Lakeview’s Meagan Corley earns one of Journal’s $3,000 scholarships to NSU

It didn’t take Meagan Corley long to apply for a $3,000 scholarship to attend Northwestern State University in 2022-23. When the screening committee reviewed applicants, it was quickly obvious that the Lakeview High School graduate was a top-flight contender for one of the awards.

Corley, 18, has received one of the new Journal Services NSU Scholarships, which will award three new Northwestern State University students up to $3,000 in the next school year. The other two winners will be announced shortly.

She graduated high school with a 4.13 GPA on a 5.0 scale and already has a perfect college GPA of 4.0. Corley graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors and was active in the Future Farmers of America, the Beta Club and the National Honor Society. She served as Lakeview’s FFA chapter president for two years.

The scholarships were designed to assist Class of 2022 high school students who hadn’t settled on a college choice, or students currently enrolled at other higher-education institutions who are considering transferring to NSU in Natchitoches.

They are being provided by Journal Services, LLC, based in Natchitoches, which supports 12 locally-owned journals covering north central and northwest Louisiana.

“We congratulate Meagan and the other two scholarship winners,” said Bill Vance, general manager of Journal Services LLC. “We were gratified by the response to this opportunity and are committed to expanding the opportunities and providing more support for new Northwestern State University students for the 2023-24 school year.”

Applicants provided their high school GPA (and college GPA if applicable), and also, reported their ACT score along with listing honors, extracurricular activities and other relevant information on the form. That information provided a basis for selecting the three winners.

Scholarship winners must live in Natchitoches Parish during the upcoming school year. They are also required to have in-person, face-to-face instruction for 75 percent of their classes in 2022-23.