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AES ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE
Sunday, October 6
 
Scholarship Criteria Our belief is that achieving a high-grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason, we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
 
How to Apply Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
 
Amount of award: $500.00
 
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2019
 
 
There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.
Buenas Opiniones Scholarship Deadline
Friday, August 30
 
HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE
When: Friday, Oct 25, 2019
Description: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/
 
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States;
be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
Be a United States citizen

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship

A $1,000 Scholarship For Those Affected By Auto Accidents

The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges.

Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after an auto accident.

Auto accidents can be life-changing. At The Derrick Law Firm, we believe in keeping the public safe by bringing first-hand experience to those who haven’t had it, as well as easing the stress of accident victims as they enter one of the most important phases of their lives.
 

This is a $1,000 scholarship and the winner will be announced on December 20th of each year.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 15th of each year.

https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm

Prime Medical Alert Scholarship for Future Nurses
 

Applying for the Prime Scholarship

The demand for nurses has been on the rise for over a decade. If we look at 2008-2010 alone, the RN workforce grew by 25%, while the number of LPNs grew by 15.5%. The demand for skilled nurses will continue to rise as baby boomers retire. To push demand even higher, nearly 33% of current nurses are fifty years of age or older so their retirement is not far off.

Training is very thorough for nurses because no two situations are the same. Hopeful nurses must take different courses, with college-level programs existing at both two-year colleges and universities. Programs encompass varying levels of nursing education, each requiring different coursework and experience. We understand that it can become expensive so whether you’re aiming to be an RN or an LPN, you should take advantage of this scholarship.

Prime Scholarship Requirements

Open to applicants working towards a two-year or four-year degree.

Residency Requirements

None

Award

Up to five students will be selected with a reward of $1000 each. Award varies depending upon the total number of applicants.

Deadline

The scholarship renews each semester and must be submitted by July 31st for Fall applications or December 15th for Spring applications.

Terms and Conditions

1. Scholarship applications will only be reviewed if they are post-marked by the specified deadlines.
2. Scholarship applications will only be reviewed if they contain all of the required material as specified in the application.
3. After receiving your offer letter, you must accept or reject the scholarship within thirty days of receipt. If we receive no answer within the allotted time, we will select another applicant. Sending an offer letter does not guarantee the scholarship if you fail to accept within the time frame.
4. If you are selected, it is your responsibility to specify how you want the funds dispersed. Once Prime Medical Alert send the funds (based on your preferred method), we are not responsible for lost or stolen money.

 

https://www.primemedicalalert.com/scholarship/

IMPORTANT WEBSITES FOR FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

Did you know that Federal Student Aid produces dozens of informational resources that are available online? You can access informational resources at https://StudentAid.gov/resources or you can order publications at https://edpubs.gov.  Remember, financial aid includes grants (free money that you do not have to pay back), student loans (which you do have to pay back with interest) and work study programs (get a job on campus). Most programs do require financial need except one of the loans (Unsubsidized Direct Loan), which does not. There is also a PLUS or parent loan which parents can get if they qualify for it.

 

Adventures in Education Scholarship Search - www.aie.org/Scholarships/

American College Foundation - www.americancollegefoundation.org

College Board - http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp

College Greenlight - http://www.collegegreenlight.com 

College Planning Info - www.asklela.org

College-Scholarships – www.college-scholarships.com

College Toolkit Scholarship Search - http://scholarships.collegetoolkit.com/scholarship/main.aspx

College Week Live - www.collegeweeklive.com

EducationPlanner - www.educationplanner.org

FastWeb - www.fastweb.com

FindTuition – www.findtuition.com/scholarships/

GoodCall - http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/

International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search - www.iefa.org/

Mach25 - www.collegenet.com/mach25/app     

National Merit Scholarship Search – www.nationalmerit.org/

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search – www.salliemae.com/before_college/students_plan/ree_money/scholarship-search.htm

Scholarship Experts - www.scholarshipexperts.com

ScholarshipFly - www.scholarshipfly.com 

Scholarship Hunter - www.scholarshiphelp.org/

Scholarships.com - www.scholarships.com

School Soup - www.schoolsoup.com

SRN Express - http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/

U.S. Department of Education Scholarship Search - http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships

 

SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS
 
Academic Scholarships:
 
You apply for an academic scholarship through the individual universities.  Many universities use their application for admission as their scholarship application.  Others have a separate scholarship application.  Please check with the individual college/university for specific information.  Academic scholarships are based on your core GPA and test scores.  The deadlines range from October 15, through February 1, depending on the university.
 
 
Local Scholarships:
 
We receive numerous scholarship applications throughout the year.  As we receive the information I will notify you through announcements, your English IV teacher and Physics classes.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES.
 
Other Scholarships:
 
1.  Investigate the possibility of scholarships that might be offered through the company for which your parent(s) work.  Many companies offer scholarships for the children of their employees.
 
2.  If you are the son or daughter of a veteran, investigate the possibility of aid through veterans' organizations.

LOUISIANA GO GRANT PROGRAM

 

Worth $300 to $3,000, the Louisiana Go Grant is a need-based program managed by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Aid (LOSFA). Graduating high school seniors and current undergraduates could qualify based on their low to moderate Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). Priority is given to transfer and re-entering adults who are 25 or older. Go Grants are renewable for up to $10,000 if acceptable academic progress is made.

 

Eligibility:

 

• Legally reside in the State of Louisiana

 

• Register for 6+ credits at nonprofit in-state colleges

 

• Have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

 

• Receive funding from the Pell Grant program

 

https://www.osfa.la.gov/go_grant.html

Senator Ben Nevers Transfer Scholarship & Other Scholarships from Southeastern Louisiana University

At Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, the Senator Ben Nevers Transfer Scholarship assists incoming transfers who've attempted less than 18 college credits. Based on GPA, the program awards $500 to $3,000 for tuition and fees. High academic achievers could also receive $3,000 for room and board. The Office of Financial Aid automatically considers students for this and other awards, such as the Beginning Freshman Honor Scholarship.

 

Eligibility:

 

• Have attended other regionally accredited colleges

 

• Present a minimum high school GPA of 3.0

 

• Score at least 23 on the ACT (or 1140 on the SAT)

 

• Enroll full-time for seven continuous semesters at Southeastern

 

http://www.southeastern.edu/admin/fin_aid/scholarships/

NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program

February 01, 2020

 
  • Scholarship Description
  • The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. (NAJA) was established in 1941 with the purpose of uniting members "to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children, and to cooperate with other organizations performing similar services." Today, the growing Association continues the focus of meeting the needs of children and youth in keeping with the NAJA slogan: "Care Today, Character Tomorrow."
     

    Eligibility: 
    -Working or planning to work directly with children
    -Pursuing graduate-level studies for one year in fields which address the special needs of children and youth. Graduate fields of study include, but are not limited to counseling, psychology, mental health, special education, speech pathology, exceptional children, remedial skills development, hearing impaired, gifted and talented, etc.; scholarships are not awarded for graduate work in administration or general education 
    -U.S. citizens and permanent residents of a state with a Junior Auxiliary Chapter: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee
    -Planning to attend a U.S. college or university for full-time or part-time study 

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • P.O. Box 1873
  • Greenville, MS 38701
  • najanet@bellsouth.net
 

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

$3,000

May 15, 2020

Awards Available: 80

 
  • Scholarship Description
  • The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to explore with mentors and peers. This program requires that students maintain active involvement in a worshiping community or campus ministry program while they are attending college. Preference in this program is extended to racial/ethnic students in order to promote diversity.
     
    Applicant must be a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who is a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior at an accredited college/university in the United States with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Presbyterian Church-USA
  • 100 Witherspoon St.
  • Louisville, KY 40202
  • finaid@pcusa.org
  • tel: 800-728-7228 x5224
  • fax: 502-569-8766
 

Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

$12,000

July 01, 2020

  • Scholarship Description
  • The Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for undergraduate or graduate study. Applicant must major in forestry, wildlife or marine science. Recipients must attain a degree in one of these fields at a Louisiana public college or university, or repay the funds, plus interest. If an undergraduate student, have earned 60 or more graded college credit hours and have at least a 2.5 GPA. If a graduate student, have at least a 3.0 GPA on all credits earned in graduate school. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national or eligible non-citizen and be registered with Selective Service if required and must be a Louisiana resident for at least one year prior to July 1st of the scholarship award year. You must complete and submit such documentary evidence as required by LASFAC. Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in a Louisiana Public College or University majoring in forestry, wildlife or marine science with the intent of obtaining a degree in that field. Undergraduate students must have earned at least 60 hours of college credit and have at least a 2.50 cumulative college GPA. As a graduate student have at least a 3.00 cumulative college GPA on all credits earned in graduate school. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • P.O. Box 91202
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9202
  • custserv@la.gov
  • tel: 225-922-3258
  • fax: 225-922-0790
 

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Scholarship

Patrick F. Taylor, the same man who TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Plan for Students) is named after, had a deeply-rooted passion for helping children break the financial barrier and get into college. Beyond the TOPS award program, the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation gives scholarships to Louisiana high school students that are getting a two or four-year degree from a Louisiana college. These scholarships are based on need and academics, and they give out multiple scholarships to Louisiana students each year.

In order to be considered for the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Scholarship, you need to:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a Louisiana resident
  • Enroll full-time as a first-time freshman following the first anniversary of high school graduation
  • Earn at least a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA or higher
  • Earn an ACT score of 19 or better (22 for students completing an approved home study program or getting their GED)
  • Show completion of an advanced 19 unit TOPS core curriculum
  • Have graduated from a Louisiana high school
  • Have already received an acceptance letter to a Louisiana college
  • Submit one reference letter and information about other financial assistance you’re receiving or expect to receive for the year, like other scholarships or grants

If you meet these criteria, you can apply for the Patrick F. Taylor Scholarship here.

 

 

Team Pelican

Each year, Pelican State Credit Union gives out multiple $1,000 scholarship awards to graduating seniors in Louisiana who are also Pelican members. These scholarships are good for tuition, textbooks, meal plans, and much more. Applications are accepted each year starting in January.

In order to qualify, students must:

 
  • Be a current Pelican member in good standing
  • Be a graduating high school senior for the current year
  • Be scheduled to attend an accredited college for the fall semester
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or more
  • Submit an official high school transcript and an official ACT score report
  • Complete the scholarship form and questionnaire

Find out more about opening a Team Pelican Youth Savings account, visit pelicanstatecu.com/teampelican.

 

 

Sam S. Politz Scholarship Fund

Established in 1987 and dedicated to Sam S. Politz, former President and CEO of Associated Grocers, the Sam S. Politz Scholarship Fund helps provide up to four graduating Louisiana high school seniors with money for college. Each scholarship is worth $1,000 per semester for up to eight semesters, and winners are chosen each year to help provide financial assistance to deserving students.

In order to qualify, students must:

  • Have a minimum ACT score of 20 and a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Have been enrolled in honors or advanced placement (AP) courses
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from high school principal or guidance counselor
  • Show acceptance into an accredited college

In order to continue receiving the scholarship, recipients must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA per semester. Do you or someone you know meet these criteria? If so, they accept applications here.

 

Agnes Morris Education Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

The Louisiana Federation of Business & Professional Women (BPW/LA) sponsors the Agnes Morris Education Scholarship to gift $1,000 for two semesters to returning female students aged 25 or older. Qualified members must be registered for 6+ credits, attend accredited two- or four-year colleges in Louisiana, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, and display leadership promise. Since 2011, the STEM Career Advancement Scholarship has also specifically funded science, engineering, technology, and mathematics education.

Contact

Agnes Morris Education Scholarship

1424 Evangeline Road

Glenmora, LA 71433

(318) 748-7603

amesfchair@bpwlouisiana.org

Scholarship Link

 

Betty Lynne Theriot Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 15th

The Louisiana Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (LSCLS) awards the Betty Lynne Theriot Memorial Scholarship for $500 each year to undergraduate members who are entering their senior/clinical year of an NAACLS-accredited medical laboratory science program. Chosen applicants must have unmet financial need, sustain a 3.0 GPA or greater, possess clinical aptitude, and send two references. Recipients could attend University of Louisiana-Monroe, Southern University at Shreveport, Fortis College-Baton Rouge, and more.

Contact

Betty Lynne Theriot Memorial Scholarship

700 University Avenue

Monroe, LA 71209

(318) 342-1699

chapman@ulm.edu

Scholarship Link

 

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Scholarships

Deadline: July 15th, November 25th, or April 25th

Offering up to $2,500 for tuition and $500 for textbooks per year, the Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha grants multiple scholarships to tribal members who have finished a high school diploma or GED certificate. Eligible Native Americans must live within a 50-mile radius of the Louisiana reservation, gain admission at an accredited college or trade school, attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, and file the FAFSA application.

Contact

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Scholarships

230 Chitimacha Loop

Charenton, LA 70523

(337) 923-2463

scholarshipinfo@chitimacha.gov

Scholarship Link

 

Dr. William S. Boyd Scholarship Fund

Deadline: June 30th

The Chiropractic Association of Louisiana established the Dr. William S. Boyd Scholarship Fund in 1995 to honor the House of Representatives member who became the state’s first licensed chiropractor two decades prior. Selected recipients must reside in Louisiana, attain at least junior standing at a CCE-accredited chiropractic college, excel academically with a 2.75 GPA or better, intend to practice in-state, and be recommended by a dues-paying CAL member.

Contact

Dr. William S. Boyd Scholarship Fund

10636 Timberlake Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70810

(225) 769-5560

kachittom@aol.com

Scholarship Link

 

Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: October 21st

Administered by the Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), the Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Scholarship gifts $500 from the Louisiana Art Education Association to remember the St. Martin Parish School System supervisor who passed in 2003. It’s designed for full-time college juniors and seniors at accredited Louisiana colleges who are pursuing art education degrees or certificates for K-12 teacher licensure. Applicants must submit an official transcript with a minimum 2.5 GPA and four 250-word essay responses.

Contact

Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Scholarship

1035 Camellia Blvd., Suite 100

Lafayette, LA 70508

(337) 482-6227

bfk0900@louisiana.edu

Scholarship Link

 

Frederick G. Deiler Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Valued at $1,500, the Frederick G. Deiler Memorial Scholarship one of three funds managed by the Louisiana Water Environment Association (LWEA) yearly to support students seeking environmental careers. Eligibility criteria requires studying full-time with 12+ credits, keeping a minimum “B” average, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Louisiana colleges, and having at least two semesters remaining. Accepted majors would include engineering, hydrology, public health, conservation, and biology.

Contact

Frederick G. Deiler Memorial Scholarship

One American Place, Suite 2040

Baton Rouge, LA 70825

(225) 344-2609

henry@lca.org

Scholarship Link

 

Gil Dupré Graduate Student Scholarship

Deadline: November 7th

Named for the long-time CEO who retired in 2012, the Gil Dupré Graduate Student Scholarship presents $2,500 to $10,000 annually from the Louisiana Association of Health Plans (LAHP) to master’s students finishing their last year of healthcare management programs. Selected U.S. citizens and Louisiana residents will obtain a minimum 3.0 GPA at Tulane University, Louisiana State University, or the University of New Orleans to enter the health benefits industry.

Contact

Gil Dupré Graduate Student Scholarship

450 Laurel Street, Suite 1850

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

(225) 378-3205

jford@lahp.net

Scholarship Link

 

Gwen Higgins English Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 15th

The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) in Lake Charles offers two Louisiana scholarships each year, including the Gwen Higgins English Scholarship for $1,000. Graduating seniors at Lake Arthur High School must have passed four years of English, pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree full-time this Fall, and display academic excellence with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applications should feature an original, 500-word essay titled “The Most Captivating Book I’ve Read.”

Contact

Gwen Higgins English Scholarship Program

1625 Ryan Street, Suite C

Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337) 491-6688

DVaughan@FoundationSWLA.org

Scholarship Link

 

Harvey L. Foster Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: January 31st

Devoted to “Rewarding Ambition with Tuition,” the Harvest L. Foster Foundation awards multiple scholarships in Louisiana for high school seniors from St. Tammany, Livingston, Washington, and Tangipahoa parishes. Recipients claim $1,000 per semester or $8,000 total for earning science or engineering bachelor’s degrees at Louisiana universities. Other qualifications include taking 12+ credits each term, declaring STEM-related majors, maintaining a science GPA of 3.0 or better, and sending two recommendations.

Contact

Harvey L. Foster Foundation Scholarships

226 Chestnut Oak Drive

Mandeville, LA 70448

(985) 674-0660 ext. 101

cfoster@theharveylfosterfoundation.com

Scholarship Link

 

Irene M. Petijean Horticulture Scholarship

Deadline: June 1st

The Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc. (LGCF) budgets for 10 annual scholarships like the $1,000 Irene M. Petijean Horticulture Scholarship to encourage tomorrow’s gardening professionals. To apply, candidates must be matriculating full-time at a public Louisiana college with an accredited Horticulture Department to study plant science, landscape design, agriculture, environmental conservation, and similar majors. Also consider the $2,000 Anite Currault and $500 Neil Christopher Scholarships.

Contact

Irene M. Petijean Horticulture Scholarship

1606 Water Street

Lecompte, LA 71346

(337) 776-9177

pamxyz@bellsouth.net

Scholarship Link

 

Joseph Meraux Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: July 1st

The Joseph Meraux Foundation has conferred over 600 scholarships for $1.9 million total to financially bolster high school seniors from Louisiana’s St. Bernard Parish who are pursuing accredited U.S. higher education. For $1,000 annually, interested applicants must attend a college or technical school full-time, successfully complete 18+ credits, per year, carry a minimum unadjusted GPA of 2.0, and have need for financial assistance.

Contact

Joseph Meraux Foundation Scholarships

P.O. Box 8875

New Orleans, LA 70182

(504) 330-2202

Scholarships@merauxfoundation.org

Scholarship Link

 

LASN Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarship

Deadline: September 8th

The Louisiana Association of Student Nurses sponsors the Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarship to assist non-traditional learners who are aged 30 or older, single parents, male, ethnic minorities, married/divorced, or career changers. Eligible winners must fulfill one of these criteria as well as be LASN members for 6+ months, pursue an accredited associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing, hold a minimum 2.5 GPA, and submit two faculty reference letters commenting on clinical promise.

Contact

LASN Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarship

P.O. Box 52655

New Orleans, LA 70152

(504) 568-4808

lasnpresident@gmail.com

Scholarship Link

 

Louisiana CPAs Education Scholarships

Deadline: November 15th

The Society of Louisiana CPAs Education Foundation grants six scholarships for $500 to $2,000 each year to student members who are studying accounting at an accredited Louisiana business school for a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Up-and-coming Certified Public Accountants must be entering their fifth semester or higher, carry a minimum accounting GPA of 3.0, and intend to take the Becker CPA Exam Review course.

Contact

Louisiana CPAs Education Scholarships

2400 Veterans Blvd., Suite 500

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 464-1040

skelly@lcpa.org

Scholarship Link

 

Mary Moore Mitchell Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 1st

Donated by Howard Ekblad of Library Interiors, the Mary Moore Mitchell Scholarship Fund awards $1,000 from the Louisiana Library Association (LLA) yearly to support part-time students pursuing the ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science from the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education. Qualified awardees must have lived in Louisiana for 12+ months, have a minimum bachelor’s GPA of 3.2, and achieve a combined GRE score above 1050.

Contact

Mary Moore Mitchell Scholarship Fund

8550 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 1001

Baton Rouge, LA 70809

(225) 922-4642

office@llaonline.org

Scholarship Link

 

Nelda C. Seal Endowed Scholarship

Deadline: June 10th

The Louisiana Baptists Foundation initiated the Nelda C. Seal Endowed Scholarship to gift $600 per term or $1,200 annually to pastors of Baptist mission churches in-state who are pursuing a Master of Divinity or Christian diploma at an ATS-accredited Southern Baptist seminary. Faithful applicants must be devoted to the Lord’s work, matriculate for 6+ credits, and participate in the Weeks of Prayer for State Missions. Those at Louisiana College could earn the Hannah Reynolds Scholarship instead.

Contact

Nelda C. Seal Endowed Scholarship

1250 MacArthur Drive

Alexandria, LA 71303

(318) 448-3402

Wise@louisianabaptists.org

Scholarship Link

 

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: July 1st or December 1st

Biannually, the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation honors the late CEO of Taylor Energy Company by presenting Louisiana scholarships worth $500 to $2,500 each semester. Prospective applicants must have U.S. citizenship, finish the advanced 19-unit TOPS core, enroll as first-time freshmen at in-state colleges, possess an overall GPA above 2.5, score at least 19 on the ACT, and submit a character reference. School-specific funds, such as Cabrini High School and Kinkaid School, are also offered.

Contact

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Scholarships

One Lee Circle

New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 589-0555

taylorawards@bellsouth.net

Scholarship Link

 

PFLAG New Orleans Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 1st

The Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) New Orleans Chapter awards annual scholarships for $1,000 to $10,000 to encourage higher education for self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight ally students. Suitable applicants will live in Louisiana, be accepted at an accredited post-secondary school, be age 17 or older, maintain good academic standing, and actively advocate for LGBT equality rights.

Contact

PFLAG New Orleans Scholarship Program

P.O. Box 15515

New Orleans, LA 70175

(504) 862-5912

scholarship@pflagno.org

Scholarship Link

 

Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

Deadline: July 1st

Worth up to $12,000, the Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship is bestowed by the Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission (LASFAC) yearly upon bachelor’s or graduate students majoring in wildlife biology, conservation, fisheries management, wetlands ecology, forestry, and similar natural sciences. Accepted candidates must attend a Louisiana public university full-time, successfully earn 60+ credits by Fall, achieve a 2.5 GPA or greater, and complete the FAFSA application.

Contact

Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

P.O. Box 91202

Baton Rouge, LA 70821

(800) 259-5626

custserv@la.gov

Scholarship Link

 

Ruby J. Darensbourg-Cook Scholarship

Deadline: June 15th

Established in December 1992, the Ruby J. Darensbourg-Cook Scholarship is one of nearly 50 funds managed by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) to fund Louisianans’ collegiate dreams. This $1,500, merit-based program seeks applicants who are pursuing the Practitioner Teacher Alternate Certification in early childhood or elementary education at accredited in-state universities. Applications must feature a transcript, resume, teaching goals statement, and at least two recommendations.

Contact

Ruby J. Darensbourg-Cook Scholarship

100 North Street, Suite 900

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

(225) 387-6126

lthomas@braf.org

Scholarship Link

 

Taylor Opportunity Program for Students

Deadline: July 1st

The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is also administered by the Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission to provide four scholarships: the Opportunity Award, Performance Award, Honors Award, and Tech Award. Each pays full tuition and certain fees for full-time enrollment at a Louisiana public college or university. General criteria include finishing the 19-unit TOPS curriculum, holding a minimum “C+” average, scoring above 20 on the ACT, and finishing 24+ credits per year.

Contact

Taylor Opportunity Program for Students

602 North Fifth Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

(800) 259-5626

custserv@la.gov

Scholarship Link