New as of November 2018:
New Scholarships: The Dream US
- National Scholarship: Opens Nov. 1, 2018- Closes February 28, 2019 Intended for high school or community college graduates. You need to have DACA or TPS or meet the past DACA eligibility criteria and qualify for in-state tuition at one of our Partner Colleges to receive this scholarship. We also offer an online college option. The Scholarship is for up to $14,500 for an associate’s degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree.
- Opportunity Scholarship: Opens Nov. 1, 2018- Closes January 31, 2019 and is intended for high school graduates who live in targeted, locked-out states that do not offer in-state tuition to DREAMers – or bar you from attending state colleges and universities altogether. You need to have DACA or TPS status and be admitted to one of our Opportunity Partner Colleges to receive this scholarship. The Scholarship is for up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meals for a bachelor’s degree.
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LOUISIANA BAR FOUNDATION KIDS’ CHANCE SCHOLARSHIP
The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) offers the Kids’ Chance Scholarship annually for covering $500 to $3,000 in college tuition and fees. It’s intended for legal dependents of Louisianans who were killed or catastrophically injured in work-related accidents. Financially needy applicants can apply until February 20th. Please attach tax returns, P&T disability reports, a birth certificate, school transcripts, and two recommendation letters.
LOUISIANA GO GRANT PROGRAM
Worth $300 to $3,000, the Louisiana Go Grant is a need-based program managed by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Aid (LOSFA). Graduating high school seniors and current undergraduates could qualify based on their low to moderate Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). Priority is given to transfer and re-entering adults who are 25 or older. Go Grants are renewable for up to $10,000 if acceptable academic progress is made.
SOCIETY OF LOUISIANA CPAS SCHOLARSHIPS
Annually, the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA) in Kenner offers at least six scholarships for $500 to $2,000 for student members. Nine geographic regions, such as the New Orleans Chapter, Shreveport Chapter, and Baton Rouge Chapter, also provide $1,000 awards. Aspiring accountants can apply before November 15th with an unofficial transcript, two recommendations, and a personal goals essay.
TULANE UNIVERSITY VALEDICTORIAN SCHOLARSHIP
At Tulane University in New Orleans, the Valedictorian Scholarship is a prestigious prize awarding $5,000 annually for four years (or five years for Architecture majors). It’s designed for incoming freshmen who completed a secondary diploma at the top of their class. Louisiana guidance counselors automatically nominate their school’s valedictorian. Tulane undergrads could also receive the Dean’s Honor Scholarship and Legislative Scholarship.
STEPHEN W. CAVANAUGH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Since 2007, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) has managed the Stephen W. Cavanaugh Scholarship Fund to honor the late CEO of the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation. Recipients receive $1,000 each semester over four years for $8,000 total. Until May 31st, interested students can apply by sending a transcript, ACT/SAT score, resume, and recommendation. Other funds include the Paul F. Brown Scholarship and Three Cs’ Scholarship.
ROCKEFELLER STATE WILDLIFE SCHOLARSHIP
Another of the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Aid’s (LOSFA) competitive programs is the Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship, which gifts $1,000 to $7,000. Around 30 new undergraduates are selected annually to fund majors in forestry, wildlife management, conservation, marine science, and ecology. Funding is renewable if 24+ credits are successfully completed each year. Online applications are due on July 1st.
LSU STAMPS SCHOLARSHIP
Sponsored by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Louisiana State University’s Stamps Scholarship is an esteemed award covering full tuition costs. The program’s current value is $32,000 for in-state and $49,000 for out-of-state scholars. Participating in the President’s Future Leaders in Research Program could provide $1,550 extra. High-achieving entering freshmen are considered for the Flagship Scholars Award, Tiger Nation Scholarship, and Alumni Legacy Scholarship too.
LOUISIANA TECH OUTSTANDING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Located in Ruston, Louisiana Tech University keeps tuition affordable by awarding several competitive, merit-based programs, including the Outstanding Student Scholarships. Based on ACT score, these awards range from $2,000 to $6,000 each year. Admission materials, including transcripts and testing reports, should be on file before the January 5th priority deadline. Non-Louisianans could also receive in-state tuition rates with the Bulldog Out-of-State Scholarship.
PATRICK F. TAYLOR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Established in 1985, the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has awarded over $53 million in college scholarships to support Louisiana residents enrolling as full-time freshmen. Along with individual scholarships, the Foundation has school-specific scholarships, such as the LSU for Chemistry and St. Augustine High School funds. Application deadlines are July 1st for Fall and December 1st for Spring enrollment. Don’t forget attaching a FAFSA form, transcript, and character reference letter.
TOPS OPPORTUNITY AWARD
The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) offers the Opportunity Award to pay tuition and fees at Louisiana’s 18 public colleges. These include Grambling State University, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, McNeese State University, Southern University, and University of Louisiana-Monroe. High school seniors must have finished the advanced, 19-unit TOPS core to qualify. Applications must be submitted before July 2nd with a FAFSA form.
AQHA SWAYZE WOODRUFF MEMORIAL MID-SOUTH SCHOLARSHIP
Equestrian enthusiasts could earn the four-year Swayze Woodruff Memorial Mid-South Scholarship for $9,000 from the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). It’s reserved for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee who’ve been members for 12+ months. Online applications, including recommendation forms, are accessible from August to December 1st. Living in the Pelican State also qualifies you for the AQHF Youth Scholarship and Scoop Vessels Scholarship.
SOUTHERN AUTOMOTIVE WOMEN’S FORUM SCHOLARSHIP
Founded in 2011, the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum (SAWF) Scholarship Fund has granted over $200,000 to support young ladies in higher education. It’s designed to increase female representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors. To qualify for $500 to $5,000, interested applicants must apply before December 1st. Submit a transcript, proof of residency, resume, and two recommendations for consideration.
SENATOR BEN NEVERS TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP
At Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, the Senator Ben Nevers Transfer Scholarship assists incoming transfers who’ve attempted less than 18 college credits. Based on GPA, the program awards $500 to $3,000 for tuition and fees. High academic achievers could also receive $3,000 for room and board. The Office of Financial Aid automatically considers students for this and other awards, such as the Beginning Freshman Honor Scholarship.
ARK-LA-TEX AGRICULTURAL COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
Since 1987, the Ark-La-Tex Agricultural Council Scholarship has been administered by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana (CFNLA) to honor Jess Loyd, Jr. Incoming freshmen receive $500 to $2,000 for affording their first associate or bachelor’s degree. Preference is given to Louisianans from Union, Claiborne, Bienville, Webster, Caddo, De Soto, Winn, Moorehouse, and East/West Carroll parishes. Worthy agricultural majors must submit applications before June 1st.