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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.

ALLEN J. DANOS, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $1000]:  Awarded to students who graduated from a public or private high school with a minimum GPA of 3.25 and a minimum ACT score of 18.  Preference will be given to first-time freshmen and dependents of employees of Danos. The recipient must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree and must be enrolled with at least 15 hours.

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.

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@$300]:  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 BRAXTON 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.

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.

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.

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 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. 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).

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.

FORTY & EIGHT NURSING SCHOLARSHIP [2@ $500]:  Awarded to a full-time Nursing major in the Bachelor’s Degree program.  The applicants must have completed at least one semester in the Nursing Curriculum.  Applicants must maintain a 2.000 Cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.000 GPA in all Nursing courses.  The applicants must also show evidence of need and be of honorable character and highly motivated.  Application is available in the Scholarship Office.

THE GEORGE PICOU MEMORIAL FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $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 MEN’S BASEBALL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $375]: Awarded to a high school graduate who demonstrates strong academic and leadership achievements and is an athlete who will compete in intercollegiate Baseball at Nicholls State University. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student and be NCAA eligible. (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 they meet 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 @ $750]: 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.

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.

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.

JOSEPH M. MOLL III AND PAMELA GUEYDAN SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]:  Awarded to a full-time “TOPS” qualified student with at least a 3.000 GPA.  The recipient may major in any academic program.  This scholarship is valid for one year.

LAFOURCHE BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $250]:  Awarded to an applicant who has a 2.50 GPA and is a graduate of a Lafourche Parish High School.  The applicant must have completed at least 25 semester hours prior to applying.  Preference will be given to students who are within the Law Option Curriculum (Pre-Law).

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.

THE NORMAN SWANNER SCHOLARSHIP FOR A GRADUATE OF EDWARD DOUGLAS WHITE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL [1@$250]:  Awarded to a graduating senior from Edward Douglas White Catholic High School.  The recipient must be a first-time full-time freshman at Nicholls State University.  To maintain the scholarship for the second semester, the student must be full-time and must maintain at least a 2.00 semester GPA. The scholarship will be awarded for two consecutive semesters to a student who demonstrates financial need. The applicant must obtain the minimum ACT scores to be admitted to Nicholls State University.

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.

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.

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

SGA LEADERSHIP GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [15 @ $200]:  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 $200.  Recipient can receive the award only once.  Applications available at the Scholarship Office.

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 is available at the Scholarship Office.

SGA LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $200 for a freshman/non-traditional freshman and 1 @ $300 for a continuing student]:  Awarded to students with at least a 2.00 GPA.  The application is a co-curricular form that may be picked up in the Student Affairs Office or downloaded at www.nicholls.edu/osa/.

THE STEPHANIE HEBERT INSURANCE AGENCY, INC SCHOLARSHIP [1@$250]:  Awarded to a student enrolled at Nicholls State University who has been diagnosed with dyslexia and participates in programs provided by the Center for the Study of Dyslexia. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at Nicholls. (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 (eight semesters) provided he or she meets all the above criteria and maintains a 2.00 overall GPA.  Application is available at the Scholarship Office.

THE STEPHEN AND REBECCA HULBERT ENDOWED FIRST GENERATION UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $625] 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 have and maintain at least a 2.66 GPA.

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.

THIBODAUX SERVICE LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $1500]: awarded for one semester to a full time student in good standing of his or her junior or senior year with a semester and cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.5. Besides being of outstanding character and reputation, the recipient must have a background of volunteerism in the community or at Nicholls. The award is for $1500 and must be applied for prior to the fall and spring semester. A co-curricular form must be attached to the application. Application is available in the Scholarship Office.

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.

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.

R.H. “Dickie” AND CHARLENE BARKER EXCELLENCE IN MARINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $500]:  is awarded to a graduate student enrolled in at least 6 hours who is majoring in Marine and Environmental Biology.  The recipient may keep this scholarship for two years (four semesters) provided he or she meets all the above criteria and maintains a 3.0 overall grade point average.  Application is available in the Scholarship Office.

 

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