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Available Scholarship Opportunities

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

**Applications can now be completed online at http://www.nicholls.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/current-scholarships.  Applications should be submitted online no later than Wednesday, February 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 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.

ADAM SCOTT PECORARO HONORS PROGRAM ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1@$1000]:  Awarded to a full-time student at Nicholls State University in the Honors Program.  The recipient must plan to participate in the summer Study Abroad Program and have the highest cumulative GPA the spring semester prior to the summer program of all students planning to participate in the program.  Upon completion of the Study Abroad Program, the recipient must write an essay explaining what the study abroad experience meant to him or her.

THE BURT EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250] is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the College of Education at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be majoring in Education and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. The recipient will be classified as a junior.  The recipient will be a resident of Assumption Parish, residing in the town of Labadieville.  If no applicant meets the residency requirement, other towns in Assumption Parish may be considered.

DR. AND MRS. ROBERT DOLESE SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $500]: Awarded to a graduate from a Lafourche Parish public high school. The recipient must be an upper-classman of at least sophomore standing. Graduate students may also apply. Undergraduates must have and maintain at least a 3.00 GPA. Graduate students must have and maintain at least a 3.50 GPA. The recipient must be a full time student (12 or more hours for undergrad, 9 or more hours for grad).

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.

FEMMES NATALES SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $500]: Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student, who is in good academic standing with the university.  The student must be a graduate of E.D. White or Thibodaux High School.  The applicant must have and maintain an overall 2.50 GPA.  Personality, character, and leadership are other qualities that will be considered in addition to academic standing.  Application is available at the Scholarship Office.

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 is available at the Scholarship Office.

INGREE COOPER PETERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $100]:  Awarded each spring semester to a second-semester freshman with the highest GPA.  Two awards are given:  one to a male member of the freshman class and one to a female member.

MARY B. WELCH AFRO-AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP:  Awarded to a full-time African American student of at least sophomore standing who is enrolled in the four-year Nursing Program at Nicholls.  The applicant must have at least a semester and cumulative 2.5 GPA and must be a resident of Lafourche, Ascension, Terrebonne, Assumption, or St. James Parish.  Need is a major consideration.

PHIL J. NAQUIN, JR. SCHOLARSHIP [1@$250]:  Awarded to a high school graduate who demonstrated strong academic and leadership achievements and maintained an overall 3.000 GPA.  The applicant must be an entering freshman and must be enrolled as a full-time student.  The recipient must also be a graduate of Thibodaux High or E.D. White Catholic High Schools and have at least a 22 on the ACT.  To retain the scholarship for the second semester, the recipient must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and earn at least 12 semester hours.

POLICE JURY ASSOCIATION OF LOUISIANA SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]: All applicants must be a junior level student in Political Science, Government or Education, with the major field being Political Science, Government, or Social Studies.  They must also be a resident of Louisiana, a Louisiana high school graduate, of good moral character, and maintain a worthy scholastic average.  Application is available at the Scholarship Office.

WOODROW J. DEFELICE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $50]:  Awarded to a high school graduate who demonstrated strong academic and leadership achievements and maintained an overall 3.00 GPA.  Applicants must plan to enroll full-time at Nicholls State University, be a resident of Lafourche Parish, be able to show financial need, and have an overall ACT composite of at least a 22.  In order to retain the scholarship for the second semester, the recipient must maintain at least an overall 2.50 GPA while attending Nicholls.  The recipient cannot be the holder of a Nicholls academic scholarship.
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