Senior Scholarships

Due*: Scholarship Info
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:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Louisiana; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2015 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in Louisiana. (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a resident of Louisiana; and
  • Be a United States citizen
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 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

  • GPA of at least 3.3
  • Minimum ACT Composite score of 25
  • Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and students who demonstrate substantial work experience
Jan. 15 DELL Scholarship application
Feb. 1 Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship and Principal’s Award

  • 3.5 g.p.a.
  • Based on leadership, academic performance, and community service
Feb. 7 Southwest Lafayette Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship

Feb. 28 Buick Achievers Scholarship
Feb. 28 Louisiana Farm Bureau Foundation 2013-2014 Agriculture Scholarship

  • Seniors majoring in Agriculture, Vocational Agriculture, Agribusiness, or other curriculum directly benefiting the Agriculture Sector of the State’s Economy at any accredited Louisiana College or University
    • Overall GPA of 2.5 or better
    • Pick up application in the counselor’s office, or on the website
Mar. 1 Glenn Armentor “Pay It Forward” Scholarship

  • $10,000 scholarship for incoming UL-Lafayette freshmen
  • Must have ACT Composite of 19, ACT English 18, and ACT Math 19 and 2.5 GPA
Mar. 12 USGA & Chevron STEM Scholarship** Time Sensitive – Only first 500 applications will be accepted **

  • $5,000 to $10,000 awards
  • Must plan to attend a 4-year university and study a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline.
  • Apply Online
Mar. 14 Carol Meyer Memorial Scholarship

  • $500 for students interested in studying mathematics, math education, etc.
  • See the counselor (or the website) for an application.
Mar. 31 Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association Youth Scholarship

  • Louisiana’s scholarship program awards $1,000 to the first place winner and $500 to the second place winner.  These winners are then entered into the national award worth up to $10,000.
  • See website for application.
Mar. 31 LELA $1000 scholarship drawing
Apr. 1 Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship

Apr. 4 Opelousas General Foundation Scholarship

  • For students interested in health careers
  • See website for further eligibility information and application.
Apr. 15 Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

  • $10,500
  • Must plan to attend and enroll in a university/college in the state of Louisiana
Apr. 30 Charles Henry and Antonia Lillie Memorial Scholarship (Knights of Columbus, St. Landry Parish)

  • $1000
  • See school counselor for an application
Apr. 30 JS Clark Alumni Association, Inc Scholarship

  • $1,000
  • See School Counselor for Application
May 1 SLCC Scholarships
May 8 SLEMCO Scholarship

  • Twenty $2,000 scholarships are chosen by a random drawing.
  • Forms will be available in February which must be submitted to the Lafayette SLEMCO office by May 8.
  • Must be a SLEMCO member to apply.  Member must be present at June meeting to receive scholarship.
May 15 NSU Louisiana High School Essay Contest

  • 1st Place: $150; 2nd Place: $100; and 3rd Place: $50
  • Essay contest winners receive a $200/semester NSU scholarship ($1600 over four years)
  • Must submit a complete scholarship packet to NSU by December 1. Winners must also have 20 ACT score (or 950 SAT) and 2.0 GPA to be eligible.
June 30 LELA $1000 scholarship drawing
LHSAA Scholarships

  • For students involved in athletics.  Several are available.  Applications will be made available in March each year.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation Scholarships

  • Check out the requirements for an extensive list of scholarships.
January FAFSA (for Pell Grants, TOPS, and student loans)

  • no due date, but apply as soon after Jan 1 as possible

* NOTE: Due dates are approximate.  Check the links to the scholarship providers for exact due dates.

Post-Secondary Planning Resources

Scholarships for Louisiana Colleges

Northwestern State  –   ”1st Priority Scholarship” deadline – December 1st

UL— 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 –
*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        Deadline – N/A
Minimum requirements – “B” or better high school average; ACT composite of 20 or above

Dillard University –
*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.

*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

*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

Credit: Thanks to Ms. Hebert at Port Barre High for publishing this information on her website.

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