Ms. Cheryl Conkling loved education and music. She excelled in them, despite her physical hardships of gamma globulin anemia and hearing loss. Ms. Conkling was a brilliant student and graduated Summa Cum Laude from college.


This scholarship supports students with hearing or other physical hardships who have demonstrated a love for education. This scholarship is only open to students who live and/or attend school in Windsor, Colorado; Conroe, Texas; Wilkinson County, Mississippi; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; or West Feliciana Parish in Louisiana. Students must be a high school senior enrolling in an accredited college or university in the fall when the scholarship is awarded. Preference may be given to students with hearing or other physical impairments, students not receiving other substantial aid, and/or students in Louisiana.


Subject to the availability of funds, the Scholarship Committee will determine the number of scholarships awarded each year. Scholarship awards are $1,500 per semester for eight semesters up to $12,000.


  • Application

  • Previous semester’s academic transcript


  • Academic Resume

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

  • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or principal

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

APPLICATION OPENS: January 1, 2019   
DEADLINE: July 2, 2019

To maintain the scholarship, the recipient must have a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester and be enrolled as a full-time student. At the end of each semester, the recipient must provide the Foundation with a transcript and proof of full-time enrollment for the next semester. The scholarship check will only be issued upon receipt of these documents.

Questions about scholarships?

Contact Scholarship Manager
phone: 225.387.6126
fax: 225.387.6153