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The JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by Andre’ Clemons in loving memory of his 10 year old son JonCade Thomas Clemons. The intent of the fund is to continue to spread the positive attitude about life and the true concern for an individual’s happiness that JonCade showed to everyone he met. His unselfish spirit will be carried on in his memory through the scholarship fund.

The JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to students in the Acadiana area with financial needs who display academic excellence, strong citizenship and character, and a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society.

This year, The JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund will award two (2) scholarships valued at $24,000.00 and eight (8) scholarships valued at $6,000.00, to be paid out over eight semesters, to qualified graduating high school students who will be attending college, community college, or technical college in the State of Louisiana. The 10 students chosen each year will receive 2 semester payments per year, for 4 years.

Eligibility requirements and application procedures are the same for all awards. Recipients are chosen by the board’s selection committee, which consists of current and retired educators from the Acadiana area. Students are chosen based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in extracurricular activities and community programs which demonstrate leadership and strong citizenship characteristics. We consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, gender, age, color, or national origin.


To develop qualified professionals through education, to award those who have the desire to continue their education the opportunity to do so, and to improve the quality of life for those students.