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McNeese's priority deadline for scholarships is December 1st.  This when they begin handing out money.  If you haven't yet applied then you need to do so as soon as possible and make sure you answer the question "Do you want to be considered for a scholarship?" with a "yes"'. This is the only way you will be eligible for any scholarships that MSU gives.  You must have at least a 3.50 GPA and an ACT of 21 to qualify.  Click on the following link for full details on what scholarships are availble.  If you haven't registered for the December ACT yet then do so ASAP.  Vouchers are available in Mrs. Doland's office so you don't have to pay for the test.  The deadline to register is November 20.  There will still be money available for scholarships once you get the scores from the December test in.  Make sure you send a copy of your ACT scores to MSU when you register for  the test.  MSU Fall 2021 Scholarship Chart

 

Jumpstart Students Scholarship Opportunity

The Louisiana Construction Education Foundation (LCEF) Jump Start Construction Connect Scholars Program is accepting applications for up to forty $1,000 scholarships. The scholarship is for students who will have earned a Jump Start Diploma, an NCCER credential, and who plan to enroll in an LCTCS campus on a construction pathway or in an ABC training program once they’ve completed high school. Applications are due April 12.  Please help in sharing this opportunity with those teachers who may have students who would qualify.  Please contact megan.thompson2@la.gov with questions.

 

AKA 2021 Scholarship is available to graduating seniors who have at least a 20 ACT composite and 2.5 GPA.  The scholarship is intended for students planning to enroll in a post-secondary college or technical school and is worth $2000.  The deadline to apply is March 2nd.  See Mrs. Doland for an application.  

 

Bell City High School students,

Going Merry (www.goingmerry.com) is an awesome new scholarship website - it makes scholarship applications as easy as college applications are when you use the Common App! There is a big waiting list but all of you can skip it when you sign up here: https://www.goingmerry.com/c/julied-zy436.

Good luck with your scholarship applications!
Mrs. Doland

More Info

Going Merry is completely different from the older scholarship search engines:

  • Matching - Once you fill out your profile, you are automatically matched with scholarships you are most eligible for.
  • Direct Applications - You can apply directly to multiple scholarships, you never need to leave the site.
  • Autofilled Applications - All of the information from your profile is autofilled into each application, saving you time.
  • Estimated Application Times - Every scholarship has estimated application time to help you prioritize them.
  • Scholarships Grouped By Essay Topics - Scholarships are grouped by common essay topics so you can minimize the number of essays you have to write.

 

Pettable Pet Lovers Scholarship

Students who have had a meaninggul relationship with a pet are eligible to apply.  The scholarship is worth $1000 and the deadline to apply is 12/15/20.  Apply at https://pettable.com/scholarship#pet-lovers.

WiseGeek Nursing Appreciation Scholarship

This is a $500 scholarship that will be awarded to a student interested in pursuing a nursing career.  

 

PB&J Foundation Scholarship is a $500-$1000 scholarship for students who have experienced personal challenges that may have prevented them from performing as well academically as they should have.  Examples of personal challenges may include but are not limited to peer pressure, bullying, medical issues or family issues such as death or divorce.  Students have until May 31, 2021 to apply at bit.ly/pbjscholarship2021.  Students will need a transcript, application, and at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher (2 is preferred).  Questions can be directed to traven@pbjscholarship.org.  

Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded twice a year to students who have been raised by a single dad or who are a single dad themselves.  The deadline to apply is December 31, 2020.  Apply online at Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship.

 

Heisman Scholarships recognize student athletes who have excelled both on and off the field or court.  a GPA of 3.0 or higher, participation in a school sponsored sport and demonstrated leadership are needed to apply.  Students can apply at heismanscholarship.com.

 

Hoffoss Devall Problem Solver Scholarship is worth $2000 and awarded through a competition sponsored by Hoffoss Devall, LLC.  Go to https://www.hdinjurylaw.com/scholarship to enter. 

 

Work Force Training Scholarship Program provides financial assistance and services to individuals who want to pursue careers in support of industry in SW Louisiana.  To appy go to www.foundationswla.org or call Sowela at 421-6560 or ABC Training Center at 882-0204.

 

Mental Health Movement Scholarship provides an opportunity for students who have been impacted by mental health illness, either through a family member or themselves.  The scholarship is worth $3,300 and students can apply at https://www.cpsb.org/Page/4507

 

Mattress Nerd is a company that promotes longer-lasting and sustainable products.  They are awarding $1000 to a student who writes the best essay to their writing prompt on environmental concientiousness.  To apply go to https://www.mattressnerd.com/scholarship/.

 

How to read an award letter  Click here to decipher your award letter from college.  

 

SallieMae Loan Program

Go to https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning to register for scholarships. you can also find info out about student loans as well while on this site.  

FAFSA Completion Scholarship can be applied for if you have successully completed and submitted your FAFSA.  A winner is awarded every month beginning in October.  It is a $1000 scholarship.  http://lela.org/completed_fafsa.

Discover Scholarship Program

There are 4 entry periods that each will have multiple scholarships awarded.  No essay is required.  Complete rules and entry information can be found at: https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/rules.htmfiliate_id=default.  

 

Horatio Alger-Bill Dore Scholarship Bill Dore, a MSU alumnus, funds 25 scholarships (through the Horatio Alger Foundation) valued at $10,500 each.  Eligibility requirements are you be a full time senior with plans to enter MSU in the fall of 2020, GPA of 2.0 or higher, have critical financial need and display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Deadline to apply is March  2021 but the earlier you apply the better your chances.  For more info, go to https://horatioalger.mcneese.edu/.

Next Step U is a publication that showcases colleges and professions around the country.  The digital magazine can be found at www.nextstepu.com and there are links to schoalrships on the home page.  

FFA Students Louisiana Community and technical College System has scholarship opportunities for all FFA students.  Please use the link below:

https://amp.thenewsstar.com/amp/869844001

 

ASVAB Scholarships Study.com has created three schoalrships ($500, $250 adn $250) that students can apply for.  Go to the follwoing link for more info: https://study.com/academy/popular/studycom-asvab-scholarship-application-form-information.html.

 

Apply for McNeese State University NOW!! When you apply for admissions at McNeese you are also applying for McNeese scholarships. See the following link for information about MSU Freshman Academic Scholarships http://www.mcneese.edu/scholarships/freshman_academic_scholarships. 1st Priority Deadline is November 15th, Final Deadline is February 15th.

 

LendEDU Resource: College Scholarship Guide. There are several Louisiana Scholarships available in the following link: https://https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships/blog/scholarships

 

 

All Scholarships below can be found at the LHSAA website. The address is: http://www.lhsaa.org/scholarship_awards.php
You may download applications from their website.

Each applicant must show ample evidence that he/she is capable of succeeding at the college level (must send a copy of the high school transcript, GPA, rank in class, ACT, or SAT scores). There will be no discrimination as to sex, race, creed or nationality. These scholarships, in addition to other grants or financial aid such as scholarships, loans, grants or work-study cannot exceed the total cost of the educational expenses for one school year.

 

State Farm Insurance

State Farm Insurance awards ten (10) $1,000 scholarships to student-athletes in the following sports who have earned at least a 3.5 GPA.

Male: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track & Field and At Large
Female: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Track & Field and At Large

 

Fodale Energy

J.C. Fodale Energy Services awards two (2) $2,500 scholarships; one male and one female, to student-athletes graduating from an LHSAA member school and in pursuit of a business degree with a minimum of a 3.5 GPA.

 

Piccadilly Restaurants

Piccadilly Restaurants awards two (2) $2,500 scholarships; one male and one female. These scholarships are awarded only to student-athletes attending LSU in Baton Rouge in the College of Education as an education major.

 

Musemeche Photography

Musemeche Photography awards two (2) $1,000 scholarships to underprivileged student-athletes attending a university in the state of Louisiana; one male and one female.

 

Fuzzy Brown

James E. “ Big Fuzzy” and Ellis A. “Little Fuzzy” Brown award two (2) $1,500 scholarships to student-athletes attending a university in the state of Louisiana.

 

LHSCA

The Louisiana High School Coaches Association awards four (4) $1,000 scholarships to qualified and deserving high school graduates; two males and two females. All applicants must be the son, daughter or legally adopted child of a member of the LHSCA. All applicants must be nominated by a current or past member of the LHSCA, and applications must be signed by current school Principal. Said member must have belonged to the LHSCA for the 5 years just prior to the submission of the scholarship application. Children of deceased members are eligible to apply if member belonged to the LHSCA for five years just prior to death.

 

Additional Scholarships

 

  • Sussle is a website that allows students to post knowledge about their interests.  They will give away a $1000 each month.  There are no essays or applications and the contest is open to all high school seniors who are US citizens.  Visit http://sussle.org/scholarship to find out more info.
  • Louisiana Education Loan Authority (LELA) offers two types of scholarships-Quarterly and FAFSA Completion scholarships.  Students need to register at www.asklela.org for these scholarships. The Quarterly drawings will be held on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.  The Completion drawings will be held monthly October through May.
  • Studentscholarships.org publishes a quarterly letter that liss several national scholarships.  To view those available for October, November, and December go to https://studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php.