Bourgeois Family Donates $10K to Create Scholarship Benefitting Nicholls Upperclassmen

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The Nicholls Alumni Federation received $10,000 recently to create the Michael C. & Christine P. Bourgeois Endowed Upperclassman Legacy Alumni Scholarship.

The scholarship is open for applications every year until March 31.

“We are grateful to be able to partner with the Alumni Federation and the University by adding this endowment to their suite of sponsored scholarships,” says Michael C. Bourgeois (BA ‘72).

Applicants must be a Bayou Region School high school graduate or have a GED equivalency certificate, as well as a full-time enrolled junior, senior, or Nicholls alumni graduate student in excellent academic standing.

From left to right: Raymond Peters, Assistant Vice President for Advancement; Christine P. Bourgeois; Michael C. Bourgeois; Monique Crochet, Former Executive Director of External Affairs; Jay Clune, PhD, Nicholls President


Applicants must submit an active Lafourche Parish Ward 6 Voter Registration Card, a 250-word typed essay explaining why they should be awarded the scholarship, and two academic or professional references.

The scholarship will be worth $250 per fall and spring semester for up to two semesters. Recipients are eligible to reapply each year. Any Louisiana or USA branch military member or veteran, a Thibodaux or E.D. White High School graduate, or any applicant of minority ethnicity will be given priority consideration.

“We have greatly benefited from the education and foundation that we received while at Nicholls, and we are happy that this legacy scholarship will benefit Lafourche Parish Ward 6 Upperclassmen as they complete their degree at Nicholls,” says Christine P. Bourgeois (BA ‘72, MEd ‘77).

Monique Crochet, the former executive director of external and alumni affairs, said this is a great thing.

“As an alumna, it makes me happy and proud to be a part of this scholarship. Mike and Christine understand how important it is for students to have an opportunity to receive a higher education,” she said. “We are grateful for their continued generosity to their alma mater.”

The Nicholls Alumni Federation seeks to foster, protect and promote the University’s welfare and strengthen the ties between its alumni.

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