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    Need Assistance with Tuition and Books?

    CPPJ and the Louisiana Workforce Commission have joined together in an effort to provide book and tuition assistance to those who are accepted into a college but have not yet enrolled or have not yet scheduled their classes.  Please see the attached file for more information.Tuition and Book Assistance

    ADHD Scholarships

    This is a list of scholarships for those with ADHD found on the www.bold.org search engine.  BE AWARE that they may sell your email if you sign up through the search engine.

    National Association of University Women Scholarship & Book Stipend
    The Lake Charles Branch of the National Association of University Women is accepting applications from high school seniors who wish to apply for our annual $1,500.00 ($750.00 per semester-maximum of two semesters) scholarship. This $1,500.00 scholarship will be given to an African American female student.  Three applicants from each high school can be submitted.  Click on the title to access the application.  Click on Book Stipend to access the stipend application.

    Lake Charles NAACP Freedom Scholarship

    Applicant must:
    • Be a US Citizen
    • Be a graduating High School Senior of a Calcasieu Parish School
    • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA
    • Attend an accredited private/public 4-year college, 2-year college, community college, trade school, or
    other public educational institution AND enrolled with at least 12 semester hours in the Fall following
    • Submit a copy of high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores
    • Complete and submit an essay on one of two(2) listed topics
    • Include 2 letters of recommendation from a (1)school official and (1)personal reference
    • Submit a completed application by postmark deadline of April 24, 2024

    Dr. Ulric Pryce Memorial Scholarship

    We offer first- and second-place awards of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) and one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to support students in pursuing their higher education goals at the university or college of their choice as part of our commitment to the national academic pursuits of young individuals. Applicant must have a minimum grading average of 3.3 on a 4.0 grading scale and 20 on the ACT.  The application process  is straightforward and must be completed online at Zetapsilambda.com. The deadline for application is April 15, 2024. 

    Andre Matthew Wallace Scholarship

    A memorial scholarship of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to honor the late Andre Matthew Wallace will be awarded to a deserving graduating senior accepted to a Technical School or Community College. The applicant must have a minimum grading average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale and an ACT Score of 18 or the following Accuplacer scores of Reading 256, Writing 256, and Math 237.

    The application process is straightforward and must be completed online at Zetapsilambda.com. The deadline for application is April 15, 2024.


    Alexander L. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship 

    Candidates must meet all of the following requirements: 1. A graduating senior of a local high school. 2. Have a 2.75 or above Grade Point Average (GPA). 3. Have a minimum ACT score of 18. 4. Submit an official transcript with the application. 5. Demonstrate financial need. 6. Type a maximum 500-word essay. 7. The Scholarship recipient must present proof of enrollment at a college or university of choice before any awards are made. 8. Recipient must show proof of at least a minimum of a 2.5 Grade Point Average for the 1st Semester of College in order to receive the 2nd installment of scholarship proceeds. The amount of this scholarship will be determined by the funds allocated by Rho Chi Chapter and the quantity and quality of the applicants. 

    Let your senior scholar-athletes shine.

    The 2023 Heisman High School Scholarship is now open! This year, The Heisman Trophy Trust is proud to award $128,000 in scholarships to the nation’s most accomplished and community-minded male and female senior scholar-athletes. With winners from every school, 100 State Winners, 12 of whom go on to be National Finalists, of which two are declared National Winners. Your graduating seniors have many ways to join the ranks of more than 600,000 past winners. Heisman-worthy students to apply before the October 17, 2023 deadline at heismanscholarship.com

    Joe & Lucille B. Foreman Scholarship

    IHS Graduate with a 3.0 GPA who plans to attend McNeese State University. Applications due to Mrs. Berry by February 9th.

    Louisiana Catholic Daughter's Scholarship

    $1000 scholarship to a graduating female senior who plans to attend an accredited college or university.  Student must reside in Louisiana for 1 year prior to HS graduation, have an overall GPA of 2.5+.  All seniors girls are eligible regardless of race, religion or creed.  Must complete application (linked to title), include 9 semester HS transcript, Copy of ACT/SAT scores, 2 letters of recommendation from school admin or faculty, & a typed autobiography.  Applications are due to Mrs. Berry by January 15, 2024.

    Cal-Cam Orthopedic Disability Scholarship

    MSU students from Calcasieu or Cameron Parishes with a physician verified orthopedic disability and acceptable academic credentials.

    Louisiana Association of School Administrators of Federally Assisted Programs

    $1500 (one-time) scholarship opportunity available to public high school seniors who will be attending their first year of college.  This scholarship will be awarded to 12 Louisiana public high school seniors.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 16, 2024.  Scholarship Application information can be accessed by clicking the link below:  

    Justin Demary Scholarship

    The Mission of the Justin Demary Foundation for impacting athletics is to empower and provide financial support to young athletes who have committed to using lifelong values attained through athletics--hard work and determination.  Eligibility Requirements are:  Graduating senior from a SWLA school, current or former student athlete in good standing of a school sponsored sport, minimum GPA of 3.0, planning to attend a college, business, career or trade school in the fall following graduation.  Must submit a fully completed application, including a personal essay.  Applications are available at www.jd6foundation.org -- Deadline to apply is March 1, 2024.

    Louisiana Association of School Administrators of Federally Funded Programs Scholarship

    A $1500 (one-time) scholarship opportunity is available to public high school seniors who will be attending their first year of college.  This scholarship will be awarded to 12 Louisiana public high school seniors.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

    H & H Chemicals Scholarship

    Please note that this scholarship is for students planning to pursue a degree in education.  It is a one-time award of $1000. The scholarship is due to by March 1st


    Lake Area Scholarship

    The Lake Charles Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and The Lake Area Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2023 Scholarship. Four $500 Scholarships will be awarded to the graduating seniors of Calcasieu Parish. Students will complete the application along with writing a 250-word essay on "How would this scholarship be beneficial to you?" The application deadline is April 15, 2023. Recipients will receive their award on Saturday, May 27th at the Lake Area Foundation Black and White Gala.


    John J Johnson Memorial Scholarship

    Each high school is allowed to submit 3 applications.  Applicants must meet the following qualifications: have high moral standing, 3.0 GPA or higher, enrolled and in attendance for 2-semesters his/her senior year, must participate in extracurricular activities.  To apply, applicants should complete the 2nd page of the linked application and include a current transcript, current ACT scores, and 3 letters of recommendation from school faculty members.  Applications are due to Mrs. Berry by March 22nd to allow for school level selection of 3 applications to the Scholarship board before their due date.

    Lions Club Scholarship

    Simon Youth Foundation offers scholarships to seniors that live near a Simon Mall. Prien Lake Mall is a Simon-owned mall. Click on the purple title to access the website.  

    Hagan Scholarship

    The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide four-year need-based merit scholarship providing each recipient with the opportunity to graduate from college debt-free, providing up to $6,000 each semester.  After graduation from college, Hagan Scholars can apply for a 2-year extension of their scholarship to attend graduate school or a professional school, receiving $6,000 each semester.

    Basic Eligibility Requirements:

    Must attend an eligible public high school
    Must have achieved a 3.5 GPA
    Must enroll in an eligible college or university
    Must maintain a 4 year or less graduation schedule
    Applicant's Adjusted Household Income reported for Federal Income Tax Purposes must not Exceed $85,000

    Horatio Alger Assoication

    The Horatio Alger Association is excited to announce that we have opened our scholarship application for the 2024 Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs. We would like to invite current high school juniors from your high school who meet eligibility requirements to apply.

    In keeping with the educational mission of the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students in the US who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Scholarship criteria also include: commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree starting September 2024, and US citizenship. The Association will be awarding more than 600 scholarships across the country valued at $10,000 - $25,000 each to deserving scholarship recipients. More information about the scholarships and eligibility may be found on our website

    School House Connection Youth Leadership & Scholarship Program

    The SHC Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program Provides:

    • $2,000 scholarship award
    • One-on-one help with college enrollment and financial aid, mental health advocacy and referrals, legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance with locating local resources
    • A stable peer and adult support network
    • Meaningful opportunities to engage in state and federal advocacy


    • Currently residing in the United States (undocumented students are eligible) 
    • Born on or after October 15, 2002 
    • Beginning college (four year, community college, or trade school) for the first time in 2023 (not including dual-enrollment courses) 
    • Experienced homelessness in the last six years 

    Application Requirements:

    • 1000 Word Essay
    • Transcript (Unofficial is Acceptable) 
    • One Letter of Recommendation

    Shearman Foundation Scholarship

    Scholarship available to those who wish to attend McNeese with a minimum of 2.5 GPA and demonstrates an economic need.  Applications due to Mrs. Berry by February 9th.


    This scholarship is a FULL RIDE to LSUA for 4 years!

    Howard and Eloise Mulder provided leadership to the Louisiana State University at Alexandria Foundation, having served on its Board of Directors since its establishment in 1993.  They provided extensive gifts to LSUA students, faculty and staff through the LSUA Foundation. Mrs. Mulder passed away in 2004 and Mr. Mulder passed away in 2011. As a part of the gift that Mr. and Mrs. Mulder provided to LSUA, an endowed scholarship for students has been established that is known as the Howard and Eloise Mulder Endowed Scholarship Fund at Louisiana State University of Alexandria. Students receiving the scholarship will be known as a Mulder Scholar.


    This scholarship shall be rewarded to a first-time freshman student who has shown exceptional academic success with an overall 3.5 grade point average or better in high school.  This scholarship cannot be used for students pursuing a 100% online degree.

    Amount of the Scholarship

    The award shall cover the full cost of a semester’s tuition, fees, books, and on-campus housing and meal plans incurred as a direct result of the recipient’s attendance at LSUA.  This scholarship will pay any outstanding balance after applying state and federal free financial aid, not including loans.


    Any interested, qualifying student must complete the application and submit to the Enrollment Management Office no later than February 1, 2023.  In addition, the student must apply for admission to and receive acceptance to LSUA.  The scholarship committee will review all applications submitted and select final candidates no later than February 15, 2023.  Finalists will be invited to an on-campus interview with a selection committee on March 11, 2022. 

    Retention of the Scholarship

    The scholarship will be awarded for no more than 8 consecutive semesters (fall and spring) provided that the student has maintained a 3.5 cumulative grade point average for all course work taken.  No awards will be made for the summer sessions.

    Loss of the Scholarship

    The scholarship may be withdrawn for any of the following reasons:

    1. Resignation from LSUA;
    2. Registering for or maintaining fewer than 12 hours during a fall or spring semester;
    3. Being placed on disciplinary probation;
    4. Failure to maintain a 3.5 grade point average.

    To Apply

    Complete the application (link below) and attach a typed, double-spaced 750-1000 word answer to the question found on the application.

    More information and link to submit application can be found at: https://www.lsua.edu/admissions/howard-and-eloise-mulder-scholarship

    Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship

    The deadline for this scholarship application is January 31, 2024 (must be received and postmarked by this date). This application is also available on the chapter's website.

    The EnergyRates.ca College Scholarship is a yearly (ongoing) scholarship by EnergyRates.ca. Every year, we award outstanding students for their essays on the energy industry. We would be glad if you could inform your students of our scholarship by linking our page to your “Scholarships” page. Students from all fields are welcome to apply.

    The deadline for the 2023 competition is January 31, 2024 (The deadline is January 31 annually). We are offering a $500 scholarship to any student planning to enroll or currently enrolled in an American or Canadian post-secondary educational institution in the coming year (USD 500 for Americans or CAD 500 for Canadians). All you must do to be eligible for the scholarship is write an essay in English or French, no more than 500 words in length, telling us where you see the future of the energy industry. You can talk about anything you want — green energy, oil politics, the continued use of nuclear power, your own ideas and innovations — so long as it’s about energy in the world of tomorrow. What do you think people will be reading about in the news in a few years?

    Please feel free to check technical details regarding submissions, past winners, rules and requirements at the official scholarship website: https://energyrates.ca/energyrates-ca-scholarship/

    Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

    Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2022, at 5 p.m. Eastern.

    We want IHS to have a Coke Scholar this year!

    The 2023-24 application is open to high school seniors until 5 p.m. Eastern on October 31, 2023.

    See program details and last year's Coke Scholars.


    Build A Better Future Scholarship

    1. You must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a US-based university, college, or trade school to continue your education.
    2. All high school seniors are eligible.
    3. Design & work on a community improvement project, using our checklist as a guide.
    4. OPTIONAL: Fill out a strategy plan/ feedback form for additional guidance and suggestions. Deadline: March 1st, 2024. Our email is always open for questions and feedback even beyond the strategy plan deadline date.
    5. Submit your final application by April 8, 2024 at 11:59 Mountain Time (see FAQ’s & Details page for link and details on submission requirements). If you have any questions regarding the application, you can email scholarship[at]honorsgraduation.com for assistance.
    6. We will select 5 winners to receive $10,000 tuition scholarships, with the top project receiving an additional $5,000 to continue funding their project and maximize impact. We select applications based on their completion, seriousness, and viability.

    Lela's $1000 FAFSA Completion Scholarship application for the Class of 2024 is now available for those who plan to apply for college financial aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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