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LOSFA - The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

GO Youth ChalleNGe Program

The GO Youth ChalleNGe Program is a program to encourage and assist those students who graduate from the Louisiana National Guard's Youth ChalleNGe Program to continue their education and enhance their employment opportunities by providing tuition at an eligible Louisiana postsecondary institution.

Eligibility Requirements

You must:

  1. Be a Louisiana resident; and
  2. Be a graduate from the residential phase of the Louisiana National Guard's Youth ChalleNGe Program; and
  3. Have earned a Louisiana high school equivalency diploma; and
  4. Not have a criminal conviction, except for misdemeanor traffic violations; and
  5. Submit a FAFSA for every year of enrollment in a postsecondary institution.

Renewal Requirements

You must:

  1. Have received the program grant for not more than two years, unless granted an exception for cause; and
  2. Continue to enroll each subsequent semester or quarter as a full time student, unless granted an exception for cause; and
  3. Maintain steady academic progress; and
  4. Earn at least 24 hours each program year; and
  5. Maintain a cumulative gpa of at least 2.50 on a 4.00 scale at the end of each program year; and
  6. Submit a FAFSA or renewal FAFSA for each academic year during which the student is enrolled in a postsecondary institution.

GO Youth ChalleNGe Program Rules
(Chapter Fifteen of the Scholarship and Grant Program Rules)