OGHS Foundation Scholarships

2017-18 Scholarship Application Process Is Now Open!


The OGHS Foundation recognizes the importance of higher education and is committed to providing annual scholarships to residents in St. Landry Parish who pursue a career in the healthcare field.  This year marks the 11th anniversary of the OGHS Foundation Scholarship Program. 

Scholarships may be applied to coursework in medical fields such as nursing, respiratory therapy, medical technology, medical records, medical office assistant, patient care technician and other healthcare related fields as approved by the Scholarship Review Committee.

The awarded scholarship may include full or partial payment of tuition at Louisiana State University at Eunice (LSUE), Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA), University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL), Southern University (SU), or South Louisiana Community College-TH Harris campus in Opelousas and Lafayette campuses only for the approved healthcare-related programs.


Qualifications for eligibility include:

  • Must be a resident of St. Landry Parish
  • Must have applied to one of the above listed institutions for one of the approved healthcare related programs.

Scholarships are awarded upon the basis of academic background, probability of graduation, maturity, financial status, availability of resources and the needs of Opelousas General Health System. The amount of the scholarships will vary with each recipient based upon the number of applicants, the amount of funding available and your chosen field. Students who are eligible to receive TOPS will not qualify for this scholarship, as it pays for tuition only similar to that of TOPS.

Applications must be submitted with two letters of recommendation. Scholarships will be awarded in May. The deadline to submit this application is  April 3, 2017.

You can access the 2017 scholarship application by simply clicking the click below.  The application along with all documentation should be mailed to OGHS Foundation at:  P.O. Box 1389, Opelousas, LA 70571.  Your application must be postmarked by the deadline of April 3, 2017.  All applications will be considered without regard to race, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment or veteran status.  Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Selection Committee and the top candidates will be interviewed by the committee.  The final decision will be made and approved by the OGHS Foundation Board of Directors and is not subject to appeal.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Foundation Office at 337-594-3930 or by email at cynthiadthompson@opelousasgeneral.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

2017 OGHS Foundation Scholarship Application