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.
The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 15th of each year.
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.
Open to applicants working towards a two-year or four-year degree.
Up to five students will be selected with a reward of $1000 each. Award varies depending upon the total number of applicants.
The scholarship renews each semester and must be submitted by July 31st for Fall applications or December 15th for Spring applications.
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.
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
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.
â€¢ Legally reside in the State of Louisiana
â€¢ Register for 6+ credits at nonprofit in-state colleges
â€¢ Have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
â€¢ Receive funding from the Pell Grant program
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.
â€¢ Have attended other regionally accredited colleges
â€¢ Present a minimum high school GPA of 3.0
â€¢ Score at least 23 on the ACT (or 1140 on the SAT)
â€¢ Enroll full-time for seven continuous semesters at Southeastern
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:
If you meet these criteria, you can apply for the Patrick F. Taylor Scholarship here.
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:
Find out more about opening a Team Pelican Youth Savings account, visit pelicanstatecu.com/teampelican.
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:
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.
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.
Agnes Morris Education Scholarship
1424 Evangeline Road
Glenmora, LA 71433
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.
Betty Lynne Theriot Memorial Scholarship
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209
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.
Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Scholarships
230 Chitimacha Loop
Charenton, LA 70523
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.
Dr. William S. Boyd Scholarship Fund
10636 Timberlake Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
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.
Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Scholarship
1035 Camellia Blvd., Suite 100
Lafayette, LA 70508
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.
Frederick G. Deiler Memorial Scholarship
One American Place, Suite 2040
Baton Rouge, LA 70825
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.
Gil Dupré Graduate Student Scholarship
450 Laurel Street, Suite 1850
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
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.”
Gwen Higgins English Scholarship Program
1625 Ryan Street, Suite C
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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.
Harvey L. Foster Foundation Scholarships
226 Chestnut Oak Drive
Mandeville, LA 70448
(985) 674-0660 ext. 101
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.
Irene M. Petijean Horticulture Scholarship
1606 Water Street
Lecompte, LA 71346
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.
Joseph Meraux Foundation Scholarships
P.O. Box 8875
New Orleans, LA 70182
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.
LASN Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarship
P.O. Box 52655
New Orleans, LA 70152
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.
Louisiana CPAs Education Scholarships
2400 Veterans Blvd., Suite 500
Kenner, LA 70062
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.
Mary Moore Mitchell Scholarship Fund
8550 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 1001
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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.
Nelda C. Seal Endowed Scholarship
1250 MacArthur Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303
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.
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Scholarships
One Lee Circle
New Orleans, LA 70130
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.
PFLAG New Orleans Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 15515
New Orleans, LA 70175
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.
Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship
P.O. Box 91202
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
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.
Ruby J. Darensbourg-Cook Scholarship
100 North Street, Suite 900
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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.
Taylor Opportunity Program for Students
602 North Fifth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802