NSU biology student earns Rockefeller Wildlife Scholarship


NATCHITOCHES – A Northwestern State University student who plans to become a wildlife biologist has been awarded a Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship for students pursuing degrees in forestry, wildlife or marine science.

Richard Sloan, a junior biology major from Shreveport, is this year’s recipient and is interested in a career in wildlife and fisheries.

“This scholarship will push me further towards my goal of being a successful wildlife biologist,” Sloan said.

“Richard is one of our best students in the School of Biological and Physical Sciences,” said Dr. Francene Lemoine, director of NSU’s School of Biological and Physical Sciences.  “He is extremely dedicated to having a great undergraduate experience here at Northwestern State.  While he is very focused on academics, as evidenced by his amazing GPA, he is involved in many extracurricular activities both within our discipline and outside of the sciences.  No one doubts that Richard will become one of our most successful alumni.”

Sloan credits his experience with the NSU rowing team as helping him to learn time management, which translated into a strong GPA.

Awarded to the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, the scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a Louisiana public college or university. Eligible undergraduates must have at least 60 hours of college credit with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 for all courses taken.  Graduate student applicants must have earned a cumulative gap of at least 3.0 for all graduate courses taken.

For information on NSU’s School of Biological and Physical sciences, visit sciences.nsula.edu.