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Scholarships, FAFSA, and Financial Aid

Scholarships, FAFSA, and Financial Aid

SCHOLARSHIPS: Click here a listing of scholarships.  This is NOT an exhaustive list.

Do you need help with FAFSA? Contact Mrs. Whitney House, our Career Compass Representative at or LOSFA's Individual FAFSA completion sessions (sign up here:

FAFSA Application*: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

*The FAFSA application MUST be completed in order to satisfy graduation requirements.  Once you submit the FAFSA application, please email Mrs. Bergholtz ( a screenshot or copy of your submission page.  If you do not complete the FAFSA, you must complete a waiver form (located in the document below) and turn this form into Mrs. Bergholtz.  All items must be received no later than May 1st.

TOPS Scholarship Information Quick Guide:

***Make sure your TOPS award is awarded to you. Set up a Student Hub account: You'll need to email Mrs. Bergholtz for your LASECID when setting up your account.***


Video on how to complete FAFSA (1 min. 30 secs)

FAQs from LELA

FAFSA Guide from LOSFA

Schedule a Virtual Office Meeting with a LOSFA Representative

FAFSA Completion Events at J-HHS

Every Thursday beginning October 1st

Where Should I Start When it Comes to the Scholarship Search Process:

1) FAFSA-This becomes available October 1st.  Don't forget to give Mrs. Bergholtz a copy of your FAFSA submission page.

Video on how to complete FAFSA (1 min. 30 secs) 

2) Use the scholarship listings document on this page.

3) Visit the financial aid pages of the colleges/universities you're interested in attending.  These scholarships will only be available to students interested in attending those specific schools.

4) Keep your eyes and ears open for any local scholarships that may be available through banks, churches, stores, etc.

5) Remember: You will get 0% of the scholarships you don't apply for.  Applying for scholarships is well worth the time and effort it takes to submit the applications.  You may not win them all, but some is better than none.  Follow the scholarship application's directions exactly as they are stated and turn them in before the deadline.  Build and save a file of essays you can use for scholarship and college applications; you can always re-use and amend these essays in order to fit the requirements of the various applications you're submitting.

6) Read LELA's College Planning Guidebook.  Call LELA's helpline at (844) 463-2372 for free assistance with completing the FAFSA.

Resources from the Louisiana Education Loan Authority

Louisiana Education Loan Authority (Lela), Louisiana's nonprofit college access resource, continues to provide free FAFSA Completion assistance and resources as well as two $1,000 scholarship opportunities and low-cost education financing to Louisiana students and their families during these unprecedented times. 

Please email with any questions.

General Information about various scholarships and loan terms:

Decoding Your Financial Aid Offers

How Can I Request a Change to my Financial Aid Package?

Understanding Your Financial Aid Package

A Student's First Year Guide to College


College Planning Resources