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!


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 11/07/2018

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.


Caring.com Student Caregiver Scholarship

  • Deadline: 12/31/2018

  • Amount: $1,500

  • Posted 11/26/2018

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

  • Deadline: 12/31/2018

  • Amount: $1,500

  • Posted 11/28/2018

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.


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 11/07/2018

Open to high school seniors. Applicants will register or log in to College Raptor.


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.


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.


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.