|Sept. 30||LELA $1000 scholarship drawing|
|Oct. 25||Horatio Alger Scholarships To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Louisiana Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
|Nov. 3||The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation provides a number of scholarships to high achieving low-income students one of them being the College Scholarship for high school seniors.
The College Scholarship Program application period closes November 3, 2015.
If selected, the scholarship will include up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
For more information go to http://info.jkcf.org/cookescholarships to learn more about the scholarship and the Cooke Foundation.
|Dec. 31||LELA $1000 scholarship drawing|
|Jan. 9||GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
|Jan. 10||Burger King – McLamore Foundation Scholarship
|Jan. 15||DELL Scholarship application|
|Feb. 1||Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship and Principal’s Award
|Feb. 7||Southwest Lafayette Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship|
|Feb. 28||Buick Achievers Scholarship|
|Feb. 28||Louisiana Farm Bureau Foundation 2013-2014 Agriculture Scholarship
|Mar. 1||Glenn Armentor “Pay It Forward” Scholarship
|Mar. 12||USGA & Chevron STEM Scholarship** Time Sensitive – Only first 500 applications will be accepted **
|Mar. 14||Carol Meyer Memorial Scholarship
|Mar. 31||Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Youth Scholarship
|Mar. 31||LELA $1000 scholarship drawing|
|Apr. 1||Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship
|Apr. 4||Opelousas General Foundation Scholarship
|Apr. 15||Horatio Alger Association Scholarships
|Apr. 30||Charles Henry and Antonia Lillie Memorial Scholarship (Knights of Columbus, St. Landry Parish)
|Apr. 30||JS Clark Alumni Association, Inc Scholarship
|May 1||SLCC Scholarships|
|May 8||SLEMCO Scholarship
|May 15||NSU Louisiana High School Essay Contest
|June 30||LELA $1000 scholarship drawing|
|Baton Rouge Area Foundation Scholarships
|January||FAFSA (for Pell Grants, TOPS, and student loans)
* NOTE: Due dates are approximate. Check the links to the scholarship providers for exact due dates.
Post-Secondary Planning Resources
- Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
- Louisiana Connect – Louisiana college and career planning
- High Five Scholarships – scholarship search and ACT Prep resources
- StudentScholarships.org – scholarship search and college/career planning resources
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – complete a FAFSA to be eligible for grants, TOPS, and loans
- Check out: Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance for
- Tips on FAFSA and applying for other financial assistance
- Links to scholarship resources
- Information about grants and loans
- NCAA Clearinghouse – Must register if you intend to participate in athletics at any NCAA member school.
Scholarships for Louisiana Colleges
Northwestern State University – www.nsula.edu – ”1st Priority Scholarship” deadline – December 1st
UL Lafayette— www.louisiana.edu— UL Lafayette Academic Scholarship Application—Due Jan. 31, 2015—Must have already applied to the University
ACT composite of 23 or greater, Minimum 3.0 gpa, English ACT—18, Math—19
Nov. 15th—Priority date for students to be in full consideration for 1st year scholarships and deadline for students seeking entry into the Honors College.
April 15th—Deadline for Admissions for the Summer or Fall semester
Southeastern LA University – www.selu.edu/scholarships
Honors Scholarships – 24+ ACT; minimum gpa 3.0 – see website for more information
University of New Orleans – www.admissions.uno.edu
*Entering Student Scholarships – Priority deadline – January 15th
Homer Hitt Scholarship – full academic scholarship (tuition, residence hall room, board plan, and $500 book stipend.) 15 are awarded annually. Must have a score of 30 on the ACT and 3.5 gpa.
*Freshman Academic Awards – ranges from $250 to $1000 per semester. Minimum requirements – 23 ACT; 3.0 gpa
LSU-Eunice – www.lsue.edu Deadline – N/A
Minimum requirements – “B” or better high school average; ACT composite of 20 or above
Dillard University – www.dillard.edu
*University Scholar – Minimum ACT composite of 27; 3.8 gpa
*Presidential Scholar – Minimum ACT composite of 25; 3.6 gpa
*Dean’s Scholar – minimum cumulative gpa varies; partial award; calculated by the
Dillard University Office of Recruitment, Admissions, and Special Programs.
Tulane – http://admission.tulane.edu/aid/
*Merit Awards – Presidential, Founders’, and Leadership Awards – based on academic achievement, standardized test scores, and extracurricular service. Final Admission Application deadline – January 15th
*Community Service Scholars – recognizes students for the exceptional amount of time and effort they’ve invested in community service. .
McNeese State University – www.mcneese.edu
*Priority deadline for Academic Scholarship Applications
Students with an ACT composite score of 27 and minimum gpa of 3.40 may also wish to apply for the McNeese Honors College. The Honors College application can be found at www.mcneese.edu/honors.
Credit: Thanks to Ms. Hebert at Port Barre High for publishing this information on her website.