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Scholarship Opportunities

Benton High School Scholarship Opportunities


LA Tech will host a “Processing Day” at Benton High School on Wednesday, February 28 11:00-1:00. A representative will be in the counselor conference room in order to assist students through all admission and enrollment processes including print and scan scholarship acceptance letters, upload ACT and transcripts, register for orientation, guide students through financial aid applications, and a host of other activities.  


For your graduating senior student-athletes' information, the LHSAA has multiple scholarships available to be applied for. Applications can be found on the LHSAA website,, or under Forms & Downloads > Parents & Students > Allstate Sugar Bowl Scholarship Application, Coca-Cola Scholarship Application, Fuzzy Brown Scholarship Application.


Any further questions, please contact Director of Marketing, Mitch Small


As we approach graduation, Lela would like to offer free FAFSA completion assistance to your seniors.  Once entered into their $1,000 Quarterly Scholarship Drawing, students will be contacted individually to offer student financial aid guidance.  We encourage your senior to enter at so that LELA can begin working with them  to meet this graduation requirement. Information is attached.


One time $250 scholarship.  See attached applications for details.  Deadline is April 15.  Application can be turned in to Mrs. Abernathy in the counselor's office.


The Republican Women of Bossier Scholarship in the amount of $500 is due by March 1, 2018.  Application is attached. 


Applicants must fulfill the following initial criteria:


  1. Be a female.
  2. Be a high school graduate of a Bossier Parish High School.
  3. Be a registered Republican.
  4. Provide a high school transcript showing a GPA of a minimum of a 3.5.  A student already enrolled in college must have a GPA of 3.0.
  5. ACT score of at least 21.
  6. Complete all sections on the application form and be willing to meet with the Scholarship Committee for a personal interview if necessary.  FORMS MUST BE TYPED.
  7. Final eligibility will be determined after proof of enrollment is provided.
  8. Note: Students pursuing degrees in Government, Political Science, Pre-Law, Law or Media related subjects will receive highest priority for consideration as recipient of the scholarship. 

On behalf of the members of the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of MOAA:


Attached is scholarship information similar to that sent last year.

  Of note:  Last year’s LCOC recipient was from Caddo Magnet, selected from 11 applicants across the state.


Please help us distribute the word on these scholarship opportunities.

   Our Chapter Scholarship Chair, George Finck, has also attempted to provide our Ark-LA-Tex Chapter scholarship information directly with JROTC personnel where possible.


1)  Lt Col Marvin T Stewart Memorial Scholarship:  $1,500

      Intended for Seniors planning to enroll next Fall as a full-time college student.

  Applicants need to be enrolled in a JROTC program with intent to enroll in a Sr ROTC program or Service Academy;


   Applicants must know or have a way to gain sponsorship from an active MOAA member.

       (If a MOAA sponsor is needed, deserving applicants may contact us at to discuss gaining sponsorship)

Note:  There is a caveat for parents who may have another child but that child is attending school out of the state.


2)  Ark-La-Tex Chapter, JROTC Leadership Scholarships:  $1,000

      Intended for Seniors in Bossier and Caddo Parishes planning to enroll next Fall as a full-time college student.

    Applicants must be enrolled in a JROTC program with intent to enroll in a Sr ROTC program or Service Academy

  Note:  5 scholarships are normally offered in this category – increased amounts or additional scholarships have been offered in recent years


Application instructions and contact info is provided on the flyers.


Included with this memo is the application for the Bossier Parish School Board Scholarship.  Deadline for submission is February 28, 2018.  The completed application packet may be mailed or brought to:


            Bossier Parish School Board Central Office

            P. O. Box 2000

            410 Sibley Street

            Benton, LA  71006-2000



Two board scholarships in the amount of *$5,000 each will be awarded to two graduating seniors of a Bossier Parish high school who:

            (1) will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in education at an accredited Louisiana           college/university, and

            (2) upon completion of their degree, will commit to entering the teaching    profession


Two board scholarships in the amount of *$500 each will be awarded to two graduating seniors of a Bossier Parish high school who:

            (1) were enrolled and successfully completed courses of study at the Bossier Parish School of Technology and Innovative Learning (BPSTIL), and

            (2) will pursue their education in that particular course of study.


Additionally, there are endowed scholarships of *$500 each that will be awarded as per the donor’s instructions and within the guidelines set forth by the criteria for scholarships awarded by the BPSB.  Those are:

  • The Mildred & A. J. Burns Memorial Scholarship—this scholarship is given to a student who is majoring in education and will be attending Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.
  • The Pat Wortman Memorial Scholarship—this scholarship is given to a Bossier Parish Technical School student who is going into any health related field at a Louisiana post-secondary institution.

Board Scholarships are funded by the Bossier Parish School Board Members, memorial donations, memorial scholarships, and contributions from community supporters.  It is the desire of the Board that the recipients would pursue a future employment opportunity with the Bossier Parish School System


**Scholarships will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Grade Point Average
  • ACT Composite Score
  • School Activities
  • Community Service
  • Leadership
  • Honors—School, State & National
  • Neatness of Overall Application
  • Essay (500-750 words)


Please make sure that all of the additional information requested is included when returning the application packet as all of these are a part of the scoring process.  (Copy of transcript, copy of ACT score sheet, letter of recommendation, and the essay). All scholarship recipients would be required to attend a Louisiana college/university/technical school.




Scholarship award letters will be sent by mail to each recipient and notification will also be sent to the high school of the awardees. Scholarship certificates will be awarded to the recipients at a meeting of the Bossier Parish School Board in the spring, date and time to be announced.  Scholarship monies will be sent directly to the college/university/technical school in the recipient’s name before the beginning of the Fall Semester.


Louisiana Tech College of Business Scholarships

After TOPS, REAL scholarships recipients will be awarded $8,000 a year, for 4 years.  Requirements as follows:

  • Must be a resident of Caddo or Bossier and an incoming freshman at La Tech for Fall 2108
  • Must be enrolled in the College of Business and declare a College of Business major
  • Must complete a REAL scholarship application, visit Tech’s campus, and have an alumni of Tech complete the recommendation form
  • Presidential, National Merit and Dean’s scholars are NOT eligible to receive both the REAL scholarship and the Presidential, National Merit and Dean’s Scholarship
  • Must have been awarded a Dean’s Scholarship or an Outstanding Student scholarship from Tech
  • REAL scholarships will replace our Dean’s Scholarship or Outstanding Student scholarships; the REAL scholarships are a higher dollar value
  • Requires full-time continuous enrollment with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and the end of each Spring Quarter
  • Application deadline:  March 16th, 2018
  • Application can be found at

Beyond this scholarship, LA Tech has over 25 other College of Business scholarships to apply for on the website.


The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier has a scholarship program for young ladies in Caddo and Bossier Parishes who demonstrate high academics and a commitment to community service.  Each year, we award two $1,000 scholarships – one to a student in Caddo Parish and one to a student in Bossier Parish.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2018.  I have attached the requirements for our scholarship, as well as the application.  Both are also available on our website at


Please see attached information regarding a $2000 scholarship for youth who are currently in foster care, 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, 2018.


The Bossier Retired Teacher Association is offering a $250 scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bossier Parish high school senior

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Plans to attend a college/university in Louisiana

  • Major in Education

Application is attached or you may obtain one in the counselors' office.  All applications must be submitted to Mrs. Abernathy by noon on March 1, 2018.


This is for students who are planning on majoring in art or an art related field. This is a $500 scholarship and the application deadline is March 20, 2018. Please see Mrs. Abernathy in the counselor’s office for an application.


Attached you will find an application and information regarding the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship available for qualifying seniors of Bossier Parish.  Students can send completed application to Deputy Mary Kerry, P.O. Box 850, Benton, LA 71006 or drop them off at Viking Substation. However, they can fill them out and email ( them if they choose. Applications must be returned to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office on or before April 1. 2018.



   Please do not hesitate to contact me, Deputy Mary Kerry at (318) 965-3409, should you have any questions.


I am excited to announce we have received information for another scholarship opportunity for those who enjoy the outdoors and fishing. On March 24, 2018, there will be the 3rd Annual Dylan Poche Memorial Fishing Tournament. They are wanting to award two students this year! The students who win must be a member of the NSU Fishing Team their Freshman year at Northwestern State University. I have attached a couple of documents and flyers that pertain much more specific details. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. Have a great day and as always, Fork ‘em Demons!


Attached are the following:

1)      Fishing Tournament Flyer (Front)

2)      Fishing Tournament Flyer (Back)

3)      Poche Application

4)      Criteria for the Poche Scholarship



The Barksdale Officers' Spouses Club Scholarship is now available.  It is open to all military dependents in the local area, and eligible students are encouraged to apply. Please note the deadline this year is March 16th which is slightly earlier than last year's deadline. Application is attached and can also be found on the website,


Two yearly $1,000 scholarships were recently created, one on behalf of our Lead Roster product and one on behalf of our product.


Here are the links: 

  1. The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship -
  2. The SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship -

The Louisiana Lions Club is recruiting high school students, ages 16 and above, to fill summer staff positions.  There are Junior Counselor positions available for 16 and 17 year old students.  Students aged 18 or above may apply for Senior Counselor and Activity Instructor positions.  Those with current certifications may apply for Lifeguard positions.


The summer camp runs for seven staff reports June 6, 2018.  Camp ends on July 21, 2018.  Graduating seniors may apply for one of ten $500 scholarships which are awarded at the end of the season to qualified applicants.


To request an application, interested students may download the application from  Students may also call 1-800-348-6567 and request one by telephone.  


The STARBASE Scholarship is a one-time $500 scholarship for students who graduated from the STARBASE Louisiana Academy at Barksdale Air Force Base in the fifth grade OR attended the STARBASE 2.0 in middle school or high school.  Other requirements for this award are as follows:

  • Student will be attending an accredited college, university, or trade school in the fall of 2017.
  • Student can provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or administrator.
  • Student has a 2.5 or higher final GPA.
  • Student has a composite ACT score of 21 or higher.

Please see Mrs. Abernathy in the counselors' office for an application.  Deadline for application is March 9, 2017.


Attached you will find information about the 2018 Hamilton Relay Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to one Louisiana High School Senior who is deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or has speech difficulty. In order to qualify for this year’s scholarship, the student must also be graduating from High School and enrolling in a higher education program in 2018.


Jason Bland/Power The Cure Scholarship is a $2000 scholarship that will be awarded to a Bossier Parish student with the desire to further their education in the Sports Medicine or other Medical field.  

To qualify for the scholarship, you must be student trainer or student athlete with a recommended minimum ACT test score of 20. 


Please see Mrs. Abernathy in the counselors' office for an application.  Deadline to submit application and supporting documents is April 1, 2018.


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.


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