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!
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.
Caring.com Student Caregiver Scholarship
Open to high school seniors and current college students. Are you caring for an adult relative? Applicants will submit either a a 1,500 word essay or a two minute video, addressing: Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver? How has your roll as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path? How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?
Check out other scholarships offered for student caregivers here.
Top Ten List Scholarship
Open to students, ages 13 or older and current college students. In 250 words or less, create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship.
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.
Under Recruited Preps Scholarship Program
Open to high school seniors who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and will be continuing their athletic career at the next level (D1, D2, D3, NAIA, Junior College, or Prep School). Applicants will write a 100 - 500 word essay on "What will I do with the $2,000 scholarship.”
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.
Foster Care to Success
Deadline: 03/31/2019 (applications open 1/1/2019)
Amount: $2,500 - $5,000
Open to applicants who have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship after their 16th birthday; OR have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday and not subsequently adopted.
Teen Drive 365
Amount: Up to $15,000
Open to all high school students. Applicants will create a video designed to stop distracted driving.
Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarships
Amount: Up to $2,500
Open to high school seniors. Applicants will submit an essay or video on: Mesothelioma cancers, as well as other terminal cancers, have an impact well beyond the victim alone. How has a type of cancer of your loved one impacted your life? How did it impact you while you or your loved one was fighting their illness? What hardships did you or your family experience? How will this scholarship help you to reach your academic 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.