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

  • Deadline: 11/12/2018

  • Amount: Allegra Ford: $2,500  Anne Ford: $10,000

  • Posted 10/22/2018

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

  • Deadline: 11/30/2018

  • Amount: $5,000

  • Posted 10/22/2018

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

  • Deadline: 12/04/2018

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Posted 10/22/2018

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

  • Deadline: 12/15/2018

  • Amount: $1,000 - $50,000

  • Posted 10/08/2018

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

  • Deadline: 12/15/2018

  • Amount: $500

  • Posted 10/22/2018

Open to high school seniors interested in a food-related career.


The Form.com Scholarship

  • Deadline: 12/17/2018

  • Amount: $1,500

  • Posted 11/07/18

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

  • Deadline: 12/31/2018

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Posted 09/30/2018

Open to high school seniors. Applicants will submit an essay (500 words or less) detailing why they are pursuing an automotive degree.


Goodshop Scholarship

  • Deadline: 12/31/2018

  • Amount: $2,000

  • Posted 11/07/2018

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

  • Deadline: 12/31/18

  • Amount: $2,500

  • Posted 11/07/18

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)

  • Amount: $40,000

  • Posted 10/08/2018

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

  • Deadline: 02/1/2019

  • Amount: $500 - $2,500

  • Posted 11/07/18

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)

  • 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.