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Scholarship Opportunities

Benton High School Scholarship Opportunities


Bossier Federal Credit Union will award a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to a senior in Caddo, Bossier or Webster Parish entering college in the fall of 2017.  Any student interested needs to turn in a completed application, a current official transcript and a typed, double-spaced essay of approximately 500 words on the topic “You are required to spend the next year of your life in the past.  What year would you travel to and why?” 


Please see Mrs. Abernathy for an application and transcript.  Applications must be postmarked by April 17, 2017.


The Alpha Delta Organization, which is part of the International Epsilon Sigma Alpha service organization is offering a $500 scholarship to a Bossier Parish senior girl. We are naming the scholarship after Peggy LeGrand, a 31 year Alpha Delta member, who believed that volunteering for her community and the children of St. Jude Research Hospital was a must. 


Scholarship Requirements are:


  • A Bossier Parish School senior girl who wants to future her education either in college or vo-technical school;
  • GPA of 2.75 or better;
  • Has volunteered at least 40 hours (not including her senior project);
  • Provide two recommendations- one being from an organization which the applicant has done volunteer work;
  • Provide an official transcript;
  • Provide a picture.



The applicant must complete the attached application and provide the above requirements.   Both must be completed by March 24, 2017.  Please send them to Anita Kay Hilburn, PO Box 156, Haughton, LA 71037. 


Are you interested in Medicine, Biomedical Research or Allied Health Professions?

LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport is sponsoring the Jumpstart Summer Enrichment Program (JSEP) for the summer of 2017.  This is an 8-week program that will allow students to participate in hands-on research activities under the mentorship of LSUHSC-S faculty while gaining knowledge and experience in scientific research.  The dates will be 6/1/17 – 7/28/17.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Students grades 9-12
  • 16 years old by June 1, 2017
  • Letters of recommendation by science teacher
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Official transcript
  • 8 weeks of participation

Applications must be submitted online at

Deadline is MARCH 31, 2017


9th Annual NSU Louisiana High School Essay Contest

Students wishing to enter the contest will write a 1,000-2,000 word essay addressing the prompt: “Louisiana Landscapes”.  The essay contest is open to all Louisiana students in grades 9-12.  In addition to three winners being awarded cash prizes and a $200/per semester NSU scholarship with a value up to $1600 if they attend NSU for 4 years, the three winning essays will be published in the Louisiana Folk Life Journal.  Contest winners will also be invited to present their essay on the 9th annual Louisiana Studies Conference held in Natchitoches, LA on Saturday, September 23, 2017. 


Please go to  for all essay details and information.   Entry deadline is May 19, 2017. 


The Lt. General (Ret.) Edgar Starr Harris, Jr. Scholarship was established in 2010 to benefit students planning to pursue a professional career in the United States military. The selection criteria is as follows: applicants who exhibit an intent to pursue a career in the U.S. Military; selection preference is given to dependents of members of the U.S. Air Force who are serving or who have served at Barksdale Air Force Base. The applicant must submit a transcript, resume, and 500 word essay on why the student has chosen to pursue a professional career in the US Military. Because some colleges and universities, such as the U.S. Air Force Academy, fully cover the cost of tuition and fees for enrolled students, applicants planning to attend these schools are typically often unable to accept the scholarship. To apply:  Submit the essay and required documents to Dr. Susan Campbell via email


The Shreveport Geological Society Scholarship was established 1986 to award scholarships and provide financial aid to worthy students for their study of geology at an accredited institution at either the graduate or undergraduate level. Applicants must be enrolled in, or be about to enroll in, an accredited educational institution that has a department or course of study in the field of geology. Applicants must exhibit some need for financial assistance in order to enable them to complete their course of geological studies. Applicants also must show sufficient academic ability to enable them to complete courses of study necessary to graduate. To apply:


The Ark-La-Tex Agricultural Council Scholarship Fund was established 1987 as a memorial to Jess Loyd, Jr. It aims to aid worthy students in their study of agriculture, home economics, or life sciences at an accredited Louisiana college or university at the undergraduate level. Each applicant must be a graduating high school senior with an overall grade point average of 3.0. Providing the successful applicant maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average in the college or university attended, the scholarship may be renewable by the Scholarship Committee. To apply: Contact the Ark-La-Tex Agricultural Council at (318) 987-3769


 The Scholarship Deadline is March 15, 2017.

For more information on locally funded scholarships, please go to the LINCC website ( or contact Dr. Susan Campbell, Community Information Manager at 318-221-0582 or email

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


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

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

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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)


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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.


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


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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.



If you or your staff have any questions,

please direct them to one of the following or call me direct:

  2. Our Ark-La-Tex Scholarship Chair
    ​ Mr. George Finck, at 965-4124




Michael L. Dilda

President, ArkLaTex Chapter


C: (662) 425-1556

H: (318) 459-6601


W: (318) 456-2962



LSU On The Geaux


This event is a great way for prospective seniors or juniors and their parents to interact with LSU representatives, learn more about LSU, and get questions answered.


This event is Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Superior’s Steakhouse in Shreveport.


Registration and more information can be found at .  This event is free but registration is required to attend, because space is limited. 


Executive Women International® (EWI) is a professional business organization which brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development, and encouraging community involvement.  EWI has chapters in the Unites States and Canada.


As a means of encouraging, motivating, and assisting high school seniors in developing career objectives, Executive Women International’s® Shreveport-Bossier City Chapter is pleased to announce it is offering a financial award to those seniors (male or female) who plan to pursue a four-year degree.  This assistance is made possible through the Executive Women International® Scholarship Program (EWISP), and is approved by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the American Vocational Association. 


The Shreveport-Bossier City Chapter of EWI will award one $2,000 scholarship to the winner, who will then advance to the national level.  The national scholarship awards are as follows:


First Place:                  $  5,000

Second Place:              $  3,000

Third Place:                 $  2,000

Finalists (5):                 $  1,000 Each


Attached is the EWISP Scholarship Application, which includes program guidelines, regulations, and application requirements.


 An administrative committee from Benton High School will select only one candidate from your school.  The application should be submitted to Mrs. Abernathy in the counselors' office.  The deadline for submission of the application is April 7, 2017.  




Louisiana Association for the Blind (LAB) offers two scholarships, each totaling $2500 to qualifying students; please see attached flyer and application for details.  The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 20th.  You may also apply online at


Please feel free to contact me directly at 318.635.6471 x262 for further information, or questions you may have about our scholarship program.


Thanks so much!




Audra Muslow Hicks 
Community Development Manager 

1750 Claiborne Ave. | Shreveport, LA 71103 
(318) 635-6471 | (318) 635-8902 (fax)


Board Scholarship Information Sheet

Two (2) 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 (2) board scholarships in the amount of *$500 each will be awarded to two graduating seniors of Bossier Parish high schools who

                (1) were enrolled and successfully completed courses of study at the Bossier Parish Technical School, 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 any 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.  All scholarship recipients would be required to attend a Louisiana college/university/technical school.


**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)


The completed application packet along with a copy of your transcript, a copy of your ACT score sheet, your letter of recommendation and the essay is due at the Superintendent’s Office, BPSB School Board Central Office in Benton, LA by February 28, 2017.  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 are sent directly to the college/university/technical school the awardee will be attending as indicated on the application before the beginning of the Fall semester.


(*NOTE:  If for some reason the monies for these scholarships would not be funded, then the BPSB Scholarship Committee would adjust the scholarship amounts accordingly.)



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.  I have attached the requirements for our scholarship, as well as the application.  Both are also available on our website at


The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2017.  


Attached please find the Science and Medicine Academic Research Training (SMART) program application. This is a fantastic opportunity for your current Juniors to earn science credit and work with research scientists at the Biomedical Research Foundation. Information and eligibility requirements are included in the attached packet. The application process is very competitive but is a very rewarding experience for the students. 


Please forward the packet to any of your current Juniors  that may be interested in medicine, research or biomedical engineering.


The application is due Monday, February 27, 2017.


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, 2017.


2017 QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program


QuestBridge has connected over 15,000 high-achieving, low-income students with full four-year scholarships or generous financial aid to attend our college partners.  Those qualified are high school juniors, typically in the 5-10% of their class, earning mostly A’s in the most challenging courses available, whose family earns less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four) with minimal assets. 


A free application will be open in mid-February and available at and is due on March 22, 2017.


Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council:

 Opportunities for Louisiana Students

   LYAC Membership Applications: The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is now accepting membership applications from high school students who have an interest in representing the voices of other young people around the state. The purpose of the youth council is to facilitate the communication between youth and the legislature; to give students a unique opportunity to be involved in the workings of state government; and to address issues of importance to young people, including education, community service, strategies to increase youth participation in government, safe environments for youth, underage drinking, youth health and physical fitness, and other teen issues. LYAC is a 31-member youth council composed entirely of students, including three student members from each of the congressional districts and additional at-large members. 


Applicants must be enrolled in a public or nonpublic high school, a home school, or participating in a GED skills program during the 2017-2018 school year.  Students may complete the PDF application attached and mail to the address listed on the application or email the completed application to , or fax to 225-377-2284.

Applications may also be accessed at http://civiced.louisiana.govDeadline is March 22, 2017.  


The Bossier Retired Teacher Association is offering a $500 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, 2017.


The Cinderella Project of Shreveport is a non-profit organization who collects donated prom dresses and distributes them to all high school students in Northwest Louisiana who are in financial need.  They assist young women in attending their prom with style and confidence.  In 2017, they will be providing dresses for junior and senior girls in Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, Desoto, Natchitoches, Red River and Webster Parish high schools.  



If a junior or senior young lady at BHS is in financial need and would like to participate in The Cinderella Project, please see Mrs. Abernathy in the counselors' office by March 10, 2017.  All participants will remain confidential.


Seniors and Parents of Seniors,


It is time to file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Completing the FAFSA is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career school, or technical school. They provide more than $150 billion in grants, work-study funds, and loans each year, but you have to complete the FAFSA to see if you can get any of that money.  FAFSA is also your application for the TOPS scholarship.  


First, go to to apply for an FSA ID #...student and parent must apply for one.


Apply for FAFSA at


The purpose of the Republican Women of Bossier Scholarship is to encourage and support women to reach their highest potential by providing some financial assistance to aid them in the furtherance of their education.  The amount of each scholarship shall be $500.  


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 is 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. 

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1st of each year to be considered for a scholarship for fall semester. 


The Barksdale Officer's Spouses Club scholarships for military dependents only.

- for military dependents stationed here at Barksdale​

- download application from website

- deadline is March 24th


Attached is a book that may aid you and/or your student in the transition from high school to college, career, etc.  It is titled Simple Steps For Living Life:  Out On Your Own. This is a link to the book page...  It tells a little more about the book and has a link if people would prefer a printed version.


Please let me know what you think about the book.  I'm hoping to help lots of people! :)

Thank you so much!!!

Cindy Magee


The BPCC Office of Recruiting invites you to attend an informational program to learn about the College and answer any questions you may have.  Learn about admissions, financial aid, programs, and scholarships.  There is limited seating, so reserve your seats today at


All preview nights are held on BPCC's campus Building F, Room 203 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

February 23

April 6

April 20

June 1

June 15

July 11


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 and also to include cheerleading and danceline) 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 pick up an application in the counselors' office.  Deadline is April 12, 2017.


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 more information.  Deadline to submit application is April 1, 2017.


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 Middle School Summer Academy.  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 10, 2017.