Scholarship Information

  Scholarship Information

SENIORS:  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Assistance) is now open.  This is the only application for TOPS, grants, loans, parent loans and work study for financial assistance for college and technical school for the 2017-18 academic year.  Get your FAFSA filled out as soon as possible.  www.fafsa.gov

 

COLLEGE FALL PREVIEW DAYS

Northwestern State University:
N-Side View Day 2017, November 4, 2017 for Juniors and Seniors register online at                             www.nsula.edu/recruiting/preview-days

University of Louisiana at Lafayette:  
November 11, 2017 register online at www.louisiana.edu/previewday

LSU:  
Kickoff LSU, Friday, October 27th; November 10th and 
Monday, November 20th.  
Register online at 
www.lsu.edu/experience/events/students/kickofflsu/registration.edu

SCHOLARSHIPS

Enter to win a $1000 scholarship from Lela!  Register at www.asklela.org.  Winners are drawn randomly on the last day of each quarter.

Coca-Cola Scholarship:  All applicants must be high school seniors with a 3.0GPA, with extra-curricular activities and community service.  http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org         Deadline to apply October 31, 2017.

Northwestern State University Scholarship Early Bird deadline is October 31, 2017 and initial deadline is December 1, 2017.  To be eligible and to apply you must apply to the university.

The LSU College of Agriculture scholarship will become available on November 1, 2017.  You must be accepted to LSU, majoring in Agriculture, and have a 3.0 to be eligible.  Apply online at http://www.lsu.edu/agriculture/students/FreshmanScholarship.php

LSU Scholarship Priority Deadline is November 15, 2017.  To be eligible and to apply you must apply to the university.

McNeese State University Scholarship Priority Deadline is November 15, 2017.  To be eligible and to apply you must apply to the university.

LSUA Scholarship priority deadline is December 1, 2017.  To be eligible and to apply you must apply to the university.

The AXA Achievement Scholarship is now available.  To be eligible you must be attending a 2 year or 4 year college or university and have evidence of outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.  Apply online at https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/ Deadline:  December 15, 2017.

The ACT Student Champion Award is now available.  Apply online at www.act.og/readinesschampions. To be eligible you must have overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions, and have a composite ACT of 22, and a 3.0GPA.  Deadline:  December 31, 2017.

Louisiana Tech University Scholarship Deadline:  January 1, 2018.  To be eligible and to apply you must apply to the university.

Louisiana AFL-CIO Scholarship:  All applicants must be high school seniors residing in the State of Louisiana whose parent/step parent is a member of an affiliated local union in good standing with the Louisiana AFL-CIO.  An essay is required for consideration in this competition.  The topic of the essay is How Do Unions Help Workers in Today’s Economy?”  Deadline:  January 5, 2018.  See Mrs. Greene for more information.

The Catholic Youth Leadership Award is now available.  You must be of the Catholic faith to be eligible.  Apply online at www.louisianakc.org and click on the CYLA link to fill out the application.  Deadline:  January 25, 2018.

University of Louisiana Lafayette Scholarship Priority Deadline is January 31, 2018.  To be eligible and to apply you must apply to the university.

LSUE Scholarship Priority Deadline is February 1, 2018.  To be eligible and to apply you must apply to the university.

The Linda and Wayne Zaunbrecher Scholarship:  for seniors who will be entering college in the fall of 2018 with a major in agriculture, vocational agriculture, agribusiness, home economics or other curriculum directly benefitting the agriculture sector.  Applicant must be a member of Farm Bureau. Deadline:  February 15, 2018.  See Mrs. Greene for application.

Sowela Scholarship Priority Deadline is April 1, 2018.  To be eligible and to apply you must apply to the university.


**LSU Preview Days:  October 21, 2016, November 11, 2016, or November 18, 2016.  See Ms. Greene for registration information.

**McNeese Q & A Preview Day October 29, 2016.  See Ms. Greene for registration information.

**Northwestern N-Side View Preview Day October 29, 2016.  See Ms. Greene for registration information.

**University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) Preview Day:  November 12, 2016.  See Ms. Greene for registration information.



**ATTENTION SENIORS PLANNING TO APPLY TO MCNEESE:  It was announced at this week’s Enrollment Management Meeting that the Priority Deadline for Scholarships has been moved up toNOVEMBER 15. 

The easiest way to apply is for a student to complete the online application for first time freshman status.  In that online application is a question,  “Do you want to be considered for a Scholarship?”  The student answers “Yes,” and a few more questions roll out.  When the student completes the online application and has answered the Scholarship questions, then the student will have applied for a scholarship.**

SENIORS:  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Assistance) is now open.  This is the only application for TOPS, grants, loans, parent loans and work study for financial assistance for college and technical school for the 2017-18 academic year.  Get your FAFSA filled out as soon as possible.  www.fafsa.gov

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship for female students planning to major in the medical, nursing or allied health fields.  Must be planning to attend one of the following Louisiana schools:  Centenary, Dillard University, Louisiana College,

LSU Alexandria, LSU Eunice, Louisiana Tech, or Loyola University New Orleans.  Must contact school for application process.

 

ATTENTION JUNIORS:  The PSAT will be administered at South Beauregard High School on Wednesday, October 19th.  This test is the only qualifying test to be entered into the National Merit Scholarship Program.  The cost of the test is $15 and should be paid the morning of the test.  Please sign up with your English teacher if you are interested in testing.  The first 30 to sign up will be able to test.  If we do not have 30 juniors interested in testing, the test will be open to Sophomores as a practice test only. 

 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship:  1st Place $5000; 2nd Place $3000; 3rd Place $2000; and 4th Place $1000.  Essay required, 700-750 words, "What would you propose to substantially reduce the incidence of gun violence in the United States and around the World without taking away the legal rights of law abiding citizens to acquire and possess firearms?"

Deadline:  October 21, 2016.  See Mrs. Greene for details.

 

St Louis High School ACT Prep Course for the December ACT will be held October 29-December 3rd.  Registration Due Date:  October 21, 2016.  The fee is $325 for the full six-week course.  If the student’s ACT score does not improve on the ACT after completing all six sessions, the student may retake the program for free.  Missing any session for any reason or failing to do the assignments on time VOIDS this warranty.

 

Horatio Alger National Scholarship:  must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required); be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.  Deadline to apply: October 25, 2016.  Apply online at www.horatioalger.org

 

CME Beef Industry Scholarship:  must have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experiences.  $1500; Apply online at

http://www.nationalcattlemensfoundation.org/cmebeefindustryscholarship.aspx

Deadline:  October 30, 2016

 

Coca Cola Scholarship:  achievement-based scholarship, based on leadership, academics, and service.  Apply online at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org.  150 scholarships valued at $20,000 will be awarded.  Deadline to apply:  October 31, 2016.

 

Voice of Democracy Program:  Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme.  This year’s theme is “MY RESPONSIBILITY TO AMERICA.”

This program is open to all students in grades 9-12.  Local winner:  $500 scholarship to the school of their choice; National winners:  $1000-$16,000.  See your English teacher for more information.  Deadline for entry:  November 1, 2016.

 

Anne Ford Scholarship for seniors with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education.  Must have an overall GPA of 3.0, submit current financial information, provide most current documentation (IEP or 504 plan).  Apply athttp://apply.ncld.or/res/p/Eligibilityinfo/

Deadline:  November 13, 2016.

 

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship for graduating seniors who will be attending a two-year community college, vocational/technical training program, must submit current financial information and provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD.  Apply at http://apply.ncld.org.  Deadline:  November 13, 2016.

 

Hagan Scholarship Foundation:  must be a 2017 graduating senior, have a 3.5GPA, 23 on the ACT, must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each academic year of college, must fill out the FAFSA, qualify for Federal grants and demonstrate financial need.  Deadline:  November 15, 2016.

BBG Communications Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award $500; must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work, 3.5GPA.  Essay in less than 1000 words why you have chosen to volunteer your time with the organizations that you have and how your experience has changed your life.  Deadline:  November 29, 2016.  Apply online atwww.bbgcommunicationssolutions.com/solutions/article/2.php

The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship:  applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Apply online:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm  Deadline:  November 30, 2016.

 **AXA Achievement Scholarship:  Students that are active in the community, have led a project that benefits others, or have overcome personal challenges should apply for this scholarship.  The first 10,000 applications will be considered.  Apply online at www.axa-achievement.com.  Deadline:  December 15, 2016.


The Heart of America Foundation’s Christopher Reeve Service Award:  presented to an extraordinary youth who has demonstrated tremendous courage, compassion and caring in serving his or her community.  $1000; Deadline:  December 1, 2016.  See Mrs. Greene for details.

AFL-CIO Scholarship:  3--$1000 scholarships will be awarded.  This scholarship is open to all seniors whose parent/step-parent is a member of an affiliated local union in good standing with the Louisiana AFL-CIO.  An essay is required for consideration:  “Beyond Wages:  The Positive Impact of Organized Labor on the Workplace.”  See Mrs. Greene for contest rules, and essay specifications.  Deadline:  January 13, 2017. 

 

**LSU Preview Days:  October 21, 2016, November 11, 2016, or November 18, 2016.  See Ms. Greene for registration information.

**McNeese Q & A Preview Day October 29, 2016.  See Ms. Greene for registration information.

**Northwestern N-Side View Preview Day October 29, 2016.  See Ms. Greene for registration information.

**University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) Preview Day:  November 12, 2016.  See Ms. Greene for registration information.



**ATTENTION SENIORS PLANNING TO APPLY TO MCNEESE:  It was announced at this week’s Enrollment Management Meeting that the Priority Deadline for Scholarships has been moved up toNOVEMBER 15. 

The easiest way to apply is for a student to complete the online application for first time freshman status.  In that online application is a question,  “Do you want to be considered for a Scholarship?”  The student answers “Yes,” and a few more questions roll out.  When the student completes the online application and has answered the Scholarship questions, then the student will have applied for a scholarship.**

SENIORS:  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Assistance) is now open.  This is the only application for TOPS, grants, loans, parent loans and work study for financial assistance for college and technical school for the 2017-18 academic year.  Get your FAFSA filled out as soon as possible.  www.fafsa.gov

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship for female students planning to major in the medical, nursing or allied health fields.  Must be planning to attend one of the following Louisiana schools:  Centenary, Dillard University, Louisiana College,

LSU Alexandria, LSU Eunice, Louisiana Tech, or Loyola University New Orleans.  Must contact school for application process.

 

ATTENTION JUNIORS:  The PSAT will be administered at South Beauregard High School on Wednesday, October 19th.  This test is the only qualifying test to be entered into the National Merit Scholarship Program.  The cost of the test is $15 and should be paid the morning of the test.  Please sign up with your English teacher if you are interested in testing.  The first 30 to sign up will be able to test.  If we do not have 30 juniors interested in testing, the test will be open to Sophomores as a practice test only. 

 

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship:  1st Place $5000; 2nd Place $3000; 3rd Place $2000; and 4th Place $1000.  Essay required, 700-750 words, "What would you propose to substantially reduce the incidence of gun violence in the United States and around the World without taking away the legal rights of law abiding citizens to acquire and possess firearms?"

Deadline:  October 21, 2016.  See Mrs. Greene for details.

 

St Louis High School ACT Prep Course for the December ACT will be held October 29-December 3rd.  Registration Due Date:  October 21, 2016.  The fee is $325 for the full six-week course.  If the student’s ACT score does not improve on the ACT after completing all six sessions, the student may retake the program for free.  Missing any session for any reason or failing to do the assignments on time VOIDS this warranty.

 

Horatio Alger National Scholarship:  must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required); be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.  Deadline to apply: October 25, 2016.  Apply online at www.horatioalger.org

 

CME Beef Industry Scholarship:  must have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experiences.  $1500; Apply online at

http://www.nationalcattlemensfoundation.org/cmebeefindustryscholarship.aspx

Deadline:  October 30, 2016

 

Coca Cola Scholarship:  achievement-based scholarship, based on leadership, academics, and service.  Apply online at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org.  150 scholarships valued at $20,000 will be awarded.  Deadline to apply:  October 31, 2016.

 

Voice of Democracy Program:  Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme.  This year’s theme is “MY RESPONSIBILITY TO AMERICA.”

This program is open to all students in grades 9-12.  Local winner:  $500 scholarship to the school of their choice; National winners:  $1000-$16,000.  See your English teacher for more information.  Deadline for entry:  November 1, 2016.

 

Anne Ford Scholarship for seniors with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education.  Must have an overall GPA of 3.0, submit current financial information, provide most current documentation (IEP or 504 plan).  Apply athttp://apply.ncld.or/res/p/Eligibilityinfo/

Deadline:  November 13, 2016.

 

Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship for graduating seniors who will be attending a two-year community college, vocational/technical training program, must submit current financial information and provide most current documentation of an identified learning disability and/or ADHD.  Apply at http://apply.ncld.org.  Deadline:  November 13, 2016.

 

Hagan Scholarship Foundation:  must be a 2017 graduating senior, have a 3.5GPA, 23 on the ACT, must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each academic year of college, must fill out the FAFSA, qualify for Federal grants and demonstrate financial need.  Deadline:  November 15, 2016.

BBG Communications Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award $500; must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer work, 3.5GPA.  Essay in less than 1000 words why you have chosen to volunteer your time with the organizations that you have and how your experience has changed your life.  Deadline:  November 29, 2016.  Apply online atwww.bbgcommunicationssolutions.com/solutions/article/2.php

The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship:  applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Apply online:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm  Deadline:  November 30, 2016.

 **AXA Achievement Scholarship:  Students that are active in the community, have led a project that benefits others, or have overcome personal challenges should apply for this scholarship.  The first 10,000 applications will be considered.  Apply online at www.axa-achievement.com.  Deadline:  December 15, 2016.


The Heart of America Foundation’s Christopher Reeve Service Award:  presented to an extraordinary youth who has demonstrated tremendous courage, compassion and caring in serving his or her community.  $1000; Deadline:  December 1, 2016.  See Mrs. Greene for details.

AFL-CIO Scholarship:  3--$1000 scholarships will be awarded.  This scholarship is open to all seniors whose parent/step-parent is a member of an affiliated local union in good standing with the Louisiana AFL-CIO.  An essay is required for consideration:  “Beyond Wages:  The Positive Impact of Organized Labor on the Workplace.”  See Mrs. Greene for contest rules, and essay specifications.  Deadline:  January 13, 2017.