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Scholarships & Resources for Adult Learners


Scholarships, grants, and other types of assistance are available for adult learners. Find out which program is right for you. 

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High School Equivalency Exam Scholarship

The scholarship helps students pay for the Louisiana High School Equivalency (HSE) exam -- HiSET -- in either English or Spanish. Scholarships will cover paper-based, computer-based, or remote test options. 

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5 for 6 Scholarship

The 5 for 6 Scholarship is awarded to individuals without a high school diploma or equivalency who wish to enroll at a Louisiana community or technical college. The scholarship will pay for the first 6 credit hours of a career pathway to help students become eligible for federal financial aid.

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Next Steps Scholarship

Through the Foundation for Louisiana's Community and Technical Colleges, the Next Steps Scholarship provides financial assistance to WorkReady U graduates who enroll in a LCTCS college. Completed applications should be submitted to [email protected].

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MJ Foster Promise

Named after former Louisiana Governor Mike J. Foster, the MJ Foster Promise Program is a state fund that provide financial support for students to earn credentials that align to high-demand jobs in growing industry sectors. This includes students pursuing associate degrees, a technical certificate, or HiSET/high school equivalency (WorkreadyU).

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