Northwestern State University students Nicholas Cooksey of Bossier City and Blake “Scott” Fowler of Natchitoches were named recipients of the Order of Omega Scholarships, which are intended to support future academic endeavors.
Order of Omega is a Greek honorary organization that recognizes the top five percent of individuals in the fraternity and sorority community. The scholarship program was established to recognize academic achievements, participation and leadership in campus organizations, citizenship and service to Order of Omega and the campus community.
Cooksey awarded $500. Fowler was awarded $700 award.
Cooksey is a junior majoring in history with a minor in social science. He is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and will serve as the 2023-24 Student Government Association vice president. He is also involved with Interfraternity Council, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Alpha Delta, Catholic Student Organization and Order of Omega. He has been a Freshman Connector, Demon VIP, a member of the Homecoming Honor Court and is involved with Demon Mentor Network and Demons in Government.
“I truly believe Greek life is an essential part of the college experience,” Cooksey said. “Not only does it enable you to make a ton of lifelong friends and connections, but it also equips you for your career in many ways. It teaches you valuable networking and time management skills, provides you with opportunities to serve your community through charity and community service and allows you to grow and mature as a leader amongst your peers. If I had to give one single piece of advice to any incoming freshman, it would be to Go Greek.”
Fowler is a junior business administration major and a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, which he has served as president and treasurer. He is president of Interfraternity Council and Order of Omega, has been a Freshman Connector, a member of the NSU Homecoming Honor Court, Blue Key Honor Society, Presidents Leadership Program and Alpha Lambda Delta. He has also served as a Demon VIP, Demon Mentor and was the 2022 Greek Man of the Year,
“Being a part of a Greek organization at NSU has been one of the best experiences of my life,” Fowler said. “Greek life has truly made my college experience the best it could be and I couldn’t imagine myself not being a part of this wonderful community. One of the biggest benefits of being a part of a Greek organization is the friendships and the connections you make along the way. The connections I have made since joining Greek Life will benefit me forever in every aspect of my life. I highly encourage incoming students to join the Greek Life community because it will make their college experience even better in every way and benefit them for a lifetime.”