Applications are now available
For the swla center for health services scholarship program!


SWLA Center for Health Services takes pride in "Caring for Our Community". We recognize the needs in our community and make it our mission to help anyone and everyone in need.

If you are a high school senior, take a look at our scholarship application below!


The SWLA Center for Health Services Scholarship Program provides qualified candidates with an opportunity to establish an educational foundation in a healthcare related field.  SWLA CHS offers annual $1000.00 scholarships in the month of May to assist our selected candidates with college tuition each fall. Applications for the annual scholarships are available online. Scholarships are offered to any high school seniors, in the 4 parishes that SWLA Center for Health Services serves: Acadia, Allen, Calcasieu and Lafayette Parishes; who will be pursuing higher education at any accredited 4 (four) year college or university. These scholarships support students pursing healthcare related fields. Scholarship deadline is March 31st, 2022 by 5:00pm.

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 joining our SWLA team. 

Please complete the application below to be considered for a scholarship!

eligibility requirements

  • Established student at a high school within the SWLA Center for Health Services service area: Acadia, Allen, Calcasieu or Lafayette Parish

  • Soon to be Full time student at any accredited college or university majoring in a healthcare related field

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 Scale

  • Hand delivered application must be received no later than 5:00 PM on the application deadline date

  • Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than midnight on the application deadline date

  • A 2 paged, typed double spaced, grammatically correct essay, typed, in Times New Roman, 12 point font to answer the questions given on the application form.


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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