Senior Center- Scholarships

Your Guidance Counselor: Kristen Thames

Eight Steps to Winning a Scholarship (pdf)


Click here for a link to a database of scholarships maintained on the Louisiana Education Loan Authority (LELA) websitewww.lela.org


Career & Technical Scholarships – Scholarships, worth up to $2,500 each, are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit, post-secondary institution in the United States. (Funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of the Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.)

o   ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

§  Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential – HiSET)

§  Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2018

§  Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit, post-secondary institution in the United States

§  Demonstrated critical financial need (Must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)

§  Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity

§  Be under the age of 30

§  Be a United States citizen

o   HOW TO APPLY:  The application will not open online until March 15th – After that date, to apply – go to:  application.horatioalger.org


The Louisiana Lions Camp – currently recruiting high school students, ages 16 and above, to fill summer staff positions.  Students aged 18 and above may apply for Senior Counselor and Activity Instructor positions, and those with current certifications may apply for Lifeguard positions. They will train a class of lifeguards during orientation week.  SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:  Graduating seniors may also apply for one of ten $500.00 scholarships which are awarded at the end of the season to qualified applicants who adequately complete their contracts.

o   HOW TO APPLY:  To request an application, interested students may complete the request form on the Lions Camp website OR download the application itself at www.lionscamp.org  Students may also call 1-800-348-6567 and request an application by telephone.

o   FOR MORE INFOMRATION:  See your school counselor.


The Staunton Military Academy Alumni Foundation Legacy Scholarship – Up to four scholarships with a minimum value of $1,500 will be awarded.  This award is renewable for up to three years at amounts to be established.

o   ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 

§  High school seniors planning to attend 2 or 4-year colleges

§  There is no requirement for students to attend a military college or to enroll in ROTC

§  Applications will be evaluated on a whole-person basis;

§  Evidence of commitment to the values embodied in SMA’s legacy, particularly their motto: “Truth, Duty, Honor,” which is especially important to SMA

§  Scholarship applications will be based on merit.

§  Applicants who are descendants of former SMA cadets are especially encouraged to apply.

o   FOR MORE INFORMATION: 

§  See https://www.smascholarship.org  Contact information is available on that website.

o   HOW TO APPLY:

§  Application instructions may be found at https://www.smascholarship.org/sma-scholarship-application/   Applicants will be asked to provide a cover letter, two essays, transcripts, and evidence of acceptance to college

o   APPLICATION DEADLINE:  June 1, 2018


Washington-St. Tammany Electric Cooperative is awarding 10 scholarships up to $1,000.00 each at a random drawing during its Annual Meeting on May 5, 2018 in Franklinton.

o   ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

·         Must be a WST member or a child or legal ward of a member of the WST cooperative for at least 12 months as of May 5, 2018.

·         Must be a current senior in good standing, planning to attend a Louisiana School of Higher Education

·         Must complete high school with no lower than a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

           APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Application must be received by 4:00 pm, May 3, 2018

           HOW TO APPLY:  If eligible, pick up a paper copy of the application in the Guidance Office ASAP.


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program – Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program for the 11th year.  They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner

o   SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: June 14, 2018

o   HOW TO APPLY:  Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears n the scholarship page of the Abbott and Fenner website:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm  (Full details are available here.)


BigSun Scholarahip – The BigSun Organization offers an annual scholarship to a deserving student athlete.  All student athletes/seniors (currently involved in some sport at either the high school they’re attending or in their community) planning to attend a post-secondary institution are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.

Amount of Award - $500.00

Deadline to Apply – June 19, 2018

How to Apply:  Visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com


Huntington College Scholarship – You can win $4,000!  To enter:  Simply text 4000 to 84444  ----- ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:  College-Bound High School Students; DEADLINE:  June 30, 2018

Applications opened on November 1, 2017 for the “64 Parish Strong Scholarship” at LSU. See Ms. Thames for details. 

LSU is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one eligible student from each parish.

Scholarship criteria:

·Must be accepted to LSU

·Must be majoring in agriculture

·Must submit a College of Agriculture scholarship application

·3.0 GPA preference


Wendy’s High School Heisman Award

Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. See wendysheisman.com to apply.


Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description  

Monthly $1000 college scholarship contest.  Write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.  At the end of the month one winner is chosen to receive the college scholarship.  Interested students can enter the contest at: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship


United States Marine Corps (NROTC) Scholarship Program

•Covers full tuition at an NROTC affiliated school.

•Incurs no obligation (financial or military service) during the student's Freshman year.

•Provides a well-paying, steady job as a commissioned officer in the Marine Corps following a successful completion of the program.

Qualifications Include:

•22+ on the ACT or 74+ on the ASVAB

•Able to run 3 miles and do pull-ups

•Demonstrate leadership potential, integrity, and initiative

For more information please contact: Danielle.falcon@marines.usmc.mil or (504) 416-9503.



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