer devoted his life to education and his legacy will live on in the form of a scholarship for Nicholls College of Education students.

The Lee. A. Meyer Education Scholarship will go toward a graduating senior from an Assumption Parish high school who intends to enroll in the Nicholls’ College of Education.

“He would be so excited to know a scholarship exists in his name,” said Sugar Meyer, his wife. “From the time he started teaching, he had a great passion for education. He was all about his faith, his family and the kids he taught.”  

Lee Meyer (BA ‘72) spent 26 years as an educator in Assumption Parish, including 23 as a teacher and three more with the juvenile detention center. To honor his passion for legacy his family and friends donated to create the scholarship in his name.

“Lee devoted his life to education because he knew how important it was. He had to work hard throughout his life,” said Laurie LeSueur, Lee’s close friend. “This is a way for us to provide an opportunity for a student to go to school, someone like Lee, someone who has to work hard and maybe this scholarship will make all the difference.”

For more information on how to apply for the scholarship, call 985-448-4048 or visit www.


CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator,  985.448.4141 or

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