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The application program will be live on or after March 21, 2024. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the upcoming academic year!


Application status: Closed

The Holt College Scholarship is a program designed to assist residents of Louisiana who plan to continue their education in college.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants of the college scholarship program must be:

  • Residents of Louisiana by the application deadline
  • High school seniors, graduates or current college undergraduate and graduate students
  • Planning to enroll in full-time study at an eligible* postsecondary institution the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

*Eligible postsecondary institutions includes: accredited two-year or four-year college or university, graduate school or vocational-technical college.

If selected as a recipient, the student receives:

  • A $5,000 award
  • Awards may be renewed for up to three years, or until a graduate/undergraduate degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by the sponsor
  • Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study. Preference is given to undergraduates.

Financial need is the primary factor in selecting the award recipients, followed by academic and other criteria.

Students who are fully funded are asked to decline the award so another applicant may receive funding.

There are no honorariums.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An outside appraisal
  • Financial need

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. All applicants agree to accept the decision of the Holt Family Foundation and Scholarship America as final.


Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the sponsor. Awards will be paid in one installment in mid-August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information Page.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 28, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

The sponsor of the Holt College Scholarship has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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