Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce

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Education Intiatives

The Chamber has a long standing reputation for highlighting one of the gems of our parish, our local school system. Education is a vitally important to the business community and the Chamber’s leadership in support of education reinforces that relationship. For decades the Chamber has had a Scholarship program recognizing local high school seniors through a prestigious award program that is highlighted by an official Chamber Business Luncheon where awarded students and their guest are presented their awards.

The Scholarship Program and Student Interactive Programming are funded fully by the Business Community | Members of the Chamber. Administrative costs of the program are paid for through the members who invest in the Chamber of Commerce for not only their individual business needs, but the business community and the community collectively. The Committee is led by Business Volunteers in a structured environment following the Chamber's Strategic Plan (implemented by the president of the chamber) and supported by a Chamber staff liaison.

Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce Education Funds are dedicated to an education/business partnership fund which the Chamber administrates. Current initiatives include a continuation of our long standing scholarships and a program which prepares students with career ready training through business collaboration.

Click here to learn more about or join the Business & Education Partnership Committee.

2017 Education Initiatives Sponsors




Client Technology Services | Primerica/Shannon Bernard 
Livingston Parish Federal Credit Union | Regions Bank  |  
Acoustical Specialties & Supply, Inc. | Kid's & Company

Scholarship Applications - How do I apply?

Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Applications are available to graduating seniors who attend schools in Livingston Parish. The application packet includes thorough instructions on applying and qualifying for the scholarships. Scholarships awarded will be in the amount of $500.00 each at a Chamber Business Event highlighting winners and scholarship sponsors. Application packets for seniors graduating in 2018 are available by clicking here. 

About the Scholarships - 3 different opportunities

Academic Scholarships 
Awarded to student based on GPA, ACT scores plus community and leadership skills which are considered to have a well rounded effect.

Career & Technical Scholarships - Alice Sibley Scholarship
Awarded to students as an alternative to a 4 year post secondary path and who are more likely to advance their careers through career and technical training including, but not limited to, the skills needed for construction trades, restaurant industry, automotive industry, industrial positions and other opportunities for certifications and specialized skills. Career and Technical Scholarships are offered for students that choose a career path through their studies to obtain credential for direct entry into the workforce and / or continuing their education. Requirements for the program and award are different from other applications and allow students with a different path than a traditional 4 year university an opportunity to achieve recognition and funds for their career. The scholarship is named after Alice Sibley, a Business Education Teacher, High School Guidance Counselor and the Career & Technical Education Coordinator for LPPS. Ms. Sibley paved the way for a strong and successful Career & Technical Program in Livingston Parish.

Ability Beyond Scholarship 
Awarded to students who have an individual education plan and apply for the scholarship. Students who receive this award have demonstrated the capability to overcome unique challenges.

Connecting to Success / Student Business Conference

2017 Scholarship Award Winners

Academic Awards:

Austin Barnes, Denham Springs High 
Emily Beever, Doyle High School
Evan Bergeron, Walker High School
Reeves Blankenship, Springfield High 
Shelby Chandler, Springfield High
Jack Dalberg, Live Oak High School
Grace Dugas, Denham Springs High
Eric Forbes, Holden High School
Jasmine Hendry, Albany High School
Academic Awards con't:

Cameron Hood, Walker High School
Haleigh Jones, Doyle High School
Jessica Litolff, Holden High School
Kystra Mostert, Denham Springs High
Nathan Penalber, Holden High School
Katelyn Prescott, Walker High School
Kaitlyn Rayborn, Doyle High School
Rachel Taylor, Denham Springs High  

Ability Beyond Awards:

Macy Dufrene, Holden High School

Career & Technical Awards:

Gabrielle Chanier, Live Oak High School
Thomas Fuentes, Denham Springs High School
Samantha Hebert, Walker High School