Applicant must be a resident of St. Tammany Parish
Applicant must be classified as a full time or part time student.
The university, college, or vocational/tech college selected must be currently accredited by a regional accrediting association.
Applicant must participate in extra curricular and/or community activities, be resepcted by their high school teachers, university, college, or vocational/tech college professors and classmates and refrain from participation in activities which foster behavior incidents.
Need a high school transcript
Need three letters of recommenadation for any of the following: the applicant's high school principal or one high school teacher, a university, college or vocational/tech college professor, a local minister, a community leader, or a local business person.
Northwestern State Louisiana Folklore Center Essay Contest
Open to all students in grades 9-12
1st place - $150, 2nd place - $100, 3rd place - $50
Essay contest winners will also recieve a $200/per semester NSU scholarship with a value up to $1600 if they atttend NSU for four years. This award is in addition to other scholarship awards that the student may receive from Northwestern State University.
Winners must have at least a 20 ACT composite or 950 on the SAT, as well as at least a 2.0 GPA to be eligible.
Winning essayists will be invited to read their paper at the 13th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference held at Northwestern State University in Natchitotches on Saturday September 25, 2021