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Scholarship Opportunities

Benton High School Scholarship Opportunities


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.


Attached is the Student Scholarships Newsletter.


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, 2017.  Camp ends on July 22, 2017.  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  Application is also attached.  

  • The Staff Application has 7 pages
  • You must print 2 additional copies of the reference form, which is a 2 page document (They are pages 4 and 5 of the document, so that you have a total of 3 reference forms

The Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors are excited to offer a scholarship opportunity to our area high school seniors.  They have raised over $50,000 for area high school seniors to use towards their college education. This year they are pleased to offer at least four $2,500 college scholarships to local high school seniors going to college in the fall of 2017.


Three (3) students from Benton High School can be nominated for this scholarship.  In order to be considered for nomination, you must answer the following essay question:


ESSAY QUESTIONS (approximately 500 words):

What does it mean to be an ambassador?  How can you be an ambassador of the Ark-La-Tex when you go to college?   What are some things that make you proud of our region and what should we, as a community, promote? 


The deadline to submit your essay to Mrs. Abernathy is February 10, 2017. 





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.

“I am pleased to once again offer this scholarship to a deserving Bossier Parish student,”

said Sheriff Whittington. “This scholarship is one example of our commitment of the Bossier

Sheriff’s Office to invest in the lives of our young people.”

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.

“This Scholarship Program is a meaningful expression of the program’s respect for

education. It demonstrates our confidence in Louisiana’s youth…our future leaders,” said St.

Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne, program chair.

To find out more about the program or obtain an 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




  • A saved FAFSA stays on the system for 45 days.   Students who have started their FAFSA, saved it, but not submitted it will lose their information after 45 days and must start over.  Let’s encourage students and parents to make submission of the FAFSA a top priority! 
  • askLela’s $1,000 Monthly FAFSA Completion Scholarship – Seniors in Louisiana have the opportunity to enter a monthly scholarship drawing for completing and submitting their FAFSA!  Lela will award a $1,000 scholarship once a month by random drawing.   Seniors only need to enter the drawing once.  Seniors may complete their FAFSA today at www.fafsa.govand enter for their chance to win a  $1,000 scholarship at
  • askLela’s $1,000 Quarterly Scholarship – All Louisiana seniors may enter for the quarterly drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.  Please enter at
  • Check out Lela’s new Parent Guide for Planning and Paying for College. Lela is proud to share this new publication specifically geared for parents.  Please feel free to forward this link to the parents of your seniors.

We know your schedule stays very busy – especially with testing coming up soon!  We want to help lighten your load.  If students or parents have questions about college, FAFSA, financial aid, etc. – just have them contact us at  or on our FAFSA HELPline (844) GO FAFSA or (844) 463-2372!  We will be happy to assist them! 


The Knights of Columbus is in search of a senior Catholic boy and girl who should be recognized and rewarded for leadership and achievement.  Please see attached flyer for more information.  Deadline to apply is January 31, 2017.


LA Tech will be distributing $500K in College of Business Scholarships to Caddo-Bossier Parish High School Seniors.  Apply online today.  Deadline is March 17, 2017.




The University of Louisiana Monroe, School of Pharmacy would like to invite Junior and Senior students who have an ACT of 24 or above and who are interested in pharmacy to attend our upcoming event.



PharmFUTURE Spring 2017


DATE: January 20, 2017

TIME: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

PLACE: ULM School of Pharmacy,1800 Bienville Drive, Monroe, LA


Registration is FREE:




At this event, students will have the opportunity to learn about exciting careers in pharmacy, receive tips and guidance on how to prepare for their education and career in pharmacy practice, learn about the diverse job opportunities for pharmacists and gain a new perspective about a "day in the life" of a pharmacist. Participants will meet and mingle with our professional students and faculty members while participating in hands on activities and live demonstrations while learning pharmacy skills and techniques.



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 2017.  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 2017.  Please see the attached documents for eligibility and requirements.  Deadline is 31 January 2017.

Our school system is included in the membership field at Jefferson Financial Federal Credit Union, making our students eligible to apply for scholarships. Deadline to apply is May 15, 2017.  
Here's the application link: 

Greetings!  I am writing to encourage you to invite your college-bound, minority seniors to apply to the Louisiana State University Summer Scholars Program (SSP), which 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 open to 2017 high school graduates who have applied, are eligible for enrollment, and have a commitment to earn their undergraduate degree.  

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.  Participants are required to 
attend Tiger Exploration meetings three times a week during which important topics such as note-taking strategies, time management, stress management, career exploration, critical thinking, personal adjustment, and test-taking strategies are covered.  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.  Enrichment trips have included places, such as the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum in Hammond, World War II Museum in New Orleans, STENNIS SpaceMuseum, in Stennis Center, MS, and the Brooks Museum of Art and the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.

The program awards each accepted student a SCHOLARSHIP  covering tuition, housing, and a meal plan for summer 2017





Complete applications must include all of the following from the student to be considered:

§  A completed Summer Scholars online application coversheet

§  A copy of high school transcripts, including ACT or SAT scores

§  Two letters of recommendation (at least one letter of recommendation should be from a high school representative)

§  A Personal Statement:  This should be autobiographical, and no more than one single-spaced typed page.  It should explain your reason for applying to the Summer Scholars program, as well as choosing LSU, and your course of study/career goals.


NOTE: Program participants may be required to cover some LSU fees and additional services, estimated to be as much as $500.  Other expenses such as parking, books, and other incidental charges will be the responsibility of program participants.

For more information, please contact me at or (225) 578-7465.






  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 the parents' W-2 and Federal Income Tax Return must be submitted as part of the application process and show 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 turned in by the deadline given on the application.  DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATION:  FEBRUARY 16, 2017.  (RETURN TO YOUR COUNSELOR FEBRUARY 9 SO SHE CAN SUBMIT IT TO BPSB OFFICE.)
  7. Selection for the Scholarship will be made by the C-MASS Foundation Board of Trustees.

Students who are applying for the C-MASS Scholarship will need to submit the Income Tax Forms ( to include-Line 7) and FASA that will show the parents total income. The committee must have these documents to allow us to know if each student will meet the income requirement. This is not a board's decision. This criteria was set forth by the late Mrs. Cloteal Monroe . She wanted to lend a helping hand to those students who needed a little more financial support.


The C-MASS Applications are due on February 16,2017. The application will not be accepted  if the above information requested  is not included in the application.



Scholarship Opportunities

1.  The first scholarship is "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

2.  The 2nd Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.


3.  The 3rd scholarship was started late last year and is being offered again this year.  "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.


Shawn Harrell
PR Manager
Fashion School, Animation Career Review, Online MBA Report

a subsidiary of BGP Site Solutions


LSU is very excited to announce the new Louisiana Tiger Legacy Scholarships for your seniors this year who will be incoming freshmen entering LSU for fall 2017! Below are the criteria and award amounts:


Criteria and Award

·      Residency Requirement: Louisiana resident.


·      Legacy Requirement: parent graduated from the LSU Flagship Campus or is currently employed at the LSU Flagship Campus (Baton Rouge.)


·      Test Score Requirement(ACT, new SAT, or old SAT): Please see below:



Award Levels

ACT Composite Minimum

New SAT Total Score Minimum

Old SAT CR+M Score Minimum

Award per Year*

















* for eight semesters.

This award can be combined with most other LSU scholarships.


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 


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 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