Shreveport, LA Area Scholarships

Shreveport (/ˈʃriːvpɔːrt/ SHREEV-port) is a city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is the most populous city in the Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area. Shreveport ranks third in population in Louisiana after New Orleans and Baton Rouge and 126th in the U.S. The bulk of the city is in Caddo Parish, of which it is the parish seat. Shreveport extends along the west bank of the Red River (most notably at Wright Island, the Charles and Marie Hamel Memorial Park, and Bagley Island) into neighboring Bossier Parish. Shreveport and Bossier City are separated by the Red River. The population of Shreveport was 199,311 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The United States Census Bureau's 2017 estimate for the city's population decreased to 192,036.

Shreveport was founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company, a corporation established to develop a town at the juncture of the newly navigable Red River and the Texas Trail, an overland route into the newly independent Republic of Texas. Prior to Texas becoming independent, this trail entered Mexico. The city grew throughout the 20th century and, after the discovery of oil in Louisiana, became a national center for the oil industry. Standard Oil of Louisiana (absorbed by Standard Oil of New Jersey and now part of ExxonMobil) and United Gas Corporation (now part of Pennzoil) were headquartered in the city.

Shreveport is the educational, commercial and cultural center of the Ark-La-Tex region, where Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet. It is the location of Centenary College of Louisiana, Louisiana State University Shreveport, Louisiana Tech University Shreveport, Southern University at Shreveport, and Louisiana Baptist University. Its neighboring city Bossier is the location of Bossier Parish Community College. Companies with significant operations or headquarters in Shreveport are AT&T, Chase Bank, Regions Financial Corporation and APS Payroll.

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Shreveport, LA Area Scholarships

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Peggy and Aaron Selber, Jr. Scholarship

Louisiana State University, Shreveport - College of Business Admin.

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Peggy and Aaron Selber, Jr. Scholarship

Louisiana State University, Shreveport - College of Business Admin.

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Schools in and around Shreveport, LA

Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Four or more years; Public; $5,656 average out-state tuition; $5,656 average in-state tuition
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport
Four or more years; Public; $19,863 average out-state tuition; $8,992 average in-state tuition
Centenary College of Louisiana
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $35,900 average out-state tuition; $35,900 average in-state tuition
Southern University at Shreveport
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $2,618 average out-state tuition; $2,618 average in-state tuition
McCann School of Business & Technology
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $10,080 average out-state tuition; $10,080 average in-state tuition
Blue Cliff College-Shreveport
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $12,000 average out-state tuition; $12,000 average in-state tuition
Remington College-Shreveport Campus
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $16,088 average out-state tuition; $16,088 average in-state tuition