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At Home Academy ACT PREP CLasses for DEC 10 ACT begins Nov 5 and Nov 7 - weekend and weekday option. for more information. 318-465-6475. Average 4 point increase. For sophomores-seniors. At Home Academy offers private ACT plus private subject tutoring for all subjects to get ready for semester testing. 

Pre-Med Workshop Day
October 29th
10AM - 3:30 PM. 

"LSUHSC Shreveport Medical School opens its doors for Pre-Med Students to explore what medical school is really like!

Who is invited?

All undergraduate students & seniors in high school interested in medical school are welcome!


What is it?

The Pre-Med Workshop is a fun-filled and informative day at the LSU Shreveport Medical School, and is hosted by current medical students. The day will include:

Guided tour of LSUHSC Shreveport

Hands-on clinics in suturing, history-taking, intubation, vital signs, standardized patient presentation, and pathology

Medical Student Q&A Panel

Lunch with current medical students 

Small Group Session with Dr. Kennedy, Dean of Admissions

When is it?

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - From 10AM to 3:30PM

Registration begins at 9AM

How do I sign up?

Register online before it’s too late! Go to the website and click the button in the lefthand column. The cost is currently now $75 per person! (Cost will increase to $100 after Oct 25th) Registration includes:

All workshop supplies

An info packet full of tips and useful information to help you get into medical school

Breakfast and lunch 


Free parking

Proceeds from this event support SHIP (Supporting Humanitarianism through Intercontinental Projects). SHIP allows 3rd and 4th year students to volunteer and participate in clinics in Kenya as part of a global health care course. The money raised from Pre-Med Workshop Day goes towards the overall cost of the trip so that the cost is not so high for the medical students. 

If students want more information, it can be found at " and see the attached flyer.


LSU-Shreveport will be hosting their

Fall Preview Day.

Join us on Wednesday, October 26th 

from 8AM – 1:30PM.


Be an LSUS student for a day! 

Enjoy participating in college classes based upon your major of interest, and learn more about scholarship opportunities, financial aid, and academics.

Also, prepare to have a blast while interacting with our #LSUSfamily during our Fall Fest Carnival!


Visit to reserve your seat today!


Hello, my name is Angela Carrington.  I am the Human Resources Manager at Bass Pro Shops and I wanted to share with you information concerning our seasonal job opportunities.  Students must be at least 18 years of age.


At this time we are hiring "a few good elves" for our Santa's Wonderland event.  Applicants must be interested in working with kids.  Duties will include game operation, customer service, craft supervision, camera operation and photo package sales.


Although staffing for this event is our primary focus, we will also be hiring for cashiers.


All positions will be temporary.


UL Lafayette In-State Freshmen Scholarships

General University scholarships will be awarded through the admissions process.  Minimum eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1.  ACT Composite of 24 or
    1. SAT Composite of 1160 (new SAT) or
    2. SAT Composite of 1090 (old SAT cr+m)
  2.  Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale
  3.  English ACT of 18
  4.  Math ACT of 19

The above requirements must be met by January 31, 2017.  And you must be accepted to UL Lafayette.


Go to to complete your application.


High-achieving high school seniors are eligible for this scholarship. Recipients are awarded up to $40,000 per year to complete their bachelor's degree, in addition to opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.


The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) provides text messages to convey critical college access information to high school seniors. High school seniors who elect to receive text messages will receive reminders of ACT/SAT testing registration deadlines, college application preparation assistance, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion assistance, financial aid/college access information and reminders of fee payment deadlines for college applications, housing applications and orientation applications.


Interested seniors can opt-in to the Signal Vine text messaging platform by emailing their name, high school name and cell phone number to


FAFSA Becomes Available October 1


The 2017-2018 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will become available on October 1, 2016. The FAFSA can be completed by current high school seniors and current college students. The FAFSA acts as the application for federal aid programs including the Pell Grant, Federal Work Study Program, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Stafford Loans (subsidized, unsubsidized and parent PLUS loans). The FAFSA also acts as the application for state aid programs including the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) and the Louisiana Go Grant.


For more information visit the Department's FAFSA webpage at 


Goodwill Industries is sponsoring an Education for Career Fair.  It is a little different than your typical fair.  Colleges that offer programming that lead to careers are invited to attend.   They set up booths by program not by schools.  One college may have ten booths, each booth representing a different department.  The goal is to connect the dots for the youth so they can see a career path.   Right now Southern, BPCC, Northwestern, Northwest Louisiana Technical College, LSUS and Tech will be attending.  Most of these schools will have 3-8 booths each.  Support services such as Career Compass, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Workforce Investment Board and a few others will be there.


I have attached a fair flyer as well as a registration sheet for the students attending (the registration page actually has two registrations on one page so it will need to be cut in half) for you to use.  


Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) has scholarship opportunities for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander college students for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Application opens September 15, 2016.  Deadline is January 11, 2017.  




The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

The AMDA is accepting applications and holding auditions for enrollment in Los Angeles and New York City for Spring 2017, Summer 2017, and Fall 2017 terms.  The AMDA offers multiple Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the performing arts and awards more than $10 million in scholarships each year.  Scholarships are awarded based on talent, merit, academic excellence and financial need.  Interested students should call the admissions department at 800-367-7908 or visit to learn more about our programs and audition opportunities.


The Bossier Parish Schools College/Career Night will take place on October 25, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bossier City Civic Center.  This is for Juniors, Seniors and their parents to receive information on scholarships, financial aid and admission procedures.  There will be representatives from colleges, universities, technical colleges, business schools, beauty schools and the Armed Forces. 


Blue Revue Formal Ball – Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.

A formal ball sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Beta Epsilon Zeta Chapter, where young men and women are introduced to society by their parents or guardians.  The activities are carefully planned and selected so that the Debutante/Beau will have the opportunity to maximize viable learning experiences.  The application packet, including a list of qualifications and responsibilities, is available in the counselor’s office.


Mississippi State University Fall Preview Days

Fall Preview Day is an event designed for students and their families to join us for a fun and informative day.  There is a $10 charge per person and students will receive a packet of information and a t-shirt.  Lunch will be provided and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please go to to register.  Registration goes live on September 9th at 9:00 a.m.


Mark your calendars...


NSU Preview Day October 29, 2016

NSU Scholars Day November 5, 2016



Preview Days are for high school seniors to spend an entire day on campus and see what a day in the life of a bulldog is all about.  You will hear from academic representatives, check out residence halls, see the Sanderson Center and eat lunch alongside current MSU students.  You will receive a t-shirt, lunch, and MSU ice cream.  The cost is $10 per person and space is limited.  Go to for more information.  The Preview Days are as follows:

October 10

October 24

November 11


The 2015-2016 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.


Please submit only the application for judging. The scholarships will be awarded for the months of August through April. Completed applications should be received at the lodge by the 10th of each month. Awards for August and September will be selected at the end of September. All applications received by September 10th will be eligible for competition for these two months.


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.


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 



The Elks National Foundation also offers several other Scholarships for students to compete at the national level

The scholarships are:

1. Most Valuable Student Scholarship- Open to all senior students who are a citizen of the United States. Applications are available online at The completed application must be submitted to the Elks Lodge no later than December 4, 2017.

2. The Eagle Scout Scholarship- Open to all high school senior registered Eagle Scouts. The deadline is October 31, 2017. For more information contact the Scout Service Center.

3. Girl Scout Gold Award Scholarship- Open to all high school senior Girl Scouts. For more information contact the local Girl Scout council. 


BPCC has several scholarship opportunities that are talent, performance, or service based. We of course have other scholarships available through the BPCC Foundation and Academic Scholarships, but my main focus is going to be on the ones that run through my department.

All of the scholarships (or tuition waivers as we now call them) that fall under our umbrella require students to be involved in student organizations. Examples would be our choirs, theater group, cheerleading, dance line, mascot, and our service organization, Maroon Jackets. They require a tryout, audition, or interview, but we haven’t received a ton of applications.


I want to connect with as many of the schools in our area as possible to help build a relationship with not only the senior counselor but the coaches or advisor/sponsor of each organization that is similar to one of our student organizations here at BPCC that offers a scholarship.


Here is a link to all of our student organization “tuition waivers”:


Here is a link to our application:

*This is an umbrella application. Some may require an additional form or paperwork. These waiver application are turned into my office, and I make copies and distribute them to the advisor or contact person for each organization. Some advisors are housed in different departments (5 are in Communication and Performing Arts, 1 is in HR, and 5 are in my office.) Students can contact the advisors to see if any additional forms are needed, and I try my best to relay that information to the student if something additional is required.


And of course, of policies and procedures:


I can also put you in contact with our BPCC Foundation if you would like, so you can discuss their opportunities for scholarships. Here is a list of their scholarship opportunities:

**Again these scholarships run through the Foundation, NOT through our office. I am mainly promoting the scholarships that run through our Student Life Office**



Tiffany Sandifer

Program Coordinator

Office of Student Life

Bossier Parish Community College

6220 East Texas Street

Bossier City, LA 71111

(Ph.) 318.678.6597

(Fax) 318.678.6415