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Louisiana Scholarships

Louisiana (/luˌiːziˈænə/ (listen), /ˌluːzi-/ (listen))[a] is a state in the Deep South region of the southeastern United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and the state of Texas to the west. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.

Much of the state's lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp.[self-published source] These contain a rich southern biota; typical examples include birds such as ibis and egrets. There are also many species of tree frogs, and fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape, and has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas. These support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants. Louisiana has more Native American tribes than any other southern state, including four that are federally recognized, ten that are state recognized, and four that have not received recognition.

Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so strongly influenced by a mixture of 18th-century French, Haitian, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures that they are considered to be exceptional in the US. Before the American purchase of the territory in 1803, present-day Louisiana State had been both a French colony and for a brief period a Spanish one. In addition, colonists imported numerous African people as slaves in the 18th century. Many came from peoples of the same region of West Africa, thus concentrating their culture. In the post-Civil War environment, Anglo-Americans increased the pressure for Anglicization, and in 1921, English was for a time made the sole language of instruction in Louisiana schools before a policy of multilingualism was revived in 1974. There has never been an official language in Louisiana, and the state constitution enumerates "the right of the people to preserve, foster, and promote their respective historic, linguistic, and cultural origins."

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Louisiana College Scholarships

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Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship

American Ground Water Trust

$2,000 June 01, 2019 See Details

Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship

American Ground Water Trust

award

$2,000

deadline

June 01, 2019
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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

Varies Varies See Details

Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

award

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deadline

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Varies Varies See Details

Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

award

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deadline

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Matching Louisiana Colleges

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Four or more years; Public; $8,038 average out-state tuition; $8,038 average in-state tuition
Tulane University of Louisiana
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $48,920 average out-state tuition; $48,920 average in-state tuition
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Four or more years; Public; $19,135 average out-state tuition; $5,407 average in-state tuition
Southeastern Louisiana University
Four or more years; Public; $18,255 average out-state tuition; $5,777 average in-state tuition
Xavier University of Louisiana
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $21,212 average out-state tuition; $21,212 average in-state tuition
Grambling State University
Four or more years; Public; $5,140 average out-state tuition; $5,140 average in-state tuition
Louisiana Tech University
Four or more years; Public; $15,313 average out-state tuition; $6,400 average in-state tuition