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!


Under Recruited Preps Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: 01/06/2019

  • Amount: $2,000

  • Posted 11/26/2018

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)

  • 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 11/07/2018

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.


Teen Drive 365

  • Deadline: 02/28/2019

  • Amount: Up to $15,000

  • Posted 01/04/2019

Open to all high school students. Applicants will create a video designed to stop distracted driving.


Foster Care to Success

  • Deadline: 03/31/2019 (applications open 1/1/2019)

  • Amount: $2,500 - $5,000

  • Posted 11/26/2018

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.


Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarships

  • Deadline: 07/16/19

  • Amount: Up to $2,500

  • Posted 12/13/2018

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)

  • 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 7/29/2017

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 11/16/2017

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.