Women's group sets up scholarship at NSU | Community Spirit
Female upper-classmen at Northwestern State University will have to opportunity to apply for a new scholarship aimed at those who demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to community service.
Les Amies Service Organization of Natchitoches created the scholarship through the Northwestern State University Foundation. Students of Natchitoches and surrounding parishes are eligible for the Les Aimes of Natchitoches Service and Leadership Award.
"We're so excited to be able to assist a young woman in continuing her education, while encouraging all young women to become leaders and set a good example through their service to others,” said Haley Blount, Les Amies fund raising member-at-large and NSU’s associate director of Alumni Affairs. “While our members are already dedicated to the mission of serving the Natchitoches community and all those in need, it's important that we encourage others to adopt that same attitude of selflessness and service. Awarding a scholarship to a young female who is already dedicated to serving others and bettering herself through her education is one the best ways we could think of to give back to our community."
Les Amies is a women’s service organization established in Natchitoches in 1958 that encourages service, friendship, hospitality and loyalty. Each member is encouraged to apply the club slogan of "the best through togetherness" and put into action the club motto of "We must learn to do simple things perfectly before we can acquire the skills to do difficult things easily."