Cox Cox Filo Camel & Wilson Calcasieu Student Scholarship

The Lake Charles law firm of Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson L.L.C was founded in 1969 by brothers James and Will Cox.  Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson has been a proud part of the community it serves for over 50 years. Every single member of the Firm lives, works, and raises their families in Calcasieu Parish.  We believe that the students in Calcasieu Parish have a bright future and we are proud to support those who have big dreams. Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson is excited to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a Senior student from each Calcasieu Parish high school who will be attending any Louisiana post-secondary school (college, vocational school, junior college, etc.).

Writing Prompt

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. The passage marked the largest expansion of democracy in the history of our country. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today. 

Write an essay 500 words or more that addresses the question: In what way did the 19th Amendment change the nation as we know it today?

Award Information

Onetime $1,000 scholarship given to one 2020 graduate of each Calcasieu Parish School who plans to attend any 2 or 4 year College or technical school in Louisiana. One Grand Prize Winner will be chosen to receive a $2,000 scholarship

Eligible High Schools

  • Barbe High School
  • Bell City High School
  • DeQuincy High School
  • Hamilton Christian Academy
  • Iowa High School
  • LaGrange High School
  • Lake Charles College Prep
  • Saint Louis Catholic High School
  • Sam Houston High School
  • Starks High School
  • Sulphur High School
  • Vinton High School
  • Washington Marion High School
  • Westlake High School


Scholarship Applications are due April 17th and winners will be announced April 27th .  Winners must be available May 1st for an awards banquet.

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