Albany High School Guidance - John Leitz
The Tuition Opportunity Program for Students will pay for tuition to Louisiana Public Colleges and Louisiana Technical Colleges. In order to be eligible, the students must complete the TOPS core. The ACT score requirement is based on the average score for Louisiana students for the previous school year and may fluctuate from year to year. The ACT requirement for graduates of 2012 will be a minimum of 20. Students may pick up a copy of the TOPS requirements from their counselor or access the TOPS web portal at www.osfa.state.la.us.
The FAFSA form is the application for TOPS. A TOPS/FINANCIAL AID MEETING is held each year for senior students and parents. Attendance of this meeting is important to become familiar with the application process and also for information on maintaining eligibility while attending college.
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Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship @ www.wendysheisman.comCriteria include: Senior student who excels in academics, athletics and student leadership.
Horatio Alger Scholarship @ www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
Criteria include: Senior student with financial need and the student must be able to document integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.
CAROL MEYER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
$500 scholarship which is available to any senior planning to major in elementary education, mathematics education or a degree in mathematics at a Louisiana college or university. Applications available @ www.lamath.org/carolmeyerscholarship
SLU EXCEL SCHOLARSHIP
$4,000 available to seniors planning to attend Southeastern. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be able to demonstrate community service and leadership abilities. Additional information is available at www.selu.edu/admin/lead_dev/excel_scholarships.
LIVINGSTON PARISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP
$1,000 scholarship available to any graduating senior in Livingston Parish. Applications are available at www.livingstonparishchamber.org/pages/education.
PETER C. BERTUCCI SCHOLARSHIP
$1,000 scholarship available to seniors who are members of Jefferson Financial Credit Union.
Dudley Debosier ScholarshipAvailable to seniors planning to attend a 4-year university. Application available online @www.dudleydebosier.com and click on scholarships.
DEMCO Academic Scholarship is available for DEMCO members. The scholarship is awarded for one-year to students attending a Louisiana public college & is determined through a random drawing at DEMCO's annual membership meeting. Additional information is available atwww.demco.org/community/DEMCO-Scholarships-form.