LEAP Overview

The Louisiana Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) is a scholarship program endorsed by the Federal Government to help academically qualified students who can demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is managed by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance. The office of Student Financial Assistance allocates funds to public and private colleges and universities in the State of Louisiana so that they can accommodate students who are deemed deserving of financial assistance.

Up to 4,000 students are awarded of LEAP scholarship funds each year, which total of up to $1.5 million. Grant monies awarded to each student vary on the student’s financial need, coursework and academic achievement during the semester on which he or she has been accepted.

LEAP Eligibility

In order to qualify for the Louisiana LEAP scholarship, applicants must be US citizens and at the same time, residents of Louisiana for at least one year. They should have been registered with Selective Service, and annually submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or Renewal of FAFSA.

In terms of academic qualifications, applicants should possess at least 2.0 GPA or a minimum of 45 points on the General Education Development test. They should be certified by the school to be recipients of a LEAP Award, and meet other qualifications set by the institution in which they are enrolled.

Student applicants must as well have good moral standing, have substantial financial need of at least $199, and comply with the terms of other student aid programs administered by LASFAC.

How to Apply

To apply for the Louisiana LEAP scholarship, students must submit a completely filled-up application form, transcript of records, Student Aid Report, letters of recommendation from high school or college administration officials knowledgeable of their performance in both academic and community service activities, and other institution-specific requirements.

Scholarship Application Deadline

The deadline for submission of entries for the Louisiana LEAP scholarship is on March 15 and January 15 of each year. Interested applicants can submit their filled out scholarship application to the following address.

P.O. Box 91202
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9202

The email address to get in touch with the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance is also listed below along with their telephone and fax numbers

Email: custserv@osfa.state.la.us
Phone: 800 259 5626
Fax: 225 922 0790

For more information and the latest qualification and deadline dates, visit the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance website (http://www.osfa.state.la.us/)