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Nov 29, 2012 4:54 PM by Melissa Canone

Application Period Opens for the LLWCF Educational Advancement Opportunity Scholarship

The Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the Educational Advancement Opportunity (EAO) Scholarship. This scholarship was created by the women of the Louisiana Legislature, who are determined to broaden the educational opportunities available to Louisiana women. Each scholarship award is for $500 and will be used to defray the costs of tuition, room and board and/or books. The women legislators, through their foundation, have awarded $13,000 in scholarships to deserving young women in Louisiana since 2010.

The EAO Scholarship can be applied to a two-year technical or community college, four-year college or university, graduate or professional school, licensed proprietary school and theological or seminary school. Beginning Monday, December 3, 2012, application forms and additional criteria for the EAO Scholarship can be downloaded from the Women's Caucus website at http://llwc.louisiana.gov. The deadline to receive the EAO Scholarship application forms in the Women's Caucus Office is Friday, February 8, 2013.

The EAO Scholarships will be awarded at the 6th Annual Women of Excellence Awards & Scholarship Gala to be held in Baton Rouge, in May 2013, at a date, time and location to be announced. Multiple scholarships will be awarded.

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