NATCHITOCHES – Les Amies Service Organization of Natchitoches created a scholarship through the Northwestern State University Foundation to benefit an upper-level female student who demonstrates strong leadership and a commitment community service. The Les Amies of Natchitoches Service and Leadership Award will be granted to a resident of Natchitoches or surrounding parishes.
"We're so excited to be able to assist a young woman in continuing her education, while encouraging all young women to become leaders and set a good example through their service to others,” said Haley Blount, Les Amies fund raising member-at-large and NSU’s associate director of Alumni Affairs. “While our members are already dedicated to the mission of serving the Natchitoches community and all those in need, it's important that we encourage others to adopt that same attitude of selflessness and service. Awarding a scholarship to a young female who is already dedicated to serving others and bettering herself through her education is one the best ways we could think of to give back to our community."
Les Amies is a women’s service organization established in Natchitoches in 1958 that encourages service, friendship, hospitality and loyalty. Each member is encouraged to apply the club slogan of "the best through togetherness" and put into action the club motto of "We must learn to do simple things perfectly before we can acquire the skills to do difficult things easily."