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The Lauren Corley Vaughn Memorial Scholarship

The family of the late Lauren Corley Vaughn established a scholarship to benefit a Northwestern State University student pursuing a nursing degree through an accelerated program. The Lauren Corley Vaughn Memorial Scholarship will specifically impact students with a B.S. degree who enroll in NSU's accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. Eligible recipients must maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Vaughn graduated from Alexandria Senior High School in 2018 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors at Louisiana Tech. She then enrolled in NSU's accelerated Bachelor to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Shreveport and was scheduled to earn a BS in August. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Chi Chapter 068 on March 31.

Vaughn first became interested in the field of medicine while on a high school field trip to LSU Medical Center. With her studies in biology and temporary work at Freedman's Clinic, she became convinced that she was on the right career path. While excelling in her chosen profession, she never lost sight of her top priorities: faith and family.

Lauren passed away April 7, 2023.

Proceeds from LV5K will benefit the Memorial Scholarship.  Friends who wish to contribute to the scholarship can do so at


Contributions can also made payable to the NSU Foundation and mailed to 520 University Parkway, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497.

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