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Scholarship Opportunities

Benton High School Scholarship Opportunities


Bossier Federal Credit Union will award one scholarship in the amount of $2,500 for a senior in Caddo, Bossier or Webster Parish entering college in the fall of 2018.  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 “Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart, and describe how it can be used to enhance your personal and professional growth in the future.” 


Please see Mrs. Abernathy for an application and transcript.  Applications must be postmarked by April 2, 2018


Each spring, the Board of the Shreveport-Bossier Alumnae Panhellenic hosts an informational meeting about college sorority recruitment for young women in their senior year of high school.  This meeting gives the young women and their parents an opportunity to learn about the recruitment process and ask any questions or address concerns they may have. 
Attached is an invitation to this meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:30 PM at East Ridge Country Club in Shreveport.  
The senior females should visit their website ( prior to the meeting and print the recruitment packet found there.  Each student should visit their university’s website and count the number of sororities, plus one, to determine how many packets should be completed for the school or schools where they have applied.  The students should bring these completed packets to the meeting.







Melissa’s family has decided to memorialize the life of Melissa Rose Maggio by granting annual scholarships to deserving students in Bossier Parish who will pursue a career in nursing.


The Foundation scholarships will be awarded annually to:

  • A graduating senior from each of the six Bossier Parish high schools who will pursue a career in nursing.
  • Without regard to financial status.
  • Based on community service, academic achievement, demonstrated leadership qualities, school service, work experience, personal initiative, 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.


Please mail the completed packet to:


The Melissa Rose Maggio Foundation, Inc.

401 Thompson Street

Bossier City, LA 71111



Applications must be received by April 23, 2018 or earlier to be considered.


Questions related to this scholarship can be addressed to the above email.


Odis Easter Masonic Scholarship applications can be picked up from Mrs. Abernathy in the counselor's office. This is open to all specific requirements necessary. Deadline to apply is April 3, 2018.


Pretty Photoshop Actions is offering a unique Art Scholarship to High School, and College/University students. Bi-annually (twice each year) we award a $500 scholarship to students who submit unique essays that meet the requirements detailed on our web page:  Our next scholarship award is coming up soon - deadline is April 15, 2018!

Pretty Photoshop Actions is a female owned business and we are fortunate to have served over 250,000 photographers and hobbyists over the past 7 years. Our mission as a company is to encourage and inspire others to grow both personally and professionally through their photography journey.

Thank you in advance for your support!


Karlen Kleinkopf & Laura Thomas, Founders
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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 April 6, 2018.  Please send them to Anita Kay Hilburn, PO Box 156, Haughton, LA 71037. 


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.


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.


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.


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



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.  


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