This fund was established through the generosity of the members of Associated Grocers Inc. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Sam S. Politz, a former President and CEO of Associated Grocers Inc.


Students must be Louisiana high school seniors or graduates enrolling full time into an accredited university or college. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, a minimum ACT/SAT score of 25, and have taken honors and/or advanced placement courses.


The number of scholarships awarded each year will be subject to availability of funds. Each scholarship lasts for eight consecutive semesters at $1,000 per semester, for a maximum award of $8,000 (fall and spring semesters only). Scholarship awards shall be used for the following, in order of priority: tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and commuting expenses up to $50 per month.


  • Application - which can be found at by clicking on the start button     
  • Previous semester’s academic transcript
  • Academic resume
  • Essay that details the student’s background, interests, and future plans.
  • Letter of recommendation from school’s principal and/or guidance counselor
  • Official proof of enrollment letter from school - a letter or certificate confirming student is enrolled full-time in the semester they are applying for. The letter must be signed or have the school’s official seal. Please note that an invoice, class schedule, registered or pre-registered letter, or any other document will not be accepted.

APPLICATION OPENS: January 1, 2018

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018




To maintain this scholarship, each recipient must maintain full-time status as an undergraduate student and must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 per semester. Students must provide the Foundation with a transcript of each completed semester and proof of full-time enrollment for every future or current semester to receive payment.

Questions about scholarships?

Contact Scholarship Manager
phone: 225.387.6126
fax: 225.387.6153