BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Since winning the National Spelling Bee, Zaila Avant-garde is continuing to collect plaudits.
For starters, LSU and LCTCS are offering the Spelling Bee Champion a scholarship.
Southern University is also offering Zaila Avant-garde a scholarship.
President Belton made the announcement on Saturday.
I am pleased to announce that @Southernu_BR is offering #ZailaAvantgarde a full scholarship and "#Zaila Day" at SU, part of the nation’s only #HBCU system. Our student leaders, faculty, and alumni look forward meeting with you. We welcome you to the #JaguarNation! #WeAreSouthern pic.twitter.com/4eeSI457yr— Ray L. Belton, Ph.D. (@SUSprez) July 10, 2021
According to Southern, the university “will work to schedule a personalized “Zaila Day” on campus, where Zaila can meet with student leaders, faculty, alumni and more!”
Zaila Avant-garde is the first African American winner of the National Spelling Bee.