Robert C. Byrd Scholarships
Under this program, the federal government made funds available to states to award scholarships to exceptionally able students for study at postsecondary schools.
Funding for this program was cut effective with the 2011-2012 academic year as part of budget deal that Congress made with the Obama Administration in April 2011. As many states are struggling with budget issues, we assume no new awards will be made under this program.
Information for Louisiana Students
Louisiana's Department of Education mailed out a letter on June 22, 2011 to all current Robert C Byrd Honors Scholarship recipients. The Department will distribute a final check to eligible Byrd Scholarship recipients during the 2011 Fall Semester. In order to receive this final scholarship payment, recipients will be required to submit an official university transcript to the following address no later than July 15, 2011:
Updated June 28, 2011