Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Outside scholarships (i.e., scholarships awarded from non-governmental sources outside of SOWELA) are a resource that some students use to pay for their education at SOWELA. The scholarships are awarded by third party individuals or companies. Students apply directly to those awarding the scholarship. Please read all of the eligibility requirements for each scholarship before applying. We have made every effort to verify the authenticity of these scholarships however it is important that you do not pay any fees nor give out any personal or financial information when making application. The list below is not an all inclusive list, for more opportunities you may chose to use the scholarship search sites listed below.

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Scholarship Search Sites

List of Scholarship Opportunities

Organization: Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

Eligibility Criteria: Horatio Alger Scholarship Eligibility (opens new window)

Deadline: Students can apply between March 15 – June 15, 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester.

Link to apply: http://application.horatioalger.org/ (opens new window)

Organization: Restaurantware

Eligibility Criteria: https://www.restaurantware.com/icons (opens new window)

Deadline: Must apply by June 30th and December 31st of each year to be eligible for the following semester’s grants.

Link to apply: https://www.restaurantware.com/icons (opens new window)

Organization: The Scott Alan Turner Personal Finance Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating high school seniors or undergraduate college students who are in good standing.
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 21 years old
  • US citizen or legal resident
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Deadline: Must apply by 11:59 p.m., July 1, 2019.

Link to apply: https://scottalanturner.com/personal-finance-scholarship/ (opens new window)

Organization: The Junior League of Lake Charles

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a female non-traditional student interested in furthering their education at an accredited college, university or technical trade school. The recipient will be selected based upon their commitment to their education and demonstrated financial need. A “non-traditional” student is someone who has gone back to school to further her education. She may have had a break in her education due to unforeseen life circumstances or a family situation. A “non-traditional” student may have decided to further her education after a life changing event or overcoming an obstacle. She may also have circumstances which limit her income available for tuition.
  • Live in the 5-parish area (Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis Parishes)
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Exhibit a commitment to voluntarism
  • Cannot be an immediate relative of JLLC Active or Sustaining member

Deadline: March 2, 2019

Link to apply: https://www.jllc.net/grants-and-scholarships/ (opens new window)

Organization: BECi Beauregrad Electric Co-Op

Eligibility Criteria: http://www.beci.org/content/scholarship-program (opens new window)

Deadline: March 2, 2019

Link to apply: BECi Scholarship Application (opens new window)

Organization: CITGO Innovation Scholars Program

Eligibiligy Criteria & Link to Apply: https://www.scholarsapply.org/citgo/ (opens new window)

Deadline: The application is now closed but will reopen in March 2019.

Organization: Healthy Blue-Amerigroup

Eligibiligy Criteria: Healthy Blue-Amerigroup Scholarship Guidelines (PDF)

Application: Healthy Blue-Amerigroup Scholarship Application (PDF)

Deadline: The deadline has been extended for the Spring semester to December 10, 2018.