Scholarship Set Up For Students With Dyslexia

THIBODAUX, LA (AP) — Nicholls State University students with dyslexia are eligible for a new scholarship thanks to a gift from the great-great granddaughter of the university's namesake, Gov. Francis T. Nicholls.

         The Daily Comet reports Nicholls was a Donaldsonville native, Civil War brigadier general in the Confederate army, a two-term governor and chief justice of the state's Supreme Court.

         Baton Rouge resident Jane Matt says she created the scholarship to honor her parents.

         The Blue Moon Scholarship for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders will be available in 2015 for full-time students diagnosed with dyslexia or a related learning disorder and maintain a 2.5 grade-point average or higher.

         The student will receive $250 per semester for up to eight semesters and support services from the Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders.

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