Nicole Poirier of Deerfield is a recipient of a $5,000 Butch Raymond Scholarship awarded by The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) headquartered in Burnsville, Minn.

Poirier, a 2012 Deerfield High School graduate, attends Upper Iowa University in LaFayette. She is enrolled in physical therapy school and plays women's soccer.

To be eligible for the scholarship the recipient must be a senior academically in 2015-16, have a grade point average of 3.20 or higher, be participating in intercollegiate athletics and plan to work in a health related field or attend graduate school in a health related field.

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