Applications for the Governor’s Scholarship Program Now Open | pelican post

Governor Edwards has announced that the application process for the 2022 Governor’s Scholars Program is now open.

The Louisiana Government Governor’s Fellows Program is an opportunity for college and university student leaders to experience public policy in action, learn the rich history and current affairs of Louisiana government, and earn three hours of academic credit through LSU’s Department of Public Administration.

“Over the past four years, the Governor’s Fellowship program has trained Louisiana’s next generation of leaders,” Governor Edwards said. “The scholarship program is a unique opportunity for students to be at the forefront of the workings of government and public policy. I strongly encourage any student who wants to better understand how government works and wants to move our great state forward to apply.

The program is open to all students currently attending a Louisiana institution of higher education as well as Louisiana residents enrolled in out-of-state colleges and universities. Other requirements are listed here. Scholars will be chosen based on students’ commitment to leadership, public service, and good government.

Each fellow is assigned to a cabinet-level agency in Baton Rouge.

Scholars will also participate in a weekly guest speaker series, regular LSU-scheduled college classes, and trips throughout Louisiana designed to enhance their overall experience and understanding of state government and current affairs.

The Government of Louisiana Governor’s Scholars Program is a partnership between the Governor’s Office, the Lamar Foundation, Louisiana State University, Southern University, and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. The program is funded entirely by philanthropic contributions managed by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.

Application is open until March 4, 2022. For more information on application requirements and procedures, click here.

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