Congressional Seminar Essay Contest and Washington Workshop
The essay contest is a major project of The NSCDA held under the auspices of the Washington Workshops Foundation, a private nonprofit educational program in American government for high school students. Winners receive full tuition, including seminar materials, university campus housing, and two meals daily, for a week of citizenship education about the national government, plus fun, new friends, and tours of sites in our nation’s capital. The Society sponsors two students from Louisiana every year.

Region and District Awards. Given annually to outstanding graduate students with a committed interest in fields related to American History. These include a $5,000 regional award funded by the national organization, and a $1,000 district award funded by the relevant states. Selection of the winner rotates throughout the region or district.

Educational Lectures in Colonial History. Twice per year the Louisiana Society hosts a lecture for members and guests given by a renowned authority, followed by a reception.

Award in American History. Funded by the Louisiana Society and awarded annually to a graduate student in the history department of a Louisiana university.

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Program. Louisiana contributes to NSCDA’s oldest program, started in 1928. It provides students of American Indian descent the opportunity to pursue careers in health care, with the expectation that they will return to work among their people.