New Scholarship to Benefit Nicholls Upperclassmen

THIBODAUX, La. — Mike and Christine Bourgeois have donated $30,000 to the Nicholls State University Foundation to create a new scholarship for upperclassmen. 

The Michael C. and Christine P. Bourgeois #4 Endowed Upperclassmen/Alumni Scholarship is the fourth scholarship created by the family. Previous scholarships were designed to benefit first-generation students, and students enrolled in the specialist in school psychology graduate program. 

“So much money is geared toward freshmen, but what happens in the years after that? We want to help those students finish school, so that’s why we brought in juniors and seniors with this scholarship,” Mike and Christine said. “Nicholls has opened a lot of doors for us and prepared us for successful careers. This is a way we can give back.” 

Applicants must be graduates of any Lafourche or Terrebonne high school and enrolled full time at Nicholls as a junior or senior with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or graduate student with a cumulative 3.0 GPA. 

The scholarship will award up to three students $200 per semester.

“Mike and Christine are alums that are not only supportive of Nicholls, but also concerned with creating opportunities for students to be successful,” said Jeremy Becker, executive director of the Nicholls Foundation. “By creating their now fourth different scholarship opportunity for Nicholls students, they are leaving a legacy that is admired by the university, the Nicholls Foundation and the community.”


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