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A four-year $1,000 award is available to local students.
CP-Tel Scholarship application deadline May 31
Company customers urged to apply
Leah Jackson

NATCHITOCHES – Students from Natchitoches, Sabine, DeSoto and Red River parishes are eligible to apply for the CP-Tel Scholarship at Northwestern State University. The deadline to apply is May 31.

 CP-Tel established the scholarship a decade ago with preference to graduates from Lakeview, Pleasant Hill, Mansfield, St. Mary’s, Natchitoches Central, Many and Central Grand Cane high schools whose parents, grandparents or legal guardians are CP-Tel customers or work for a business that is a CP-Tel customer. Eligible students must graduate with a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA throughout college. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a freshman for a four-year duration. 

For more information or to obtain an application, contact Kelly Kay at or call (318) 357-4248. Applications can be mailed to CP-Tel, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 5909 Hwy. 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, LA 71457.