Conference Scholarship Program
About the LBA Conference Scholarship Program
The LBA Scholarship is available to all students actively enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or job-training programs in an environmental or related field in the state of Louisiana. This award is intended for individuals who are planning a career in the environmental industry to be used for attendance at an industry-related conference or training opportunity with the intention of introducing the successful scholarship recipient to industry professionals and career options.
An approximate date of award shall also be announced. The scholarship amount will not exceed $1,000 and will be paid as a reimbursement for actual conference registration fees, travel expenses, and meals at standard per diem rates. Receipts shall be provided to the LBA by the scholarship recipient prior to reimbursement. Prepayment for expenses may be considered depending upon recipient’s personal circumstances.
Applicants shall be required to complete the application form including name, contact information, and school enrollment verification. In addition to the application form, applicants are required to submit transcripts including current major and GPA (if applicant is a student) and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should include an academic professional, a community leader, and an environmental professional.
The applicant shall be required to submit an essay of no less than 500 and no more than 1000 words that includes information about the applicant, the applicant’s educational goals and professional aspirations. The essay should address how this award will help the applicant achieve his goals.