BAFB Grant

The Lindsay and John E. Atkins Endowment for Families of Barksdale Air Force Base was established in 2008. It is a restricted endowment formed to provide financial assistance to children of military families stationed at Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, Louisiana.

There are two levels of financial assistance offered to Barksdale families.

Level 1: All Barksdale families receive an automatic $1000 credit towards tuition for each child preschool through 8th grade.

Level 2: Additional tuition assistance is available to students in Kindergarten through 8th grades and is awarded on the basis of need. A student must be admitted to Southfield before any financial aid decision can be made. A separate application for financial aid must be submitted and is then evaluated by an outside firm called "School & Student Service for Financial Aid." (click here or go to SSS online application link) This process is completely confidential. Application for admission and financial aid is required to be considered for the funding. Families interested in this funding should contact Director of Admissions, Clare Coburn, at (318) 868-5375 or