The CCF Scholarship Program


What is the Carmon, Campbell, Fontenot Scholarship Program?
The CCF scholarship program assists students in pursuit of their educational goals.


Who is eligible for the scholarship?

Applicants must be heirs of Louisiana African American descent.  A student must provide a valid High School diploma or the equivalent, have at least average grades, be goal oriented, show interest in achieving a higher educational degree/certificate, and demonstrate financial need.


For which institutions are scholarships available?

Scholarships will be awarded for full-time undergraduate study at an accredited college, university, community college, or vocational or technical institution.


How many scholarships are awarded and for what amount?

Five to ten $1000 scholarships will be offered towards the cost of tuition, fees, books and/or room and board for one year.  If a scholarship is lost by not fulfilling the requirements, a previous recipient in good standing can be eligible, under the discretion of the CCF Scholarship Committee.


Who selects the scholarship winners?

All phases of the scholarship grants including the selection of the winners are handled by the CCF Scholarship Selection Committee.


How does the scholarship committee choose winners?

The winners are selected on the basis of his/her academic record, essay, letters of recommendation, and completion of high school requirements.


Are scholarships renewable?

Scholarships are renewable.  Students must submit a new application after the first year.


Are transfers allowed?

Yes, provided the transfer occurs at the beginning of the academic year and the CCF Scholarship President is notified.  This approval is contingent on academic performance and proof of admissions to the new institution.


How is the award paid?

Upon enrollment, the scholarship award is sent directly from the CCF Scholarship Foundation to the college or accredited institution the student will be attending.  The amount of the scholarship is credit to the student’s account and may be applied against the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room or board.