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Offered by Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Are you the child of a widow/widower who has never remarried and who will be enrolling/is enrolled as a full-time college student in Louisiana or Texas? If so, you may be eligible for the Brent P. Poor Memorial Scholarship. The award is a four-year scholarship, paying $1,000 per semester for eight consecutive semesters, for a total award of $8,000. To apply, interested students must submit a completed application, a recent academic transcript, an academic resume, their FAFSA Student Aid Report, a copy of their parent’s death certificate, and an essay answering “Please explain how the death of your parent has impacted your family and the challenges you have had to overcome.” The scholarship was established by the wife of Brent P. Poor, a man who passed in a tragic boating incident in 2010, to honor his memory by offering college tuition assistance to children who have lost a parent. If you’re an incoming college student who will be attending a school in Louisiana or Texas, and you are the child of a widow/widower who has never remarried, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation's mission is to make South Louisiana and the world a little better each day. They expand philanthropy, connecting people who give with the causes they care about most, and partner on projects for civic good. Such projects include downtown development, The Water Campus, improving mental health services, and building a health district in Baton Rouge.
This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.
High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Applicants must be the child of a widow/widower who has never remarried.
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