The North Louisiana AHEC Program information can be found at:

AHEC Applications and Dates Coming Soon


The Selective Service System keeps a list of people who might be called on to serve our country in a national emergency. Within 30 days of a young mans 18th birthday he must register with Selective Service.

Louisiana Youth Seminar Registration Information

The LYS was established in 1971 as a summer leadership cap for high school students.  Every year the Seminar is held at Louisiana State University for one week in July.  During this week, students participate in many activities which focus on leadership skills, such as effective communication skills, setting and achieving goals, team building, understanding and accepting others, developing self confidence, conducting effective meetings and problem solving skills.  For more information click here.

Duke Tip - Residential Program (9th - 12th grades)

At Duke TIP's Field Studies, students can take advantage of leading resources to explore their passions. These two-week courses provide either a taste of the college life while living on campus at Duke University or the New College of Florida, or a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a unique destination location. Students can apply to:

  • do hands-on research with lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center
  • explore nanotechnology with cutting-edge tools
  • observe marine life while doing research in Florida's Sarasota Bay
  • study tropical medicine with rural indigenous communities in Costa Rica
  • start on their novels at a stunning desert retreat in New Mexico
  • investigate astronomy, physics, and astrobiology at a working observatory in the North Carolina mountains
  • pursue college-level courses in such topics as psychology, medical care, human rights advocacy, filmmaking, and more on the Duke University campus

Whatever they choose, they'll be guided by expert instructors and surrounded by other academically talented high schoolers who can help push them to new heights—and who may become lifelong friends.

Students are admitted on the basis of an online portfolio application—you can find instructions on our website. Applications are open now, and all students in grades nine through twelve are welcome to apply. You do not have to be a member of a Duke TIP talent search, and financial aid is available for all US-based courses.

Khan Academy - deadline for submission is October 1, 2017

Is your child great at explaining math or science concepts? They could win a $250,000 scholarship!  We're proud to support the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video contest again this year. To enter, your child should create a short (under three minutes) video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way. In addition to awarding a college scholarship to the winner, the Breakthrough Junior Challenge will give the winner's teacher a $50,000 prize and the winner's school a new $100,000 science lab.  Anyone ages 13 through 18 is eligible. The winner will also be invited to an awards ceremony, where the prize will be presented in front of superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood. Register today

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.  Since 1923, the Scholastic Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our country's youth, and provided opportunities for imaginative teens to be celebrated through recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships.  All students in grades 7-12, whether in public, private, or home-schools, are encouraged to submit original works of art and writing to the Awards.  To learn more, visit:

NSCDA Washington Week Workshop Scholarship - deadline December 1, 2017

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America is pleased to offer this amazing opportunity to high school students!  The essay topic for 2018 is:  "Why did the authors of the United States Constitution give Presidents the power to issue Executive Orders?  How did Congress and the Judicial Branch limit these orders?"

 Winners receive full tuition, including seminar materials, university campus housing, and two meals daily, for a week of citizenship education about the national government, plus fun, new friends, and tours of sites in our nation’s capital.

For complete contest rules, visit:

 Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute in STEM - 6th - 11th grade

The Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute in STEM provides middle and high school students the opportunity to explore science and engineering at Tulane University. Tulane's enrichment program is a project-based curriculum designed around fun and engaging activities that foster the creative problem-solving skills needed for lifelong engagement with STEM fields. Coding, robotics, ecology, engineering, and app development are just some of the areas your students can explore. Students can spend their summer building robots, making an app, engineering a better bike helmet, or learning how cities will adapt to future challenges.

Click here to learn more about the opportunities available to students this summer

If you have any questions about the program, please contact our office at (504) 314-7867 or via email at

GRFA Art Contest - deadline January 19, 2018

Are you a creative junior or senior? If yes, you are invited to use your creativity to bring a monster, myth, or legend to life through an original work of. The opportunity is provided in partnership with the Louisiana Folklore Society, George Rodrigue formed GRFA. All juniors and in Louisiana are eligible for entry in the GRFA Art Contest. They encourage students to explore their own regional folklore like George Rodrigue did, however, they also welcome them to create their own unique monster, myth, or legend through their art.

In order to apply for this program, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • All juniors and seniors in Louisiana are eligible for entry in the GRFA Art Contest.
  • Seniors must be enrolled in college for the fall 2018 semester in order to receive scholarship funds.Juniors will receive a cash scholarship towards future college expenses.
  • No test score, grade point average, or college major requirement is necessary for entry.

Instructions for Applying:

You can enter in this contest through this given link:

Award Description:

  • A group of 15 finalists will share $45,000 in college scholarships.
  • The 15 winning entries will travel on public view for one year as an exhibition at museums and cultural venues across Louisiana.