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!
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship
Open to high school juniors and seniors, as well as current college students. Applicants will answer the following response with a 500-1,000 word essay:
"Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals."
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."
2019 Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship
Deadline: 07/15/2019 or until 1,000 applications are received
Open to high school seniors and current college students. Applicants must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, and participation and leadership in school activities and work experience. Applicants should desire a major in a health-related field.
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?
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
Open to full-time students over the age of 18 currently accepted to or enrolled at a college or university. Eligible students should submit a 1,000 word essay to firstname.lastname@example.org describing their dream vacation. Where would you go? What would you do when you were there? Who would you want with you? What would your accommodations look like?
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.