Announcements & Scholarship Opportunities

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NSCDA Washington Week - Congressional Essay Contest

posted Oct 13, 2017, 9:04 AM by Keri Miles

Congressional Essay Contest

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) in cooperation with the Washington Workshops Foundations is pleased to offer this amazing opportunity to high school juniors and seniors.  Winners of the essay contest receive an all expenses paid trip to the Congressional Seminar in Washington, DC, June 23-29, 2018.

  • 7 days in the nation's capital
  • Guest speakers on the legislative branch, federal government, and the media
  • Meet US Senators and Representatives
  • Visit the National Mall, Mount Vernon, The Pentagon, and the memorials and monuments of Washington, DC
  • Campus housing at a DC area university
  • Exposure to future career exploration
  • Breakfast and dinner each day of the seminar
  • Chartered motor coach transportation in and around the Washington, DC area 

Applications and Essays are due December 1, 2017 (postmarked) to:
Susannah Poljak
NSCDA Congressional Essay Chair
820 Slattery Boulevard
Shreveport, LA  71104

Essay information/requirements are attached.  The fillable application can be found at
Additional information on the contest can be found at

*Note - to view the attachment, you must access this announcement via Mrs. Miles' webisite

University of Louisiana Lafayette

posted Oct 11, 2017, 8:16 AM by Keri Miles

ULL is hosting an Explore UL Lafayette program in Bossier on November 14 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  I have been invited to attend and bring up to 3 students with me.  If you are interested in attending ULL in the fall and participating in this event, please see me ASAP.  In order to participate in this event, you will miss some of your classes.  

-Mrs. Miles

FAFSA Events

posted Oct 10, 2017, 7:37 AM by Keri Miles

1.)  BPCC will hold a "FAFSA Marathon" to help students and parents complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial Aid staff members will be on-hand to help with the FAFSA. You do NOT have to plan to attend BPCC to attend this event.

When: October 11, 12, 13 (Wednesday - Friday)

Where: Building F, 2nd Floor, Room 203

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Friday

2.)  College Goal Sunday

•Sunday, November 5
•1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
–Bossier Parish Community College
–Louisiana State University Shreveport
–Southern University Shreveport

LSU 64 Parish Strong Scholarship

posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:50 PM by Keri Miles   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 6:26 AM ]

64 Scholarships for LSU College of Agriculture Freshmen

From beef production in Bossier to sugarcane in St. James to apparel design in Orleans, agriculture is a part of every parish of the state, and we want students from every parish to be a part of the College of Agriculture! We are offering a $1,000 scholarship to one eligible student from each parish.

Scholarship Criteria:
  • Must be accepted to LSU
  • Must be majoring in agriculture
  • Must submit a College of Agriculture scholarship application
  • 3.0 GPA preference
Applications open November 1, 2017.  For more information, contact: Amanda Martin at or 225-578-2266.

FSA ID & FAFSA Completion

posted Oct 4, 2017, 1:47 PM by Keri Miles

Parents - 

Students created their FSA ID's on Wednesday, September 27.  They should have brought home a green paper with instructions for you to create your FSA ID.  Remember, the FSA ID is the username and password you will use to access your student's FAFSA.  It is also what you use to electronically sign the FAFSA.

The 2018-2019 FAFSA application will be available beginning October 1.  Once you begin the FAFSA application, you will have 45 days to complete it.  After 45 days, the application will be purged from the system and you will be required to start over.

Remember, completion of the FAFSA application is now a graduation requirement.  Once the FAFSA application has been completed and submitted, your student will need to print and submit the FAFSA completion confirmation page.  It may be placed in the mailbox outside my office.  FAFSA confirmation pages are due to Mrs. Miles by December 8.

LA Tech - College of Business REAL Scholarship

posted Oct 2, 2017, 7:01 AM by Keri Miles   [ updated Oct 2, 2017, 7:05 AM ]

LA Tech is offering the "College of Business REAL Scholarship" to Caddo/Bossier high school seniors.  After TOPS, REAL scholarships will cover up to $8,000 per academic year towards college expenses.  All you have to do is apply.

To learn more about this scholarship and LA Tech in general, you may attend LA Tech's College of Business Day which will be held November 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the CSRA building (6310 E. Texas Street, Bossier City, LA  71111).  At this event, you will have the opportunity to hear about LA Tech's 8 business majors, admissions information, scholarship opportunities, and more.  

Space is limited!  Follow the link to register:

Requirements for the REAL Scholarship are attached.

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

University of Dayton Leadership in Service Scholarship

posted Sep 21, 2017, 3:22 PM by Keri Miles

CMHS can nominate a graduating senior with a passion for personal development and a commitment to service to be a Leadership in Service Scholarship recipient. This scholarship, for students admitted to the University of Dayton, is worth $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years). The students selected will also be eligible to receive a University of Dayton merit scholarship, which can be worth up to $88,000 over four years.

If you are interested in the University of Dayton and would like to be considered as Magnet's nominee, please see Mrs. Miles by October 20.

Operation Santa Clause Scholarship

posted Sep 21, 2017, 3:18 PM by Keri Miles   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 8:06 AM ]

Operation Santa Claus—a combined humanitarian effort between Shreveport’s fire and police departments and Town Square Media is pleased to promote higher education and give back to the community with a $500 scholarship to a senior at Caddo Magnet High School.  This is a guaranteed scholarship for a Magnet student.  Should the Magnet student's portfolio be chosen as the parish winner, the scholarship received will be $1,000 instead of $500.   

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be a high school senior and a legal resident of the United States
  • Community Service hours only collected during senior year can be counted towards scholarship application (Note - You do not have to be working on the Community Service Endorsement to qualify for this scholarship)
  • Student must be enrolled in a college no later than August 1, 2018
  • Winner is not based on financial need
  • Applicants are required to submit a portfolio (which includes an application, community service documentation, photo proof of the community service activity, an essay, and a letter of recommendation)
  • Winner of the scholarship must be living in the United States
  • Student cannot be placed on academic probation at anytime during the application process

The deadline to submit all materials to Mrs. Miles is February 23, 2018.  The application and community service form are attached.  If you plan to pursue this scholarship, please let Mrs. Miles know ASAP.

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

Krewe of Harambe - $1,000 Scholarship

posted Sep 21, 2017, 2:47 PM by Keri Miles

The Krewe of Harambe is offering three $1,000 college or technical school scholarships to eligible African American high school seniors. Requirements to apply for this scholarship are as follows:

  • Student must be from a single parent home
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Submit essay entitled, “How I made It Against all Odds”.
  • Transcript containing 1st 9 weeks grades

The essay must be a minimum of 800 words typed in 12 point font, correctly formatted with proper spelling and grammar.  All entries should be submitted with a cover letter that includes your name, high school, and a current telephone number. Entries should be e-mailed to and to no later than 6:00p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017.  Winners will be notified January 5, 2018 by phone between 3 and 5 p.m.  Selected winners are required to read their essays during the Krewe of Harambe’s Martin Luther King Day Hopes and Dreams Breakfast on January 15, 2018.

Eugene McDermott Scholars Program - University of Texas at Dallas

posted Sep 18, 2017, 9:09 AM by Keri Miles

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation's most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards.

Valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding.

UT Dallas students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research and countless career-oriented opportunities. 

McDermott Scholars have:

  • Interned at Google, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Supreme Court, NPR, National Institutes of Health and CERN.
  • Gone on to Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Cambridge.
  • Won Fulbrights, Goldwaters, NSF Fellowships, Marshalls and a Gates Cambridge.
  • Worked at Microsoft, McKinsey, Texas Instruments, the White House, U.N., NASA, Cleveland Clinic and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Deadlines: Nov. 2, 2017 (early) or Jan. 3, 2018 (final).

Qualifications and deadlines are online. 

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