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Available Scholarship Opportunities

Below is a list of scholarships that are available for the Fall 2015 semester.  Please inform your students and student workers of these opportunities.

**Applications can now be completed online, unless otherwise indicated, at the bottom of the webpage.  Please click on the link below to complete your application.  Applications should be submitted online no later than Friday, September 4, 2015, or the deadline date noted in the scholarship description.  If you are unable to complete the online application, you may pick up a paper copy in the Scholarship Office.

**Students who have received other scholarships/awards, have extra-curricular involvement, or are members of organizations MUST submit a co-curricular activity reporting form (may be obtained from the Student Affairs Office or at www.nicholls.edu/osa/) to the Scholarship Office once an application has been completed.

THE ALBERT “AL” CUNNINGHAM, JR. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University. The recipient will have a minimum grade point average of 3.25.  If the student is an entering freshman, the student will be TOPS qualified.  The recipient must have demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship is open to any major.

ALLEN REED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1@$500]:  Awarded to a full-time student at Nicholls State University.  The applicant must have at least a 3.00 GPA.  The applicant must be involved in at least two (2) University sanctioned campus organizations.  A co-curricular form must be submitted with the application.  The scholarship is awarded for one semester only at $500.  The recipient can receive the scholarship only once.

ALUMNI FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $800]: is awarded to a full-time student at Nicholls State University.  The applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of application.  The recipient will maintain a 3.0 GPA in core curriculum in addition to a cumulative 3.0 GPA.  The applicant must be classified at least a junior at the time of receipt of the scholarship.  Prior award of an Alumni Federation scholarship should not eliminate an applicant from current consideration.  Two letters of recommendation must accompany application and must be from persons not related to the applicant.  A copy of your college transcript and your co-curricular activity reporting form must accompany this application.  Applications are available in both the Scholarship Office and the Office of Alumni Affairs. 

THE ANDREW CARTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $300]:  awarded to a full-time freshman student enrolled at Nicholls State University.  Interested applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA.  The scholarship is valued at $300 for one semester only.

THE BLAINE FASLUND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1@$375]:  Awarded to a sanctioned bowler or a family member of a sanctioned bowler.  A copy of the sanctioned bowler’s card must accompany the application. The recipient must be a resident of Lafourche or Terrebonne parish. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at Nicholls State University and maintain a 2.50 overall GPA. If awarded to a first-time freshman, the recipient may keep this scholarship for 4 years (eight semesters) provided he or she meets all of the above criteria and has at least a 2.5 overall GPA in high school.  Should no entering freshman apply, the scholarship may be awarded to a continuing student provided they meet the above criteria.  The continuing student may keep the scholarship until graduation, but not more than 8 semesters.  Financial need may be considered when screening applicants for this scholarship.  Application is available in the Scholarship Office.

THE BOYSIE AND JOY BOLLINGER FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time, TOPS qualified student enrolled at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be a resident of Louisiana and must be awarded the federal Pell Grant. The recipient will be a first generation college freshman; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. The recipient shall declare his or her major to be Culinary Arts.  Each recipient will demonstrate their commitment to the culinary profession through 2 (two) letters of reference.  The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Application available in the Scholarship Office.

THE BOURGEOIS EXCELLENCE IN CULINARY ARTS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1@$250]:  Awarded to a full-time student at Nicholls State University. The recipient must be a freshman who has earned at least a 2.50 GPA in high school and who plans to major in Culinary Arts. The recipient must be a resident of Lafourche, Terrebonne, or St. Mary parish. If there are no qualified students from the tri-parish area, students from any of the other parishes in Louisiana will be eligible. The recipient may keep this scholarship for four years provided he or she meets all the above criteria and maintains a 2.50 overall GPA.

CALLAIS COMPANIES ENDOWED II SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $750]:  Awarded to a full-time student at Nicholls State University.  The recipient must be an employee or dependent of an employee of a company owned by the Callais Family.  If a qualified employee or dependent are not available, the recipient must be a graduate of a Louisiana high school with a 2.50 GPA.  The qualifying companies are Abdon Callais Offshore, Community Bank, and SWDI.

THE CAMILLE HEBERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION [1@$1000]:  Awarded to a fulltime student enrolled in a degree program in teacher education in the College of Education. The recipient will be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior and have earned a 3.25 GPA or higher at the time of the award. The recipient shall hold the scholarship for two consecutive semesters. To receive the scholarship for the second semester, the recipient must maintain a 3.25 GPA. Primary consideration must go to a resident of Louisiana. Should there not be a qualified applicant from Louisiana, the scholarship may be awarded to any other student who meets the criteria.

CASEY GALLOWAY ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN BIOLOGY [1@$250]:  Awarded to a graduate of Berwick High School who demonstrates strong academic and leadership achievements and plans to major in Biology at Nicholls State University. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at Nicholls State University. (A full-time student is defined as a student enrolled in twelve or more hours of credit courses.) The recipient may keep this scholarship for four years (eight semesters) provided he or she meets all the above criteria and maintains a 3.00 overall GPA.

CROSBY TUGS SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $250]:  Awarded to a South Lafourche resident with a 3.00 GPA.  First priority will be given to dependents of employees of Crosby Tugs, Inc.

THE DANIEL LIRETTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University with a physical or mental disability. The applicant must be a resident of Lafourche Parish. The application must be accompanied by a letter of professional reference. The applicant must be able to document his/her disability. The applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 hours. The scholarship is valued at $500 for one semester.  Application available in the Scholarship Office.

THE DANOS FAMILY FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time, TOPS qualified student enrolled at Nicholls State University. Preference will be given to students who graduated from a Lafourche or Terrebonne high school. The recipient will be a resident of Louisiana and must be awarded the federal Pell Grant. The recipient will be a first generation college student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 2.5 GPA.

THE DEBBIE RAZIANO ENDOWED ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500] is awarded to a full-time student who has achieved at least junior status. The recipient will have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. The recipient shall hold the scholarship for two consecutive semesters, provided all retention criteria are maintained.  The student will also be required to submit a co-curricular form showing active involvement in two (2) University sanctioned organizations and two (2) letters of recommendation.  Application available in the Scholarship Office.

THE DR. GEORGE L. AND MRS. RUTH AMRHEIN MURPHY ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]:  awarded to a full-time freshman enrolled at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be TOPS qualified.  The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they have and maintain a 3.25 GPA.  A male recipient will have achieved the status of Eagle Scout while a female recipient will have received the Girl Scout Gold Award.  Documentation must be submitted with application to verify this.  Applications available at the Scholarship Office.

DR. PHILIP ROBICHAUX, JR. ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $300]: Awarded to a rising or a first semester senior who is applying to medical school. The recipient must be a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University who will have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.25. The recipient may receive the scholarship for two consecutive semesters, provided he/she maintains a 3.25 GPA. The recipient need not reapply if the criteria are met during the first semester.

DR. GRACE MONK GUEYDAN SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]: Awarded to a student who is TOPS qualified and a full-time student at Nicholls, must be enrolled in one of the majors in the College of Nursing and Allied Health, and must have a 3.00 GPA.

E. ANN BARKER, M.D. SCHOLARSHIP FUND [1 @ $500]: Awarded to a junior or senior enrolled in Nursing or Allied Health Sciences. The applicant must be full-time, or program full-time, and must be a resident of Terrebonne or Lafourche parish.  The applicant must be at least 23 years of age or older and must maintain a 2.50 GPA per semester.

FIRST AMERICAN BANK SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $500 each]:  Awarded to full-time dependent students with low to moderate family income.  The applicants must maintain a minimum 2.50 GPA and be of at least sophomore standing.  The applicants must reside in one of the following parishes:  St. James, St. Tammany.  One recipient will be selected from each of the previously mentioned parishes.  The scholarship is valid for one semester.

FREDERICK A. DOUGLAS TEXTBOOK AWARD [1 @ $300]:  Awarded to a full-time student of sophomore, junior, or senior standing maintaining at least a 3.00 GPA.  The applicant must be involved in at least two extra-curricular activities and must write an essay on the term self-made and what it means to them.  The applicant must also attach a co-curricular form with the application.  Application available in the Scholarship Office.

THE GEORGE PICOU MEMORIAL FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be a resident of Louisiana and must be awarded the federal Pell Grant. The recipient will be a first generation college student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 2.5 GPA.

THE HELEN ALENE MELANCON EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $375]: Awarded to a high school graduate who demonstrates strong academic and leadership achievements and plans to major in Communicative Disorders at Nicholls State University. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student. (A full-time student is defined as a student enrolled in 12 or more hours of credit courses.) The recipient may keep this scholarship for four years provided he or she meets all the above criteria and maintains a 2.80 overall GPA.  The recipient must also demonstrate financial need.

THE HELEN ALENE MELANCON EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $375]: Awarded to a high school graduate who demonstrates strong academic and leadership achievements and plans to major in Education at Nicholls State University. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student. (A full-time student is defined as a student enrolled in 12 or more hours of credit courses.) The recipient may keep this scholarship for four years provided he or she meets all the above criteria and maintains a 2.80 overall GPA.  The recipient must also demonstrate financial need.

HECTOR PHILIP MARCOMBE SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $100] is awarded to a full-time freshman, who is a graduate from South Lafourche High School.  The applicant must have a 3.00 grade point average.  The scholarship is valued at $100.00 per semester for one year.  The applicant must be majoring in an engineering program at Nicholls.  Applicant must not be married.

THE JACK J. CENAC FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $1250]:  is awarded to a full-time, TOPS qualified student enrolled at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be a resident of Louisiana and must be awarded the federal Pell Grant. The recipient will be a first generation college student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 3.0 GPA.

THE JOCK H. CENAC FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $1250]:  is awarded to a full-time, TOPS qualified student enrolled at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be a resident of Louisiana and must be awarded the federal Pell Grant. The recipient will be a first generation college student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 3.0 GPA.

THE LAVERNE LAWSON EXCELLENCE IN NURSING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $1,250]:  Awarded to a high school graduate of Central Lafourche High School who demonstrates strong academic and leadership achievements and plans to major in nursing at Nicholls State University. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at Nicholls State University. (A full-time student is defined as a student enrolled in 12 or more hours of credit courses.) The recipient may keep this scholarship for four years provided he or she meets all of the above criteria and maintains a 3.0 overall grade point average.

LESTER & MYRTLE FREMIN CULINARY SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]: Awarded to a full-time Culinary Arts major with at least a 2.50 GPA.  First priority given to employees of Flanagan’s Restaurant or Fremin’s Restaurant.

LOUISIANA SHRIMP ASSOCIATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN MARINE BIOLOGY [1@ $500]:  Awarded to a resident of Louisiana.  Preference will first be given to students whose family members are involved in the shrimp industry and second to those living in the eight-parish region served by Nicholls State University.  The recipient must be TOPS qualified, have a 3.000 GPA, and majoring in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology.

THE NORMAN SWANNER SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATES OF EDWARD DOUGLAS WHITE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND THIBODAUX HIGH SCHOOL [3@$250]:  Awarded to three graduating seniors, two from Edward Douglas White Catholic High School and one from Thibodaux High School.  Each recipient must be a first-time full-time freshman at Nicholls State University.  To maintain the scholarship for the second semester, the students must be full-time and must maintain at least a 2.00 semester GPA. The scholarship will be awarded for two consecutive semesters to students who demonstrate financial need. The applicants must obtain the minimum ACT scores to be admitted to Nicholls State University.

THE NORMAN SWANNER SCHOLARSHIP FOR A GRADUATE OF CENTRAL LAFOURCHE HIGH SCHOOL [1@$250]:  Awarded to a graduating high school senior from Central Lafourche High School enrolling full-time at Nicholls State University. The student will have the minimum ACT scores to be admitted to Nicholls State University. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who can demonstrate financial need. The recipient may hold the scholarship for two consecutive semesters. To maintain the scholarship for the second semester, the student must have earned a GPA of at least 2.00 the first semester.

THE NORMAN SWANNER SCHOLARSHIP FOR A GRADUATE OF SOUTH LAFOURCHE HIGH SCHOOL [1@ $250]:  Awarded to a graduating high school senior from South Lafourche High School enrolling full-time at Nicholls State University. The student will have the minimum ACT scores to be admitted to Nicholls State University. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who can demonstrate financial need. The recipient may hold the scholarship for two consecutive semesters. To maintain the scholarship for the second semester, the student must have earned a GPA of at least 2.00 the first semester.

THE NORMAN SWANNER SCHOLARSHIP FOR A GRADUATE OF WEST JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL [1@$250]:  Awarded to a graduating high school senior from West Jefferson High School enrolling full-time at Nicholls State University. The student will have the minimum ACT scores to be admitted to Nicholls State University. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who can demonstrate financial need. The recipient may hold the scholarship for two consecutive semesters. To maintain the scholarship for the second semester, the student must have earned a GPA of at least 2.00 the first semester.

PRO-NSU EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP [1 female @ $250]:  Awarded to a female Louisiana resident of at least junior standing with a minimum GPA of at least a 2.500.  The female student must have applied for Financial Aid and be enrolled in at least nine credit hours.

RAYMOND ELLIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $250]:  Awarded to a full-time male and female student of junior or senior classification with at least a 2.800 GPA.  A 200 word essay on the Impact of the Civil Rights Movement must be completed with the application.  Application available in the Scholarship Office.

REGIE TRUXILLO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $250]: Awarded to a dependent of an employee of Crosby Tugs, Inc.  Applicants must be full-time students who maintain a 2.5 grade-point average.

THE RICHARD P. CHAMPAGNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University pursuing a degree in a field of service to persons with disabilities (ex. Medical Fields, Education, Psychology, Ministry, Social Work). The applicant must be a resident of Lafourche Parish. The application must be accompanied by a letter of professional reference. The applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 hours. The scholarship is valued at $500 for one semester.  Application available in the Scholarship Office.

ROBERT WAYNE FOLSE SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $300]:  Awarded to a graduate of Central Lafourche High School with a minimum 2.55 high school GPA.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time.

THE SGA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $500]:  Awarded to a full-time international student enrolled at Nicholls State University.  The recipient must maintain a 2.75 GPA. The applicant must submit a 300 word essay stating why they deserve the scholarship. The applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member of Nicholls State University. The applicant must also show how they are involved at Nicholls. A student can receive this scholarship only once.  Application available in the Scholarship Office.

SGA LEADERSHIP GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [8 @ $400]:  awarded to a graduate Student enrolled at Nicholls State University.  The recipient must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA.  The applicant must submit a resume or co-curricular form indicating past involvement in at least one university sanctioned campus organization.  The scholarship will be awarded for one semester at $400.  Recipient can receive the award only once.  Application is available at the Scholarship Office.

STUART A. LIRETTE, Sr., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY STUDIES [1@$500]:  Awarded to a TOPS qualified student majoring in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Biology.  The recipient must be a full-time student maintaining an overall 2.50 GPA.

TA WA SI ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $500]:  Awarded to a student with a 3.00 GPA and TOPS qualified, unless the recipient is a non-traditional student.  The recipient will be a sophomore and may receive the scholarship for a maximum of six semesters, provided that he or she maintains a 3.00 GPA.  The recipient will be a graduate of either Thibodaux High School or E.D. White Catholic High School.  If the recipient is a non-traditional student, the recipient will be a resident of Thibodaux.

THE THIBODAUX ROTARY CLUB will annually award $1,000.00 ($500 a semester) to a graduate of E.D. White Catholic High School and to a graduate of Thibodaux High School. The students must be seniors from E.D. White Catholic High School and Thibodaux High School. To receive the award, the recipients must graduate from their respective high schools. Preference will be given to students who have participated in community service activities, whether through service organizations in high school or on their own initiative. The students must also enroll as full-time students at Nicholls State University upon graduation from high school. Financial need will be a consideration when awarding this scholarship. The applicant must supply the Scholarship Office with a completed Co-Curricular Form available at https://www.nicholls.edu/osa/ or in the Office of Student Affairs. Application is available at the Scholarship Office.

THEODORE L. “TEDDY” DUHE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES [1 @ $250]:  Awarded to full-time (12 or more hours) student at Nicholls State University. The student must have a declared major in any of the Allied Health Sciences programs (Athletic Training, Communicative Disorders, Dietetics, Health Science Professional Practice, and Health Science Supervision and Management). The recipient must have a 3.25 GPA. If the student is an entering freshman, he/she will be TOPS qualified.  The scholarship is for one year at $250 per semester.  Application is available at the Scholarship Office.

THE THOMAS LAWSON EXCELLENCE IN ACCOUNTING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $1,250]:  Awarded to a high school graduate of Central Lafourche High School who demonstrates strong academic and leadership achievements and plans to major in Accounting at Nicholls State University. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at Nicholls State University. (A full-time student is defined as a student enrolled in 12 or more hours of credit courses.) The recipient may keep this scholarship for four years provided he or she meets all of the above criteria and maintains a 3.0 overall grade point average.

VICTOR J. BAILLIET SCHOLARSHIP [1@$250]: Awarded to a full-time student of at least sophomore standing, i.e., have earned at least 30 hours of credit excluding remedial courses. The applicant shall have earned a minimum GPA of 2.50. The applicant must be from a family involved in either sugar cane farming or sugar manufacturing. In the absence of qualified applicants from families in the sugar producing industry, applicants studying abroad for a semester will be considered. However, preference will be given to students from a family involved in the sugar production industry. The applicant must possess leadership qualities and be active in community and/or University service. Any recipient of this scholarship must apply each semester for the continuation of this award.

THE WILDON J. “JACK” AND CLAIRE SHINN SCHOLARSHIP IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC [1 @ $250] is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Department of Music. The recipient will be classified as either a sophomore or junior and will have earned a 2.50 GPA at the time of the award. The recipient shall hold the scholarship for two consecutive semesters, providing all of the above criteria is met. The recipient must be a woodwind major currently enrolled in studio lesson and a major ensemble.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

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