The Bayou State of Louisiana is the 25th most populous state in the US. Louisiana was purchased from the French in 1803 for about $15 million – although this included the entire Louisiana territory. The money was then used to buy wigs, stockings, and velvet doublets, ensuring that The French would look silly well into the 20th century.

There are a plethora of college scholarship options for students studying or living in Louisiana. Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is one of the programs that offer substantial funds for students who meet a minimum set of academic criteria and are planning on attending school in the state.

Louisiana has 33 public and 12 private colleges. Top-notch options include the University of New Orleans, Nicholls State University, Louisiana Tech University, and Tulane University. The U.S. News even recognized LSU as America's 64th best public school.

Private and public scholarships are also available in which they provide some funds designed to attract degree candidates to certain professions, such as

  • Resource management

  • Farming 

  • Education

 There are programs with more rigid academic criteria and still, others are for general financial need.

What is the Louisiana Scholarship Program?

The Louisiana Scholarship Program is a program designed to provide students with additional opportunities to attend the school of their choice. Applicants are eligible to receive state-funded scholarships to enroll in participating nonpublic schools or high performing public schools.

 

Application Deadline

May 18, 2020

Award Amount

$8,200

Awards Available

314

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@cbcfinc.org

Contact Number

202-262-2800

About the Scholarship

The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is provided by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) in order to encourage African-American students to pursue higher education in the associate’s, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree levels. The organization has been sponsoring the schola...

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

About the Scholarship

The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award is an initiative by the Discover Student Loans with the sole aim of supporting talented students whose potential is otherwise gone unnoticed. The sch...

Application Deadline

December 07, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Comcast NBC Universal Foundation strives towards building a brighter nation by awarding the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship to bright and aspiring minds. The Foundation believes that young minds are the leaders of tomorrow. Success starts with opportunity and commitment to the young people will build better leade...

Application Deadline

Varies

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

175

Website

Link

Email Address

churchsscholars@scholarshipamerica.org

Contact Number

507-931-1682

About the Scholarship

The Church\'s Chicken Community Scholarship Program grants awards to students in the U.S. who aspire to pursue higher education and exhibit exemplary academic performance, leadership skills, and involvement in community and school activities. The scholarship is awarded by the Church\'s Partners Foundation, In...

Application Deadline

March 16, 2020

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

About the Scholarship

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, a 70-year-old trade association established the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation or the NIADA Foundation in 2006 with the mission of supporting young men or women of the United States who have displayed academic excellence, leadership sk...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

The Metlife Foundation Scholarship is awarded by National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization to encourage the students to pursue higher education in widely diverse fields ranging from agriculture-related studies to other major career options like communications, journalism, public relations, m...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

The Animal Health International Scholarship program was introduced by the National FFA organization to fund the educational expenses of those students who are planning to enroll for a course of study majoring in fields related to animal or dairy science. The scholarship encourages the students who aspire to be v...

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$300 - $3,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

custserv@osfa.la.gov

Contact Number

255-922-1012

About the Scholarship

Louisiana Go Grant Scholarship is awarded by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) to those students who are in need of support, financially. Students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant can apply for this Grant. The grant is given based on first come first serve system. T...

Application Deadline

November 02, 2020

Award Amount

$500 - $2,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800-288-5272

About the Scholarship

Society of Louisiana CPAs Scholarships is awarded to students who are enrolled for a full-time course of study with accounting as a major Louisiana University. The scholarship is funded through the private donations made by the members of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants in order to encourag...

Application Deadline

July 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000 - $3,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

custserv@la.gov

Contact Number

225-922-3258

About the Scholarship

Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship is funded by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOFSA) to encourage and support the students of Louisiana who are pursuing higher education. The scholarship is available to the students who are enrolled for undergraduate or graduate study program with maj...