SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Opportunities:

STPSB College Counseling website: http://college.stpsb.org/scholarships.html 


Some scholarships may be currently unavailable, check back at a later time to
see if they are officially being presented.


Also Check out http://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/ for more information.

SCHOLARSHIPS


AFL-CIO SCHOLARSHIP


The Louisiana AFL-CIO will be awarding three $1000 scholarships at the 62nd
Annual Convention in March.

All contestants must have their application materials postmarked by January 8,
2018,and mailed directly to: 
Ms. Julie Cherry 
Louisiana AFL-CIO Scholarships
P. 0. Box 347
Baton Rouge, LA 70821 


To be eligible to enter this essay contest, all contestants 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?" and the rules are
as follows:

(1) Contestants are expected to use encyclopedias, textbooks, the
Internet,biographies, bulletins, newspaper articles, the AIL Labor
Letter,reports of private organizations or governmental agencies, personal
interviews with union personnel (other than their parents), and other research
materials deemed appropriate as
sources of information. Research materials should be properly cited and
documented.

(2) The contestant's application must include the following:

a. A one page cover sheet showing the student's name, address, phone number,
name of school, name of parent who is a union member, and the complete
name,local union number and telephone number of the local union of which the
parent is a member.
b. All applicants must submit an essay not to exceed 2,000 words
on the topic. DO NOT put your name on the essay!
c. A current copy of the applicant's high school transcript.
The scholarships will be awarded primarily on the basis of the essay's
worthiness, but the required information will be considered as well. Essays
will be judged on the basis of the ideas presented and developed, the quality
and pertinence of the reference information employed, and the overall clarity
and originality of the essay.


THE ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund(APIASF) General
Scholarship Program awarded over $1.6 million in scholarships in 2017. Over
half (58 percent) of the recipients had taken the PSAT/NMSQT® and were
discovered through Student Search Service®.

APIASF offers scholarship opportunities for Asian American and Pacific
Islander students with financial need to increase their access to higher
education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal, and
professional success.

The APIASF General Scholarship Program:
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Offers a range of scholarships from one-time $2,500 awards to multiyear
$20,000 awards

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Offers awards that can be used to cover the total cost of attendance, not just
tuition, room, and board

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Focuses on students who are representative of the Asian American and Pacific
Islander community's geographic and ethnic diversity

The APIASF General Scholarship application opens on September 14, 2017. The
deadline to apply is January 11, 2018, at 5 p.m. ET.

APPLY HERE! 

HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

In keeping with the mission of the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship
program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who
have financial need and who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in
overcoming personal adversity.
Scholarship Criteria also include: 
*Graduation in Spring/Summer 2018
*Commitment to pursue and complete a Bachelor's degree
*United States citizenship
*Minimum 2.0 GPA
*Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross income
is required)

Please let your counselor know you have applied, as your counselor has to fill
out a Certification Form for your application! 

Deadline October 25, 2017

APPLY HERE!

HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION AWARD

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is now accepting applications for the
2017 Youth Awards; Our 19th Annual Youth Awards program will award students
who are the graduating Class of 2018 with educational grants to pursue their
higher education or to fund their community-based project. Recipients will be
selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their
excellence in various educational categories.


APPLY HERE! Deadline October 2, 2017
 
    CHAFEE EDUCATION & TRAINING VOUCHER (ETV)

This is administered by LOSFA on behalf of the Louisiana Department of Social
Services, Office of Community Services

    Available to students who are or were (Prior to the age of 18) in the
foster care system
    Maximum Annual Award: $5,000

    Eligibility requirements include:

        * Ages 15-21 (age 23 if receiving ETV at 21)
        * Enrolled in Louisiana public or LAICU institution or an approved
Louisiana proprietary school
        * Must complete the FAFSA annually
        * Must have financial need
        * Must make Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the 
instituion

    *The institution will notify the LOSFA of any student meeting the
eligibility criteria.