5 Best Scholarships for Louisiana Residents

Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 03:24 PM

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If you live in Louisiana and intend to go to a college in the state, there are a range of scholarships that you can choose from. Going to one of the prestigious and posh schools in the state can be financially straining for many students, especially during their undergraduate years. Therefore, there are various undergraduate scholarships offered in the state so that students can comfortably attend college and fulfill their dream of earning a degree.college student scholarships Louisiana
 
Louisiana scholarships are offered to students studying every discipline. Louisiana state scholarships are aimed at helping bright and deserving students, so that they do not end up giving up on their education due to financial restraints.
 
Here is a list of the top five scholarships for residents of Louisiana:
 
1. Louisiana's Tuition Opportunity Program for Students: Also known as TOPS, this is one of the most common Louisiana scholarships programs and has been designed to reward students purely on the basis of merit. There are as many as 4 varied scholarship levels, namely the Opportunity Award, the Performance Award, the Performance Award 2, and the Honors Award. Undergraduate scholarships worth $400 to $800 are awarded to college students in the state.
 
2. Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership: Also known as LEAP, this program is one of the coveted Louisiana scholarships. Under this Louisiana state scholarship, which is federally funded, students are awarded between $200 to $2,000. Students need to maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 for this undergraduate scholarship.
 
3. Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance: One of the many beneficial Louisiana scholarships offered, this program awards $200 to $2,000 every year to undergrad students. This undergraduate scholarship is for students going to colleges in Louisiana only.
 
4. Robert C. Byrs Honors Scholarship-Louisiana: Under this program, up to $6,000 is awarded every year to one senior undergrad student residing in Louisiana. This is one of the most generous undergraduate scholarships.
 
5. Baton Rouge Area Foundation Scholarships: As many as 18 Louisiana scholarships are offered by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and all these are undergraduate scholarships for students enrolled in degree programs across the state. The award is between $500 and $8,000.
 

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