Each year, Idora Inc./Carter Family Education Scholarship awards one student a scholarship to pursue a college degree, either at a four-year or two-year institution, including technical or vocational colleges. Graduating seniors in Beauregard or Vernon parishes who are going directly to college are qualified to apply.  Students must have maintained a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship may be renewed each semester, provided renewal requirements are met.  An applicant cannot be a child, stepchild, grandchild or legal dependent of an Idora, Inc. executive or board member.  

Application deadline:
Notification date: At graduation event 


  1. Minimum 3.0 high school GPA

  2. Letter of recommendation from faculty or staff of enrolled high school (on school letterhead and signed by faculty/staff)

  3. Academic Resume

  4. 200-500 word essay which answers one of the current Common Application Essay Prompts

Award:  $500 per semester for a total of $2,000 or a 2-year program, or $4,000 - 4-year program.