Willis-Knighton/Independence Bowl Foundation Community Service Scholarship
The Independence Bowl Foundation has once again partnered with Willis-Knighton Health System to offer a $2,500 scholarship which will go to a graduating senior from Bossier Parish. This scholarship will be based on both academic achievement and community service.
Benton High School is only able to nominate a maximum of three (3) graduating seniors from our school who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their academic pursuits along with a dedication to community service. If you would like to apply for a nomination, please complete the attached application and return to Mrs. Abernathy in the counseling office by Friday, October 8, 2021.
Elks National Foundation Scholarships:
Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest
The 2022 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at enf.elks.org/MVS. The application
deadline is November 15 , 2021.
The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and
financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards will
announced in April 2022. This is not to be confused with our Student of the Month Scholarship which continues
from September through April with monthly deadlines on the15th of each month.
MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester
hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Some important applicant details include:
Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.
Male and female students compete separately.
Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please have your students
choose Shreveport, Lodge #122 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at
The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1, 2021. Legacy Awards
provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a
total of 350 national awards. The application deadline is February 7, 2022. Please visit enf.elks.org/Leg for
more details and the application link.
Heisman High School Scholarship for Athletes
The 2021 Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance is now open! This year, The Heisman Trophy Trust along with Acceptance Insurance are proud to award to the nation’s most accomplished and community-minded male and female senior scholar-athletes. With winners from every school, 88 State Winners, 10 National Finalists, and two National Winners, your graduating seniors have many ways to join the ranks of more than 600,000 past winners.
This year’s scholarship amounts have been doubled. Winners from your school will compete for 100 scholarships, ranging from , along with recognition at the state and national levels. Give your seniors a shot at winning the Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance by referring students today.
You can also encourage your Heisman-worthy students to apply before the 10.19.2021 deadline.
U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Opportunity
The Louisiana Department of Education and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 United States Senate Youth Program. Two outstanding students from Louisiana will be selected to participate virtually or in-person in a series of meetings from March 5-12, 2022. Upon participation in all of the required meetings, each delegate will receive a $10,000 college scholarship from the Hearst Foundation.
Please encourage juniors or seniors who hold elected or appointed offices in school or community groups listed in the national program brochure to submit a Louisiana application packet. The application packet includes program deadlines.
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2022 Scholarship Art & Songwriting Contest Theme: Louisiana's Culinary HeritageLouisiana high school juniors and seniors are invited to create a work of art or song representing our state’s unique culinary heritage, honoring its festivals, dishes and local ingredients. The 2022 contest winners will share $25,000 in college scholarships and have their artwork and/or song lyrics featured in GRFA’s second cookbook, The Pot & the Palette Cookbook II. The cookbook will debut in Fall 2022. THE DEADLINE FOR BOTH CONTESTS IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 28TH 2022.https://georgerodriguefoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarship-art-contest/
College Board Scholarships
In challenging times, this start of the school year is an opportunity to refocus seniors on timely actions to plan and pay for college. All seniors can earn recognition just by completing college planning steps to qualify for College Board Opportunity Scholarships.
No GPA, test score, application, or essay is required. Rather, for every step that seniors take to prepare for college, they earn entries in $500 scholarship drawings. Students with a family income below $60,000 get extra entries—double the chances—to earn Opportunity Scholarships. See this flyer for more information. College Board Scholarship Flyer
Elks Student of the Month Scholarship
The Shreveport Elks Lodge #122 chooses 2 recipients (a male and a female) each month to be awarded the Elks Student of the Month Scholarship. Applications are due by the 15th of each month. You only need to submit application once to be considered for each month. Scholarship amounts will be sent to the college of choice upon registration into that college. Application is attached or see Mrs. Abernathy in the counseling office to pick up one.