Announcements & Scholarship Opportunities

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Answers to Questions

posted May 13, 2019, 12:23 PM by Keri Miles

Below are answers to some of the questions I have been receiving:
  1. When/where is senior breakfast?
    1. It's Wednesday, May 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Wyndham Garden Inn on East 70th Street.
  2. When/where is graduation practice?
    1. It's Wednesday, May 15, in the PAC immediately following the senior breakfast
  3. What time do students need to be at the convention center for graduation?
    1. Students should arrive by 7:45 a.m.
  4. Can family members watch graduation without attending?
    1. Yes, instructions for viewing the live stream are attached.

FAQ's: TOPS $$$$

posted May 10, 2019, 9:50 AM by Keri Miles

TOPS PROCESSING:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

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1.    I’m starting college this Fall but the financial aid office told me that they don’t have any TOPS information for me. Should I be concerned?

 

TOPS processing for high school graduates begins in early June. If you do not receive your TOPS Award notification from LOSFA by July 15th, contact our office.

 

2.    Why isn’t my TOPS award amount listed in my financial aid package? 

 

Your college/university is responsible for adding any anticipated TOPS credits according to their financial aid procedures. LOSFA only makes an official determination of TOPS eligibility during the TOPS processing cycle and will then identify those students on a Master Roster, which all postsecondary institutions have access to. LOSFA will never release an “anticipated” or “projected” TOPS award status.

 

3.    My college says that I don’t have TOPS because LOSFA does not have my transcript or ACT score. How do I send this information to LOSFA?

 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept e-mailed or faxed copies of ACT scores or high school transcripts. You must contact ACT (www.act.org) and ask them to send an official ACT score report to LOSFA using ACT code 1595.  Final high school transcript information will be sent to LOSFA from the Student Transcript System (STS) via the Louisiana Department of Education in June.

 

 

4.    Someone told me that I have to register for a Student Hub account or else I won’t receive TOPS. Is this true?

 

No. The Student Hub is merely a tool that students can use to track their TOPS eligibility. Students that apply for TOPS by completing a FAFSA or TOPS online application will be processed for TOPS eligibility, whether or not they have registered for a Student Hub account. 

 

 

About LOSFA

The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA), a program of the Louisiana Board of Regents, strives to be Louisiana's first choice for college access by promoting, preparing for and providing equity of college access.

 

Visit our website:

http://www.osfa.la.gov

 

Connect with us on our social media platforms!

 

Ternium Merit Award Scholarship

posted May 6, 2019, 9:56 AM by Keri Miles

Ternium USA Inc. in Shreveport, Louisiana, looks to distinguish high performing students, who, in addition to obtaining the highest grades, demonstrate commitment with the educational process.  They are currently offering a $1,000 scholarship.  The application and requirements are attached.  Submission of the application is due by Monday, May 24.

Note:  To view the attachment, please access this announcement via Mrs. Miles' website. 

End of Year Senior Information

posted Apr 3, 2019, 8:40 AM by Keri Miles

Students & Parents - 

Attached is a copy of the "Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Graduation" handout that was distributed in the senior meeting today.  Please review it in its entirety.  Thanks!

Note:  To access the attachment, you will need to open this announcement from Mrs. Miles' website.

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Education Scholarship

posted Apr 1, 2019, 12:53 PM by Keri Miles

This scholarship opportunity is for students interested in enrolling in a post-secondary Career and Technical Education program.  You need to demonstrate financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  The application deadline is June 15.  Applications can be found at application.horatioalger.org.  

Women's Republican Club of Shreveport Scholarship

posted Feb 26, 2019, 1:10 PM by Keri Miles

The Women’s Republican Club of Shreveport is offering a $1,000.00 Scholarship for the 2019-2020 year to a registered Republican woman age seventeen or older, enrolled as a senior in high school with plans to attend college in the fall or presently enrolled as a full time student in college.  All interested applicants must complete the attached scholarship packet and submit to the Women’s Republican Club of Shreveport postmarked no later than July 1, 2019.  

Note:  To view the attachments you must access this announcements via Mrs. Miles' website.

LSUS Scholarship Information

posted Feb 13, 2019, 6:56 AM by Keri Miles   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 6:59 AM ]

Check out the attached flyer for information on the awesome scholarships offered at LSUS!  Note that the deadline (for submitting official tests scores and a high school transcript) for all the scholarships is July 1.  The application to the college also serves as the scholarship application so no other application is required.  

Note:  To view the attachment, you will need to access this announcement via Mrs. Miles' website.

Freshman Year for Free

posted Jan 24, 2019, 6:52 AM by Keri Miles

The goal of the Freshman Year for Free program is to make college more accessible and affordable for high school students, college students, and adult learners, including active duty military personnel, their families, and veterans. Modern States will pay for a student to take the CLEP exam after he or she registers with Modern States and completes the free coursework and practice questions. Please visit the Modern States website for more information.

Abbott & Fenner $1,000 Scholarship

posted Jan 17, 2019, 1:39 PM by Keri Miles

Deadline and Eligibility

RENEWED DEADLINE: June 14, 2019
AWARD VALUE: $1,000

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

Application Procedure for 2019

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below.  The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent via email to: scholarships at abbottandfenner.com

Topic:

Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

BigSun Athletic Scholarship

posted Nov 27, 2018, 8:49 AM by Keri Miles

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

Award Amount:  $500 
Deadline to Apply:  June 19, 2019

For more information and to apply, go to http://www.bigsunathletics.com/.

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