Zachary Alan Bourg Scholarship
Zachary Alan Bourg
At the time of his passing, Zachary Alan Bourg was a senior at Ponchatoula High School and a freshman Physics major at Southeastern Louisiana University. He had completed 15 credit hours toward the Physics degree program, up through Calculus II, and was primarily interested in understanding various aspects of the universe. He read widely in the fields of physics, metaphysics, philosophy, and psychology. Zachary also loved math, taught himself German, and enjoyed playing bass guitar. He was a quiet, gentle, kind, and loving person. The Zachary Alan Bourg Physics Research Apprenticeship has been established to provide a legacy befitting of Zachary's intellectual curiosity.
Zachary Alan Bourg Physics Research Apprenticeship
The Zachary Alan Bourg Physics Research Apprenticeship provides students with the opportunity to conduct research with a Southeastern Louisiana University Physics professor. Awardees will receive $1,000 per academic year ($500 per fall and spring semesters). The award is continued for a maximum of four years as long as the awardee meets the requirements for the continuation of the award.
Eligibility Requirements for First-Time Awardees
Entering full-time freshman physics major at Southeastern Louisiana University
ACT composite score of 26 or higher
High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
Successful completion of rigorous math and science classes while in high school
Demonstrated involvement in science or math outside of the classroom, with greater weight given to demonstrated involvement in physics
Preference will be given to eligible applicants from Ponchatoula High School (Ponchatoula, LA), South Terrebonne High School (Bourg, LA), and Ellender Memorial High School (Houma, LA)
Continuation of Award (maximum of four award years)
An individual scholarship recipient may receive the $1,000 per year award for a maximum of 4 years as long as the continuation eligibility requirements are met. Those requirements will be provided at the time of the initial award.
Application Process for Consideration of a 2013-2014 Award
By April, 30, 2013, submit the following to the Zachary Alan Bourg Physics Research Apprenticeship Selection Committee, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Southeastern Louisiana University, SLU 10878, Hammond, LA 70402:
Contributions to the Zachary Alan Bourg Physics Research Apprenticeship may be made to the Southeastern Foundation (for Zachary Alan Bourg Research Apprenticeship) and may be mailed to:
Southeastern Louisiana University, Southeastern Foundation, SLU 10293, Hammond, LA 70402