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Scholarship Opportunities

Benton High School Scholarship Opportunities


Kickoff LSU Dates

 Kickoff LSU will take place on the following dates from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Friday, September 22, 2017
  • Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Friday, October 13, 2017
  • Friday, October 27, 2017
  • Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Monday, November 20, 2017
  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Friday, April 27, 2018

More Information

 Please visit our website at for more information, including the day's tentative schedule.


Informational Meeting for Parents of Seniors!
Tuesday, September 26 6:00 p.m.
Benton High School Cafeteria



BPCC Financial Aid Administrators will visit Benton High School topresent two Financial Aid FAFSA Workshops on:
Monday, October 2 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 5 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Students/parents will have the opportunity to create an FSA IDand to complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA (Free Application forFederal Student Aid) at the session. BPCC staff will be on site toassist with the application process. The workshop will be held inthe Library. Choose the date that is convenient for you.

Bring the following for the student/parent
• Completed 2016 Income Tax Return (and W2s) for Parents (If thestudent filed taxes in 2016, bring student taxes also)
• Social Security Number (students and parents will be required toenter the SSN on the FAFSA application)

This workshop is a "come and go" event and is for all students/parents regardless of the College you are planning to attend.


2017 QuestBridge National College Match

QuestBridge is a nationally recognized nonprofit that connects high-achieving, low-income students to full four-year scholarships at the nation’s best colleges.

Who can apply? High school seniors who:

  • Excel academically and exhibit strong personal character, typically earning A’s in the most challenging courses available.
  • Come from households earning less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four) with limited assets, and may be eligible for their school’s free or reduced-price lunch.

Go to for more information.  The free, online application is due on September 27, 2017.


The 2017-2018 Shreveport Elks Lodge 122 Elks Student of the Month Scholarship Program 

The Student of the Month Scholarship contest is open to any and all seniors who wish to enter.  A copy of the application is attached to this post.  You may also pick one up from Mrs. Abernathy in the counselors' office.


Each month a $1000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding senior boy and senior girl who demonstrate exemplary standards. They should be well rounded with leadership, citizenship, service, and scholarship qualities. These students will be competing with applicants from high schools in the Caddo-Bossier area. All winners will be eligible for the Elk Student of the Year Scholarship (one boy and one girl). The Elk Student of the Year Scholarship winners will be announced at the banquet in May.


Please submit only the application for judging. The scholarships will be awarded for the months of September through April. Completed applications should be received at the lodge by the 10th of each month.  All GPA’s should be reported on a 4.0 scale.  Students do not need to resubmit every month.  All applications will be kept on file for the entire year.  Students may submit new applications to update scores or other information. 


Send completed forms to the Shreveport Elks Lodge #122, 310 East Preston Street, Shreveport, LA 71105, Attention: Scholarship Committee Chairman. Applications can also be submitted by email to 


Senator Bill Cassidy will be hosting a Service Academy Day event with Senator John Kennedy and Congressmen Ralph Abraham and Mike Johnson on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Building C of Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier City, Louisiana.  A flyer with the address is attached to this post.  It will be from 8:30 A.M. to Noon.  It is free to students, parents and school officials.    
At the event, we will have presentations from representatives of all five of America’s Service Academies, including West Point, the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy, as well as representatives of ROTC programs attached to area Universities.  They will be discussing the opportunities available at these Academies and ROTC programs, which include tuition-free college educations and commissioned officer slots in our Armed Forces. 
Staff representing Senators Cassidy and Kennedy and Congressman Abraham and Johnson will also be discussing their nominations process, as students are required to receive a nomination to attend a Service Academy.  Afterwards, students will be able to visit booths staffed by representatives of the Academies, ROTC units and Congressional staff to ask questions.


BPCC will offer an ACT Prep Bootcamp that covers all subjects on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays September 12-October 7 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for $249.  They will also offer individual ACT Course Topic Workshops for $59...Reading Sept 16 or Oct 21, English Sept 30, and Math Oct 7.  For more information call 318-678-6015.  Register at


College and Career Night for all Bossier Parish high school juniors, seniors, and their parents is scheduled from 5:30 -7:30 P.M. at the Bossier Civic Center Tuesday, October 24, 2017.  Representatives from approximately seventy (70) colleges, universities, technical colleges, business schools, beauty schools, service organizations, and branches of the armed services will be available to meet with those interested in attending the various schools.  Information on scholarships, financial aid, and admissions procedures will also be presented.  This activity is organized and sponsored by the Bossier Parish Guidance Department.


Since 1994, the Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship has been recognizing and rewarding senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. This year, we're awarding $150,000 in college scholarships. Give your most well-rounded seniors a shot at winning. 


The Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes 2 winners—one male athlete and one female athlete—from each state.
90 State Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship
10 State Winners move on as National Finalists with a chance to attend the Wendy’s High School Heisman weekend in New York City
8 National Finalists receive a $5,000 scholarship
2 National Winners receive a $10,000 scholarship along with national honor and recognition during ESPN’s telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation
Plus, the first 1,000 applicants get a $10 Wendy’s gift card!


They’ve done the hard work. Now, they just need to apply.  Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. You have students who have worked hard for years to make the grade.


Now help them get the recognition they deserve:

Refer a student today or send seniors to to apply.