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Kids' Chance Scholarship Guidelines


Basic Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a dependent of a worker killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal Worker's Compensation Act or law.
  • Must be a Louisiana resident between the ages of 16 and 25.
  • Must maintain a "C" average or higher.
  • Must be pursuing a primary college or university degree (bachelor's or associate's) or vocational education and training (certificate or license) from an accredited Louisiana university, community, technical or vocational college and/or state approved proprietary school.
  • Must demonstrate substantial financial need.

Expectations of Scholarship Recipients:
  • Must submit a recent school picture.
  • Must submit official grade report at the end of each completed semester/term.
  • Prompt response to requests from LBF Kids' Chance office for documents, renewal applications, grade reports, etc.
  • Maintenance of satisfactory grades of a cumulative "C" average or higher.
  • Prompt notification of dropped classes or withdrawal from school.
  • Must apply for any available financial aid, such as TOPS, HOPE Scholarship, Pell Grants, etc. (Award of Kids' Chance scholarships is not dependent on students being awarded other aid, but students must apply and exert their best efforts to obtain other financial aid).
  • Cooperation in responding to requests to attend LBF Kids' Chance functions such as fund-raising events, seminars, board meetings, etc. (Attendance is not required but we encourage students to be willing to appear on our behalf and to promptly respond to calls from LBF staff).

Uses of Scholarship:
  • Tuition, books, fees, room and general living expenses.
  • Scholarships are paid directly to the school where the child is enrolled.

Amount Awarded:
  • Historically, scholarships range between $500-$3,000 and can be increased or decreased subject to the availability of funds.
  • Will not exceed the annual cost of tuition and books at the most expensive in-state public university.
For more information about Kids' Chance contact Dennette Young at dennette@raisingthebar.org.
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