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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 unless otherwise indicated.  Applications should be submitted online no later than Thursday, April 2, 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.

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. Application is available in the Scholarship Office.

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.

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.

FIRST AMERICAN BANK SCHOLARSHIP [10 @ $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:  Lafourche, Jefferson, St. James, Assumption, St. Charles, St. John, Ascension, St. Tammany, East Baton Rouge, and Terrebonne.  One recipient will be selected from each of the previously mentioned parishes.  The scholarship is valid for one semester.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.  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.

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