The Harvey L. Foster Foundation thanks you for visiting our website. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Board has elected to not accept scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year. We hope you stay healthy and safe during these difficult times.

Thank you,

The HLFF Board of Directors

The Harvey L. Foster Foundation for Science Education is pleased to currently have scholarships available to high school seniors from St. Tammany, Washington, Livingston, or Tangipahoa Parish as well as to existing Southeastern Louisiana University students that are pursuing a science or engineering degree in college. The selected student(s) must meet the criteria as laid out in the application form, be accepted at college, and provide enrollment information showing science classes.

There are currently two scholarships. It is possible that more than one recipient per year may qualify for scholarship money.

  1. The EBS Pearl River Study Scholarship was started in 2008 by Environmental Business Specialists LLC. EBS donates  $4000 per year to the Foundation based on studies performed on the Pearl River on behalf of their two paper mill clients, International Paper in Bogalusa LA and Georgia Pacific in Monticello MS. These studies are performed with the assistance of Dr. Kyle Piller of Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU). The Foundation awards one or more science scholarships annually to an eligible undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at SELU. The EBS Pearl River Studies Scholarship will be one-year scholarships that range from $500 to $4000 which can be used for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses, The EBS Pearl River Studies Scholarship is specifically for students who are science majors at Southeastern Louisiana University. Recipients will be eligible to re-apply for additional years’ scholarships.
  2. The Harvey L. Foster Foundation (HLFF) Scholarship was started in 2009 and awards one or more scholarships for an academic year of up to $1000 per semester. The scholarship lasts a maximum of four years, awarding up to $8000 to deserving and continually qualifying students. Qualifying students are those graduating from a local high school in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Livingston, or Washington Parishes who plan to pursue a degree in the field of science. Students may pursue their degree at any accredited college or university in the United States.

Would your company like to fund a scholarship for science education? We are happy to work with your organization and set up a scholarship specific to your company. We will work with you to develop its name, the parameters, and the criteria for the applicants. Then we will assist you with the implementation process. The Harvey L. Foster Foundation board has already experienced this learning process. We’ll help make it easy for you to enjoy contributing to a youth’s success in the pursuit of science or engineering. Please contact us today.