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.

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         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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