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)

The St. Tammany Parish Retired School Employees’ Association Educational Grant (S.T.P.R.S.E.A.) – is intended to recognize and reward a graduate who is outgoing, intelligent, enjoys working with young people or children and is considering Education as a career choice.

Criteria (applicant should meet some, if not all, of the following criteria:  3, 4, & 5 are required):

1.    Involvement with young people or children

2.    Students Teaching and Reaching (S.T.A.R.) participant

3.    Education as a major field of study at college

4.    Attend an accredited college or university in Louisiana

5.    Seven semester G.P.A. of 2.5 or better

·Amount of Award - $1,000 – non-renewable grant

·Deadline to Apply – February 22, 2018

·How to Apply – Complete a paper application (pick up in School Counseling Office – see Mrs. Thames) & mail to Retired School Employees’ Association (address on application)

The Matthew Hilker Scholarship – provides post-secondary funding to a graduating senior in St. Tammany Parish – active on their school’s soccer team.


§  Must play on school soccer team

§  Must have maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in the TOPS Core Curricula

o   DEADLINE:  All required paperwork must be on file with the St. Tammany School Board before March 16th, 2018.

o   HOW TO APPLY:  Pick up paper application in School Counseling Office ASAP if you meet eligibility requirements.

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  Students may also call 1-800-348-6567 and request an application by telephone.

o   FOR MORE INFOMRATION:  See your school counselor.

The William Pitcher Scholarship FundThe purpose of this fund is to grant scholarship(s) for the freshman year only to young people of good character and ambitious purpose who have made a definite decision on a career and have selected LSU in Baton Rouge as the university to attend to receive the required training.


1.      Residence Status – Applicant must have completed all of his/her public high school program in the public schools of St. Tammany Parish

2.      Educational Field – The area of specialization must be indicated; The university selected must be Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge

3.      Personal Qualifications – Applicant must possess good character and ambitious purpose – well-liked by instructors, no behavior incidents

4.      Scholastic Requirements – Applicant must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA

o   DEADLINE: Application due Friday, March 23rd, 2018

o   HOW TO APPLY:  Pick up paper application in School Counseling Office ASAP if you meet the criteria above!

The Leonard P. Monteleone, Jr. Scholarship FundThe purpose of the scholarship is to help worthy recipients supplement the costs associated with attendance at any state-funded college/university in Louisiana.

o   ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Any student (legal resident) scheduled for graduation from one of the St. Tammany Parish Public Schools shall be eligible to apply, if he/she has a 3.0 or better GPA in the core curricula as outlined by TOPS and a composite ACT score of 22 or higher.

o   DEADLINE:  Application due Friday, March 23rd, 2018

o   HOW TO APPLY: Pick up paper application in School Counseling Office ASAP if you meet the criteria above!

The Capital One Bank Investing for GoodScholarship FundThe purpose of this scholarship is to help worthy recipients supplement the costs associated with attendance at any state-funded college/university in Louisiana.

o   ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Any student scheduled for graduation from one of St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, if he/she has demonstrated financial need as evidenced by qualifying for the federal free or reduced lunch program and meets the qualifications established for college admission with regard to GPA, ACT, and core curriculum.

o   DEADLINE:  Application due Friday, March 23rd, 2018

o   HOW TO APPLY:  Pick up paper application in School Counseling Office ASAP if you meet the criteria above!

The Barbara Trask Scholarship Award – The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students (in St. Tammany Parish) who are pursuing established degree programs at 4 year accredited colleges and universities.


§  Have senior status

§  Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0

§  Have a recommendation letter from a teacher, counselor, mentor or community leader

§  List extracurricular involvement/leadership in school or community

§  Submit official transcript and ACT

§  Be a legal U.S. citizen

o   SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE – Applications must be postmarked or emailed by April 28, 2018. 

o   HOW TO APPLY – Pick up a paper application in the School Counseling Office ASAP if you meet the eligibility requirements above.

o   NOTE:  The award will be given to a student during his/her high school’s award night.

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

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

The Catholic Youth Leadership Award (CYLA) Scholarship Program

By participating in the CYLA Scholarship program, a senior Catholic boy and girl are offered an opportunity to be recognized as one of the best Catholic students in their respective school and to earn scholarship dollars to go toward their college expenses.  All Catholic seniors who are faithful role models to others in their school, church or community are encouraged to apply. Students are encouraged to fill the application form out on their computer for a much neater presentation.  Deadline: January 25th, 2018. The Application (pdf) and Nomination (pdf) forms are here, and here’s a link to their website:

Attention male students, planning on attending LSU! Apply today for the…

BALANCED MAN SCHOLARSHIP (offered by the LSU Sigma Pi Epsilon Fraternity)

Note:  Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp or any other fraternity to be eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarship Amount:  The chapter is offering three, one-time scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $1,000 and $1,000 to LSU incoming freshman for the 2018-2019 school year.

Scholarship Eligibility:  High School senior, planning to attend LSU in the 2018-2019 school year – who exemplifies the qualities of a sound mind and a sound body – possessing the characteristics of leader, scholar, athlete and gentleman

Scholarship Deadline:  April 1st, 2018

How to applyApplicants are encouraged to apply online at under the Balanced Man Scholarship link on the homepage.

The Business Leadership Scholarship – sponsored by West St. Tammany Business Alliance

Scholarship Amount:  $500.00 per semester for 2 semesters at a community, vo-tech, or four-year college or university for the 2018-2019 school year

Scholarship Eligibility:  Applicant must…

·Be a graduating high school senior – planning to attend a community, vo-tech or 4-year college or university

·Be an active member in good standing of a business and/or leadership club OR have taken an active role in an extracurricular activity

·Have an overall grade point average of a 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale

Scholarship DeadlineApril 1, 2018

How to apply:  Pick up application package in School Counseling Office.  See Mrs. Thames for details.

The Louisiana Solid Waste Association – Dr. Gordon P. Boutwell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Amount:  One-time payment of $1,000.00 for the student’s first year of full-time study (funding shall be paid directly to the college or university of choice and shall be applied to tuition or other associated fees strictly for the recipient)

Scholarship Eligibility:  The Gordon P. Boutwell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is available to all high school seniors planning to enter college during the fall 2018 semester.

Scholarship Deadline:  January 26th, 2018

How to applyPick up paper application in School Counseling office or see Mrs. Thames ASAP!

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 to apply.

Stop Texting and Driving Scholarship

Open to high school juniors and seniors, create a video 30-60 seconds long about the dangers of texting and driving!

The new scholarship page is The deadline is April 2, 2018. Thank you for helping us Stop Texting and Driving!

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:

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: or (504) 416-9503.

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