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 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?"


The Financial Sumo Educational Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: August 29
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Posted 7/18/17

Open to any student who will be attending college in the Fall of 2017. Submit a one page essay addressing the following two questions:

1.  What struggle have you overcome in your life that you are proud of?

2. Financially speaking, what would this scholarship mean to you?


Social Media Scholarship

  • Deadline: August 31
  • Amount: $500
  • Posted 7/18/17

Open to students between the ages of 16 and 25. In 500 words or less, explain how understanding social media would help you become more marketable to a potential employer. 


Your Workout Book Scholarship

  • Deadline: September 1
  • Amount: $500
  • Posted 4/24/17

Applicants will submit an essay answering, What are your career objectives? Do you plan to pursue a career in the field of of sport of fitness? List your extracurricular activities as they relate to sport and fitness. What teams have you played on or volunteered with? Have you won any awards or organized any events in this field? What kind of impact or influence do you hope to have on others as a result of your education?


AES Engineering

  • Deadline: October 6
  • Amount: $500
  • Posted 7/29/17

Open to high school seniors and current college students. Applicants are not required to major in engineering. Applicants will submit an essay between 500 - 1,000 words in answer to: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?