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All candidates must be high school graduating students who have maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and who will attend a Louisiana university, community college, or technical school.

* Note: If awarded, student must be full time and maintain twelve (12) hours or more and at least a 3.0 GPA per semester to retain the scholarship.


The following information is required for initial application:

1An official application form. Photocopies are acceptable.

2An official transcript of all high school records.

3A current appropriate picture.

4All required signature pages.

5Copy SAT/ACT test scores.

6Two completed reference letters – please have person writing reference enclose in sealed envelope and sign back of the envelope for return.


The Board of Trustees has the sole authority for awarding scholarships. The scholar­ship recipients are selected on the basis of (in no particular order):

  • Scholastic achievement of at least 3.0 GPA
  • Extracurricular activities which demonstrate Leadership
  • Financial need
  • References
  • Awards and honors
  • Community involvement
  • Employment or volunteer experience
  • Unique life experiences

All applicants selected as finalists may be subject to a personal interview with representatives of the Board of Trustees. Finalists will be notified prior to April 1st.

This Scholarship will be awarded without consideration of race, sex, age, religion, color or national origin.

All selections are considered final. All applications and attachments become the property of the JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Applications, including all required data, must be postmarked by February 1, 2024. Applications postmarked after February 1, 2024 will not be accepted. All entries are to be sent to:

Board of Trustees

JonCade Thomas Clemons Memorial Scholarship Fund
107 ½ Commission Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70508