Need financial help for college?
Here's a list of scholarship opportunities curated especially for Louisiana students by a Career Compass coach. The scholarship picks with the closest deadlines are at the top of the page. This isn't meant to be a comprehensive list - just a few of our weekly faves. Happy hunting!
Kopfler & Hermann Overcoming Adversity Scholarship
- Deadline: July 31
- Amount: $1,000
- Posted 2/15/18
Open to high school seniors and current college students. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants should submit a 500-1,000 word essay which describes how you overcame adversity, outlining a specific roadblock through which you fought and emerged victorious.
Make Me Laugh Scholarship
- Deadline: August 31
- Amount: $2,500
- Posted 5/3/18
Open to students ages 13 and older. Applicants should respond in 250 words or less to: "OMG...finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it's time to lighten things up a little. We don't want to know why you deserve $1,500 or how great your grades are; we simply want to LOL. Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh."
Louisiana Education Loan Authority (AskLela)
- Deadline: Various
- Amount: Various
The Ask Lela Scholarship search functionality is a Google Docs file that is accessible to anyone. The website lists scholarships by name and the websites to obtain a description of the scholarship and the eligibility requirements.
- Deadline: 30th of each month
- Amount: $500
- Posted 7/29/17
Open to juniors and seniors and college students. Must have minimum GPA 2.5. Applicants will answer question in 250 words or less: "Why do you believe that you should be awarded this scholarship?"
Scholarship for Future Farmer of America (FFA) Members Attending LCTCS Institutions
- Deadline: open
- Amount: $500
- Posted 11/16/17
High school students who are members of FFA have a $500 scholarship waiting for them in any Louisiana Community and Technical College System institution in a first-of-its-kind partnership in the state. Securing the scholarship is simple. All students have to do when registering for college is check a box on the application form indicating that saying they are an FFA member in good standing. LCTCS and FFA will do the rest for verification.