Nicholls, Peltier Foundation Announce Alumni Scholarship

Photo: From left Nicholls Foundation Executive Director Jeremy Becker, Alumni Federation Board President Archie Chaisson, Nicholls Director of Alumni Affairs Katherine Mabile, Peltier Foundation Board Member Stephen Peltier, Nicholls First Lady Allison Clune and Nicholls President Dr. Jay Clune.

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University and the Peltier Foundation are proud to announce another donation to the Peltier Foundation Nicholls Alumni Legacy Scholarship. 

Since 2016, the Peltier Foundation has given $75,000 to the scholarship, which has benefitted six students since being created. 

“We wanted to create legacy scholarships designed for students who are children of Nicholls alumni,” said Peltier Foundation Board Member Stephen Peltier (BS ‘75). “To us, this increased the value of being a Nicholls alum.” 

Eligible students must be full-time undergraduates in good academic standing with at least one parent who is a Nicholls alumnus. Applicants must submit a 250-typed-word essay detailing why they should receive the scholarship. The Alumni Federation Awards and Scholarship Committee will review the essays to determine the winners, who will receive $500 per semester for up to two semesters. 

Founded in the mid-1990s, the Peltier Foundation has given a substantial amount to Nicholls over the past two decades, supporting projects and programs such as Nicholls Online, the Mary and Al Danos Theater, the Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Arts Building, Peltier Hall, Nicholls Soccer Complex and Stopher Gym. 

“Nicholls is in our view, the foundation of our community. It has benefitted everything from Baton Rouge to the river to Grand Isle and all of Terrebonne and South Lafourche,” said Peltier, who served on the Alumni Federation board from 2008 to 2015, including a stint as board president from 2012-2013. “We feel like Nicholls has created an opportunity for the vast part of our community to get a higher education, where they could not otherwise.” 

The Nicholls Alumni Federation honored the foundation’s generosity by awarding the nonprofit the 2017 Corporate Mark of Honor.

“The Peltier Foundation has made a tremendous impact across the Nicholls campus, and we’re proud to continue working with them,” said Jeremy Becker, executive director of the Nicholls Foundation. “Scholarships like this one help open the door for more students to experience what Nicholls State University has to offer and to shape the future of Louisiana.”

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