Our Views: Four stars from LSU

Four of the bright stars among Louisiana’s young people, all students at LSU, were honored with prestigious national fellowships.

LSU’s Catherine Fontenot, of Basile, and Matthew Landrieu,of New Orleans, were among 62 students nationwide to win the Truman scholarships, named in honor of the late President Harry Truman. The scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate study, along with follow-up opportunities to work with other fellows in the program.

The scholars are expected to work in public service following completion of their degree programs.

LSU students Bruno Beltran, of Sulphur, and Corey Landry, of Denham Springs, were awarded the nationally competitive Goldwater scholarships by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, named in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater.

Two more students at LSU and two students at Centenary College in Shreveport were finalists in the Goldwater competition.

The scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

The awards not only do credit to the students and their schools, but to the state of Louisiana. We congratulate them.