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Available Scholarship Opportunities

Below is a list of scholarships that are available for the Fall 2014 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 unless otherwise noted. Applications should be submitted no later than FRIDAY, October 17, 2014, 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 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 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.

THE BOYSIE AND JOY BOLLINGER FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [3 @ $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 letters of reference must be submitted to the Scholarship Office.  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.

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 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.

THE LESLEY WHARTON MARCELLO ENDOWMENT FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION SERVICE [1 @ $250]:  Awarded to a full-time (12 hours) student in good standing with the university at the time of nomination.  The recipient should have worked in Student Publication at Nicholls State University for at least a semester prior to nomination.  The application will include an essay on why working on the university newspaper or yearbook has or will help them in their majors, careers, or life.  The application will include a letter of nomination from someone who is best suited to nominate the student for this award, preferably someone in Student Publications who has had a chance to observe the student.

LESTER & MYRTLE FREMIN CULINARY SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]: Awarded to a full-time Culinary Arts major with at least a 2.5 GPA. First priority will be given to employees of Flanagan’s Restaurant or Fremin’s Restaurant.

LORRAINE M. COOKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $200]: Awarded to an Education major.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time and must be of senior classification.  Applicants must be student teaching during the current semester.  A minimum 3.200 GPA is required.

LOUISIANA SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS EDUCATION FOUNDATION [1 @ $500]: Awarded to a full-time freshman majoring in Geomatics who is maintaining a 3.0 or above overall grade point average. Applications available at the Scholarship Office.

SGA LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP 1 @ $200 for a non-traditional freshman]: 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/.

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.

SGA LEADERSHIP GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [12 @ $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.

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