From left are Taylor Powell of Bossier City, Biology; Miranda Coffey of Keithville, Biology; RaLonda Armster of Simmesport, Biology, and Cherish Netter of Baker, Mathematics. Not show is Char’Tarian Wilson of Greenwood, Biology.

Five Northwestern State University students, including Taylor Powell of Bossier City,  were among 30 recipients of AT&T first-generation scholarships awarded by the University of Louisiana System Foundation.

Students awarded the $500 scholarships are enrolled full-time in STEM programs throughout the Universities of Louisiana. AT&T donated $15,000 to the Foundation earlier this year and more than 250 students applied for the award.