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Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for education majors. Application forms can be picked up in the Financial Aid Office in Otto Candies Hall.

For information on teacher loan forgiveness, visit the U.S. Department of Education Web site.

THE CAMILLE HEBERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION: 

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 BRAXTON HEBERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION: 

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 NORMAN SWANNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION: 

Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the College of Education. 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. Primary consideration must go to a resident of Lafourche Parish. Should there not be a qualified applicant from Lafourche Parish, the scholarship may be awarded to any other student who meets the criteria.

THE HELEN ALENE MELANCON EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:

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.

KEITH T. AND RITA R. HAMILTON ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION:

Awarded to a student with at least sophomore status and a minimum GPA of 3.250.  The recipient will perform three hours of service a week at a Lafourche or Terrebonne Parish elementary public school.  Service will consist of tutoring at-risk students, assisting teachers in the classroom environment, or performing other services as deemed appropriate by the Lafourche or Terrebonne Parish School Board staff and the Nicholls State University College of Education Supervisor of Student Teaching.

LORRAINE M. COOKS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: 

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.

PEGGY PALMER PERDUE SCHOLARSHIP:  

Awarded to a full-time education major of at least sophomore standing who is a resident of Morgan City.  Second preference goes to applicants from St. Mary parish.

FLORINE A. PETIT EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP:

Awarded to a full-time student of at least a junior standing majoring in Education, must be from the Tenth Ward of Lafourche Parish, and maintain a 2.500 GPA or better. The student must be able to show financial need.

POLICE JURY ASSOCIATION OF LOUISIANA SCHOLARSHIP:

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.

THE LINDSEY ROBERT FONTENOT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:

Awarded to a resident of either Terrebonne or Lafourche parish.  The recipient shall major in a field where he/she will be able to advocate against drinking and driving (Education, Nursing and Allied Health, Sociology).  The student must be enrolled full-time at Nicholls State University and have achieved junior standing.  The student must have a 2.0 GPA or better and have demonstrated need for financial assistance.  A letter demonstrating his/her commitment to strong work ethic and to community involvement must be submitted.  The recipient will also be required to perform 10 hours of service learning or community service each semester with the Terrebonne Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council.

 MARGARET V. JOLLEY FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student majoring in general family and consumer sciences. Applicants must be at least sophomore standing with a 3.0 GPA. Financial need, personality, character, purpose and leadership qualities are considered in addition to academic standing. The scholarship is valued at $300 annually; however, the value may increase as determined by the Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association.

LAFOURCHE ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, sponsored by the Lafourche Association of Family and Community Education, is awarded to a full-time student who has completed a minimum of 72 semester hours. Applicants must have a 3.0 or better GPA. Preference is given to Lafourche Parish residents but others are considered. The scholarship recipient receives $250 per semester for one year.


JUDY THERIOT LEADERSHIP AWARD

This $100 award is presented annually to a family and consumer sciences senior (90 or more credit hours earned) who is a full-time student and has earned at least a 2.7 overall GPA, with at least a 3.0 GPA in FACS courses.

 

Interested in helping our students?

Individuals, families or organizations that are interested in establishing an endowed fund to benefit the College of Education students and/or faculty at Nicholls State University, can contact Dr. Gregg Stall at 985.448.4317. All monies or physical donations are tax deductible.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS

Other scholarships for first time, continuing and transfer students can be found on the Financial Aid Web site.

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