Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program

The Louisiana Bar Foundation Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program is the state chapter of a national organization that awards 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.

Each year one of every 50 Louisiana workers will be injured on the job. Some of these work accidents will result in death or permanent and total disability. Families of these individuals will face difficult challenges as they struggle to overcome the financial burden of these losses. Often a child’s dream of going to college is crushed because of unexpected income loss and/or the necessity to forfeit an education for work to financially support other family members. To these children, the future can appear frightening. Already confronting difficult emotions, they often have to confront the hurdle of funding their education beyond high school.

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“This organization has brought tears to my eyes numerous times (in a positive way). I’m so glad that I found out about this organization in high school and that I was blessed and was chosen as a recipient of this scholarship. You guys have gone out of your way so much in order to make it easier and possible for me, and other adolescents in my situation, to afford an education and I could never thank y’all enough. Thank you, I appreciate this organization so much. Y’all have made a huge difference in my life. Thank you!!!”


“I just wanted to say thank you for helping me achieve my goal. The scholarships you have awarded to me have helped me through college. I will graduate in May with an accounting degree. I could not have done this without your generosity. I am happy to say you are all greatly appreciated and I will never forget your kindness. Thank you again!”


“We can’t thank you enough for your support over the past years. You supported both of our sons, Brandon and Bryce, through their college graduation. Both are successful productive young men and we contribute much of their success to Kids’ Chance. Brandon is now an ICU RN at Lafayette General and Bryce is in the IT department at Stone Energy. Our third, Leah is still at UL and thriving with your help. We will forever be in your debt. Thanks again!” 


“I will graduate from McNeese State University with my Bachelor’s degree in nursing in May. The Kids’ Chance Scholarship has played such a huge part in alleviating financial stresses and helping me to reach this point in my education. I will always be grateful for the assistance provided to me. Best regards!”