Southeastern offers high school seniors $1.4 million in scholarships
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SHOWCASING SCHOLARS -- Bryan DePoy, interim dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, chats with Hahnville High School student Bryan H. Robinson of Luling and his parents, Monica and Cory Savoie at Southeastern Louisiana University’s annual Scholar Showcase. Robinson said he was attracted to Southeastern because of its mass communication program and Southeastern Channel, the university’s educational access cable television channel. He hopes to pursue a career in sports broadcasting.
LEARNING ABOUT SOUTHEASTERN -- Taylor Hendrix of Ponchatoula High School and her mother, Belinda Hendrix, learn about Southeastern Louisiana University's Honors Program from Director Kent Neuerburg at the annual Scholars Showcase.
The students and their parents were honored last week at the university’s annual Scholars Showcase. President John L. Crain told the group gathered at Twelve Oaks, “We believe we are making a very sound investment by dedicating these significant resources to support you, as well as the future of our university, state and the country.”
He said that the scholarships are four-year awards that are renewed each year as long as students continue their high levels of achievement. “If everyone receives their scholarship for the full four years, which we fully expect you to do, you will have received nearly $7.5 million from Southeastern by the time you graduate,” he added. “And when we add in the value of the state’s TOPs scholarship, the total comes to nearly $12 million.”
The students recognized have an average ACT score of 25.92; 401 have ACT scores between 24 and 29 and 24 have ACT scores of 30 and above.