Stephen F. Austin State University student Henriette Eidsnes of Tananger, Sola in Norway, has received the Merit Award Scholarship by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Only 52 NSCS members are chosen nationwide to receive the $1,000 scholarship. "I believe this award is a compliment for the hard work I have applied to my college education," said Eidnes, a new member of the SFA chapter.

"Receiving this scholarship will be a tremendous help with the financial obligations I face as an international student."

Eidsnes is geology major and plans to attend graduate school after graduating from SFA.

Membership in NSCS is by invitation only and is based on grade-point average and class standing.