The Rev. John H. Scott Memorial Scholarship Checklist

  • You are a candidate for graduation at a public high school in Richland, Tensas, Madison, West or East Carroll Parish.

  • You have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above.

  • You plan to attend a four-year college by fall 2016.

  • Your application is completed and submitted.

  • You have included your essay and one letter of recommendation. 

  • You will be available to attend the public program on the first Saturday in May.

The Essay

The late Reverend Scott was a minister of the gospel who resided in East Carroll Parish until his death in 1980.  He believed that people of God should stand up for their human and civil rights and for those of their fellowmen and that they should resist and never be satisfied with unfair treatment.  In an essay of 1-2 typewritten pages, tell why you would like to be awarded a scholarship that memorializes the life of this Christian Activist.

The Letter of Recommendation

Someone who can attest to your character and scholarship should write the letter.  Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to the John H. Scott Memorial Fund at or uploaded through the online application.  We STRONGLY encourage electronic submission but you may mail letters of recommendation to P.O. BOX 74901, BATON ROUGE, LA, 70874.  Letters must be received by the April 5th deadline. 

The Deadline

All application material should be submitted by April 5th.

For More Information

Direct questions to Ms. Johnita Scott at (225) 357-7909 or email us at