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Scholarship Opportunities

Benton High School Scholarship Opportunities


Tens of thousands of websites link to the website, including those of college access programs, high schools, universities, libraries,U.S. Embassies, state departments of education, federal government agencies, newspapers, and more.  And, Google ranks us in the top 10 (often in the first five) results for "college scholarships".


Among the pages on our site that I think you and your students will find most helpful are:
1. a page that links to more than 60 helpful articles on subjects of interest to college-bound and current college students-
2. a page which lists and links to more than 70 no-cost college scholarship search sites which match students to available scholarships-
3. a student loan repayment calculator-
4. a page that lists colleges by state, with contact information and links-


5. an online GPA calculator that many believe is the best on the Internet-


6. a list of colleges with comprehensive programs for students with learning disabilities-
And offers even more, including a list of HBCU's, a list of colleges for women, a list of Catholic colleges, and a list of Christian colleges. And, more information is added every month.
We hope that you and those you serve find our site helpful.  And, we hope you will link to us so our site can reach and assist more families.
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
Best Wishes,

Dan Rosenfield

American Educational Guidance Center


With the Marine Corps NROTC program, you have the ability to earn two prized titles at once – college graduate and United States Marine.

If you qualify for the NROTC program, you can receive substantial financial assistance at one of more than 130 top universities and colleges.

The scholarship includes money for almost all areas of school expenses: tuition, textbooks, fees and uniforms. It also includes a subsistence allowance to help with extra costs associated with being a full-time student. Throughout your four years of college you will gain the additional professional military education and leadership experience to become a Marine Second Lieutenant.


If you are interested in the NROTC program, contact Sergeant Sylvis at (318) 609-0176 to see if you qualify.


The Minden and Shreveport Campuses of Northwest Louisiana Technical College are offering a Red Stick Robotics Summer Camp funded through the Carl Perkins CCTC Region 7 Grant.


The Camp is open to rising 6th – 12th grade students and will be conducted June 6 – 8 from 9 am – 4 pm.  Lunch will be provided.

Because of the nature of the summer camp, students need to commit to attend all day, each day.


The camp is open on a first come – first served basis!


Below is a link for registration for a Red Stick Robotics Summer Camp. 



If you have any questions please contact me or:

Scott Price                                                   David Rhodes

Interim Campus Dean                               Campus Dean

NWLTC Minden Campus                         NWLTC Minden Campus

318-371-3035 ext. 1204                             318-676-7811                



Scholarship and Prize opportunities for students...


The LA Tech chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho is offering a scholarship.  It is open to all males and females attending LA Tech in the fall; and you do not have to pledge any sorority or fraternity in order to receive it.  There is no essay, just a google form that must be completed.


Here's the link to the scholarship  When you fill out the form, your information will be auto-logged into the system and someone will contact you for further instruction. 



Provided below is an overview of our Debutante Mentoring Program:


The goal of our Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Program is to enhance personal, civic, and leadership development through educational workshops while promoting community service and scholarship. This program is open to young ladies, currently enrolled in high school, who are anticipating graduation May 2017, and are planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational institution The Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Program is made up of six key components:


- Educational Workshops

- Community Service / Volunteerism

- Cultural Activities

- College Tour

- Soiree

- The Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Presentation


This distinctive program is an experience that will remain in the hearts and minds of each young lady, as it creates an avenue for involvement in an array of cultural, academic, and social activities.


I've attached a copy of the 2016-2017 Debutante Application and Brochure for our Debutante Mentoring Program for dissemination. Please contact Jennifer King at, or at 770-906-1733 if you have any young ladies interested in this opportunity.


Application deadline is September 9, 2016.  


Please see attached flyer for undergraduate programs offered at BPCC.


My name is Caryn with Experience America. Experience America started five years ago with the goal of creating Summer programs for high school students which we hope they will love. A core focus of our programs is to give our students a candid look into these industries before they take the next steps in their education.


We developed our programs with the University of Washington in Seattle, as well as The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles.

  • Entrepreneurship (UW): Helping students learn how to start a successful business with University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and visit with local startups.
  • Game Experience (UW): Introduces students to game development, teaching them elements of design, animation, and manage their own game companies.
  • Fashion at FiDM: This program is for students who want to dive into LA's fashion and design industry and learn how to take designs from concept to consumer.
  • Experience Japan (Nagoya & Tokyo): This immersion trip is for students who have a passion for Japanese language and culture. It gives students the opportunity to explore Japan as a tourist, student, and professional.

I have attached our Summer 2016 Brochure to this email as well as the link to Experience Japan above. I would appreciate you sharing our programs with any students that you think have a passion for any one of these industries.


Let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to pass along my contact information to students to contact me as well. I look forward to working with you and Benton High School!



Caryn Westrick 
Experience America | Program Coordinator & Marketing Associate 

T: +1 206 258-9691

4556 University Way NE, Suite #200, Seattle, WA 98105


Application due by April 25, 2016 for ($500.00)

Hand in application to Mrs. LeFranc, Room B-3

Requirements: 1. Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA 2. Student must be involved in at least one sport 3.  Student must attend a two or four year college


I just wanted to pass on a few more scholarship opportunities for your seniors. 


1.  Louisiana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Will award four $500 scholarships to seniors in Louisiana. 

Deadline:  May 30, 2016



Every year we have a Financial Aid Awareness Month campaign.  You should have received posters and flyers for your students.  Please remind them about the opportunities for the essay/video contest.  We usually have about 125 essays and last year we only had about 12 - 15 videos.  So, odds are not bad in possibly winning!  First place is $1,000 and second place is $750.  Additionally - seniors can sign up to win a scholarship at for posting a pic on instagram and by just registering for the random $500 scholarship drawing.  All can be done at


With the uncertainity of TOPS, please make sure your seniors are completing their FAFSA.  If they have questions or need help, please send them to me.  Or, you are welcome to give them my phone number or email address.  I'll be glad to assist them.


Have a great Wednesday!


Christie Smith

askLela Marketing Representative



Below is a link to the updated 2015-16 TOPS Questions and Answers (TOPS Q and A):


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