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!
College Raptor Scholarship
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."
Untangle the Web
Open to students ages 26 and younger. With scams, fraud and misinformation, the internet can be a treacherous place for all generations. Take the Do Something quiz to find your strengths online.
Save a Life Scholarship
Open to high school seniors and current college students, majoring in the healthcare or education field. The organization will allow you to make the case of how your major is considered healthcare, if needed. Applicants will submit an essay (750 - 1,000 words) explaining career aspirations, how you plan to advance healthcare and/or education through your work, and what inspired you to commit yourself to this field.
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.
Hoffoss Devall Louisiana Safe Driver Scholarship
Open to high school seniors and current college students. Applicants will either submit a short video or essay in response to either:
1. Explain why you do not support or promote distracted driving.
2. Explain how you prevented distracted driving and promote safe driving practices for yourself, friends, or family by providing specific examples.
College is Power Scholarship
Open to high school seniors and current college students. In 150 words or less, applicants will reply to "What is your primary goal for going to school?"
Digital Privacy Scholarship
Open to all high school and college students. Applicants will answer the question how they are protecting their digital profile. They will answer this question in 140 characters. The top ten finalists will be selected to submit an essay on digital privacy.
The Scott Alan Turner Personal Finance Scholarship
Amount: Up to $2,500
Open to students between the ages of 16 and 25. Applicants will write a 500 word response to, "Discuss what your family taught you about money/personal finance and what you've learned about money on your own. Examples include spending, saving, investing, student loans, budgeting, and credit cards."
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.