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!
Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships
Amount: Allegra Ford: $2,500 Anne Ford: $10,000
The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships offer financial assistance to high school seniors with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD, and planning to enroll in either a two-year or four-year college.
Education Matters Scholarship
Open to applicants age 13 and older. Submit a response (250 words or less) to: "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?"
Notes for the Future
Open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, who plan to major or minor in music. Applicants must submit an audio or video recording singing and/or performing an instrument.
Burger King Scholars
Amount: $1,000 - $50,000
There are two different scholarships. Must be a graduating senior, with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and passionate about serving the community.
Cook Something Scholarship
Open to high school seniors interested in a food-related career.
The Form.com Scholarship
Open to high school seniors and current college students. In a minimum of 1,000 words, write an essay on one of the three following topics:
1. How mobile technology is making manufacturing safer.
2. How mobile technology is making chain operations more compliant.
3. How mobile technology is making business more efficient.
The Future Mechanic Grant
Open to high school seniors. Applicants will submit an essay (500 words or less) detailing why they are pursuing an automotive degree.
Open to all current and future students. Applicants will respond to the following two questions:
1. What would you use the scholarship towards?
2. What causes do you support and why?
College Raptor Scholarship
Open to high school seniors. Applicants will register or log in to College Raptor.
Ron Brown Scholarship Program
Deadline: 01/9/2019 (non-priority deadline)
Open to Black/African American high school seniors. Must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities, and demonstrate financial need.
Kids 4 Kids Cancer Scholarship
Amount: $500 - $2,500
Open to high school seniors and current college students who have been diagnosed with cancer before their 18th birthday. In a minimum of 250 words, explain how cancer has impacted your life and how a scholarship from K4K will further your educational goals.
Louisiana Education Loan Authority (AskLela)
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
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
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.