LSUA Announces Mulder Scholar Finalists
The following was communicated to us by LSUA:
ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana – Louisiana State University in Alexandria celebrated scholarship finalists Howard and Eloise Mulder with a dinner held on the LSUA campus on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
The five finalists were selected from more than 30 applicants and spent the first part of Saturday in a day-long series of interviews with the chancellor, a representative from their respective university department and the scholarship committee.
Each of the finalists is a freshman entering the fall 2022 semester. A full scholarship will be awarded. The winner will be announced in the coming weeks.
Finalists include Emily Atwood (unstated major from Bolton High School), Ashlyn Dugan (psychology major from Grant High School), Ji’Bril Harris (psychology major from Country Day University Academy), Camorie Lewis (psychology major from Helen Cox High School in Gretna, LA) and Makenzie Mulberry (Tioga High School pre-vet major).
Howard and Eloise Mulder were strong supporters of the LSUA. Both were founding members of the LSUA Foundation and served on the board for eight years. In 2001, Howard and Eloise were honored for their service to LSUA by receiving the LSUA Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor given to anyone by the University.
“[The Mulders] were two of the nicest people you will ever meet. They treated everyone with respect and were incredibly generous. They knew what LSUA meant to the community and wanted to ensure that Central Louisiana students had every opportunity to be the best they could be. Their impact will be felt as long as the University is here, and it will be for a long time,” said Charlie Weems, LSUA Foundation board member and longtime friend of the Mulders.
The student who receives the scholarship will be known as the Mulder Scholar, and the award will cover the full cost of one semester’s tuition, fees, books, on-campus housing, and meal plans incurred in direct consequence of the recipient’s attendance at LSUA. The scholarship will be awarded to the student throughout his academic career at LSUA, not to exceed more than eight consecutive semesters.
This is the fourth year that this scholarship has been awarded. It is made possible thanks to the generous donation made to LSUA by the Mulder estate.
“It’s such an exciting evening for LSUA and the LSUA Foundation,” said Melinda Anderson, former CEO of the LSUA Foundation. “This event is so special because, not only does it honor outstanding university students, but it continues the legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Mulder.”
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