Senior Center- Scholarships

Your Guidance Counselor: Heather Stewart

Eight Steps to Winning a Scholarship (pdf)

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans – for students who have significant financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income) and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Ranges from $10,000 to $25,000. October 25, 2019 is the last day to apply.

 Apply at

Chevron High School Athlete of the Week

More details here (pdf)

St. Tammany Parish Retired School Employees' Educational Grant

This educational grant was established in 1978 to honor a graduating senior from one of the St. Tammany Parish public schools. This Grant 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. This non-renewable grant is worth $1,000 and will be awarded to a deserving applicant. The applicant should meet some, if not all, of the following criteria. Numbers 3, 4, and 5 are required.

  • 1. Involvement with young people or children
  • 2. Students Teaching and Reaching participant, if applicable
  • 3. Education as a major field of study at college
  • 4. Attend an accredited college or university in Louisiana
  • 5. Seven semester GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Plans to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada, full-time or part-time, in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation

    Application in Mrs. Stewart's office.

Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training. Student can explore the various scholarship opportunities at the link below.

Click here to apply for the Daughters of American Revolution Scholarships

Department of Homeland Security  - Scholarship covers your college expenses and pays for living expenses, and in turn you will work for the government for however many years you were in college.

OppU Achievers Scholarship - High school seniors, college students, graduate students; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; U.S. citizen or resident; Students submit a short response to the question "What makes you an achiever?" Deadline: December 31, March 31, June 30, and September 30

Slidell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

  • Graduating African American Senior residing in St. Tammany Parish OR current participant in Slidell Alumnae Chapter’s Delta GEMS or EMBODI programs (2019-2020)
  • Plans to attend a college/university in the year of graduation
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities
  • A complete application must be received by February 21, 2020.

Application Packet (pdf)

Louisiana Solid Waste Association – available to high school seniors planning to enter college during the fall semester of 2020. Scholarship amount is $1000 per recipient. Application deadline: January 24, 2020 (pdf)

Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth Leadership Award -Deadline is January 25. The Alex Semel Council Award is $250.00, awarded to the most deserving Boy and Girl, based on a merit scoring. Each winner will have the opportunity to compete for additional prizes up to a $4,000 prize from the Louisiana State Knights Council . Forms and additional information can be found on the Louisiana KoC website.

Harvey L. Foster Foundation Scholarship – Due January 31, 2020. For the future science leaders of tomorrow. Provides up to $8,000 for tuition, fees, books, living expenses, etc. Must pursue a degree in a science field at any American university.

HBCU Scholarship - Due January 31  To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
  • Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines
  • Demonstrate leadership and community service
  • Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature
  • Submit a signed application (original signature only)

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at The deadline to submit is February 1, 2020 by 5:00 pm ET. To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must be a graduating, minority high school senior, plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States, show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, present evidence of financial need, have a minimum composite ACT score of 21.

Robert H. Burns Post 16 American Legion - Candidates must be the stepchildren or grandchildren of military veterans. Must have copies of discharge papers and have been honorably discharged. Deadline: March 5, 2020 Application in Mrs. Stewart's office.

Rau For Art Foundation’s mission to promote the talent of our community’s emerging artists at the high school-level by awarding their excellence in artistic achievement. Submission by Friday, March 6th, 2020.

Northshore Foundation Scholarships:

Amanda Shaw Foundation Orchestrating Dreams Scholarship: The scholarship will assist school-aged children to facilitate or offset the cost associated with developmental and/or educational programs and creative events. The goal of the Orchestrating Dreams Scholarship is to foster, build, sustain and empower strong Louisiana families through music, food and culture. Deadline: Ongoing

Gene and Betty Van Norman Scholarship: Through the generosity of Betty Van Norman, the Northshore Community Foundation is able to award scholarships to students enrolled in an Engineering discipline who are attending Louisiana State University (LSU). Deadline: April 3, 2020

St. Tammany Cancer Fund Scholarship: The St. Tammany Cancer Fund (STCF) is committed to meeting the needs of cancer patients and survivors in the Northshore region.  STCF awards college scholarships to St. Tammany Parish youth who have lost a parent(s) to cancer. Deadline: March 6, 2020

St. Tammany Cancer Fund Memorial Scholarship: A second scholarship, the Memorial Scholarship to award a student who has lost a parent to cancer, has been added. Scholarship committee may offer a scholarship to any student whose immediate family member has been diagnosed with cancer. Deadline: March 6, 2020

Greg Zelden Scholarship: The Greg Zelden Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Greg to honor his life, create a legacy and to support students seeking a career in Allied Health and/or Sports Medicine. The goal of this scholarship is to increase the number of trained professionals available on the sidelines in the future. Deadline: March 6, 2020

Tulane Legislative Scholarship: This is a merit-based scholarship, with additional consideration given for demonstration of leadership, community service, extra-curricular activities and financial need.

BMS Scholarship:  Every year the Louisiana Beta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Louisiana State University awards three Balanced Man Scholarships (pdf). One recipient will receive a $2,000 award and a second will receive a $1,000 award. Additionally, the Alumni Leadership Award of $1,000 will be given to a third applicant. Due April 1st.

ExCEL Scholarship: Southeastern Louisiana University awards ExCEL Scholarships (pdf) to students who are eligible and demonstrate evidence of interest and participation in leadership development activities.  It is available to first time students and is renewable for up to 4 years. Application Deadline: Received by Friday, April 17, 2020

Tocqueville Scholars Program at UNO – offering a new concentration in Public Policy, Ethics, and Law. $4,000 per year scholarship at minimum.

Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance – new scholarships are added every month

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ROTC Related Scholarships

NJROTC Scholarship (pdf)

JROTC Cadet of the Year (pdf)

Maritime Technology Program at Northshore Technical Community College – apply by clicking the link

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