The R.C. Blakes Scholarship Foundation

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.
Scholarship Committee
R.C. Blakes, Sr. Scholarship Foundation