The Mitch Hebert Endowed First Generation Scholarship

The family members of Mitch Hebert have created the Mitch Hebert Endowed First Generation Scholarship with a gift of $60,000 to the Nicholls Foundation. The Louisiana Board of Regents matched this gift with $40,000, bringing the total endowment to $100,000. Earnings from the endowment provide scholarships to students who meet the criteria outlined below.

Each year, two full-time students (a declared Arts major and a declared Arts and Sciences major) will be awarded the Mitch Hebert Scholarship, valued at $2500 per academic year for a maximum of eight semesters per recipient. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to retain the scholarship. The annual award may be increased as the endowment grows.

The University has also committed to provide each recipient with meaningful campus employment of ten hours per week and to provide each recipient with structured support through active and engaged advising. Recognition of the recipients will be made by the University and the Nicholls Foundation in Nicholls publications, including ‘Inside Nicholls’ and ‘The Colonel’ magazine. A Donor Plaque commemorating this scholarship is located at the entrance foyer of the Cotillion Ballroom.

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  • Each recipient will be a graduate of a South Louisiana high school
  • Each recipient will be a Louisiana resident
  • One recipient will be a full-time student who is a declared Arts major and one recipient will be a full-time student majoring in any liberal arts discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Each recipient will be a first-generation college student; neither the parents nor the legal guardians will have earned a college degree
  • Each recipient will be awarded the federal Pell Grant
  • Each recipient will be admitted to Nicholls State University and will enroll as a full-time student

Selection Process:

  • The Office of Financial Aid will advertise the scholarship
  • The Nicholls State University scholarship committee will select the recipients based upon the criteria
  • ACT scores may be used as a factor

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