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!


Shout it Out Scholarship

  • Deadline: 9/30/2018

  • Amount: $1,500

  • Posted 09/10/2018

Must be 13 years or older. Applicants will answer the following question in 250 words or less: If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?


Wendy's High School Heisman

  • Deadline: 10/17/2018

  • Amount: $500-$1,500

  • Posted 09/10/2018

Must have a 3.0 GPA, participate in one of the 47 Wendy's Heisman recognized sports, and have participated in volunteer service, community involvement, or leadership within his/her community.


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

  • Deadline: 10/24/2018

  • Amount: Average $25,000

  • Posted 09/17/2018

Open to high school seniors. The Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

  • Deadline: 10/31/2018

  • Amount: $1,000 - $20,000

  • Posted 09/17/2018

Open to high school seniors. There are scholarships for students seeking both community colleges and universities.


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. 


Courage to Grow Scholarship

  • 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.