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Holt Wallace College Scholarship
Application status: Closed

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

This program is administered by Scholarship America┬«, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age,┬á gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants of Holt Wallace College Scholarship award 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 will receive

  • An award ranging from $1,500 to $7,500
  • Awards may be renewed for up to three years, or until a graduate/undergraduate degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Students may receive a maximum of four years of funding. 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 a factor in determining the amount of an award once recipients are chosen. Once scholarship recipients are selected, financial data is used to determine the amount of each award. Honorariums at the minimum award level ($1,500) will be awarded to students who show outstanding achievement but no financial need or who do not complete the financial data section.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

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

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the The Holt Family Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision 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 early August.

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

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.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

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

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