Each year, subject to availability of funds, two to four college scholarships are awarded to high school graduates or graduating high school seniors enrolling full-time in an accredited college or university. Each scholarship is for eight consecutive semesters, $1,000 per semester, for a maximum total scholarship award of $8,000. (Fall and Spring semesters only.) Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA per semester/quarter and full-time status to continue receiving the scholarship.
The Fund provides scholarships to assist graduating/graduated high school students who will enroll full time in an
accredited college or university. Scholarship awards shall be used toward the following, in order of priority: tuition and
fees; books and supplies; room and board; and commuting expenses up to fifty dollars a month. The recipients are selected
by a Scholarship Advisory Committee made up of local educators.
Two to four scholarships are awarded each year, subject to availability of funds. Each scholarship is for eight consecutive
semesters, $1,000 per semester, for a maximum total scholarship award of $8,000. (Fall and Spring semesters only.)
To maintain the scholarship, each recipient must maintain full time status as an undergraduate student and must earn a
minimum GPA of 3.0 per semester/quarter. Students must provide the Foundation with an official transcript and proof of full
time enrollment every semester to receive payment.
In making its decision, the Scholarship Advisory Committee shall use the following criteria:
—ACT score and GPA (Preference is given to students with a minimum ACT score of 20 and a minimum GPA of 3.0.)
—Availability and enrollment in “honors” or “advanced placement” courses
—Quality of letter of recommendation from high school principal or guidance counselor
—Acceptance into accredited college or university
Year of Need: College Freshman,
Num Awards: 2-4
Min Award: 1,000
Max Award: 8,000
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
402 N. Fourth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Contact Person: Selection and Review Committee LaToria W. Thomas, Donor Services