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Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs

State Educational Assistance Program

Amount: Tuition, fees, and allowance;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Louisiana
Student Attends School In: Louisiana
Military Service:
Person serving: Parent, Spouse.
War/Military Action: Any War.
Other Descriptors: Veteran.
Other Comments: Children age 16 to 25 or spouses of US armed forces war veterans described below are eligible. The veteran must have died in the line of duty or from a wartime disability, or be rated 100% permanently disabled. A deceased veteran must have been a Louisiana resident for at least one year before entering service. A veteran suffering from a 100% disability must have resided in Louisiana for at least two years at the inception of this benefit. The surviving spouse has no age limit but must use the benefit within 10 years. The student must attend school full-time. To apply, contact your local Parish Veterans Service Office. Applications must be certified by a Veterans Assistance Counselor.
Contact: Department of Veterans Affairs P.O. Box 94095, Capitol Station Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095
Website: http://www.vetaffairs.la.gov/Programs/Education.aspx


Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

Amount: $1,000;
Awards per Year: 30
The Award Is: Based on merit score ranking and renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads, Vocational Students
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
GPA: 2.5
Citizenship: United States
Residency: Louisiana
Student Attends School In: Louisiana
Other Comments: This scholarship is for high school students or undergraduate/graduate students who are or intend to study forestry, wildlife or marine science. Please visit the website listed for more information and eligibility requirements.
Contact: Visit the website below and click on “Financial Aid” on the left hand side. When you reach the Financial Aid homepage click on “Scholarships and grants until you see the name of the grant/scholarship you are looking for. The Rockefeller Scholarship page allows you to download an application. Submit the application to: Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) Phone: t (800) 259-5626, Ext. 1012 or locally at (225) 922-3258.
Website: www.osfa.state.la.us/

Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP)

Amount: $200- $2,000;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads, Vocational Students
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
GPA: 2.5
Citizenship: United States
Residency: Louisiana
Student Attends School In: Louisiana
Other Comments: Students must choose to attend a school that is approved to participate in the LEAP program. Please contact the financial aid office of the school you would like to attend for further information or visit the website listed.
Contact: Contact the financial aid office of the school you would like to attend.
Website: http://www.osfa.state.la.us/

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