The Phillips 66 Black Employee Network in partnership with the Black Heritage Festival of Louisiana will hold its 9th Annual Scholarship & Financial Aid Seminar on March 14, 2015 at the Lake Charles Civic Center. It gets underway at 8:30 AMin the Buccaneer Room. Students and parents will learn about graduation requirements, when and how to apply for scholarships and get to visit with colleges and vocational-technical schools – all under one roof.

The first 150 households will receive a copy of the *New* Scholarship Workbook. All students will be eligible for fantastic door prizes. The school with the highest attendance will get a chance to take the trophy from last year’s winner.

Participants will include Grambling State University, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech, McNeese State University, Southern University, University of Louisiana – Monroe, Xavier University, Associated Builders & Contractors Trade School, SOWELA Technical Community College, Unitech Training Academy, and the U.S. Army. The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) will also have a representative on site along with other education service vendors.


Speaker for the event will be Sedgwick Hines. Mr. Hines is the author of several books including The Scholarship Workbook and is also a Financial Aid Coach. He’s a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Technology. Sedgwick received nearly $50,000 in scholarships and grants along with student loans to help pay for his college education and flight training costs. The financial aid that Sedgwick received allowed him to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a pilot. Currently, Captain Sedgwick Hines is a professional airline pilot for United Airlines.

This event is sponsored in part by Phillips 66, Capital One Bank and the McNeese State University Upward Bound Program.

Come see where your diploma can take you!

For additional information, please contact Claudia Williams @ 337-491-4935 or Judith Washington @ 337-304-0620.