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Bossier Signing
Administrators signed initiative for credit hours, scholarship incentives.
'Imagine the Possibilities'
NSU, Bossier schools expand credit agreement
Sonja Bailes, PR Liaison, Bossier Parish Schools

NATCHITOCHES – With the stroke of a pen, Bossier Schools Superintendent Scott Smith and Northwestern State University President Dr. Chris Maggio signed an agreement today that paves the way for high school students to attain a college education.

 “Imagining the Possibilities” is an initiative between the two educational partners that will enable Bossier Parish students to earn college credit and the possibility of lucrative scholarship packages should they choose to attend NSU. 

Students receiving a qualifying score on the ACT test or various Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP exams will receive academic credit at Northwestern State through the “Imagining the Possibilities” initiative.

In addition, scholarship incentives will be made available to Bossier Parish students meeting academic criteria and enrolling in seven majors at NSU, beginning in fall 2018. Those include accounting, biology, business administration, computer information systems, engineering technology, education and nursing. Students interested in other academic areas may also qualify for scholarship packages.

As part of the agreements, the NSU recruiting team will be conducting visits to all Bossier Parish high schools to present the “imagining the Possibilities” initiative to juniors and seniors.

“Bossier Schools consistently seek every opportunity we can to provide for our students’ academic success and this initiative with Northwestern State goes hand in hand with that,” Smith said. “We are eager for Bossier Parish students to take advantage of this initiative to pursue a college education and potentially save their families thousands of dollars.”