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Scholarship Opportunities

Benton High School Scholarship Opportunities


Mark your calendars...


NSU Preview Day October 29, 2016

NSU Scholars Day November 5, 2016


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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


Go to


Provided below is an overview of our Debutante Mentoring Program:


The goal of our Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Program is to enhance personal, civic, and leadership development through educational workshops while promoting community service and scholarship. This program is open to young ladies, currently enrolled in high school, who are anticipating graduation May 2017, and are planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational institution The Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Program is made up of six key components:


- Educational Workshops

- Community Service / Volunteerism

- Cultural Activities

- College Tour

- Soiree

- The Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Presentation


This distinctive program is an experience that will remain in the hearts and minds of each young lady, as it creates an avenue for involvement in an array of cultural, academic, and social activities.


I've attached a copy of the 2016-2017 Debutante Application and Brochure for our Debutante Mentoring Program for dissemination. Please contact Jennifer King at, or at 770-906-1733 if you have any young ladies interested in this opportunity.


Application deadline is September 9, 2016.