Below is a list of scholarships that are available for the Spring 2014 semester. Please inform your students and student workers of these opportunities.
**Applications can now be completed online at www.nicholls.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/current-scholarships. Applications should be submitted online no later than FRIDAY, March 21, 2014, 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.
THE ANIMAL WELFARE CALL-TO-ACTION SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500] will be awarded to a student who is committed to raising awareness and facilitating community action to improve the welfare of animals on the campus of Nicholls State University or in Lafourche or Terrebonne parishes. The recipient will be a full-time student in any major at Nicholls State University with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The recipient will be selected based on an applicant developed proposal for a call-to-action service project/initiative that identifies an animal welfare issue, problem, or opportunity and proposes a 2-semester project to help address it. The proposal should not exceed 5 pages. The application for the scholarship will explain the format and criteria for the proposal. This opportunity facilitates professional experience in project development, management, community engagement, and communication skills.
THE BOYSIE AND JOY BOLLINGER FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $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.
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. The scholarship is awarded for two semesters.
CALLAIS COMPANIES ENDOWED 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.
COMMUNITY BANK EXCELLENCE IN MASS COMMUNICATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $1000]: Awarded to a full-time freshman majoring in mass communication who has earned, and continues to earn, at least a GPA of 2.75 each semester. The recipient must be a graduate of a Louisiana high school.
FIRST AMERICAN BANK SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500 each]: Awarded to full-time students with low to moderate family income. The applicants must maintain a minimum 2.50 GPA. The applicants must reside in the following parish: St. James. The scholarship is valid for one semester.
FREDERICK A. DOUGLAS TEXTBOOK AWARD [1 @ $100]: 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.
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 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.
THE SGA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $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. This application must be picked up at the Scholarship Office.
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. This application must be picked up at the Scholarship Office.
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**The below scholarship applications are available at www.nichollsalumni.org/about-us/scholarships/ Applications should be returned to the Scholarship Office in Candies Hall no later than April 1, 2014. These scholarships will be awarded for the Fall 2014 semester.
**Students who have received other scholarships/awards, have extra-curricular involvement, or are members of organizations MUST attach a co-curricular activity reporting form (may be obtained from the Student Affairs Office or at www.nicholls.edu/osa/) to each application submitted.
ALUMNI FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP [$800/semester]: The applicant must be a full-time student with a GPA of at least a 3.0. The applicant must be of junior standing 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 the application and must be from persons not related to the applicant. In order to keep the scholarship for the second semester, the applicant must maintain full-time status with at least a 3.0 core curriculum GPA and an overall GPA of 3.0.
NSU ALUMNI FEDERATION SCHOLAR/LEADER AWARDS [$800/semester] are awarded by the Nicholls State University Alumni Federation to full-time incoming freshmen with a 3.25 grade point average, an ACT score of 20 or above, at least five high school extracurricular activities, and three or more years of leadership duties. This scholarship is awarded for a one year period.
THE DEBBIE RAZIANO ENDOWED ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP [$500/semester]: The scholarship 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.