THE GWEN HIGGINS ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Gwen Higgins English Scholarship Fund has been established by the family of Mrs. Miriam Gwendolyn Pilcher Higgins to honor her and her love of English literature.  The purpose of this scholarship award is to inspire students to continue their studies and foster their love of English literature.  

Each year, subject to availability of funds, one, $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at Lake Arthur High School.  This student must be pursuing a college degree beginning in the Fall following their graduation and have completed four years of English with the 4th year being English (not Business English).  They must also have maintained a 3.5 GPA in their English courses.  

Applications must be submitted online by February 15, 2017.  The recipient will be notified by April 15, 2017. To view criteria for the scholarship and to submit an application, please click on links below

Scholarship Criteria                  Scholarship Application

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PRESENTS
FIRST GWEN HIGGINS ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP

"It is such an honor and a privilege to be selected as the first recipient of the Gwen Higgins English Scholarship.  She was such an honorable and prestigious woman and she left a great mark on the community of Lake Arthur," said Hayden Guidry.  "As a resident of Lake Arthur for the past 18 years, I am especially thankful for this scholarship because this is a special opportunity for the students of Lake Arthur High School," he added.