Choate Scholarship will benefit future librarians, educators

· · Choate Scholarship will benefit future librarians, educators

NATCHITOCHES – A Natchitoches family is honoring their loved one by establishing a scholarship to benefit students pursuing a career where she touched many lives and influenced many students as a teacher and librarian.

The Cheryl Choate Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a Northwestern State University student in the School of Education.  First priority will be given to students preparing for careers in library science, followed by students preparing to be classroom educators. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average.

The scholarship will be awarded beginning this fall in the amount of $500 per semester.

Cheryl Ann Jeter Choate earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in education at NSU in 1975 and 1984, as did her husband, and both earned +30 hours beyond the master’s degree.  The couple’s children and their spouses also earned degrees at NSU.  They are Chris Choate (2003) and wife Becca Kaiser Choate (2003), Amy Choate Dill (2002) and Robert Dill (1997, 1999).

Mrs. Choate was employed by the Natchitoches Parish School Board for over 30 years, where she had a lasting impact on many students, serving as a teacher and librarian at Robeline High School, Campti Junior High and Lakeview High School. She loved reading, scrapbooking and traveling. She passed away Sept. 15, 2021.

Friends who wish to make a memorial contribution to the scholarship can do so by visiting the following link:


About the Author:

Leah Jackson is Northwestern State University's Director of Public Information and Media Relations. She is a 1994 and 2011 graduate of NSU and has been on staff since 2004.