Southeastern student receives collegiate scholars award
Contact: Rene Abadie
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HAMMOND – A Southeastern Louisiana University business student has been awarded one of three Board of Directors Scholarships from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).
Ashley Lynn Braud of Marrero, a junior accounting major and management minor, received a $1,500 award from NSCS in its recognition of members who have distinguished themselves through their involvement, enthusiasm and support for NSCS.
For her project, Braud, who is treasurer of the Southeastern chapter of NSCS, created a PowerPoint presentation exploring the benefits of membership in the organization and included the group’s activities such as its “Adopt a Street” service project and various fundraisers.
“I feel very honored and blessed to have received this award,” said Braud, who works as a student tutor at Southeastern’s Center for Student Excellence. “This means I can attend Southeastern without having to take out any loans next semester.”
This marked the first year NSCS has awarded the Board of Directors Scholarship. Recipients were selected based on the creativity of their scholarship essay applications by a review committee. The NSCS is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization to invite first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only and is based on grade point average and class standing.