Bridge City High School Seniors Brett Bertles and Madison Davis are Lamar University bound after being awarded the coveted Mirabeau Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a limited number of outstanding incoming freshmen who have met the rigorous standards required for this scholarship valued at $60,000. The scholarship covers tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies over a four-year period.

“The Mirabeau Scholarship is one of the most prestigious and competitive scholarships we offer,” said Stephen Doblin, provosts and vice president for academic affairs. “Mirabeau Scholars are held to a higher level of academic performance because these students are among our best and brightest.”

To be eligible for the Mirabeau Scholarship, students must score 1250 or above on the SAT or a composite of 28 or greater on the ACT. Prospective scholars must undergo a review of their academic transcripts, submit to a personal interview and must be nominated by one of the university’s college deans. To maintain the scholarship throughout their academic career, scholars must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and participate in the University Honors Program to include one or more of the following; student leadership, student government, Lamar Ambassadors, peer advisors or participate in undergraduate research. The 2008 Mirabeau Scholarship recipients scored an average 1368 on the SAT exams.

Madison, the daughter of Paul and Kim Davis, will be majoring in History with plans to attend law school. Brett, the son of Stuart and Kristen Bertles will be majoring in Chemical Engineering.