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Grants & Scholarships

LOUISIANA COLLEGE offers financial options that allow you the opportunity to pursue a highly competitive, private, Christian degree at or below state school prices.

Almost all students attending LC receive financial assistance.


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C.S. Lewis Scholarship

$8,500

C.S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. His influence carries on through his works such as Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics in The Chronicles of Narnia. The C.S. Lewis Scholars program honors the influence of this great Christian thinker through this unique opportunity to be part of the Louisiana College Honors Program.

Some of the opportunities C.S. Scholars will enjoy

  • Attend classes focused on C.S. Lewis and his writings
  • Study at Oxford University, where C.S. Lewis taught
  • Represent LC as an ambassador at Christian worldview conferences
  • Intern in local industries that relate to your major
  • Pursue additional courses beyond the 18-hour maximum, at no
    additional costs, with the approval of your academic advisor

Top 30 Scholarship. Freshman only. By invitation only. Awards do not exceed $8,500 per year.
Application Deadline: December 15

 

G. Earl Guinn Scholarship

$2,000

The G. Earl Guinn Scholarship is named in honor of Louisiana College’s 5th president.

He served from 1951 to 1975. Academic Excellence and G. Earl Guinn are practically synonymous. Academic Excellence is that quality of an academic program that enables it to provide the mental and spiritual training necessary to prepare young people for life in the society of their own time.

“Louisiana College takes seriously the value and proven advantages of campus residential life,” said Dr. Rick Brewer, president of Louisiana College. “Residential students perform at a higher level academically, adapt more quickly for life after college, and establish lifetime relationships.”

Qualified incoming students will receive $2,000 per year to help offset the cost of campus housing.

This award is given to a limited number of incoming first semester freshmen and transfer students that have a minimum ACT score of 20. Students must live on campus (excluding WSA, CDA, and married student housing). Awards do not exceed $2,000 per year. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

 

Francis A. Schaeffer Scholarship

$2,500

The Mosaic generation, those between the ages of 18 and 23, “rarely” have a biblical worldview as defined by The Barna Group. Because Christian parents, the local church and Louisiana College all have roles in reversing this alarming trend, Louisiana College offers to qualified enrolling freshmen the Francis A. Schaeffer Christian Worldview Scholarship of $2,500 per year for four years. That’s a $10,000 savings.

Students must complete the workbook Thinking Like a Christian: Understanding and Living a Biblical Worldview and must submit a church endorsement letter from their pastor/youth pastor indicating that the student has completed the study. Students must also participate in college-sanctioned missions service projects for the local church and community. Students must attend all BCM Worship Nights on Thursday at 6:00pm. Awards do not exceed $2,500 per year. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA. The Schaeffer Scholarship form and their 500 word essay about what they gleaned from the book is due by 1 August.

"There is no better way to give a young person a biblical Christian worldview and prepare them for an unbelieving worldview than this study through Louisiana College."
- Dr. Bill Robertson
Director of Pastoral Leadership for the Louisiana Baptist Convention

 

Fred Lowery Missions & Ministries Scholarship

$6,000

Louisiana College exists to prepare graduates and transform lives. In pursuit of that vision, we have renamed the Division of Christian Studies, the School of Missions & Ministries. For qualified enrolling freshmen seeking to answer God’s call to Christian vocation, possible areas of study include pastoral ministry, evangelism, biblical studies, church planting, missions, worship leadership and apologetics.

The Missions & Ministries student automatically qualifies for the Fred Lowery Scholarship of $6,000 annually. Other possible awards could lower the cost of attendance by more than 60 percent. Named for Fred Lowery -- who was pastor for 30 years of First Baptist Church, Bossier City -- the scholarship may be combined with several others forms of financial aid, including TOPS, for qualified students.

Students must submit the Lowery Scholarship form, a statement about their call to ministry and a letter from their pastor verifying the students call to ministry. These should be emailed to allison.weaver@lacollege.edu. Student must be pursuing a degree under the School of Missions & Ministries. Award not to exceed $6,000 per year. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

 

Federal

The U.S. Department of Education offers an extensive amount of money to LC students pursing undergraduate degrees.

To apply for federal aid, please complete a FAFSA.  In addition to completing your FAFSA, you should review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy or SAP for Federal Student Aid: Undergraduates/Graduates.

Source

Eligibility 

Amount Per Year

Pell Grant

Financial need (determined by FAFSA)

$675 - $6,095

FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)                             

  • Extraordinary financial need
  • Pell Grant eligible

$400

 

Louisiana

The following grants are available for qualifying Louisiana residents.

Source

Eligibility

Amount Per Year

TOPS (LA Resident)

Must be an LA resident and file FAFSA by July 1. Must have completed core academic units, as established by the state of Louisiana with a 2.5+ GPA.

see TOPS website @ http://www.osfa.state.la.us/

 

 

20+ ACT

$5,718

 

23+ ACT

$400 (stipend)

 

27+ ACT

$800 (stipend)

Go Grant

This is a state issued grant that a student must qualify for based on need.

 

 

Institution

Institutional Scholarships for new incoming freshmen and/or transfer students.

Source

Eligibility

Amount Per Year

TAG (Tuition Assistance Grant)

17-19 ACT or SAT equivalent

$2,000

LC Academic Scholarship

Freshman only. All eligible applicants considered.

20-22 ACT or SAT equivalent

GPA of 2.00

$2,700

LC Academic Scholarship

Freshman only. All eligible applicants considered.

23-26 ACT or SAT equivalent

GPA of 2.00

$3,100

Trustee Scholar

Freshman only. All eligible applicants considered. Those who do not compete in LC's Top 30 Smith Scholarship competition are eligible.

27+ ACT or SAT equivalent

GPA of 3.00

$5,500

C.S. Lewis Scholarship

Freshman only. Application deadline December 15.

28+ ACT or SAT equivalent

$8,500

Smith Scholarship

Winner of Top 30 Smith Scholarship Competition

Full Tuition, Room & Board, Fees & Books (inclusive of TOPS)

Out of State Grant

Must not be a resident of LA. Student must live on campus to receive this award.

$2,000

CLIA (Central Louisiana Incentive Award)

Must live off campus and commute to Louisiana College GPA of 2.00

$1,000

Minister's Dependent Award

Separate application required annually from Financial Aid. Must be dependent, unmarried child or spouse of a Southern Baptist ordained minister or full-time minister of music, education, or youth. 

$2,000

 

 

 

Transfer Scholarship

3.0+ GPA and 20+ hours

$3,600

Transfer Scholarship

2.0+ GPA and 20+ hours

$3,000

External Award: Women's Missionary Union (WMU) Scholarship

2.5+ GPA

Active member in a Louisiana Southern Baptist Church and related missions organization.

Must be a Louisiana resident and continue membership and missions work in a Southern Baptist church, be a full-time student, and graduate of a Louisiana high school.

Available to both men and women.

$1,200

Teach Grant

3.25+ GPA or score above the 75th percentile in one of core batteries of the ACT/SAT/GRE test.

Must plan to teach in a high need field and/or area of teacher shortage per federal and state guidelines.

Must be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching.

varies

G. Earl Guinn Scholarship

20+ ACT

Must live on campus (excluding WSA, CDA, and married student housing) and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

$2,000 max per year

IMB Missionary Dependent Award


 

100% tuition annual award renewable up to four years.

Available to dependent students of current or former International Mission Board missionaries who are eligible for the Post-Secondary Education Allowance from the IMB(to be eligible, the MK’s parents must be long term personnel in active field service and the MK must have been on the field with the family for a minimum of 36 months. They can be full-time or part-time but must be under the age of 30.)

When combined with IMB allowance and potential federal, state and other grants, LC projects a package to cover within 90-100% of tuition, fees, room and board based upon current averages.

MK Discount may not be combined with other LC aid.

2.0 cumulative GPA to maintain award.

 

Francis A. Schaeffer Scholarship

Students must complete the workbook Thinking Like a Christian: Understanding and Living a Biblical Worldview and must submit a

church endorsement letter from their pastor/youth pastor indicating that the student has completed the study. Students must also

participate in college-sanctioned missions service projects for the local church and community. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

$2,500 max per year

Fred Lowery Missions and Ministry Scholarship

Student must be pursuing a degree under the School of Missions & Ministry. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

$6,000 max per year

CLIA (Central Louisiana Incentive Award)

This award is given to a limited number of first time freshmen and transfer students. Students must commute from central

Louisiana. Students must also show financial need or above average academic GPA.

$1,000

Direct Loans

Student Loans are not based upon credit.

First-Year:

  • $5500 (Dependent)
  • $9500 (Independent)

Second-Year:

  • $6500 (Dependent)
  • $10500 (Independent)

Third-Year+:

  • $7500 (Dependent)
  • $12500 (Independent)

Plus Loans

These loans are parent loans, which are based upon credit. Please contact Financial Aid for more information.

 

 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Available

Louisiana College Student Financial Aid Office is available to applicants to discuss eligibility for financial assistance. Additional information including refund policies may also be accessed through the link below.

Student Loans

Student Loan Opportunities

Whether federal or private, student loans could be an option for you. To find out more information, look through the loan information on our website.

Tuition Information

Tuition, Fees, Room & Board

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Facts

A fact about Louisiana College: Over 90% , of LC Students Receive Scholarships or Financial Aid.

Over 90%

of LC Students Receive Scholarships or Financial Aid

A fact about Louisiana College: 40% Less, expensive than the national average.

40% Less

expensive than the national average

A fact about Louisiana College: Ranked #4, out of 50 most affordable Christian Colleges.

Ranked #4

out of 50 most affordable Christian Colleges