Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Grant (LEAP)
The Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) grant is a jointly funded (federal and state) "need based" grant awarded to undergraduate students, enrolled in a first bachelors degree program, who are Louisiana residents, enrolled full time, and are eligible for a Pell Grant. LEAP funds are severely limited and are awarded to eligible students until funding is depleted.
GO Grant is a state program administered by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) in accordance with the approved program and a memorandum of understanding by and between the Louisiana Board of Regents and the Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission. The Louisiana GO Grant assists Louisiana undergraduate students who can demonstrate financial need to pay for the cost of postsecondary education. The GO Grant is used to pay a portion of the cost of attendance at an eligible Louisiana postsecondary institution. If you are a transfer student and think you may be eligible, you must contact our office.
Louisiana's Taylor Opportunity Program (TOPS)
The TOPS program is a comprehensive, merit-based student aid program consisting of a series of components, with each component having its own eligibility criteria and titled award. The purpose of TOPS is to provide an incentive for Louisiana residents to academically prepare for and pursue post-secondary education in this state, resulting in an educated work force enabling Louisiana to prosper in the global market of the future. The major components of TOPS are the Opportunity Award, the Performance Award and the Honors Award.
Students can check TOPS eligibility at: LOSFA website
The Start Saving Program establishes education savings accounts by individuals, groups, or organizations with provisions for routine deposits of funds to cover the future educational costs of a designated beneficiary.
The Early Start Program is established to provide funding for students enrolled in eligible 11th and 12th grade Louisiana public high school students in college degree, developmental or work skills courses. The purpose of the Early Start Program is to provide an incentive for qualified Louisiana public high school students to prepare for a postsecondary education or career.
Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship
This program competitively awards scholarships to high school graduates, college undergraduate and graduate students majoring in forestry, wildlife or marine science. Recipients must attain a degree in one of the three eligible fields at a Louisiana public college/university or repay the funds, plus interest.