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Scholarship Opportunities

Benton High School Scholarship Opportunities


Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Given by the Zonta International Program, this award is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  Women, ages 16-19 by April 1st, are eligible to apply.  District recipients receive $1,000 and international recipients receive an additional $4,000.

Application deadline is March 26, 2016.  Please see Mrs. Abernathy in the counselors’ office for an application.


Cameron McKoy Memorial Scholarship

For a Benton Student Athlete



Cameron McKoy, a former Benton High School Student Athlete, passed away on August 26, 2013.  Cameron’s family would like to grant a one-time scholarship award to a deserving student athlete at Benton High School in order to honor his memory.


The Foundation scholarship(s) will be awarded to:


  • A graduating Benton senior who has participated in athletics (athletics defined as a sport deemed as such by the LHSAA) for a minimum of 3 years in high school.
  • Without regard to financial status.
  • Based on academic achievement, athletic participation, personal initiative, demonstrated leadership qualities, and a written essay.


Winners will be required to provide proof of college acceptance prior to the end of August of the year of the scholarship award.  Application is attached, or you may see Mrs. Abernathy in the counselors' office for an application.  Deadline is April 15, 2016.


We just launched an exciting program with Nat Geo Mundo and would like your help in getting the word out to our Aspire partners. We are working with Nat Geo Mundo to send 4 lucky high school students on the adventure of a lifetime this summer and are hoping you can help encourage eligible students to apply today


National Geographic’s Student Expeditions invite students to get out into the field and follow in the footsteps of National Geographic’s photographers, writers, and scientists in exciting destinations around the world.  AT&T is sponsoring four high school students (two from the US and two from Latin America) for an all-expenses-paid adventure that they might not otherwise be able to experience. Applications for these special sponsored expeditions will be accepted until March 1, 2016.


We would like your help in spreading the word to third party groups that serve high school students. You can find a blog and video about the program here. We have also drafted social messaging below which you can use in your outreach. Please let me know if there is anything else you need before sharing with your contacts. 


·        Calling All Student Explorers! 

·        @DIRECTV and @natgeomundo are teaming up to give 4 high school students the adventure of a lifetime! To apply visit 


I appreciate your support in sharing this opportunity with deserving students!





Shelly Dupre

Public Affairs

AT&T Louisiana


225.819.1540 (o)

225.337.5481 (m)


2015 Michael J. Penn Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Northwest Louisiana, this one-time $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student who plans to attend a four-year college and major in Construction Management, Engineering, or Architecture. 

See Mrs. Abernathy or go to for an application.  The deadline to apply is April 29, 2016. 


Scholarships (Seniors Only) available to sons and daughters of active-duty Law Enforcement and Fire Service Personnel. Louisiana will award $2500 and $1000 to the top two in the state.  First place winner in LA will be eligible for one of the two national awards ($8500 and $3500). 


Application and guidelines are available on the web under forms...  Please call 337-886-7282 with any questions.


Deadline:  March 25, 2016




Please see attached information regarding two (2) $1000 scholarships for youth who are aging out of foster care and/or who have been adopted-having been in foster care.


You may also see Mrs. Abernathy in the counselors' office for an application.  Deadline is March 31, 2015.


Greetings from Tulane!

We wanted to touch base about the upcoming Louisiana Campus Preview Daysprogram for your juniors and sophomores to visit Tulane. It’s a chance for students to start the college search process right here in our home state. We take great care of them and give them a glimpse into life as a college student. Details are below, and students can REGISTER ONLINE at Most students attend with one or both parents. 

Louisiana Campus Preview Days for Juniors and Sophomores
Monday, Feb. 15, Wednesday, Feb. 17, or Friday, Feb. 19
8:35 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. each day (students choose only one day to visit)

The program includes the following events:

  • Faculty Welcome Address
  • Admission Information Session
  • Campus Tour
  • Student Panel (for students)
  • Financial Aid Inside Scoop (for parents)
  • Class Visits (optional)                                       

We hope to see some of your students on campus soon for a Louisiana Campus Preview Day. Please reply to this email or call us at 800.873.9283 if you or your students have any questions about the program. 

Kind regards,

Your Friends in Tulane Undergraduate Admission

Tulane University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
210 Gibson Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118  /








            Bossier Parish High School Senior

            Minimum 3.0 GPA

            Plans to attend Louisiana College/University

            Major in Education












Attached is an electronic version for the senior to complete and print a hardcopy to be submitted by the deadline.


You may also pick up a copy of the application from Mrs. Abernathy in the counselors' office.  Complete applications are due to Mrs. Abernathy by noon on March 1, 2016. 


2016 Spring Fling Preview Day at BPCC

Saturday, March 19th from 11 am – 3 pm, Bossier Parish Community College will be hosting this preview day at the BPCC Quad.  Campus tours, preview the admissions process, meet the faculty, and learn about financial aid and scholarships.  Register today at


PharmFUTURE 2016 for Juniors & Seniors


The University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Pharmacy will be hosting its Spring 2016 PharmFUTURE day on March 23, 2016, from 9:00am-1:30pm.


To be eligible for this opportunity:


-Students should be entering their junior or senior years of high school; and


-Have a minimum ACT score of 24.


This is a great chance for students to learn about pharmacy school and pharmacy careers by spending the day with our students and faculty.


This is a FREE program but space is very limited so students should register as soon as possible.


For more information about the program and for registration, students should go to:


The College of Business at Louisiana Tech had an alumnus make a one-time donation of $500,000.00. This money is to be used for the class of 2016 incoming students majoring in Business here at Tech.  Deadline is March 13, 2016.  Please see attached flyer for scholarship information. 


Tech is also having a College of Business night in Bossier on February 4th. It is a great way for a prospective junior or senior to come and get to know more about our College of Business. For seniors, it will be a great way to meet with faculty who will be awarding the scholarship.




 College Kickstart, hosted by Centenary College on April 16, 2016. College Kickstart is a unique and informative event geared toward helping 9th-11th grade students prepare for the college search process. It will feature presentations by college admissions professional fromcolleges and universities throughout the region as well as representatives from College Board and ACT. Students will learn first-hand about topics ranging from the college application process and scholarships/financial aid to campus visits and standardized test taking strategies.


I would like to extend a personal invitation to you and the students and families from Benton HS  in hopes that you and they will take advantage of this wonderful college preparatory opportunity. This event is free to attend, and breakfast and a light lunch will be provided. They will also have door prizes provided by the various colleges and universities represented at the event!


This program is sponsored and presented by volunteers from the Southern Association of College Admissions Counseling (SACAC), a non-profit, professional organization for admission representatives and secondary school counselors. For more information on the Mini Camp College program or on SACAC, please



The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is now accepting applications for membership from high school students who have an interest in representing the voices of other young people around the state. LYAC is a yearly-appointed body composed entirely of students that addresses issues affecting the youth of Louisiana.

State lawmakers created the La. Legislative Youth Advisory Council in 2007.  The purpose of the youth council is to facilitate the communication between youth and the legislature and to give students a unique opportunity to be involved in the workings of state government. The 21-member youth council studies and addresses issues of importance to young people, including education, community service, employment, strategies to increase youth participation in government, safe environments for youth, underage drinking, and youth health and physical fitness, as well as other issues.

Members of the council are selected from a wide pool of applicants from across the state who display a strong interest in civic involvement. Two student members are selected from each of the congressional districts and additional at-large youth members are appointed who may represent a school-sponsored or community service club or organization which has a civic mission. Members must be 14 to 19 years of age and enrolled in a public or private high school, a home school, or participating in a GED skills program during the 2016-2017 school year.
The deadline for applications is March 25, 2016. Applicants may complete the PDF application attached or go to our website at  For additional information regarding the Council's activities, call (225) 342-2425.


Greetings!  I am writing to encourage you to invite your college-bound, minority seniors to apply to theLouisiana State University Summer Scholars (SS).  This program is an eight-week summer program that prepares high achieving under-represented minority students to make a successful transition from high school to college.  The program is only open for the 2016 high school graduates who have applied and are eligible for enrollment at Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College for Fall 2016.  Summer Scholars makes a lasting impression on all who attend, giving participants the opportunity to become adjusted to the academic, personal, and social challenges they may face as new freshmen.  The weekly meetings with campus faculty, staff and administrators give the participants a head start on the fall semester.  The participants are able to establish their own sense of community before they are joined by more than 5,500 of their fellow freshman classmates in the fall! 


There are tutoring sessions that teach learning strategies and exciting programs on leadership development.  The participants will be enrolled in 6 credit hours.  The enrichment trips include places, such as the World War II Museum in New Orleans, STENNIS Space Museum, in Stennis Center, MS, and the Brooks Museum of Art and the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.


The program awards SCHOLARSHIPS covering tuition, housing, and a meal plan

We invite you to visit Summer Scholars online at




Event Name: Louisiana Tech University College of Business Preview Day


Students Invited: FBLA students, and students with interest in Business


Date: February 13th


Game: LA Tech VS. UAB at 1 p.m.



9 a.m. Check-in and Campus Tours (COBB)

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Admissions Session (COBB 101)

10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. College of Business Session (COBB 101)

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (TAC)

1 p.m. Game (TAC)


Attached is a flyer for the event. Students can register through the link on the flyer. Admission into the game and lunch is free for students and advisors, plus we are giving away an $1,000 scholarship that day! Any parents that would like to attend can register and buy a discounted ticket at $7



Information and Application Packet attached


Selection Criteria:


Each applicant for the SMART program should meet all of the following criteria.

  1. Be a candidate for high school graduation in May, 2017.
  2. Has completed biology, chemistry, and physics (or be enrolled in physics in the senior year).
  3. Has attained a preferred ACT score of 28 (composite or science area).
  4. Has earned grades of A or B on all high school science coursework.
  5. Maintained exemplary attendance and behavior as verified by school officials.
  6. Demonstrate career interest in research, medicine, or biomedical engineering.
  7. Will be expected to work in the assigned research laboratory full-time from June 6, 2016 through July 22, 2016.  Absences must be approved in advance by the faculty mentor and SMART coordinator.
  8. Must provide own transportation during the 7-week summer period and from high school to Louisiana Health Shreveport and then home on Monday through Friday of the 2016-2017 school year.

2016 Horatio Alger Louisiana Scholarship Program

This Louisiana scholarship is awarded to 25 high school seniors in the amount of $10,500 which is to be dispersed over the student’s college career.  Students must plan to attend and enroll in a university/college in Louisiana.   This scholarship program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Students must apply online January 15 – April 15, 2016 at 


Louisiana Campus Preview Days at Tulane University

This is for high school juniors and sophomores to spend a day on Tulane’s campus exploring the academic, cultural, and social opportunities that have always been and will continue to be at Tulane University and in New Orleans. The program will be offered on Feb. 15, Feb. 17, and Feb. 19 beginning at 8:35 am.  Students will choose only one day to attend.  You must RSVP by calling the Admissions Office or register online at by Feb. 8th.


Scholarship/Financial Aid Programs for Tulane University

John Hainkel Louisiana Scholars Award – a competitive academic award that covers full tuition, fees, room and board and provides an $800 stipend for the cost of books and supplies.  Typical recipients earn a 2000 or higher SAT or 32 or higher ACT and possess exemplary school records and recommendations.  To be considered, students must apply for admission under Early Action or Single Choice Early Action by November 15 and for the Deans’ Honor Scholarship by Dec. 5. 


Valedictorian Scholarshipawarded to any valedictorian graduating from a Louisiana high school who qualifies for admission.  The award is valued at $5,000 per year and is renewable for four years.  This scholarship is available only to entering freshman.




Dean’s Honor Scholarship (DHS) / Paul Tulane Award

These are full-tuition scholarships which require separate applications to be submitted by December 5 along with the application for admission under Early Action or Single Choice Early Action.  These are highly competitive scholarships and typical recipients score at least a 32 or higher on the ACT or a 2200 or higher on the SAT, earn top grades, and possess exemplary school records. 


Stamps Leadership Awards

Five of these awards will be given out each year to exceptional students who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service and innovation.  These cover the cost of attendance in addition to an enrichment fund to support study abroad, undergraduate research, academic or co-curricular conferences, and unpaid internships.  You must apply for the Deans’ Honor Scholarship by December 5 and must also submit an Early Action or Single Choice Early Action application by November 15.




Legislative Scholarship – a one-year, full-tuition scholarship funded by Tulane University but awarded by Louisiana state legislators.  Each Louisiana state senator and representative has one legislative scholarship that he/she can award to a student who graduated from a Louisiana high school and resides in Louisiana, given that the student has been admitted to Tulane. You may access a list of legislators at and may contact legislators at your discretion. 





Jan. 21, 2016

10:10 a.m.






Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is accepting applications from Bossier Parish students for a $500 college scholarship with the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program. 


The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school student from Bossier Parish and is made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program. 


Applicants must be permanent residents of Louisiana, and the scholarship will be used to pay for higher education within the state of Louisiana.  Students must also be enrolled as full-time, undergraduate students, and applicants must be eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application.


Other Sheriffs’ Offices in Louisiana where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the Honorary Membership Program are also awarding scholarships within their parishes.


“Louisiana Sheriffs are pleased with the Honorary Membership Program’s ability to bring scholarships to Louisiana students bound for higher education,” said St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne, program chair. 


“The scholarship is a commitment we have here at the Bossier Sheriff’s Office to support our high school senior as they pursue their collegiate ambitions,” said Sheriff Whittington.


To find out more about the program or obtain an application, you may print the attached application, contact your school counselor, or call Deputy Mary Kerry at (318) 965-3409.  Applications will need to be submitted to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office by April 1, and the scholarship winner will be announced by May 1. 


NSU Honesty and Integrity $1000 scholarship.  Complete attached application or see Mrs. Abernathy in the counselors' office for an application.  Deadline is April 8, 2016.  Please turn in to Mrs. Abernathy by the deadline.


Complete attached application or see Mrs. Abernathy in the counselors' office to pick up an application.  Turn in to Mrs. Abernathy by February 16, 2016.





  1.  C-MASS Scholarships will be awarded yearly in the amount of $ 1,000.00 each.
  2. Students will be allowed to use the Scholarship in any University, College, Technical College, or Beauty School in the United States.
  3. Any student in the Bossier Parish School District will be eligible to apply for the C-MASS Scholarship regardless of race.
  4. The FAFSA along with a copy of parents W2- and Federal Income Tax Return must be submitted as a part of the application process to verify that the parents’ total income is $ 60,000.00 or less.
  5. No application will be considered if all documents are not attached to the application.
  6. No application will be accepted if it is not in my office by the deadline given on the application.

Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier (JLSB) offers two $1,000 scholarships to outstanding female graduates in Caddo and Bossier Parish who show a passion for voluntarism.  This scholarship may be used for any expenses associated with their college education from tuition, to books or even living expenses.  The application deadline is March 11, and the two winners will be recognized and presented with their checks at our Annual Dinner Meeting at the Petroleum Club on May 9.  I am hoping that each of you might have a few candidates in mind at your schools.


To be eligible for the scholarship, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

1.  Be a dedicated community volunteer

2.  Be a graduating female high school senior in Caddo or Bossier Parish

3.  Have a grade point average of 3,0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

4.  Have three letters of recommendation from non-family members

5.  Complete an application form with principal’s signature

6.  Submit an essay on why you are deserving of this scholarship

7.  Submit a resume listing hours of community service


I am including a link to the criteria and application ( ) and I hope that you will share it with potential candidates at your schools.  Please don’t hesitate to call or email if you have any questions.  Thank you for all that you do for our community!


Building better communities together,


Lila J. Knicely

President 2015-2016

Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc.

2601 Line Avenue

Shreveport, Louisiana 71104

T: 318.221.6144 | C: 318.426.1105 | F: 318.221.4601


The ArkLaTex Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) is proud to announce the availability of our High School Senior Scholarships for 2016.  Applicants must be attending a High School in counties/parishes along the I-20 Corridor from East Texas vicinity Marshall, TX east along I-20 through Northern Louisiana up to and including schools in Ruston, LA and Monroe, LA.  We will also consider high schools in Southern Arkansas vicinity Texarkana, AR
and the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches, LA.  Students must be candidates for graduation in the class of 2016.

Please see the attached documents for eligibility and requirements.  Deadline is 19 February 2016.

The AFCEA Annual Scholarship Banquet will be held 28 April at the DiamondJacks Casino & Resort in Bossier City, Louisiana.  All HS senior winners will be notified  by me on or about  1 March 2016, and will be allowed 3 guests for attendance at the banquet.  Seniors will need to provide 5 pictures of themselves plus their senior picture and biography for the program.

Please contact me at (318) 934-2472, if you have any additional questions.

Good Luck to nominees!

Thank you,

Executive Vice President
AFCEA ArkLaTex Chapter
COMM: 318-456-9114 cell (318) 934-2472


See attachments for scholarship opportunities with LHC.



Marilyn Norton 

746-2588 (H) 455-9088 (C)



Oratorical Contest

Topic "How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others"

Speech time allowed will be not under 4 minutes or over 5 minutes

Open to Participants under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2015

Club Contest Date: March 15, 2016

Applications must be received NLT February 20, 2016


Contact the Optimist Club of Bossier City

Phone(s): (318) 746-2588 or (318) 455-9088


First conducted in 1928, this is the second most popular Optimist International Program. Nearly 2,000 clubs participate in this program each year.

Cash prizes will be awarded at the Club level to both boy and girl winners

Two District Scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded

Follow complete ‘Official Rules’ Posted on