Below is a list of scholarships that are available for the Spring 2016 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 Friday, February 5, 2016, 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 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 BARBARA MCCREA HAMM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $500]: Awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University. Continuing students must have at least a 3.25 GPA. Freshman must be TOPS qualified. The student must be majoring in accounting or finance. The student must also show financial need.
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 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. Applications available at 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.
D’ARCHANGELO EXCELLENCE IN ACCOUNTING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1@$250]: Awarded to a full-time freshman majoring in accounting. The recipient must maintain an overall GPA of at least a 2.000 and a 2.500 average in Accounting. This scholarship is valid for eight semesters at $250 each semester provided all criteria is met.
FIRST AMERICAN BANK SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500 each]: Awarded to a full-time dependent student with low to moderate family income. The applicant must maintain a minimum 2.50 GPA and be of at least sophomore standing. The applicant must reside in the following parish: Ascension. One recipient will be selected. The scholarship is valid for one semester.
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.
K & B MACHINE WORKS, INC. SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250 per semester for one year]: Awarded to a dependent of an employee of K & B Machine Works, Inc. Applicants must have attended a Louisiana Technical College, earned a GED, or graduated from an accredited high school. Applicants must be enrolled full-time or program full-time and must maintain a 2.50 semester GPA. Applicant must also be enrolled in the Department of Engineering Technology Program, General Studies Associate Degree Program or the College of Business Administration.
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. Application is available at the Scholarship Office.
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 3.20 GPA is required.
THE NICHOLAS LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]: Awarded to a full-time (12 hours) student of junior status or better majoring in either Information Systems or Computer Science. The applicant must be a resident of Lafourche, Terrebonne, or Assumption Parish with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA.
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.
THE ROBYN ADELE FORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION [1 @ $250]: awarded to a fulltime student enrolled in a degree program in teacher education in the College of Education. The scholarship was established in support of a candidate who 1) has personally battled cancer or 2) has faced other challenges in obtaining his/her degree. The candidate must possess the qualities espoused by Robyn: intelligence, strength, laughter, wisdom, passion and a love of education. The recipient will be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior and have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher at the time of the award. The recipient shall hold the scholarship for two consecutive semesters. To receive the scholarship for a second semester, the recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Primary consideration must go to a candidate who is 1) battling cancer or 2) a cancer survivor. Should there not be qualified applicant whose life has been personally touched by cancer, the scholarship funds may be allocated to a candidate who has experienced other challenges in obtaining his/her degree. Application is 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 available in the Scholarship Office.
SGA LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $200 for a 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/.
SGA LEADERSHIP GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [8 @ $400]: 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 $400. Recipient can receive the award only once. Application is available at the Scholarship Office.
SGT. CALVIN HEBERT SCHOLARSHIP [1@$250]: Awarded to a graduate of a Terrebonne Parish public school and must live in Terrebonne Parish. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student and must have at least a 1.800 GPA from high school and at least a 2.500 college GPA.
THE THIBODAUX ROTARY CLUB will annually award $1,000.00 ($500 a semester) to a graduate of Thibodaux High School. The student must be a recent graduating senior from Thibodaux High School. To receive the award, the recipient must graduate from their respective high schools. Preference will be given to students who have participated in community service activities, whether through service organizations in high school or on their own initiative. The student must also enroll as a full-time student at Nicholls State University upon graduation from high school. Financial need will be a consideration when awarding this scholarship. The applicant must supply the Scholarship Office with a completed Co-Curricular Form available at https://www.nicholls.edu/osa/ or in the Office of Student Affairs. Applications available in the Scholarship Office.
THE WILDON J. “JACK” AND CLAIRE SHINN SCHOLARSHIP IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC [1 @ $250] is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Department of Music. The recipient will be classified as either a sophomore or junior and will have earned a 2.50 GPA at the time of the award. The recipient shall hold the scholarship for two consecutive semesters, providing all of the above criteria is met. The recipient must be a woodwind major currently enrolled in studio lesson and a major ensemble. Applications are 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.
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