Kids' Chance Newsroom

LBF Kids' Chance Awards $35,000 in Scholarships

The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship program is awarding $35,000 in scholarships to seven students in Louisiana for the 2020-21 school year. Scholarships are awarded to dependent children of Louisiana workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal Workers’ Compensation Act or law.

The LBF Kids' Chance Program was started in 2004 and is administered by the LBF and governed by a committee representing a cross-section of the state's legal and workers compensation communities. Since 2004, the LBF has awarded 313 scholarships totaling $754,000.

2020-21 recipients are: Tyler Byrd, Pearl River; Matthew Garrett, Montegut; Mason Graham, Luling; Blake Ledet, Houma; Breanna Leleaux, Lafayette; Hallie Rogers, Patterson; and Derek Trouard, Baton Rouge.

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NCCI Presents LBF Kids' Chance with a Check

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), presented Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program with a check at the NCCI Advisory Forum today in Baton Rouge.

Pictured left to right are Matt Richards, Chair of LBF Kids’ Chance; Brett Foster, NCCI Manager & Associate Actuary; and Clarissa Preston, NCCI State Relations Executive.


Apply Now for LBF Kids' Chance Scholarships

Apply now thru February 17, 2020-The LBF Kids' Chance Scholarship program provides scholarships to the children of Louisiana workers who have been killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal Workers' Compensation Act or law.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a dependent of a worker killed or permanently and totally disabled in an accident compensable under a state or federal Worker's Compensation Act or law.
  • Must be a Louisiana resident between the ages of 16 and 25.
  • Must maintain a "C" average or higher.
  • Must demonstrate substantial financial need.
  • Must be pursuing a primary college or university degree (bachelor's or associate's) or vocational education and training (certificate or license) from an accredited Louisiana (*) university, community, technical or vocational college and/or state approved proprietary school.
    *An exception may be made for attendance at an accredited out of state institution for extraordinary reasons.

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Kids' Chance Awareness at Urban South

LBF Kids’ Chance Celebrated Kids’ Chance Awareness Week with a Meet and Greet at Urban South Brewery on November 13. Former scholarship recipients spoke about how important Kids’ Chance support was to them. Kids’ Chance is a scholarship program for dependents of workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in a work accident.

Kids’ Chance Awareness Week is designed to increase our visibility and spread the word about Kids’ Chance to potential donors, sponsors, and scholarship recipients.

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Too young for college? Click here to register for Planning for the Future.

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana.