Need financial help for college?

Here's a list of scholarship opportunities curated especially for Louisiana students by a Career Compass coach. The newest scholarship picks are at the top of the page. By scrolling down, you can access previously posted scholarship picks, with the upcoming deadlines listed first. This isn't meant to be a comprehensive list - just a few of our weekly faves. Happy hunting!


Courage to Grow Scholarship

  • Deadline: 30th of each month
  • Amount: $500
  • Posted 9/22/16

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?"


College JumpStart Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Posted 3/13/17

Open to high school students grades 10th-12th and college students. In 250 words or less, answer one of the following questions:

1. What are your educational goals?

2. How will winning this scholarship help you attain your goals?

3. Write about a time when hard work paid off.

4. Describe your experience with community service and volunteering and how that has affected you and your outlook.


Runnerclick Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Posted 3/6/17

Open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants will submit an essay discussing: Why and how sports can contribute to your life? Describe some of the pitfalls experienced, as well as some of the benefits which sports can contribute to the daily life of a young adult? How can a person leverage a skill in sports to land a dream job and becoming "successful" throughout life?


All About Education Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Posted 3/13/17

Must be 13 or older to apply. In 250 words or less, respond to, "How will a $3,000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?"


Create a Recycling Bin to Reduce Waste Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Posted 3/24/17

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students just need to sign up to receive facts on recycling and tips on keeping beauty and personal care items out of landfills. 


Study Soup Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Posted 3/6/17

Open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students. Answer the following questions:

1. One of StudySoup's core values is 'Be a Knight.' A knight is someone that helps their peers in times of need while showing kindness and compassion. Share a story with us about how you have been a knight in the past.

2. How do you envision your education to better your community?

3. Describe a time that you have led a team of your peers. Be sure to define your goals, actions and results!


Fifth Month Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 31
  • Amount: $1.500
  • Posted 4/10/17

Must be 13 years of age or older. In 250 words or less, "May is the 5th month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or funny."


Hungry to Lead Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Posted 2/24/17

Open beginning March 1 to students planning to pursue a degree in food service or hospitality. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA or ACT of 18. 


Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: $500 - $3,000
  • Posted 3/24/17

Open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants will submit a 500 - 1,000 word essay on "The future of technology in education."


Big Sun Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 19
  • Amount: $500
  • Posted 11/14/16

Open to high school senior student-athletes, regardless of which sport. Please submit a 500-1,000 word essay answering:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

NoPlag Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Deadline: June 25
  • Amount: $3,500
  • Posted 1/30/17

Open to high school and college students. Must be at least 16 to submit. Applicants will submit a 700 word essay on a topic from the scholarship website.


KAM House Buyers Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Amount: $500
  • Posted 4/10/17

Open to high school seniors and freshmen - juniors in college. Applicants should submit a written response in 800-1,000 words, to "What do you think it takes to become an entrepreneur and what personal traits and experiences have led you to take the challenge of becoming one?"


IP Video Contest

  • Deadline: July 1
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Posted 3/27/17

Open to students ages 13 and over. To apply, applicants must create a video of no more than 60 seconds that answers one of four given questions related to patented inventions.


International Women in Media Scholarship

  • Deadline: July 1
  • Amount: $500
  • Posted 3/27/17

Open to high school seniors and college students who are interested in journalism. The application involves creating a web page outlining the accomplishments of a notable female journalist.


Spirit Button Academic Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 1
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Posted 2/24/17

Open to any U.S. citizen, currently or about to be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year university or college. Applicants will submit a 700-1,000 word essay on the topic "what inspires me the most in life and why?"