Future Finders Incentive Award

". . . we can positively impact our community by reducing the number of families in poverty through access to higher education."

What is Future Finders and why is it important for Evangeline, Acadia, and St. Landry Parishes?
This scholarship will provide an opportunity for average-achievement student to further their education, despite not having adequate funding available to them. The focus is on the students' determination, good will, and desire to continue their education. The scholarship award will help give the selected students an equal opportunity of reaching their goals. It is no secret that having a college degree enables one to earn more money in the workplace. Every successful student in this program will help to reduce the number of families living in poverty in our Acadiana community of Evangeline, Acadia, and St. Landry Parishes, thereby breaking its cycle of poverty.

Components of Future Finders
Future Finders awardees will each receive a grant of $1,000 for their first semester at LSU Eunice. The second award of $1,000 will be granted for the second semester at LSU Eunice provided that the student has achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher their first semester.

If the student's GPA is below a 2.5, he or she is not eligible to receive the second disbursement of $1,000. If a student should lose said funding, he or she is not eligible to receive future funding.

Eligibility
To be considered eligible for our program, applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Be a legal resident of Acadia, Evangeline, or St. Landry Parish.
  • Be a high school senior or high school graduate in Acadia, Evangeline, or St. Landry Parish.
  • Have an un-weighted cumulative high school GPA of greater than or equal to 2.0 and less than 3.0.
  • Have an ACT composite score of 18 or 19.
  • Not be eligible for federal or state grants/aid, other scholarships/awards, or Louisiana's TOPS program.
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to receive a higher education through a 250 word or less personal essay (double spaced, standard (e.g., Arial, Times New Roman, Helvetica, or Calibri) 12 point font), and a one page letter of recommendation from a former high school teacher submitted to Dr. Chad Huval via email: chuval@lsue.edu.

Deadline: June 15th - Must have all materials completed and submitted.