Louisiana Scholarships

The Bayou State of Louisiana is the 25th most populous state in the US. Louisiana was purchased from the French in 1803 for about $15 million – although this included the entire Louisiana territory. The French then used this money to buy more frilly stocking, wigs and velvet doublets, thereby ensuring that the French would look silly well into the 20th century.

The state offers a plethora of scholarship options for students studying or living in Louisiana. One program is the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS). The TOPS program offers substantial funds for students who meet a minimum set of academic criteria and are planning on attending school in state.

Other private and public scholarships are also available. Some funds are designed to attract degree candidates to certain professions, such as resource management, farming or education. Other programs exist that have more rigid academic criteria and still others are for general financial need.

To find out more about the complete range of scholarship opportunities in the state of Louisiana, continue with the links below.

The Todd Poche Endowed Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to occupational therapy students within the state of Louisiana. Scholarship amount TBD.

Associated Grocer – Sam S. Politz Scholarship Fund

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. SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 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. CRITERIA 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

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.

MusicAuthority’s Annual Music Lovers Scholarship

MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact that music can have on a student’s learning experience. Studies have shown how music can enhance learning- from improving memory performance to relieving anxiety, music can be a great component to aid a student’s college experience. We are proud to offer our $1,000 scholarship to one current or prospective student. We will be offering this scholarship on a continual basis and we are excited to promote a passion for music and higher education.

Fastline Publications Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing. Seventeen $1,000 scholarships to a member from Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina; Arkansas, Louisiana or Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Pennsylvania or New York; Washington, Oregon or Idaho; Ohio; Oklahoma; Alabama, Georgia or Florida; Tennessee; Texas; Wisconsin. In addition, seven scholarships are available to FFA members pursuing a two-year degree in agricultural business/farm/livestock or ranch management or agricultural sales and marketing to the states of Kansas; Kentucky; Nebraska; Ohio; Oklahoma; Texas; Alabama, Georgia or Florida. Applicants must live on a family farm, exhibit strong leadership skills, financial need and demonstrate interest in managing a farm.AWARD: 24 scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management, communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and administration in agriculture. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming required. No more than one scholarship per state.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.

Charles P. Lake - Rain for Rent Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: One scholarship to applicants pursuing a four-year degree in general agriculture, agricultural business management, agricultural engineering, agriculture power and equipment or soil or water conservation with preference to those specializing in irrigation and soil technology. Must be a resident of Arizona, California or Idaho. One scholarship to applicants pursuing a four-year degree in environmental engineering. Must be a resident of Illinois, Louisiana or Texas. All applicants must have completed freshman year and have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Applicants will be considered on the basis of scholastic achievement, leadership skills, community involvement, then financial need. Recipients must be willing to provide a picture for publicity purposes and tour a Rain for Rent facility.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

LBF Kids' Chance Scholarship Program

The LBF Kids' Chance Scholarship Program is helping kids achieve their dreams. The program provides scholarships to the children of Louisiana workers who have been killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal Workers' Compensation Act or law. Since 2004. Basic Eligibility Requirements: Must be a dependent of a worker killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal Worker's Compensation Act or law. Must be a Louisiana resident between the ages of 16 and 25. Must maintain a "C" average or higher. Must be pursuing a primary college or university degree (bachelor's or associate's) or vocational education and training (certificate or license) from an accredited Louisiana university, community, technical or vocational college and/or state approved proprietary school. Must demonstrate substantial financial need.

Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Scholarship

The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation offers individual scholarships to graduating Louisiana high school students attending a four-year Louisiana undergraduate institution, based on financial need and academic performance. Only applicants meeting the following criteria will be reviewed: Must be a United States citizen and a Resident of Louisiana Earn a 2.5 cumulative high school grade point average or higher Earn an ACT score of 18 or better Completion of an advanced 19 unit TOPS core curriculum Must have graduated from a Louisiana high school and be able to submit final transcript Have received letter of acceptance to a Louisiana college or university Must be able to provide information regarding amounts of financial assistance (college, federal and state grant awards) Must show proof of financial need – submit copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) Must submit one character-reference letter

Society of Louisiana CPAs Scholarship

Each year LCPA offers $1000s in scholarships to accounting majors in Louisiana in varying quantity and amount depending on the number of qualifying applicants. LCPA scholarships are generously funded through private donations from our members. To date, we’ve awarded approximately $275,000! Qualifications for LCPA Scholarships Louisiana domicile Enrolled in an accounting program in a Louisiana four-year college or university when the application is filed. "Accounting program” refers to an "accounting major” or its equivalence. Be at least a fifth semester (or equivalent) student by the fall of the academic year in which the application is filed. Graduate or fifth year students working towards the 150-hour requirement may also apply. Students in a doctoral program are strongly encouraged to apply. One scholarship will be designated specifically for a graduate student working towards a Ph.D. Students who received scholarships in prior years may reapply for additional awards. However, students who previously won the Christopher E. "Kit” Smith Sr., Alex L. Postlethwaite, Richard J. Roth Jr., or the C. Will Elliott memorial scholarship are not eligible to receive a memorial scholarship in a future year. Academic merit, achievement, and essay: Academic merit: Sponsorship by two accounting faculty members. Academic achievement: 2.50 or better on a grading scale of 4.00 (accounting and overall). Applicant must be enrolled in an accounting course at the time the scholarship is awarded and be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 semester hours or its equivalent).

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) - New Orleans Scholarship

PURPOSE: To recognize outstanding gay, lesbian bisexual, transgendered (GLBT) students from the community. To encourage continuing education for self-identified GLBT students. To foster a positive image of GLBT young people in society. ELIGIBILITY: Gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered (GLBT) students (17 years or older as of April 15, of the scholarship year). Applying to attend (or currently attending) a post-secondary educational institution. Cannot be a prior winner of this award, nor be receiving full tuition from another source. Must be a resident of the state of Louisiana at the time of application. Must submit an application with required supporting materials. Recipients must be present at awards event to accept scholarship in person at the award ceremony, usually the Saturday evening before Mother's Day. TERMS: Cash awards will be paid jointly to the student and the institution. The award must be used within two (2) years of receipt. CRITERIA FOR JUDGING APPLICATIONS: Affirmation of one's gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered identity. Demonstration of integrity and honesty. Participation and leadership in community activities. Determination and potential to achieve personal and academic goals. Demonstration of financial need. You can obtain scholarship information from: Your school counselor By download: Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader Welcome Letter Scholarship Requirements Scholarship Donors Application By email: Scholarship Committee Include your name, address, phone, and email address. Please indicate if it is OK to identify ourselves with PFLAG when we call. By mail: PFLAG/New Orleans Chapter Scholarship Selection Committee Post Office Box 15515 New Orleans, Louisiana 70175 Send completed application materials to the above address. For further information contact us by email at: Scholarship ChairPerson or by phone Joe at 504-944-6013 All applicants will be notified of results by the end of April.

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