Photo provided by LSU University College -- Jacob Zahorchak, left, of Wilson, recieves a LSU University College Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship from Rick Perry, senior vice president of the Tiger Athletic Foundation, during a March ceremony.

LSU University College held its annual Celebration of Excellence spring awards program March 12 at The Club at Union Square.

University College awarded $74,000 through 64 undergraduate student scholarships, seven LSU faculty teaching awards, two graduate teaching assistant awards and one LSU Advisor of the Year award, according to a news release.

Jacob Zahorchak, a home-schooled student from Wilson, was among those awarded the LSU University College Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship.

Zahorchak, a sophomore majoring in pre-mass communication with an overall 3.7 grade-point average, is the son of Russell and Renee Zahorchak.

The Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship is provided through the support of the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation. It is awarded to full-time students enrolled in University College who have completed a minimum of 15 hours of college-level work and earned a 3.25 or higher gpa.

“Two important components of student retention are the opportunities to reward students for their academic achievements and to recognize outstanding teaching in the classroom. University College is pleased to have generous donors that allow us to offer scholarships to students who have demonstrated a commitment to their college studies,” said Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College. “Our Celebration of Excellence ceremony allows us the opportunity to publicly recognize these young scholars.”