Listed below are free resources for students to search for scholarships. Never pay for a scholarship search. Everything that they can find you are able to find. Please see Mrs. Martin in the Counseling Department if you need assistance completing scholarship applications, if you have any questions or concerns, or if you need information to attach to your scholarship applications.
2022 E. Louis Boudreaux Scholarship
The $500 scholarship is open to all seniors enrolled in the public and private schools of St. Mary Parish for studies in fire, emergency medical, nursing or related medical fields. Application is attached. The submission deadline is April 25, 2022.
12 of the Best Websites for Finding a College Scholarship
Fastweb hosts more than 1.5 million scholarships that provide more than $3.4 billion in funding. Once you create a profile, the site’s search feature will help you find the most accurate matches that fit your needs. Your personal profile is how the site helps you find pretty much exactly what you’re looking for.
You can then also see all the scholarships you applied for, or may want to apply to in the future. They also have “contests” that you can enter monthly or weekly to win money.
While the College Board is known for its college-readiness tests, it also has an arm that focuses on scholarships. Big Future hosts scholarships, as well as other financial aid and internship information from more than 2,200 programs — totaling nearly $6 billion. In order to get the most accurate search results, it’s critical to fill out as many details as you can in the profile that’s used for searching.
Formerly known as College Prowler, Niche is a great tool that can help you find colleges AND money. It’s organized into categories that make it pretty easy to find what you’re looking for — allowing users to search by interest, career, major and other areas. Niche also has some contests to enter.
Scholarships.com hosts one of the largest scholarship databases out there and it’s updated on a daily basis. According to the site, “With more than 2.7 million scholarships and grant opportunities worth more than $19 billion, just about everyone is bound to find something.” It’s easy to browse by category, but the best way to take advantage of what the site has to offer is to make a personal profile, which will allow you to find the most exhaustive lists of opportunities available to you.
Moolahspot isn’t as robust as some other scholarship databases, but in the search for a college scholarship, it’s another option to help you find extra m
SallieMae is a well-known educational and student loan provider. The site’s College Planning page has a scholarship portal where you can search based on your field of study, hobbies and other parameters. Create a personal profile in order to get the most accurate matches that fit your needs.
Scholarship Monkey allows you to search for scholarships a few different ways. You can search by keyword, browse scholarship lists (various categories/topics) and also see lists of the latest and featured scholarships. The site also allows you to create a personal profile for more accurate results.
Cappex hosts a database of more than $11 billion in scholarship opportunities. Once you create a personal profile, you can search for opportunities that directly match your strengths and skills. Plus, Cappex has a tool that will calculate your odds of getting into a certain college before you even apply.
Chegg is widely known for its online textbook store that allows students to either rent or buy textbooks for cheap. But Chegg is also a great resource for finding scholarships — more than $1 billion worth of them. To search for available scholarships, click on the menu stack at the top right of the homepage and select the “scholarships” in the drop-down menu. Once you create a personal profile, you can search for available opportunities that match your criteria. Chegg also has a “top scholarship picks this week” category that highlights some options you may have missed.
Unigo hosts millions of available scholarships and makes it easy to search by type, including athletic scholarships, college-specific scholarships, company-based scholarships, minority scholarships, major-specific scholarships, state-specific scholarships and more. You can search by category or create a personal profile to get more specific results that match your needs. Unigo also offers scholarship contests and sweepstakes.
Peterson’s hosts $10 billion in scholarship opportunities and provides information to help you in your search. Once you fill out a short survey, you can filter your search results, so they’re tailored to your specific needs. The site also allows users to search by a variety of different topics, college types and personal details — in order to give you the best results.
According to the official Student Aid website, this free tool is a great resource for students to search for more than 7,500 scholarships, grants and other various types of financial aid award opportunities.
The CareerOneStop tool allows you to:
- Look through the site’s entire inventory of scholarships, arranged in order of the closest deadline.
- Narrow your list with a “search by keyword” option: Just enter a keyword about the type of award you’re looking for.
- Use the filters to see opportunities for only certain types of awards, locations, level of study, and more.
- More tips for finding a college scholarship
The Department of Education recommends using the following free resources to find more information about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities:
- The financial aid office at a college or career school
- A high school or TRIO counselor
- Federal agencies
- Your state grant agency
- Your library’s reference section
- Foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups
- Organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest
- Ethnicity-based organizations
- Your employer or your parents’ employers
Please click here to visit LELA's website of scholarship information.
Scholarships for Student Caregivers
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To help support these students, we have made available scholarships that can provide financial assistance. You can read more about our work here:
Please see Mrs. Carey for help with this.
JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund
The JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by Andre’ Clemons in loving memory of his 10 year old son JonCade Thomas Clemons. The intent of the fund is to continue to spread the positive attitude about life and the true concern for an individual’s happiness that JonCade showed to everyone he met. His unselfish spirit will be carried on in his memory through the scholarship fund.
The JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to students in the Acadiana area with financial needs who display academic excellence, strong citizenship and character, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society.
This year, The JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund will award Two (2) scholarships valued at $3000.00, and Eight (8) scholarships valued at $750.00 per semester for a maximum of eight semesters to include fall and spring to qualified graduating high school students who will be attending college, community college, or technical college in the State of Louisiana.” The 10 students chosen each year will receive 2 semester payments per a year for 4 years. Our goal is to have 40 students per year receiving payments.
Eligibility requirements and application procedures are the same for all awards. Recipients are chosen by the board’s selection committee, which consists of current and retired educators from the Acadiana area. Students are chosen based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in extracurricular activities and community programs which demonstrate leadership and strong citizenship characteristics. We consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, gender, age, color, or national origin.
Applications, including all required data, must be postmarked by February 1, 2021.
Click here to access the website or visit your school counselor for more information.
St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
Deadline to apply is March 31, 2022.
Please click here to access the application. Save the application to your Google drive as a PDF, then you will be able to open the application to fill it in. A typed scholarship application is quite appealing to the judges' eyes.
HostingAdvice.com Future Web Developers Annual Scholarship
Please click here to access information for this scholarship.