Southeastern offers scholarships to high school seniors
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(1)Professor of Nursing Cynthia Logan talks with Crystal Cavalier, a senior at Baton Rouge Magnet High School, regarding Southeastern Louisiana University’s nursing program at last week's Scholars Showcase. Listening in are Crystal's parents, Joseph and Pamela Cavalier. Approximately 175 area high school seniors attended the event and were awarded scholarships to Southeastern based on their high school accomplishments.
(2)Daniel McCarthy, dean of the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Science and Technology, discusses some of the offerings through the college to Brittany Alker of North Lake Christian School in Covington and her mother Sherrie Alker. More than 470 top high school seniors from around the state were offered Southeastern scholarships.
HAMMOND – More than 470 top high school seniors from 40 Louisiana parishes and 113 schools have been offered academic scholarships at Southeastern Louisiana University for the upcoming academic year.
The high school students have been accepted to the university and were honored at the university’s recent annual Scholars’ Showcase banquet where President John L. Crain told the students, “You have showed you have what it takes to be successful not only at Southeastern but in life, and we want to make an investment in you for your time here at Southeastern and for your future.”
As long as the students continue to meet high academic standards, the scholarships are renewed for a total of four years. The students who have been offered the scholarships for 2010 have an average ACT score of 26.3; 434 have ACT scores between 24 and 29, and 42 students have ACT scores of 30 and above. The 2009 scholarship students had an average ACT score of 25.92.
According to Crain, scholarship recipients are expected to become involved in the university and take full advantage of the academic opportunities Southeastern offers such as undergraduate research, honors programs and collaborating with faculty members on special projects.
“You very likely have these same expectations for yourselves already, and we will do everything possible to support you in these efforts,” Crain added. “We are confident you will achieve your goals when you see first-hand that Southeastern is a warm, friendly environment, where faculty welcomes your interaction and involvement and where the academic programs are innovative and stimulating.”