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    Check out this page to see about 30 scholarships students can apply for:


    The R.C. Blakes Scholarship Foundation

    The R.C. Blakes Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications for the R.C. Blakes Scholarship program. Bishop R.C. Blakes, Sr. recognized the importance of higher learning, and in his memory, the foundation is offering two renewable scholarships to high school seniors who have a desire to excel and the potential to succeed, regardless of economic background or lack of resources.
    The R.C. Blakes, Sr. Scholarships are in the amounts of $5000 and $2500 and are renewable for a maximum of four total years with a full value of $20,000 and $10,000. Interested students and parents may visit our official website at for additional information and application. The details are listed below.

    Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement:
    3.50-4.00 $5,000.00
    2.50-3.49 $2,500.00
    Application Requirements:

    • Complete and submit the R.C. Blakes, Sr. Scholarship application online.
    • Must be a US citizen residing in Louisiana parishes of Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa, or be a member of the New Home Ministries Family of Churches located in Baton Rouge, LA, Hammond, LA, or Houston, TX.
    • Have an OFFICIAL high school transcript emailed from school administration to R.C. Blakes, Sr. Scholarship Committee at by the deadline. Transcripts may not be hand-carried or delivered by students, parents or anyone else.
    • Submit a copy of an acceptance letter from an accredited college, university or vocational technical school you will be attending.
    • Submit a copy of ACT or SAT score report.
    • A high school teacher recommendation form must be completed and emailed from the teacher's school email address to the committee at This form must be completed by either an 11th or 12th grade teacher who taught you.  The recommendation form may not be completed by a school administrator unless the administrator is also a teacher.  If this is the case, then it must be noted on the form.  Also, the form  cannot be completed by a family member.
    • You must submit verification of 30 volunteer hours for two years (for example, feeding the homeless, Volunteers of America, Second Harvest, etc.)
    • Include a small picture with  your scholarship application.
    • Write a short essay telling the scholarship committee about you as an individual. What do you like to do? Where/How do you spend your free time? What college would you like to go and why? How your pursued degree will contribute to your role  as a Christian leader? The purpose of the essay is to help us get to know you better beyond your scholastic achievements that are shown in your transcript and test scores. The essay should not exceed 500 words.Scholarship Details:
    • All scholarships are awarded for the fall of each year for a maximum of four (4) years (unless student graduates earlier). Students will continue to receive funds as long as continuing student requirements are met.
    • If you have any questions, please contact us via email at or at (504) 529-1302. We thank you in advance for sharing this information with your high school seniors.


    Tulane University School of Medicine Perry Outreach Program

    Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. is seeking applicants for their upcoming Perry Outreach Program on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.

    Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering. Applicants should complete the online application by the Wednesday, January 8, 2020 deadline.

    Jefferson Dollars for Scholars

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS for eligibility

    • Graduating from a Jefferson Parish Public School or a Jefferson Parish resident graduating from the LA School of Math, Science and the Arts
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
    • A minimum ACT composite score of 20
    • A complete ONLINE application including Counselor's evaluation with ATTACHED transcript
    • Parent's Financial Information
    • Student Profile at 100% completion
    • Completed recommendation(s)
    • Custom questions regarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice colleges
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    NAFEPA Scholarship Program

    High school students who are on track to graduate in the spring of 2020 are eligible to apply for the NAFEPA scholarship. There are four scholarships, each are worth $2500 and are non-renewable. The completed application is due by January 10

    Click here for the application.


    The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) offers the Kids’ Chance Scholarship annually for covering $500 to $3,000 in college tuition and fees. It’s intended for legal dependents of Louisianans who were killed or catastrophically injured in work-related accidents. Financially needy applicants can apply until February 20th. Please attach tax returns, P&T disability reports, a birth certificate, school transcripts, and two recommendation letters.

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    Worth $300 to $3,000, the Louisiana Go Grant is a need-based program managed by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Aid (LOSFA). Graduating high school seniors and current undergraduates could qualify based on their low to moderate Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). Priority is given to transfer and re-entering adults who are 25 or older. Go Grants are renewable for up to $10,000 if acceptable academic progress is made.

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    Annually, the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA) in Kenner offers at least six scholarships for $500 to $2,000 for student members. Nine geographic regions, such as the New Orleans Chapter, Shreveport Chapter, and Baton Rouge Chapter, also provide $1,000 awards. Aspiring accountants can apply before November 15th with an unofficial transcript, two recommendations, and a personal goals essay.

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    At Tulane University in New Orleans, the Valedictorian Scholarship is a prestigious prize awarding $5,000 annually for four years (or five years for Architecture majors). It’s designed for incoming freshmen who completed a secondary diploma at the top of their class. Louisiana guidance counselors automatically nominate their school’s valedictorian. Tulane undergrads could also receive the Dean’s Honor Scholarship and Legislative Scholarship.

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    Since 2007, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) has managed the Stephen W. Cavanaugh Scholarship Fund to honor the late CEO of the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation. Recipients receive $1,000 each semester over four years for $8,000 total. Until May 31st, interested students can apply by sending a transcript, ACT/SAT score, resume, and recommendation. Other funds include the Paul F. Brown Scholarship and Three Cs’ Scholarship.


    Another of the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Aid’s (LOSFA) competitive programs is the Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship, which gifts $1,000 to $7,000. Around 30 new undergraduates are selected annually to fund majors in forestry, wildlife management, conservation, marine science, and ecology. Funding is renewable if 24+ credits are successfully completed each year. Online applications are due on July 1st.


    Sponsored by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Louisiana State University’s Stamps Scholarship is an esteemed award covering full tuition costs. The program’s current value is $32,000 for in-state and $49,000 for out-of-state scholars. Participating in the President’s Future Leaders in Research Program could provide $1,550 extra. High-achieving entering freshmen are considered for the Flagship Scholars Award, Tiger Nation Scholarship, and Alumni Legacy Scholarship too.

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    Located in Ruston, Louisiana Tech University keeps tuition affordable by awarding several competitive, merit-based programs, including the Outstanding Student Scholarships. Based on ACT score, these awards range from $2,000 to $6,000 each year. Admission materials, including transcripts and testing reports, should be on file before the January 5th priority deadline. Non-Louisianans could also receive in-state tuition rates with the Bulldog Out-of-State Scholarship.

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    Established in 1985, the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has awarded over $53 million in college scholarships to support Louisiana residents enrolling as full-time freshmen. Along with individual scholarships, the Foundation has school-specific scholarships, such as the LSU for Chemistry and St. Augustine High School funds. Application deadlines are July 1st for Fall and December 1st for Spring enrollment. Don’t forget attaching a FAFSA form, transcript, and character reference letter.

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    The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) offers the Opportunity Award to pay tuition and fees at Louisiana’s 18 public colleges. These include Grambling State University, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, McNeese State University, Southern University, and University of Louisiana-Monroe. High school seniors must have finished the advanced, 19-unit TOPS core to qualify. Applications must be submitted before July 2nd with a FAFSA form.

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    Equestrian enthusiasts could earn the four-year Swayze Woodruff Memorial Mid-South Scholarship for $9,000 from the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). It’s reserved for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee who’ve been members for 12+ months. Online applications, including recommendation forms, are accessible from August to December 1st. Living in the Pelican State also qualifies you for the AQHF Youth Scholarship and Scoop Vessels Scholarship..


    Founded in 2011, the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum (SAWF) Scholarship Fund has granted over $200,000 to support young ladies in higher education. It’s designed to increase female representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors. To qualify for $500 to $5,000, interested applicants must apply before December 1st. Submit a transcript, proof of residency, resume, and two recommendations for consideration.

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    At Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, the Senator Ben Nevers Transfer Scholarship assists incoming transfers who’ve attempted less than 18 college credits. Based on GPA, the program awards $500 to $3,000 for tuition and fees. High academic achievers could also receive $3,000 for room and board. The Office of Financial Aid automatically considers students for this and other awards, such as the Beginning Freshman Honor Scholarship.

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    Since 1987, the Ark-La-Tex Agricultural Council Scholarship has been administered by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana (CFNLA) to honor Jess Loyd, Jr. Incoming freshmen receive $500 to $2,000 for affording their first associate or bachelor’s degree. Preference is given to Louisianans from Union, Claiborne, Bienville, Webster, Caddo, De Soto, Winn, Moorehouse, and East/West Carroll parishes. Worthy agricultural majors must submit applications before June 1st.

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