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!
Live Mas Scholarship
Amount: $5,000 - $25,000
Open to students ages 16-24. Applicants will submit a two minute video about their passion. Scholarship is not based on grades.
Teen Drive 365
Amount: Up to $15,000
Open to all high school students. Applicants will create a video designed to stop distracted driving.
Courage to Grow Scholarship
Open to high school juniors and seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Applicants will submit in 250 words or less why you believe that you should be awarded this scholarship.
Valentine's Day Scholarship
Open to high school seniors and current college students, ages 18 and older. Applicants will respond to: "For Valentine's Day, would you prefer a $1,000 college scholarship or some gift of equal value?"
Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Open to students ages 13 years and older. Applicants will submit a response (250 words or less) to: "Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes, it's the sweet and simple things that makes a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you."
Life Happens Scholarship
Open to students between the ages of 17 and 24 who will be enrolled in college, and have experienced the death of a parent. Applicants will submit either a 500-word essay or a 3-minute video.
Doodle for Google
Open to all K-12 students. Applicants will submit doodle and explanation of what they are submitting.
Foster Care to Success
Open to high school seniors and current college students. Applicants will register on College Raptor, use the college search tool, and submit an essay about this.
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.
MyProjectorLamps.com Biannual Scholarship
Open to students ages 14 and older. Applicants will create a one-page essay detailing your ideas about the use of multimedia in K-12 classrooms.
Six Star Pro Scholarship
Open to high school seniors and current college students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must demonstrate strong work ethic as a student and student athlete. Applicants will respond to: "Tell us how you excel in all three aspects of your life: athletics, academics and community involvement."
Open to high school seniors and current college students. Must have a 3.0 GPA. Applicants will answer the following question in 400-500 words: "Has technology caused you to feel more included in your community, or excluded?"
Help America See Low Vision Scholarship
Open to high school seniors who are considered legally blind.
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.
Courage to Grow Scholarship (monthly)
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.