Twiley, Marie and Bringier Barker Scholarship


Mr. Twiley Barker Sr. and his wife Mrs. Marie Hudson were pioneer educators in Washington Parish. Mr. Barker served as a teacher, principal, and supervisor. Mrs. Barker served as an elementary teacher and a piano teacher. Five out of their six children became teachers at the public school or university level. The family’s dedication, support, and reverence for education are known throughout Washington Parish. The family was motivated to start the scholarship fund following the death of the youngest sibling, Bringier Hudson Barker, who passed away on August 1, 1996. He served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and guidance counselor in Washington Parish. He was a member of the Washington Parish School Board for over 20 years. At the time of his passing, he was serving his second term as president of the School Board. He also served as Personnel Supervisor at Gaylord Container Co. in Bogalusa. During that time, he fostered and worked on many projects dealing with education.


Each year, subject to availability of funds, up to four scholarships will be awarded to seniors graduating from a public high school in one of the Florida Parishes (East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington or West Feliciana) that have a 2.7 cumulative GPA and have been accepted into a university or college as a full time student.


The scholarship is a one-time award of $2,000.


  • Application

  • Transcript


  • Academic Resume

  • An essay that details the student’s background, interest, and future plans.

  • Two letters of recommendation from the school’s principal, guidance counselor, or teacher.

  • Proof of financial need – FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) showing your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

    APPLICATION OPENS: January 1, 2019                                      

Questions about scholarships?

Contact Scholarship Manager
phone: 225.387.6126
fax: 225.387.6153