*DON'T BE SHY...JUST APPLY!!!
APPLYING FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS…When you are applying to colleges, don't forget to visit the website of the college to which you are applying. There will be a link on the web page to a scholarship site. Pay particular attention to find out if there is a separate scholarship application, find out the deadline to apply, see if they offer any special scholarships, i.e. departmental scholarships, leadership scholarships, etc...
PLEASE CHECK THE GUIDANCE OFFICE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR MANY LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS!
Alexis Keoka Marie Wilkins Foundation Scholarship: Based on academic performance, community involvement, and the quality of the essay submitted. The deadline is March 27. Four recommendations are required.
AES ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP: Will be awarding $500 to the winner(s) each year. Students will submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page of our web site http://www.aesenginners.com/scholarships.htm. The deadline is October 8, 2010.
ST. TAMMANY CANCER FUND SCHOLARSHIP
$1,000 to eligible students who have been diagnosed with cancer. Up to $3,000 per year per student, along with additional funds to support higher education goals. Complete the application that can be downloaded from www.cancer.org/midsouthnews
ALFRED AND ALIX DUBUISSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Will be awarding a $1000 scholarship. Eligibility: 3.0 in TOPS core, community service, school involvement, plans to enroll in a LA state universtiy. Applications are available in Guidance. Deadline: April 1.
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SCHOLARSHIP: Must have 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale and plan on going to a LA college in the fall. Pick up application in Guidance. Deadline: January 31.
AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP sponsored by the Camellia Charter Chapter of the ABWA. Must plan on furthering education, have a 2.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need. Deadline is March 27. Pick up application from Guidance.
BAYOU WOMEN'S REPUBLICAN CLUB --Frances S. Newman Scholarship Award: $500. Criteria: Female graduate; a 70445 resident; attend a LA College. http://www.lfrw.com/Unit_Region7.html
BOBBY FLETCHER, SR. SCHOLARSHIP - Award: $1000 (non-renewable). Criteria: Pursuing a career in an agricultural or horticultural related field (veterinarian, horticulture, home economics, etc.). Applications available at the LSU Ag Center in Covington and at the master Gardner's garden show or in guidance. Deadline: March 29 http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/4H/teens/scholarships/
CHAPTER AYO P.E.O. (international philanthropic organization for women) Phone: (985) 641-0184 Phone: (985) 649-7946 after 3:00 p.m. Award: $500 minimum. Criteria: Female graduate; GPA 2.7; 2 recommendation letters; 250 word essay; enroll in a postsecondary school. See counselor for application.
JAS-PAT FRITCHIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Junior Auxiliary of Slidell is offering four $1,000 scholarships, from the JAS-Pat Fritchie Memorial Scholarship Fund, to seniors from public high schools in the Slidell area. For more information call (985) 641-4519 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To pick up an application please visit the guidance office. The deadline for receiving applications is April 1.
CHRIS DUHON STAND TALL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Open to all seniors who have a 3.0 GPA, completed their junior and senior year in St. Tammany Parish Schools and demonstrate an outstanding commitment to their community or school. Pick up application in Guidance Office. Deadline is 3/31. Award is $5,000 to be awarded in four payments of $1250 each fall semester of college.
CREOLES SANS LIMITES SCHOLARSHIP Award: $500 (1). Criteria: Attend high school in the Slidell, Lacombe or Pearl River area, minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need. See counselor for an application. Deadline (postmark): April 20.
DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS…Student must apply to Delgado online and receive a Student ID number. Application fee is $25.00.
Apply online: http://www.dcc.edu/emas/forms/
DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SCHOLARSHIP - RHO CHAPTER The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funds for 1 year to a female student graduating from a St. Tammany Parish High School who has made a definite decision to further her education at a university or college. Criteria: Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher; possess good character and ambitious purpose; 3 recommendation letters; essay. See counselor for an application. Deadline: April 7.
EAST ST. TAMMMANY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP--The East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce is offering scholarships to graduating seniors who are planning to enroll in a two- or four- year accredited college. Must have a 2.5 GPA. Students who have already received a full scholarship or students who are attending a military academy are not eligible. Deadline: April1 http://eaststtammanychamber.com/downloads.htm
EBS PEARL RIVER STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP is specifically for students who plan to declare science as a degree area of study at Southeastern Louisiana University. Must have 3.0 GPA and a required ACT score. Application due by March 15. Pick up application in Guidance.
ESA: Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarship: You can apply for three scholarships through this website. GPA: 3.0; ACT 22 or SAT 1030. Character, leadership, financial need, and academic all considered. To apply www.esaintl.com/esaf/scholarship_application.html Deadline is February 1.
GEORGE ANNE MAGEE SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a Salmen graduating senior. He/she must have a 3.0 GPA, must exhibited good leadership, character, and service during high school, and exhibit evidence of financial need. The student must also have been enrolled in Salmen at least during the entire junior and senior year. Applications are available in Guidance. Due April 30.
GREATER NEW ORLEANS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Amount: $500.00 Must be a GNOFCU member to participate*Must submit 250-1,000 word essay on the topic: “How the Cooperative Spirit of Credit Unions Can Make a Difference” Or “Not for Profit, not for Charity, but for Service – a Philosophy that Makes a Difference” GPA must be 2.5 or higher Deadline: March 18 Application: http://ig.libertyonline.net/ImageGallery/Custom/cu0753/PDFs/Application_and_Enclosures.pdf
HARVEY L. FOSTER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: preferably a Louisiana school commitment. Awarded to a student who declares Science as their college major. Must have 3.0 GPA and a required ACT score. Application due by March 15. Pick up application in Guidance.
HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION—Deadline in October each year
Fifty $10,500 scholarships are available to students who are enrolled full-time as a senior in high school, plan to attend Loyola, McNeese, Tulane, UNO, or Xavier, are involved in the community, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and have serious financial need. Apply at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/apply.cfm
JOHN CURTIS THOMPSON MUSIC AND ATHLETICS SCHOLARSHIP: Award is $500. Open to Salmen High students who are band members and/or involved in some type of athletics. Applications in Guidance. Deadline April 1.
JUNIOR AUXILIARY of SLIDELL PAT FRITCHIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Junior Auxiliary of Slidell is accepting applications for their $1,000 scholarship. Applications are located in the Guidance Office. The scholarships are paid directly to the student. Deadline is March 28 for receiving applications.
KARLA MADISON NEUHAUSER SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded to a Salmen senior pursuing a degree in education. He/she must have a 3.0 GPA and three recommendations. Deadline: April 1.
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY PROFESSIONALS award $1,000 to one student from each of the five Slidell area high schools. 250 word essay and 2 recommendation letters are needed. Due date is May 1. Pick up application from Guidance.
KEN & SUSAN COOPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP—Award $1000. Presented by the Rotary Club of Stennis Space Center. Preference to students planning careers in Hydrography, the Marine Sciences, or a related field. Students will also have to show evidence of service to their local community. To apply for the scholarship, students will be required to write a single-page essay on themselves, their academic achievements, service projects within their community in which they participated, and service projects they might pursue in college. Deadline April 1. www.stennisrotary.org
KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS: This is a scholarship program for Catholic students that exemplify leadership and Catholic values. State winner will receive $5,000. Deadline: January 15. For more information, go to www.louisianakc.org.
LA RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
For students pursuing a career in the water or wastewater career field. They must reside on a water system that is a member of the LRWA. Applications can be downloaded at www.lrwa.org to be typed and returned by March 1st to the LRWA office.
LACOMBE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP Award: Not Stated. Criteria: Resident of Lacombe (zip code 70445); attend a LA college, community college or technical school; 2.5 GPA; recommendation letters; essay. Application is available from counselor. Deadline (receiving): April 11.
LELA Students: Register to win a $1,000 scholarship at www.askLela.org. Register each month. There is a drawing for the winner on the last day of each quarter. Four winners will be selected randomly.
LEONARD P. MONTELEONE, JR. SCHOLARSHIP--Must enroll in a LA state-funded university. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA in TOPS core curriculum. Amount $1,000 Due April 1.
LeTENDRE EDUCATION FUND Scholarship is available to students who are homeless or have been homeless during their school attendance and have demonstrated average or higher than average achievement. Essay required. Pick up application in Guidance. Deadline is September 17.
LOUISIANA AFL-CIO will award three $1,000 scholarships. Applications must be POSTMARKED by Feb. 12th. Pick up details in Guidance.
LOUISIANA LIFE SAFETY & SECURITY ASSOCIATION, Inc. --- Scholarships are available to sons and daughters of active-duty Law Enforcement and Fire Service Personnel. www.llssa.org
LOUISIANA SOLID WASTE Dr. Gordon P. Boutwell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Essay of 150-200 words, three letters of recommendation. Deadline is January 31.
LSPS SCHOLARSHIP – The Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors Education Foundation offers a $1,000 scholarship for students planning to attend Nicholls State University. Get application from counselor. Deadline is March 1.
MICHELLE KONECHNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded to a student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, is an internship program participant and is involved with children. Applications are due April 1st. Pick up application from Guidance.
MILDRED CLARK NELSON SCHOLARSHIP Award: $500. Criteria: female graduate; minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA; planning to major in one of the following areas: Life Sciences, Horticulture, Botany, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Agriculture, Plant Science, Conservation, Agriculture Sciences or other allied health subjects; 300 word essay; two recommendation letters; resume. Application is available from your counselor. Postmark deadline: March 15.
NILES GAMMON-KNOX RISHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded to a Salmen graduating senior. The recipient must have participated in the athletic program in varsity sports at Salmen High. A 2.0 GPA is required, and three letters of recommendation are needed. Deadline: April 30.
NORTHSHORE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER SCHOLARSHIP Award: $2000 (2). Criteria: Planning to pursue a career in the healthcare field; 2.5 cumulative GPA; demonstrated community involvement; two recommendation letters from persons who can verify community involvement. See counselor for an application. Deadline: Postmark April 11.
Deadline: March 21
PEO Chapter AY Scholarship: Must be female with at least 2.7 GPA. Good moral background. 50 word essay required. Applications are available in Guidance.
RITA STOCKSTILL O’SULLIVAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD is available to St. Tammany seniors who have earned a combination of extraordinary academic records and extra-curricular achievement in theater arts. Visit www.voicesoflouisiana.org for an application.
ROBERT H. HARRISON SCHOLARSHIP FOR PROSPECTIVE NURSES. Award is $500.00. Student should have minimum 2.5 GPA in TOPS core curricula, and pursue a career in nursing at a Louisiana University.
ROTARY CLUB OF STENNIS SPACE CENTER: KEN AND SUSAN COOPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Must be pursuing a career in biology, math, physics, oceanography, science, (epecially marine science or hydorgraphy). For application go to www.StennisRotary.org or contact Karlyn Thompson at email@example.com or 1-504-982-5440 Deadline is April 1.
ROTARY CLUB OF SLIDELL COLLEGE AND VO-TECH SCHOLARSHIPS
------College Scholarships: Award: $6000 (over 4 years). Criteria: 50% academics and 50% financial need. See counselor for an application. Deadline: March 26.
------Vo-Tech Scholarships: Award: $1000 (over 2 years). Criteria: Intending to pursue training in any vocational-technical career (electricians, plumbers, mechanics, welders, medical technicians, etc.). See counselor for an application. Deadline: March 26.
SALMEN HIGH SCHOOL PTSA SCHOLARSHIP Award: $500. Applicant and/or his/her parents MUST be current PTSA members and attach a copy of membership card to application. Criteria: minimum 3.0 GPA or be in top 1/3 of class at end of first semester; must have participated in at least one school activity. Applicant must submit Scholarship application, written essay, two teacher evaluation forms and official high school transcripts. Applications are available in the Guidance office. Deadline (received by) April 1.
SALMEN HIGH SCHOOL GEORGE ANNE MAGEE SCHOLARSHIP Award: $750. Applicant must have a 3.0, exhibit good leadership, character, and service during high school, and have financial need. Applications must be picked up in guidance. Deadline: April 11.
SHELL MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP: Must enroll at LSU (or another approved university) and enroll in the petrochemical field (geology, geophysics, physics, chemical engineering or petroleum engineering). Deadline is February 16. Pick up application in Guidance.
SIGMA PHI EPSILON FRATERNITY (Louisiana Beta chapter at LSU) announces their Balanced Man Scholarships. Three are awarded: $1,000, $500, $250. All male seniors who are enrolling in LSU are encouraged to apply. Based on the following four categories: Scholar, Athlete, Leader and Gentleman. Deadline is February 26, 2010. Pick up application in Guidance.
SLIDELL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP http://www.slidellchamber.com/ Each year the Chamber awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from the local schools. Award: Not Stated. Criteria: Cumulative GPA 2.5; enroll in a 2 or 4 year college, test scores; extracurricular activities; community involvement; financial need ; work experience and recommendation. You can download the application at http://eaststtammanychamber.com/photos/1206378735.pdf . Deadline (receiving: April 30.
SLIDELL CHURCH BASKETBALL LEAGUE: ALEXIS WILKINS SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Academics, Financial Need, Community Service, Essay and Interview are components in determining the recipient of this scholarship. Deadline: May 15
SLIDELL ELKS AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP- Deadline April 1. Scholarship awards may be used for tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board. (985) 641-1266 http://www.elks.org/
SLIDELL NOON LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP Scholarship application for seniors with "learning differences" (classified '504' or special education), have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, a 2.25 GPA and a satisfactory A.C.T. score. See your counselor for an application. Application must be returned by March 10.
SLIDELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY announces their 2010 Scholarship Program for graduating seniors who wish to pursue a career in the medical field. This applies to students going to 2 year or 4 year schools. Applications must be RECEIVED by April 2. Pick up application in Guidance.
SLIDELL REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB awards 2 $1000 scholarships in memory of Ms. Pearl Williams. The scholarships are for a female senior of good character. A 2.5 GPA and community service are required. Deadline: April 16
SLIDELL WOMEN'S CIVIC CLUB SCHOLARSHIP—Open to female seniors who have been very involved in our community. Must be a St.Tammany resident and attend high school in Slidell area for three full consecutive semesters immediately preceding the date of application, have 2.5 GPA, and must possess good character and ambitious purpose. Deadline: March 20 http://slidellcivicclub.com/
SLIDELL WOMEN’S PETROLEUM CLUB SCHOLARSHIP awarded to a female high school senior planning a career in the Petroleum Industry. Must also demonstrate an active involvement in community service through school, church, or other service oriented groups and maintain high academic standards. Deadline is April 1. Pick up application from Guidance.
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY ExCel Leadership Scholarship. Must have 2.5 GPA and currently a STRONG leader in high school (Club officer). $500 for four semesters with option for continued scholarships. Pick up application from your counselor. Deadline is March 5.
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY PROGRESSION SCHOLARSHIP
http://www.selu.edu/future_students/scholar_finaid/scholarships/index.html The Progression scholarship promotes retention and timely progression toward a four-year degree. If you are planning to graduate with a bachelor's degree in 4 years, this scholarship will help fund a portion of your tuition and fees and enabling you to study more and work less. Additionally, for students who depend on student loans, graduating in 4 years could reduce their overall loan debt significantly! By year 2, your tuition can be reduced by 10%, year 3 by 30% and year 4 by 50%. See website for all the details.
ST. TAMMANY HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP—Open to students in St. Tammany or Washington Parish and attending a certified college (public, private, vocational or technical) in Louisiana. The number and value of the awards are based on the proceeds from the tournament and will determined by the committee. Minimum GPA - 2.75. Consideration will be given to those choosing to pursue a degree related to the homebuilding industry. For a complete list of guidelines and an application, contact 985.882.5002 or jessica@ sthba.org. www.sthba.org
ST. TAMMANY RETIRED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION “Educational Grant” rewards a graduate who is outgoing, intelligent, enjoys working with young children, and is considering Education as a career choice. $1,000 awarded. Must have seven semester GPA of 2.5, be in Teaching Internship Program Iif available at school, plan on Education as College Major at a Louisiana College, and be involved with young people or children. Deadline is March 1. Pick up application in Guidance.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI, Hattiesburg, MS. USM has a number of scholarship opportunities available to incoming freshmen including the Regional Award. Regional Scholars are allowed to waive out-of-state tuition with an earned 3.5 GPA and a 24+ on the ACT. See your Counselor or go online to www.usm.edu for USM's separate scholarship application and more information.
VOLUNTEER AS A LOUISIANA FIREFIGHTER...And Receive a Paid Education – Receive tuition reimbursement for up to $8,000 for a two-year degree and up to $16,000
for a four-year degree. Certifications may be Fire Fighter I or higher,
and/or Medical First Responder or EMT or higher. For more information about
the opportunity, visit www.vfdla.org or call toll free at 1-800-FIRE-LINE
(800-347-3546) or contact local fire departments.
W.J. FOURNET SCHOLARSHIP-Award is $2,000. Must be U.S. Citizen, resident of Louisiana and reside on a water system that is a member of LRWA (Louisiana Rural Water Association) Based on leadership activities, school activities, awards, honors, academic record, career goals and financial need. Personal essay required. Deadline is March 1. Pick up application in Guidance.
WILLIAM PITCHER SCHOLARSHIP--Must enroll at LSU--must have at least 2.00 GPA-$1,000. Due April 1-Applications available in guidance.
WST ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE will award ten scholarships up to $1000 each to WST members, their children, or their wards. The students must attend a university in Louisiana. Visit http://www.wste.coop/community-scholarships.php to download an application.
ZETA EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP: Eligibility: $500 Seniors with 3.5 GPA, legal U.S. citizen, community service and leadership considered. Applications available in Guidance. Deadline: April 1
ZETA ZENITH: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship Award. Eligibility: Seniors who are legal U.S. citizens with cumulative GPA of 3.50. Amount of award: $500.00 Deadline: April 1 Application in Guidance Office. http://www.zpb-tkz.org/News%20Updates/Zeta%20Zenith%20Application.doc
Scholarship applicants are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 1 of the year in which you plan to attend to determine eligibility for Federal Financial Assistance. You can apply online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.