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Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation
 Call us at: 225-342-0334
Women of Excellence Awards & Scholarships
1.  Can I mail in my award or scholarship applications?  

No, everything must be submitted via the provided website. Our office will not accept faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed documents.   


2.  Can I apply for more than one scholarship at a time, like both the EAO and the High School Woman of Excellence?

No, you can only apply for one scholarship.


3.  How will my material be evaluated?

Everything is graded according to a rubrics by a group of dedicated, independent judges.  Please see the below rubrics from 2018.  We basically use the same rubrics from year to year, but change the questions.  





​4.  If I am a graduating high school senior, what application am I to use?

It all depends.  High school graduating students can only apply for either the High School Woman of Excellence Award, which comes with a scholarship, or the Educational Advancement Opportunity Scholarship.  You cannot apply for both.  If you are applying for the High School Woman of Excellence Award, which comes with a scholarship,  you are to use the High School Woman of Excellence Application.  As a graduating high school senior, you are not to use the College Woman of Excellence Award application.  


5.  Do I have to be a Louisiana resident to apply for scholarships and awards from the LLWC Foundation?

Yes, you must be a resident of Louisiana.  


6.  If I am a relative of one of the women legislators or a Women's Caucus staff member, can I apply for the Women of Excellence Awards or any of the scholarships?

Unfortunately, the answer is no.  You are not allowed to apply.  


7.  If I have received a Women of Excellence Award or any one of the scholarships in the past, can I apply again?

No, if you are a previous recipient of any Women of Excellence award or scholarship from the LLWC Foundation, you are not eligible to apply.


8.  What if I fail to submit any of the required documents?

Your application will be disqualified. 


9. I personally know a woman legislator, may I ask her to write me a letter of recommendation?

Yes, of course.  Our women legislators are always happy to help.  


10.  Does the women legislators or staff evaluate the scholarship and award applications?

​No. The women legislators nor the staff evaluate any of the scholarship and award applications.   All applications are evaluated by a group of independent judges.  


​11. How many letters of recommendations will I actually need?

EAO Scholarship:
If you are applying for the EAO Scholarship, you will need a (1) character reference form and letter and (2) an additional recommendation form and letter.  Please read the criteria information for the EAO Scholarship.  It details everything that you will need.  Unfortunately every year our office has to disqualify several applications because all the necessary forms and letters were not submitted by the deadline.


College Woman of Excellence (CWOE):   
​If you are being nominated for the College Woman of Excellence Award, which comes with the LLWC Foundation Scholarship, you will need a (1) nomination and character reference form and letter and (2) an additional recommendation form and letter. Please read the criteria information for the CWOE Scholarship. It details everything that you will need. Unfortunately every year our office has to disqualify several applications because all the necessary forms and letters were not submitted by the deadline.


High School Woman of Excellence (HSWOE):   
If you are being nominated for the High School Woman of Excellence Award, which comes with the LLWC Foundation Scholarship, you will need a (1) nomination and character reference form and letter and (2) an additional recommendation form and letter. Please read the criteria information for the HSWOE Scholarship. It details everything that you will need. Unfortunately every year our office has to disqualify several applications because all the necessary forms and letters were not submitted by the deadline.


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Women of Excellence Awards & Scholarships