January 2024

Fellow Tensasans and Friends,

The Tensas Reunion, Inc. (TRI) Scholarship Fund annually awards $5000 in scholarships to qualified graduating seniors who are descendants of Tensas Parish, who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities.   TRI began its scholarship program in 1988 with one $500 award. Since that time, as of July 2013, our organization awarded three scholarships per year that range from $1,000 to $2,500; over 70 scholarships have been awarded to date.

An interested student may apply for the TRI scholarship by completing and submitting the application information provided below.  Candidates must be descendants of Tensas Parish, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, display humanitarian qualities through community service, and provide two letters of recommendation from a school official or teacher and another reference, such as a family member or community leader.  Scholarships are awarded solely based on these elements and the quality of the information that is submitted.  Regarding financial need, ethnicity, creed, or religion is not considered.  To apply, review and submit the following information:

The 2024 deadline for submitting all Application Components is Tuesday, April 30th.  

The TRI Scholarship Fund was founded on the belief that aspiring young students would have the opportunity to go forth in pursuit of an education.  Your support of these aspirations is needed and appreciated.  Please consider giving to our cause.  You will find information on how to give indicated below.


Lera Brown
TRI Scholarship Committee Chair

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION forms require users to have Acrobat Adobe Reader (version 2023 or higher).  To obtain the latest FREE version of Adobe Reader, click

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DONOR SUPPORT:  Our ability to award these scholarships would not be possible without the support of our donors.  Through their support, our aim to maintain the legacy and cultural heritage of our great parish is being realized.  Tensasans have achieved many great accomplishments through their educational and professional careers; the TRI scholarship is one way to assist future graduates who represent Tensas in continuing this tradition.  If you are a fellow Tensasan or potential donor who would like to support our effort to assist youth who are ascending from Tensas Parish, we are extremely grateful for your willingness to assist.

You can support our scholarship fund by donating online today at the following link

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You may also donate by filling out this donation and pledge form and  mailing it and a check to the following address:

Tensas Reunion Scholarship Fund
C/O Albert Rowe, Board Treasurer
10631 N. Park Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA  70811-1742

TRI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution will be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for your financial donation.


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