• Internet Search: Some sites will require you to create an account. Read the description. If it applies to you, complete the application. Be mindful of the different deadlines.  If scholarship request a reference, please let the person know ahead of time and provide that person with an academic resume. Good luck!! 

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    Scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/hbcu-scholarships/
     
     
     
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    Local Scholarships:  Click on Links, Print Applications or Follow Instructions, Complete Application, Mail by Deadline

     

    ** Check here each month for NEW scholarship**

    Scholarships with MONTHLY Deadlines:Click HERE-- LOSFA scholarship by Monthly Deadlines

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    10/1/2021

    The Lake Charles Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service sorority, gives a $4000 scholarship in two installments: $2,000 in August and $2,000 in January) to a graduating high school senior from its service area of Calcasieu Parish.  This scholarship will be awarded based on academic performance and community service.

    Application Procedures

    Revised Updated Scholarship Application

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    Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

    Due Date: October 31, 2021

    Amount: $20,000

    Eligibility: Must be a current high school (or home-schooled) student who will graduate during the 2021-2022 academic year. The eligible student must have an overall 3.0 GPA and plan to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution.

    Instructions: Create a profile to apply.

    https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/#programs 

     

    $1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship

    Due Date: October 31, 2021

    Amount: Up to $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to any current high school or postsecondary student.

    Instructions: Follow the guidelines to upload a video (no longer than 1:30 minutes) on one of the following topics:

    1. How Covid-19 Changed My Attitude Towards Self-Study.
    2. Online Tutoring in the Post-Pandemic World – A Perfect Freelance Job for Students.
    3. Self-Care Tips the Covid-19 Pandemic Has Taught Me.

    https://ivypanda.com/scholarship-video 

     

    Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

    Due Date:  October 31, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility: Open to U.S. residents who are 14 years of age or older.

    Instructions: Create a Unigo account and submit a written response (250- words or less) to: “Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.”

    https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship 

     

    2021 Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship

    Due Date: October 31, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Any student entering an accredited community college, four-year institution, or post-graduate program with a GPA of 3.0 or greater may apply. Students must demonstrate a commitment to environmental conservation using past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences.

    Instructions: Submit the required documents via email and include a 750–1,000-word personal statement explaining your dedication to local conservation and detailing your efforts to contribute to conservation and preservation. What ideas do you have for policy? In what ways do you encourage others to implement sustainability practices into their lives?

    https://www.virginiacriminallaws.com/2021-local-conservation-scholarship/ 

     

    National Rice Month Scholarship

    Due Date: October 31, 2021

    Amount: Up to $5,000

    Eligibility: Open to graduating high school students who are from the six primary rice-growing states: Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas.

    Instructions: Create an original video (three minutes or less) about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to you, your state, or the world in general.

    https://www.reelricecontest.com/about-the-contest/ 

     

    10/1

    $1,000 October Scholarship

    Due Date: October 20, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Open to all high school, college, and graduate students.

    Instructions: Create an account and apply.

    https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/october-scholarship/

     

    The SchoolHouse Connection Leadership and Scholarship Program

    Due Date: October 15, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility: High school seniors, students in a GED program, and students who plan to take a gap year may apply. Applicants must be a U.S. resident who has experienced homelessness within the last six years, with plans to enter college for the first time during the fall of the 2022–2023 academic year.

    Instructions: Complete the online application and upload an essay (1,000-word max) that answers all three of the following topics:

    1. Your experience of homelessness and how it relates to your life and education.
    2. Your commitment to education during your experience of homelessness.
    3. Your desire to attend college.

    https://schoolhouseconnection.org/youth-leadership/scholarship-program/ 

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    9/24/2021

    Scholarship Opportunties:

    Click on link: September Scholarship Offers

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    9/24/2021

    The 2021 SchoolHouse Connection Scholarship Program Application is Live!

    We are now accepting applications for SchoolHouse Connection’s Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program, for students entering college for the first time in the 2022-2023 school year.

     [Deadline to Apply: October 15, 2021, 11:59PM PST]

    • Provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program.
    • Assists youth with financial aid processes, mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services.
    • Builds a stable peer and adult support network for recipients, before, during, and after their college careers, and into their transition into the workforce.
    • Offers young people meaningful opportunities to engage in advocacy, while providing sustained support services to help ensure graduation and success in life.

    Click Here to Learn More + Read the FAQs + Apply

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    GoSkills Be the Boss Scholarship

    Due Date: September 15, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

    Eligibility: Any female high school or college student who wants to start her own business.

    Instructions:  Complete the online application and submit your business plan.

    https://www.goskills.com/scholarship

     

    Because College is Expensive Scholarship

    Due Date: September 30, 2021

    Amount:  $500

    Eligibility: Open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and current college students. Those who are planning to attend college or graduate school may also apply.

    Instructions: Complete the online application.

    https://cedaredlending.com/scholarship/

     

    2021 – 2021 The Driven Decade Scholarship

    Due Date: September 30, 2021

    Amount: $1,000

    Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and be in good academic standing.

    Instructions:  Write a 750-1,000-word essay that answers, “Where do you see yourself ten years from now?” Submit the essay and other documentation to the given email address.

    https://lawyeratl.com/2020-2021-the-driven-decade-scholarship/

     

    Shout It Out Scholarship

    Due Date: September 30, 2021

    Amount: $1,500

    Eligibility: Scholarship is open to any U.S. student who is a legal U.S. resident.

    Instructions: Create an account and submit an essay with 250 words or less answering, “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?”

    https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/shout-it-out-scholarship

     

     

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     8-31-2021

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Annual Achievement Week Essay Contest.

    Click HERE:  Omega Psi Phi Essay Application and Information  NEW Deadline: Oct 1st. (packet is due on OCT 1st so they can send to Nationals)

    Sponsoring Chapter is Rio Chi.

    Email completed packets to 
    jus4rec@aol.com

     

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    7-1-2021

    The Gates Scholarship: Click HERE The Gates Scholarship  Deadline Sept 15

    The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

     

     
     

     

    SCHOLARSHIPS: These scholarship are NOT on hand at the school. Please "Google" to find out more information

     

    All scholarships will require that the student have a good grade pointmaverage and good test scores (ACT, SAT, or PSAT).  Listed below are various scholarships with their requirements, application procedure, and value (if known).  It is highly recommended that seniors use this information to mark a calendar with the appropriate deadlines.

     

    INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIPS

    Listed below are the scholarships that are available to children of employees of these companies. 

     

    Beauregard Electric Scholarship: Five one-year scholarships, valued at $1,500 each, to students who reside on BECI service lines.  Monies can be used at any Louisiana accredited institution of higher education. Must have a 2.0 GPA.  Applications in counselors’ office.  

     

    Citgo Scholarship:  Seniors who are children of Citgo employees or retirees may apply.  Applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Value is $8000.

     

    Conoco/Phillips Scholarship: Seniors who are children of Conoco employees and retirees may apply. 

     

    Dyn-McDermott Scholarship: Senior whose parent is an employee may apply.

     

    Firestone Tire& Rubber Scholarships:  Students whose parent is an employee of Firestone may apply.  Pick up application at Firestone personnel office.

     

    PPG Scholarship: Senior whose parent is an employee may apply.

     

    Pinnacle Scholarship: Senior whose parent is an employee of Pinnacle may apply. 

     

    Sasol Scholarship:  Senior whose parent is an employee of Sasol. 

     

    Westlake Chemical Scholarship:Senior whose parent is an employee may apply.

     

    COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

    Most of our state supported universities choose their recipients from outstanding high school graduates who file an application with the individual university, complete ACT testing by October or December of their senior year with a minimum composite score of 25, and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Students should have ACT scores sent directly to colleges.  Application forms can be obtained from the counselors' office or.

     

    Grambling University Ray D. Molo Alumni Chapter Scholarship:  Minimum 2.5 GPA and essay are required. 

     

    Louisiana College Scholarships: Seniors having an ACT composite of at least 25 or SAT total of 1150 and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in academic subjects are eligible to apply.  Persons meeting the criteria will be  competing for the following scholarships:

    Louisiana College Top 20 Scholars

    Presidential Scholars

     

    LSU Alumni Scholarship: 100 students are selected on the basis of grades plus ACT and/or National Merit Selection Index scores. ACT scores should be 31 or better. Scholarship and Admissions applications, essay & list of activities and awards

     

    LSU Honor Scholarships: Awarded to 500 students who are either a finalist or semifinalist in National Merit Scholarship program or have an ACT composite of at least 26 with an "A" average in English and Math. Applications, essay, & list of activities and awards

     

    LSU Valedictorian Scholarship: Students who are certified as valedictorian by their high school.  Graduate with a 4.0 or higher GPA.

     

    LSU Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship in the amount of$1000 to the outstanding entering freshman male.  Criteria includes academics, leadership,athletics, and community service. www.sigep.cjb.net

     

    Louisiana Tech has a General Scholarship program as well as scholarships in each of the five colleges: Administration & Business, Applied and Natural Sciences,Education, Engineering & Science, Liberal Arts.  Scholarship and Admission forms due by December 1.

     

    McNeese State University Academic Scholarships:  Excellent grades and test scores are required.  Same application is used for allacademic scholarships. 

     

    McNeese Honors College Scholarship: At least 3.4 GPA and 27 on ACT, essay and letters of recommendation required.  Value: up to $34,784. 

     

    Tulane University Legislative Scholarship: Each elected member of the    

    Louisiana Legislature can award a one year full tuition scholarship to     

    a student in the top 25% of his/her class and an ACT of 27.   

    Application in counselors' office

     

    Tulane Valedictorian Scholarship: Students who are certified as a valedictorian by their high school.  GPA must be 4.0 or higher.

     

     

    GRANTS, LOANS, AND STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

    The federal financial aid application is used to apply for grants, loans, and the work-study program at colleges. On-line applications are available after January 1 and require the parent to complete their income tax return for the preceding tax year in order to completeportions of the application (although income tax return does not have to be filed until April 15th).   

    The state of Louisiana also uses the federal financial aid application form to apply for the following TOPS scholarships (Application deadline for these programs is JULY 1):  

     

    TOPS-OPPORTUNITY:  MINIMUM 2.5 Core Curriculum GPA, MINIMUM 20 ACT COMPOSITE, AND   17.5 CORE UNITS.  PAYS LOUISIANA PUBLIC TUITION.

     

    TOPS-PERFORMANCE:MINIMUM 3.0 Core Curriculum GPA, MINIMUM 23 ACT COMPOSITE, AND 17.5 CORE UNITS.  PAYS LOUISIANA PUBLIC TUITION PLUS $400.

     

    TOPS-HONORS:MINIMUM 3.0 Core Curriculum GPA, MINIMUM 27 ACT COMPOSITE, AND 17.5 CORE UNITS.  PAYS LOUISIANA PUBLIC TUITION PLUS $800.

     

    TOPS-TECHNICAL: MINIMUM 2.5 Core Curriculum GPA,MINIMUM 20 ACT COMPOSITE, AND 17 CORE UNITS (OPTION I) or 19 CORE UNITS (OPTION II).  PAYS LOUISIANA PUBLIC TUITION ONLY

      

    Rockefeller Scholarship: Students majoring in Wildlife, Forestry, or Marine Science and who have at least a 2.5 GPA and 20 ACT may apply. Value is $1000 per year.  Students who do not complete degree must repay scholarship plus interest. 

     

     

    PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS

     

    Al’sFormal Wear Scholarship: Complete Application

     

    American Cancer Society College Scholarship: Cancer survivors who have had a cancer diagnosis before age 21 and have a GPA of at least 2.5                                                                                                                                       

    American Fire Sprinkler Association:  Apply on line for seven scholarships.  www.afsascholarship.org  

     

    AXA Achievement Scholarship:  www.axa-achievement.com 

     

    Best Buy Scholarship: www.BestBuy.com   

     

    Black Heritage Festival Scholarship:  Applicant must have a 2.8 GPA and plan to attend any accredited college, university or technical school of his/her choice.   

     

    Burger King Scholars:  Up to 1,600 scholarships of $1000 will be awarded.  Eligibility is 2.5-3.5 GPA,work 15 hours per week, community service, and financial need. www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/bkscholars

     

    Carol Meyer Memorial Scholarship:  Pursue a career in mathematics or mathematics education, Value - $500

     

    Craig McGuire Memorial Scholarship:  2.5 GPA and ACT of 18, one page essay.  Value - $1000,

       

    Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship:  Scholarships are awarded to students from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida based on student's character, personal merit, and background.  Application may be obtained via internet Value:  $4000 - $20,000.  www.coca-colascholars.org

     

    Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship:  Must be a member of a family actively engaged  in production agriculture, major in an agricultural-related major.  www.monsanto.com

     

    Dixie Youth Awards: Senior who has participated in a Dixie Youth Baseball Program is eligible to apply.  Financial need is a factor in determining award.  www.dixie.org  

     

    Ed.Communications Scholarship: 

     

    Education is Freedom Scholarship:  Student with at least a “B” average who can show financial need.  Value: $2000  www.educationisfreedom.org

     

    Erbon and Marie Wise Scholarship:  Students majoring in Journalism, Business Administration, Advertising Design, Marketing, Graphic Arts or Mass Communication and who have at least a 2.5 GPA can apply.  Application can be obtained in the counselors' office.  Maximum value of$2000.

     

    ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship:  Good grades and test score and can show community involvement.  Value: $1000 

     

    ESAFoundation Scholarship: www.esaintl.com/esaf 

     

    Foundationfor Rural Service Scholarship (Cameron Communications):  www.frs.org

     

    GatesMillennium Scholar – Minority, 3.0 GPA, financialneed.  www.gmsp.org

     

    Head and Engquist Equipment Scholarship:  Two year training program in heavy equipment technology that features six 7 ½ week periods of classroom training with each followed by 7-10 weeks paid internship. Scholarship pays tuition, room and board, books, $500 personal expenses,and basic tool set.

     

    HealthCareScholarship:  Pursue a degree in healthcare, 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, essay, $500 value. 

     

    Health Systems Nursing Scholarship:  $500 per academic year, 2.5 GPA, essays

     

    Horatio Alger Louisiana Scholarship:  Annual awards of $7,500 to 100 students with financial need and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.    www.horatioalger.org/scholarships

     

    ImageAmerica Scholarships: Plan to attend a technical/vocational school after high school.  Application online at www.Imagine-America.org May begin applying in January of senior year. 

     

    James Beard Culinary Scholarship:  www.jamesbeard.org 

     

    James Murphy Memorial Scholarship:  Applicant must be attending McNeese State University, GPA of 2.5-3.2.

     

    John J. Johnson, II Memorial Foundation Scholarship: Applicant must have high moral standing, 3.0 GPA, and extracurricular activities. 

     

    Knights of Columbus Scholarship:  Senior boy or girl who is a practicing Catholic can pick up application in the counselors' office.  Awarded in the spring.  $100 value

     

    Kyle Andrew Broussard/FCA Memorial Scholarship: Committed Christian, must be active in FCA, life exemplifies the ideals of FCA, min. GPA of 3.0, 100-500 word essay on assigned topic. 

     

    Lake Charles Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority: Have a 3.0 GPA and financial need. Application in counselors’ office.  Value: $1500,

     

    Lake Charles American Press Scholarship:  Given to a student who will attend McNeese.  Student must have at least a 2.5 GPA, financial need, and active in school activities.  Application in the counselors’ office.  Value: $1200/year for 2 years.

     

    Lawrence Toups, Jr. Foundation Scholarship:  Awarded based on minimum 2.75 GPA, financial need, and leadership in school.  Must plan to pursue agriculture related degree at McNeese. Essay required.

     

    LouisianaAFI-CIO:  Parent is a member of an affiliate union. Essay. Value: $1,000.

     

    Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids Chance Scholarship: Demonstrate financial need and student must have been a dependent of parent who was killed or permanently disabled in work related accident.  Can be used for vocational school or college.  Value: $500-$3000.  www.kidschance@raisingthebar.org  

     

    Louisiana HousingAuthority Scholarship: High school graduate whose families reside in or receive direct housing benefits. 3.0 GPA, Vocational or College. 

     

    Louisiana JCI Senate Scholarship: Criteria include GPA, financial need, extracurricular activities, and employment. 

     

    Louisiana Life Safety& Security Scholarship:   Parent police/firefighter.  www.lbfaa.org

     

    Louisiana Municipal Clerk's Association:  A $500 scholarship awarded to a worthy Louisiana high school graduate obtaining a degree in the field of Public Administration/Political Science or Related field.  Requirements include 3.0 GPA, ACT of 21, 500 word essay on the subject "Why I Should Consider A Career in Government." Information in counselors' office. 

     

    Louisiana Pest Management:  Major in a life science curriculum, 3.0 GPA and ACT of at least 23.  Value - $1000

     

    Louisiana Rural Water Association Scholarship:  $1,000 Award based on GPA, ACT/SAT scores, leadership in community & school activities, and financial need.  www.lrca.org

     

    Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors Education Scholarship:A $1,000 scholarship renewable for eight semesters to a student entering the surveying profession or other related technical fields.  Application in counselors' office.  

     

    Louisiana Young Bankers Scholarship:  Students with a declared major in the College of Business at a Louisiana college and who have a minimum ACT score of 25 and a 3.2 GPA can apply.  Value is $800/1000. www.lba.org LA. Young Bankers/College Freshman Scholarship

     

    National Association of Young Women:  GPA 2.5, extracurricular activities, 150 word biography, high moral standards.  Value - $1500

     

    Melissa Neir Memorial Scholarship:  Must have been a victim of a drunk driver or had family member or friend killed or injured in DWI crash.  Value: $2500 

     

    NFIB Free Enterprise Scholars Award:  Must have good grades and ACT score, demonstrate entrepreneurial achievement, essay required.  Value is $1000.                      

     

    Papa John’s Scholarship:  Student must have at least a 2.5 GPA and good ACT score.  Application in counselors’office.  Value is $1,000.  www.papajohnscholars.com

     

    Robert C. Byrd Scholarship:  Students are selected on academic achievement(minimum of 3.5 GPA) and ACT scores (minimum of 23 composite).  Essay is required. Application form may be obtained from counselor. 

     

    Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache Award:  www.bodybymilk.com

     

    Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship:  Criteria include academic record, leadership,school and community activities, and financial need.  Obtain an application at the Simon Marketplace (customer information center) at Prien Lake Mall. 

     

    Society of Automotive Engineers:  Students interested in engineering and other sciences can apply for a number of scholarships through SAE.  Applications in counselors' office. 

     

     

     

    Versie L. Williams Memorial Scholarship:  ACT – 20, GPA – 2.5  

     

    Vocational Rehabilitation Services:  Students who have physical or mental disorder(examples: learning disability, diabetes, scoliosis, emotional problems) can qualify for funding for education at either college or vocational school.  Application available in counselors' office.

     

    Wal-Mart Foundation Scholarship:  One $1000 scholarship is awarded by each store on the basis of test scores, grade point average, extra-curricularactivities, work activities, and financial need.  www.walmartfoundation.org

     

    Warren C. Updike Scholarship Fund:  For students who are financially deserving and have demonstrated their strong interests in agriculture through participation in such activities as District Livestock shows, FFA, 4-H, and other related independent pursuits. Minimum 3.0 GPA and essay required. Application in counselors’ office

     

    Zeta Psi Lambda Chapter Scholarship:  Act Score of 20, GPA 2.5.  www.zetapsilambda.com

     

     

     

    ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

    A student athlete must meet NCAA guidelines in order to be awarded an athletic scholarship by a college.  These guidelines require a specific ACT score and grade point average in a "Core Curriculum".  Seniors must apply on-line with the Eligibility Center.  The website to register is www.eligibilitycenter.org.   

     

    Louisiana High School Athletic & Coaches Association:  Several different scholarships are given at the end of the year. See the counselor for guidelines and applications.  Applications are available only online at www.lhsaa.org.