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Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation
 Call us at: 225-342-0334
Educational Advancement Opportunity
(EAO) Scholarship Criteria

Important Dates:

November 7, 2018
Educational Advancement Opportunity (EAO) Applications & Women of Excellence (WoE) Nominations Forms Available Online

Friday, February 8, 2019
Deadline to Receive Applications & Nomination Forms

April 2019
Scholarship & Award Recipients Announced

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. ( Location:  To Be Determined.)
LLWC Women of Excellence Awards & Scholarship Ceremony & Reception
 


EAO Scholarships - $1,000

The Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Educational Advancement Opportunity (EAO) Scholarship assists in the advancement of the overall education of  women in Louisiana.  Each scholarship award is $1,000 and is to be used for tuition, room & board and/or books. The Foundation typically awards numerous EAO Scholarships depending upon its scholarship budget. 

The following items are needed to successfully apply for the EAO Scholarship.  

1. EAO Character Reference Form and Letter
2. EAO Letter of Recommendation Form and Letter
3. EAO Online Application



EAO Scholarship Application Information

The Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Educational Advancement Opportunity (EAO) Scholarship assists in the advancement of the overall education of young women in Louisiana. Each scholarship is for $1,000 and is to be used for tuition, room & board and/or books. The Foundation will award numerous EAO Scholarships depending upon its scholarship budget.  


I. Criteria of Eligibility for All Applicants:

1.  Must be a young woman and a resident of Louisiana

2.  Must attend school in Fall 2019

3.  Cannot be a previous recipient of the Women of Excellence Award, Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Scholarship or the EAO Scholarship

4.  Cannot apply for the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Women    of Excellence Award

 Additional Eligibility Requirements for:

High School Applicants:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior from a Louisiana High School or a home school program approved by the Louisiana Department of Education

  • Must graduate or complete an approved home school program by May 2019

  • The scholarship will be forfeited if the recipient does not attend school and pursue her degree in the Fall of 2019.  

College Applicants:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a licensed proprietary school, theological or seminary school, two-year technical or community college, four-year college/university or a graduate/professional school

  • Must have attended school in Fall 2018, be enrolled in school for Spring 2019 and attend school in Fall 2019. The scholarship will be forfeited if the recipient does not attend school and pursue her degree in the Fall of 2019. 


II. Deadline:

All applications and documents must be completed online and electronically submitted by Friday, February 8, 2019. All incomplete packages will be automatically disqualified.


III. Application Requirements – A completed application must include the following:

1.  Application – Applicant must electronically complete the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Educational Advancement Opportunity Scholarship Application. The application can be completed and submitted online at http://jotformpro.com/form/43006028227950.

2.  Essay – Please respond with an essay on the following topic: “The opioid addiction crisis is horrific to say the least. Opioid addictions and deaths caused by opioids have impacted families, newborns, mothers, fathers and households across the United States.  (1) What do you know about the opioid crisis. (2) What can individuals and families do to guard themselves against this epidemic?  (3) What should local, state and federal leaders do to fight this?"  The essay is not to exceed 500 words and is to answer the questions asked. The essay will be judged and given serious consideration.  NOTE:  Plagiarism will automatically disqualify your nomination and/or application.  

3.  Transcript – An official transcript must be uploaded online with your un-weighted grade point average, which includes your Fall 2018 grades. Applications will be disqualified if the un-weighted grade point average is not included.

3a.  NOTE: – Applicants who graduated from high school must also include an official high school transcript (with the un-weighted grade point average) if they have earned 23 (university, college or proprietary school) credit hours or less.

4.  Character Reference Form and Letter  (See the below note.) – One letter of character reference is required from one individual (not relatives). The letter must come from a priest/pastor/clergy, mentor, employer, member of your community or a school club administrator. The letter and the character reference form must be signed by the person who is providing the reference and submitted electronically online. Please send the following link to the person, who will be responsible for submitting your character reference form and letter. The link is: http://jotformpro.com/form/43065505483959. The deadline for the form to be completed and submitted online is Friday, February 8, 2019

**NOTE: This character reference form and letter must be completed by a completely different person than the person who completes your letter of recommendation form and letter in Item #5. 

5.  Letter of Recommendation Form and Letter (See the below note.) –  Must come from a teacher, instructor or professor who has had the opportunity to evaluate you as a student. Both the recommendation form and letter must be signed and dated by the person giving the recommendation. These documents must be submitted electronically online. Please send the following link to the person, who will be responsible for submitting your recommendation form and letter. The link is: http://jotformpro.com/form/43085724418962. The deadline for the form to be completed and submitted online is Friday, February 8, 2019

**NOTE: This letter of recommendation form and letter must be completed by a completely different person than the person who completes your character reference form and letter in Item #4. 

6.  COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY APPLICANTS:

Proof of Registration – Must submit proof of registration from a licensed proprietary school, theological or seminary school, two-year technical or community college, four-year college/university or a graduate/professional school for Spring 2019.  

7.  Agreement and Consent Form – This form is to be signed electronically by the applicant and her parent/guardian (if the applicant is under the age of 18 years old) and acknowledges all information is true and accurate in the application.  


IV. Scholarship Recognition:

1.  The recipient will be recognized at the 2019 Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation’s Women of Excellence Awards & Scholarship Ceremony and Reception in April or May of 2019 at a location and time to be determined.

2.  Recipients of the scholarship awards MUST ATTEND the awards’ ceremony in person.  

3.  The Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Educational Advancement Opportunity Scholarship for $1,000 will be made payable to the recipient’s college/university. The scholarship check will be sent directly to the university/college to which the recipient has been accepted by late July 2019.  


V. Contact Information:  

For questions regarding the scholarship, please contact the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Office at 225.342.0334 or llwc@legis.la.gov.


VI. Submission of Application:  

Applications must be completed online and electronically submitted to the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation by Friday, February 8, 2019 via the provided scholarship platform. Mailed packets will not be accepted. All incomplete packets will be automatically disqualified.


VII. Procedural Guidelines & Other Requirements:

1.  The LLWCF Application Form and all attachments will be the determining factors for the nomination. All information must be completed electronically and submitted online. Applications sent via fax, mail, email or hand-delivered will not be accepted. Incomplete packages and those missing information will be disqualified.

2.  Upon receipt, application packages become the property of Women’s Caucus and will not be returned. 

3.  Current members of the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus, its staff and immediate members of their families are not eligible for the scholarship.

4.  The Foundation also reserves the right to discontinue any and/or all scholarships, categories or awards should an inadequate number of candidates apply or the lack of scholarship funding realized.  

5.  All applicants will be notified via email regarding the final outcome of the selection process.

6.  The scholarship will be forfeited if the recipient does not attend school and pursue her degree in the Fall of 2019.

7.  After recipients are selected and notified, they will be required to upload and submit the following documents to a specified web portal by Friday, April 12, 2019. The link to the web portal will be emailed to the recipients.  

A.  Short Paragraph Biography – A one paragraph biography in Microsoft Word format in paragraph form.  Include the name of your parents/ guardians, major, career goals, special interests and other scholastic honors, achievements and distinctions received.  

B.  Photograph – An electronic high-resolution photo of yourself (at least 300 dpi in either TIF or JPG format as a separate file). NOTE: “Selfie” photographs WILL NOT be accepted. Please do not embed your photo onto your biography. Please do not send any photocopies or photographs with other persons in the picture. 

C.  Proof of Registration – Must submit proof of registration from a licensed proprietary school, theological or seminary school, two-year technical or community college, four-year college/university or a graduate/professional school for Fall 2019. This must be submitted to the Women’s Caucus Office by June 24, 2019. This will be required before any scholarship checks are disbursed. When requested, this document must be submitted uploaded and submitted via a specified web portal. The link to the web portal will be emailed to the recipients.




EAO Scholarship Criteria