LSC hosts recruiting event for ADVANCE students

· · LSC hosts recruiting event for ADVANCE students

NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Scholars’ College (LSC) at Northwestern State University hosted a recruiting event for NSU’s ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars high school students who are currently enrolled in grades 10 – 12. ADVANCE is a three-week residential program that offers a challenging and rewarding curriculum for gifted middle and high school students. Students enroll in one course for three weeks of intense and demanding study. Courses have approximately 15 students and are taught by a diverse and talented group of highly qualified Instructor-Teaching Assistant (TA) teams.


While the academic curriculum is central to the ADVANCE experience, the program ensures that students have a fabulous time when they are not in class. The residential staff members offer a wide variety of social and recreational activities to assist in forming lasting friendships and strengthen the ADVANCE community.


The Scholars’ College is the state-designated honors college of Louisiana. It is unique among academic institutions in the state, and possibly even in the nation. It’s great-books based curriculum provides a firm grounding in the liberal arts, including the sciences, mathematics, and foreign languages.


Students may pursue a traditional major or an interdisciplinary concentration in Classical Studies, Scientific Inquiry, Fine and Performing Arts, Humanities and Social Thought, Foreign Languages, or Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.


The Scholars’ College offers a low faculty-to-student ratio, a close-knit community, and supportive faculty that are committed to student success. Most of its classes are taught seminar-style in which ideas are exchanged in an open and supportive environment. There are also opportunities for internships, undergraduate research, and study abroad.


For information on the Louisiana Scholars’ College, visit  For information on ADVANCE, visit

Forrest Middlebrook. A recruiter for the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University, visited with ADVANE student Jayme French of Many, NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio and NSU student Alexia Rubin, who worked as an ADVANCE Program Teaching Assistant.


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.