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Scholarship Opportunities

Benton High School Scholarship Opportunities


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.  




Service Academy Day

Saturday, October 8, 2016

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Bossier Parish Community College-Building C (Theatre Room)


If you are interested in attending one of the prestigious United States Service Academies, please join us!


RSVP to one of the following:


Flyer is attached.  Please call (225) 929-7711 for more information.


Willis-Knighton/Camping World Independence Bowl Community Service Scholarship

This is a $2,500 scholarship that will be awarded to a graduating senior from Bossier Parish.  This scholarship will be based on both academic achievement and community service.  The qualifications are as follows:

  • Graduating senior with plans to attend a four-year college
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Documented dedication to community service limited to their junior and senior year

Please pick up an application in the counselors’ suite.  Only three (3) applicants from Benton High School will be submitted.  Deadline for the application to be turned in to Mrs. Abernathy is Friday, October 21, 2016.



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. 


Wendy's is looking for graduating senior scholar athletes who push themselves to excel on a daily basis and who never settle for less than perfection. Benton High School has seniors who give 110% in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.


If you know one of these stellar students, nominate them for the Wendy's Heisman Scholarship today at  Deadline is October 3, 2016.


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


Oliver Jenkins is running for Congress in this area and is looking for motivated students who are interested in learning more about government, politics, and campaigns to participate in an internship program. 


Oliver served our Country for 20 years from 1988 to 2008.  During his time in the Marines he flew over 100 combat missions and participated in seven major combat operations including Operation Iraqi Freedom.  After retiring from the Marines he went on to become President of a local Oil and Gas company, and currently serves on Shreveport City Council.


The interns will be helping with the Field Program on the campaign.  They will be assisting the Candidate, the Campaign Manager, and Political Director in the office, as well as assisting in canvassing efforts and voter outreach.


If any students are interested in this opportunity they can call Joe Wertz, Political Director, directly at (318) 588-7234 or email at


McDonald’s Corporation invites you to talk with them about a part-time, full-time job or career. Eligible employees working in a McDonald’s corporately owned restaurant or in a restaurant operated by participating independent franchises are eligible for:


 English Under the Arches

 High school completion program

 Tuition Assistance

 Educational advising services

 Scholarships

 “Virtual Advisor” app

 Learning Mobile


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