Southeastern scholarships offered to high school seniors
Friday, March 6, 2015
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – More than 160 area high school seniors and their guests attended two Southeastern Louisiana University's Scholars Showcase events last week (Feb. 24 and 26), where students were offered special academic and housing scholarships.
In all, more than 794 Louisiana students with ACT scores ranging from 23 to 34 were offered guaranteed scholarships. The scholarships are four-year awards that are renewed each year depending upon student academic performance.
Those students who are residents of Louisiana also qualify for the state's TOPS awards that further increase their financial support to attend the university.
At the two events, held in the university's Student Union Grand Ballroom, the high school students and parents visited with faculty representing the university's colleges and academic offerings.
The guests also heard from young alumni of the university who told of their experiences at Southeastern and encouraged the students to become involved in campus life as a way to fully appreciate the university experience.
1) SOUTHEASTERN SCHOLARS SHOWCASE – Casey Zweifel, center, a senior at Ponchatoula High School, listens to Christopher Beachy, head of Southeastern Louisiana University's Biology Department, as he speaks about academic offerings at Scholars Showcase held on the campus recently. Listening in are her parents, Charles and Shirley Zweifel. Zweifel was one of more than 160 area students honored with scholarships at the event.
2) SOUTHEASTERN SCHOLARS SHOWCASE – Kent Neuerburg, right, professor of mathematics and director of the Honors Program at Southeastern Louisiana University, talks about the honors academic offerings with Ashley Aguillard, second from right, of Dutchtown High School and her parents Steve and Donna Aguillard at the university's Scholars Showcase held on campus recently. Aguillard was one of more than 160 area students honored with scholarships at the event.
3) SOUTHEASTERN SCHOLARS SHOWCASE – Amanda Hammonds, left, of the Southeastern Louisiana Admissions Office, discusses opportunities at Southeastern with Isaiah Seaberry, center, a senior at Northshore High School, and his parents James and Rosella Seaberry at Scholars Showcase held on the campus recently. Seaberry was one of more than 160 area students honored with scholarships at the event.