scholarship Opportunities


SWLA offers an annual $1000.00 scholarship in the month of May to assist with college tuition each fall. Applications for the annual scholarships are available online in January of the award year for students who are pursuing higher education at a 4 (four) year University. These scholarships are competitive and support students pursing medical careers.  Scholarship deadlines dates may vary, but are always in the last week of March of the award year.


Once a student has been selected to receive the SWLA Center for Health Services Scholarship, the scholarship committee will notify the school and the student by mail. A member of the SWLA Center for Health Services Board of Directors or Scholarship Committee will present an Award Certificate to the student at senior awards day upon receiving notification of the awards day ceremony.  Scholarship recipients are required to present their letter of acceptance from an accredited 4 year University before the scholarship award can be disbursed.


We are excited about an opportunity to assist you with your college tuition, and even more excited about the thought of having you return to your community and possibly join on to our SWLA team.  Please complete the application below to be considered for a scholarship. 

eligibility requirements

  • Established student at an accredited Technical School within the service area of SWLA Center for Health Services (Acadia, Allen, Calcasieu or Lafayette Parish)

  • Full time student majoring in an Allied Health Care related field in second year/semester. 

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 Scale

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered

  • A Hand delivered application must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Monday March 9, 2020.

  • Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than midnight Monday March 9, 2020 to be accepted.

  • A 500 word grammatically correct essay, typed, double spaced, in Times New Roman, 12 point font to answer the question: 

  • What do you hope to achieve with your degree in the Allied Health field?"



To download, print and submit a paper applications (along with other required materials), click below.


Any paper applications and supplementary documentation should be mailed to:

SWLA Center for Health Services

Attention: Scholarship Committee

2000 Opelousas Street

Lake Charles, LA 70601.

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