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Thursday, March 23, 2006


The Louisiana Smart Start Scholarship Program was established in 2005 as part of our commitment to the Louisiana Community. This program demonstrates JPMorgan Chase's commitment to providing opportunities to African Americans and to building communities and education. Each year, selected high school graduating seniors receive full tuition scholarships to identified colleges (listed below). In addition, the students are provided funds for books and supplies ($500 per year); a support network and career planning.
Dillard University
Grambling State University
Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Louisiana Tech University
Southern University
Southern University-New Orleans
Southern University-Shreveport
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
University of Louisiana-Monroe
University of New Orleans
Xavier University of Louisiana
Who is eligible for the scholarship?
Graduating seniors from select Louisiana high schools who are Louisiana residents are eligible. Students must be accepted to one of the twelve participating colleges as a full time student. Students must plan on majoring in one of the following fields of study: business, communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts, or social science (life science majors are not eligible). Candidates for this program must have a minimum of a B average and minimum ACT score of 19. They must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, motivation, flexibility, maturity, leadership, communication skills and the ability to balance numerous priorities. Legal dependents of JPMorgan Chase employees are not eligible.
What does the scholarship include?
Tuition for four years (eight consecutive semesters) towards an undergraduate degree (while maintaining 2.5 GPA for freshman year and 3.0 thereafter)$500 (per year) for books and suppliesSupport networks including mentors, peer advisors and Smart Start Program Management
How are students selected?
Students apply to the Louisiana Smart Start Scholarship Program by completing an application form, which includes:School recordsACT/SAT scoresAcademic and personal recommendationsEssays, extra curricular activities and demonstrated leadershipFinancial Aid FormPaid internships will be provided at Chase over winter break.
Applications are available from the Financial Aid offices at the universities listed above.
Application deadline is March 1, 2006. Applications are initially screened by the Scholarship and Recognition Program. Finalists are then interviewed by a JPMorgan Chase selection committee. Scholarship decisions for the Smart Start recipients will be announced mid-October.


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