Rotary Club Scholarship


The Rotary Club of Natchitoches created a scholarship to support students attending Northwestern State University (NSU). Drake Owens, executive director of the NSU Foundation and Alumni Association, received the scholarship at the Aug. 3 Rotary meeting. From left are President Tommy Caldwell, on left, presenting Rotary Scholarship check to Owens. Jana Lucky, director of enrollment management at NSU, discussed enrollment at NSU. She noted it was important to recruit Natchitoches students and that many talked about staying home to attend NSU. Relaxed admission standards were used during COVID-19 semesters (2020-2021) with selective admissions returning in the fall of 2022. It is important for recruiters to visit high schools and NSU recruited students from all over Louisiana. At this date, 8,200 students are registered for the fall 2021 semester. This does not include the upcoming regular registration. Campus housing is at capacity with a waiting list.