Nursing student earns Shreveport Rotary Scholarship

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Joseph Michael of Bossier City, a nursing student at Northwestern State University, was selected as recipient of the Shreveport Rotary Scholarship. The Shreveport Rotary Club has awarded scholarships for students from local institutions of higher learning for more than 35 years. Following the club’s established eligibility requirements, three students are selected by the financial aid office of each institution to submit applications. The students come from various backgrounds and majors. The scholarship committee reviews applications, recommendations and transcripts during the selection process. Eligibility requires the students to be in the top 15 percent of their class, demonstrate genuine financial need and evidence of some form of “service above self” in their personal and/or student lives. Michael is pursuing an Associate of Science in Nursing degree with the goal of working in a cath lab in a Shreveport hospital. “This scholarship means the world to me. The community has given me a donation toward my education and one day I’d like to return the favor to another person in this great community as well,” he said. He is pictured with Jennifer Michael, NSU professor of nursing, and Whitney House, director of Academic Services at NSU’s Shreveport Nursing Education Center.