SWLA Center for Health Services has the following scholarships available:

SWLA offers six (6) annual $1000.00 scholarships in the month of June 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 pursuing careers in healthcare. Scholarship deadlines 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 joining our SWLA team. Please complete the application below to be considered for a scholarship.

Scholarship Application Forms

To download, print and submit a paper application (along with other required materials), click the button 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

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 HealthCare 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 2:00 PM on Friday, March 31, 2023.

  • Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than midnight Friday, March 31, 2023 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?”

Welcome from our Chief Health Officer Dr. Tammy Mitchell

For more information about the services provided at SWLA Center for Health Services or to schedule an appointment, contact us TODAY at 337-439-9983.

Dr. Tammy Mitchel Chief Health Officer