Grants, Scholarships & Programs

Branch Out and Grow Scholarship

Each year, the Junior League of Lake Charles honors driven young women by offering Branch Out and Grow Scholarships. Graduating senior girls can apply by visiting their school counselor for more information regarding this opportunity. All female seniors in the five surrounding parishes (Calcasieu, Cameron, Allen, Jeff Davis, and Beauregard) are encouraged to apply.


Branch Out and Grow Grant and TEACH Grant

The Branch Out and Grow Grant is again available to educators in the five-parish area (Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Beauregard, and Allen). For several years, this program has supported the enhancement of student experiences by awarding $500 to $2,500 and by contributing the time of the League members with volunteer hours as requested by applicants.

The Junior League of Lake Charles’ TEACH (Taking Education and Children Higher) Grant supports excellence in teaching by annually awarding grants for innovative projects at Calcasieu, Jeff Davis, Beauregard, Allen and Cameron parish schools that otherwise would not be provided for in school budgets and which fit within our vision of supporting a more confident, healthy and educated community. The TEACH Grant is awarded to one applicant voted on during Mistletoe & Moss receiving $5,000.

TEACH Grant Application

All Grant requests may also include a request for volunteer hours from the Junior League of Lake Charles.

In addition to funding educational grants this league year, the JLLC will be announcing a new grant opportunity next Spring to aid in program development for local community organizations!

2022 TEACH Grant Winner

Laura Beth Prejean Our Lady Queen of Heaven School $5,000

Social and Emotional Learning in Action Provide students with the opportunity to learn better social and emotional skills, and improve communication and imaginative play through outdoor play equipment that will support these key areas in their development.







The funds requests may not be: (1) related to religious, political or medical research projects; (2) used for travel budgets; (3) used for renovations in buildings not owned or in long term leases;  (4) issued to an entity receiving funds as an existing Junior League of Lake Charles project; (5) granted to individuals; (6) more than $5,000.00 (unless approved by the Junior League of Lake Charles Board of Directors); (7) used to pay salaries or stipends; or (8) for another agency to distribute as a grant.