Scholarships for Women in Louisiana

Scholarships in LouisianaSWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2014, SWE disbursed over 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $700,000.

Scholarships are typically awarded in May (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and July (freshmen and reentry students) for use during the following academic year. Recipients are announced in September.

More information about eligibility and requirements can be found on the SWE Scholarships page.

Questions can be sent to or call 312.596.5223.

SWE Baton Rouge Section Scholarships

Scholarship of $1000 available to female applicants who plan to attend the college in fall semester.

It is an one time scholarship for full time LA female students in  Computer Science/Data Processing, Engineering/Technology.

Application deadline is April 21.

Contact Information:
Society of Women Engineers
Scholarship Committee
120 South La Salle Street, Suite 1515
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone    (312) 596-5223

find more information here

Society of Women Engineers/SWE Greater New Orleans Section Scholarship

Scholarships available to women pursuing bachelor or graduate degree in an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved schools for engineering, or CSAB/ABET accredited schools, or SWE approved schools for computer science. Available to students from the following parishes: Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, or Terrebonne.

The amount awarded varies.
Application Deadline     March 31

Contact Information:
Society of Women Engineers
Scholarship Committee
120 South La Salle Street, Suite 1515
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone  (312) 596-5223

find more information here

Louisiana Association of Broadcasters/Broadcast Scholarship Program

The $2,000 scholarship is awarded to LA students enrolled and attending classes, full-time, in a fully accredited broadcast curriculum at a Louisiana four-year college. Must be a Louisiana resident and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Previous LAB Scholarship Award winners are eligible.

Application Deadline     February 1

Contact Information:
Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
Scholarship Coordinator
660 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone    (225) 267-4522
Fax     (225) 267-4329

James Beard Foundation Inc./The Chefs for Louisiana Cookery Scholarship

Up to one $5900 awards are available to residents of Louisiana who are pursuing a career in the culinary field at an accredited culinary college/university located in the state of Louisiana.

The James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program helps aspiring culinary students realize their dreams by supporting them on a path to success in the rewarding world of the hospitality industry. Professional grants enable those already working in the industry to gain experience and hone their skills.

Application Deadline     May 15

Contact Information:
James Beard Foundation Inc.
Director, Educational and Community Programming
167 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone     (212) 627-1128

find more information here

Louisiana State Department of Education/Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship-Louisiana

The scholarship is awarded to applicants who have earned a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) in Louisiana in the same academic year in which the scholarship is to be awarded. Minimum 3.5 GPA and an ACT composite score of 23 or SAT critical reading and math score of 970. Must be a U.S. citizen and legal resident of Louisiana.

Application Deadline     March 10

Specific information on the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program may be obtained by calling the Louisiana Department of Education at (225) 342-2098, toll-free at (877) 453-2721, via email at or by writing to the following address:

Louisiana Department of Education
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
Post Office Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

find more information here (.pdf file)

Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance/Taylor Opportunity Program for Students at Honors Level

The TOPS Honors Award pays for tuition and certain fees at any of the Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities plus an annual stipend of $800. If a student attends a college within the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the award amount will be the weighted average tuition of public-degree granting schools plus the annual stipend of $800.

Standard Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum High School GPA of 3.00 (GPA computed on core courses only)
  • 19.0 Core Units
  • Minimum ACT Score (or SAT Equivalent) of 27
  • Must enroll full time as a first time freshman, by the first semester following the first anniversary of high school graduation
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Meet TOPS Louisiana Residency requirements

Application Deadline     July 1

Contact Information:
Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance
Public Information
PO Box 91202
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9202
Phone     (800) 259-5626 ext. 1012
Fax     (225) 208-1496

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