Announcements & Scholarship Opportunities

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TOPS $$$

posted May 16, 2018, 12:22 PM by Keri Miles   [ updated May 17, 2018, 6:16 AM ]

For those wanting an update on TOPS...

You can contact the LOSFA office at 1-800-259-5626 to verify everything has been received (Application/ACT or SAT).  Other than that, it's a waiting process.

LOSFA will begin processing next month (mid-month).  Once they begin, it is recommended that you check your Student Hub every Friday.  If you need your LOSFA ID and do not have it, please contact LOSFA. Once processed, you will receive an email notification (qualify status).   Notification will be sent to the email you used on your FAFSA.

The state legislature is still  in session. LOSFA should have the amounts for next school year this summer...hopefully next month.  

LOSFA Student Portal:

Graduation Pictures

posted May 15, 2018, 6:21 AM by Keri Miles

Orders for graduation photos may be placed online at  Pricing and ordering instructions are available on the website by clicking "Order School Photos," on the main page, then clicking "View all events and organizations," your school, and the name of the event.  If you have any questions, please call Cowen Studios at 865, 0247.

Louisiana Hero's Scholarship Fund

posted May 8, 2018, 10:10 AM by Keri Miles

The Louisiana Heroes' Scholarship Fund was created to provide college and vocational school tuition to the children of Louisiana's teachers, coaches, law enforcement officers, and first responders. Attorney Scott Chafin created the fund in conjunction with a local non-profit organization.

The Louisiana Heroes' Scholarship Fund will award (5) $2,500 scholarships annually. These scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant's merit and need. Each application will be reviewed by the Louisiana Heroes' Scholarship Fund Selection Committee. The scholarships will be given out at the Annual Louisiana Heroes' Scholarship Fundraising Gala held on October 20th, 2018.

To be eligible to apply for the Louisiana Heroes' Scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A resident of the state of Louisiana.
  • A child of a first responder, a member of law enforcement, or a teacher or coach employed by a Louisiana public school system.
  • Has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and is on track to graduate from an accredited high school this academic year OR is currently enrolled in a college or vocational school full time.
  • Accepted into a college or vocational school located in the state of Louisiana.
  • Planning on maintaining a full time status as a student.
The deadline to apply is August 1.  If you believe you meet the qualifications, please download an application at

Horatio Alger Nat'l Career & Technical Scholarship

posted Apr 5, 2018, 8:37 AM by Keri Miles

This scholarship opportunity is for students interested in enrolling in a (two year or less) 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  Additional information, can be found on the attached flyer.  

*Note - To view the attached flyer you must access this announcement via Mrs. Miles' website.

NSU Louisiana High School Essay Contest

posted Feb 23, 2018, 1:54 PM by Keri Miles   [ updated Mar 6, 2018, 10:08 AM ]

The Louisiana Folklife Center at NSU is sponsoring the 10th annual NSU Louisiana High School Essay Contest.  Some quick facts have been listed below and detailed information is attached.

*Note - To view attachments, access this announcement via Mrs. Miles' website.

Quick Facts about the Contest:

·         It’s open to all Louisiana students in grades 9-12

·         Contest Theme – Once Upon a Time in Louisiana

·         Entry Deadline – May 31

·         Three winners will be awarded cash prizes and a $200/semester NSU scholarship

·         The winning essays will be published in the Louisiana Folklife Journal and the students will be invited to present their essays at the 10th annual Louisiana Studies Conference in September 

Lela's FAFSA Completion Scholarship

posted Feb 15, 2018, 9:57 AM by Keri Miles

$10,000 in Scholarships!  Lela will award ten $1,000 scholarships to seniors who complete the FAFSA submission process and qualify for Lela's FAFSA Completion Scholarship Contest.  Students may begin entering at on October 1, 2017 and the deadline to enter is May 31, 2018. 

100% Tuition Exemption

posted Feb 15, 2018, 9:55 AM by Keri Miles   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 10:14 AM ]

Trying to figure out how to fund your college education?

Worried about TOPS Funding? Just needing additional money?

Louisiana State Law, RS 29:36.1 (, provides Tuition Exemption at any state funded college or votech for members of the Louisiana National Guard.


       Join now and start getting trained and paid a drill check one weekend a month

       Attend Basic Training and AIT (job training) over the summer. During that time you’re paid full time pay between $1600- $ 1750 per month

       When you start college you will receive 100% FREE Tuition and receive between $375-$575 per month while a full-time college student.

       Serve one weekend per month and two weeks each summer.

       Drill Pay starting at $200.00 per month

For more information contact your recruiter at CADDO MAGNET today!


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SB Steppers Scholarship

posted Jan 29, 2018, 6:14 AM by Keri Miles   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 6:15 AM ]

Shreveport-Bossier Steppers, Inc. will be giving away two scholarships to graduating high school seniors.  There will be two scholarships given, each in the amount of $500.00.  One will be given to a student attending an HBCU and another given to a student attending the college of their choice.  All complete application packets must be received by June 1, 2018 to be considered. 

Application is attached.  Note - To view the attachment, access this announcement via Mrs. Miles' website. 

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicant must be in good standing at their respective Bossier, Caddo or Desoto Parish High School.
  • Applicants must have a grade-point average of 2.50 or better
  • Must be attending a four year college or university
  • Applicants must submit the following documents to the SB Steppers Selection Committee:

a.     Completed application with verification by the Senior Counselor

b.     Complete High School transcript with overall GPA

c.      One letter of recommendation from the students’ high school administrator, counselor, or teacher

d.     Typed essay of no less than 500 words, MLA format, Times Roman 12 point, double spaced on the     following topic: 

“The Future of Higher Education: How will it impact the decision of high school graduates to enter the workforce or get a college degree?”

Aaron Minc Scholarship

posted Jan 24, 2018, 8:24 AM by Keri Miles

The Aaron Minc scholarship was created to provide students from all areas of study with an opportunity to achieve their career goals. To be eligible, each applicant will be asked to submit a short essay discussing cyberbullying, and fill out an application. The award for this scholarship is $1,500, and all applications must be submitted by July 31, 2018. Please visit the scholarship website for more

An application & more information can be found at  

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant

posted Jan 12, 2018, 1:00 PM by Keri Miles


The Arnold Education Grant is competitive in its needs-based selection criteria and is uniquely tailored to recognize the proper weighing of family income and education costs.  Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to eligible Air Force dependents each year. The specific amount awarded correlates to a student’s particular level of financial need.

For more information, go to  Applications must be submitted by April 30.

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