We are currently accepting applications for 2024 B.I.G. scholarships to Nicholls State University and Fletcher Community Technical College through Monday, April 15, 2024.
2024 Scholarship Program Description and Rules (Important: You must read this document before applying!)
Each year, Bayou Industrial Group awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Bayou Region for enrollment at Nicholls State University and Fletcher Technical Community College. The BIG Scholarship Fund is supported by contributions from members with annual dues, the BIG Seafood Social for Scholarships, and other scholarship fundraising activities that may be held throughout the year.
While the main focus of our scholarship program is still on graduating high school seniors, we will now also consider applications from non-traditional students residing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption, or St. Mary parishes.
While the main focus of our scholarship program is still on 2 and 4 year degree programs, we will now also consider applications for students pursuing industrial certifications and non-degree programs. Scholarship amounts for these programs will depend on program costs and other factors. We recognize the importance of these certifications to the employers in our region, and we proudly support students’ efforts in attaining them since it improves our local workforce.
Contact B.I.G.’s Executive Director Deanna Lafont at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Make sure to allow enough time for a response before the deadline.
2024 Scholarship Applications
All applications will be completed on-line using a user-friendly system. Please make sure you follow directions and fill out the correct application based on your individual situation:
- Application for graduating high school seniors attending Nicholls:
- Application for graduating high school seniors attending Fletcher (all programs and industrial certifications):
- Application for non-traditional students (anyone except May 2024 graduating seniors) attending Nicholls:
- Application for non-traditional students (anyone except May 2024 graduating seniors) attending Fletcher (all programs and industrial certifications):
In 2022, BIG awarded $24,000 in scholarships to 9 local students. Thank you for your support of the BIG Scholarship Fund and congratulations to these students!
2022 BIG Scholarship Recipients
2022 Fletcher scholarship award winners were:
- Kimberly Bergeron, South Lafourche High School
- Ethan Boudreaux, Thibodaux High School
- Renee Hebert, Thibodaux High School
- Luke Pate, E.D. White Catholic High School
2022 Nicholls scholarship award winners were:
- Abby Guidry, Thibodaux High School
- Alyce Ledet, E.D. White Catholic High School
- Alexis Price, Terrebonne High School
- Brody Rios, South Lafourche High School
- Nathan Savoie, Thibodaux High School