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Here are scholarship suggestions from the Lela website. If you scroll down, it has national scholarships listed by the month that they are due.
Louisiana State Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program:
The CYLA council is looking for outstanding Catholic senior boys and girls who hold true to their Catholic values and excel as leaders among their peers. State winners will receive a check for $5,000 and a plaque. 2nd place will receive $3,000 each, 3rd place will receive $2,000 each, and all Diocesan winners will receive $500 each. To apply, go to the link below and fill out the application. Applications must be printed, then turned in to Ms. Jernigan for her signature. Please turn in applications by Friday, January 11th. Ms. Jernigan will forward applications to the local Knights of Columbus Council.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Louisiana State Scholarship:
The Louisiana State CDA Court will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior (male or female) who will be entering an accredited college or university in the fall of 2019. Two recipients in the state will be chosen. The applicant must be sponsored by a local CDA Court. Applications are in the office, and are due back to Ms. Jernigan by January 9th.
ACF Visionary Scholarship
Seniors can apply for the American College Foundation's Visionary Scholarship Program. See the attached flyer for details.
Click on the link below to register for a scholarship through Lela.org
The Horatio Alger Scholarship:
State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.
To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:
-Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
-Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
-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; and
-Be a United States citizen
Hagan Scholarship Foundation:
The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, designed to provide each recipient with the opportunity to graduate college debt-free. Over 300 new scholarships will be awarded this year. Each Hagan Scholarship provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters and includes a $15,000 Schwab Investment Account and fully paid Study Abroad Award. The deadline is November 15th.
See the link below for eligibility requirements.
Louisiana AFL-CIO Scholarship:
The Louisiana AFL-CIO will be awarding three $1,000 scholarships at the annual convention in March. The application deadline is January 11, 2019. To be eligible to enter this essay contest, all contestants must be high school seniors residing in Louisiana whose parent/step-parent is a member of an affiliated local union in good standing with the AFL-CIO. The topic of the required essay is "How Do Union Workers Help in Today's Economy?" See Ms. Jernigan for detailed if you are interested.
Apply for the Unigo Education Matters Scholarship:
As a scholarship seeker, you're probably already well-aware of the importance of an education. But, what about the naysayers? Have you come across someone who's tried to talk you out of college, saying that it's not worth it?
While continuing your education takes time, and money, there's a certain value that everyone is hoping to achieve. Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics?
Speaking up for education could lead to helping you pay for your own. One applicant will be awarded our $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship.
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Submit an online written response to the question:
"What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?" (250 words or less)
The Education Matters Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around February 28, 2019.
Wendy's Heisman Scholarship:
High school athletes with a 3.0 or higher can apply for the Wendy's Heisman Scholarship. The deadline for applications is October 17th. See the link below for more information.
National Rice Month Scholarship Contest - Produce a Video and Earn Scholarship MoneySeniors may submit a three-minute video that creates awareness and promotes U.S.-grown rice, September National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to your state.Entries will be judged on creativity, quality, popularity, and effectiveness in promoting U.S.-grown rice. Sample topics include: rice production, nutrition (think about incorporating USDA’s MyPlate MyState), sustainability, marketing/promotion … the list goes on! Three scholarship prizes, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, totaling $8,500 will be awarded. The grand-prize winner will receive a $4,000 scholarship and a trip with a chaperone this December to the awards ceremony at the 2018 USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Diego, California. The second-place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and third-place $1,500.Entries are due by October 31. For more information and to submit an entry, visit the NRM scholarship page. http://www.thinkrice.com/scholarship/