Scholarship programs and funding are subject to change from year to year based upon funding levels and availability. The College of Business Administration is currently offering the following scholarships to all business majors. Certain scholarships have restrictions such as a minimum GPA in order to qualify so applicants are only able to be selected for those scholarships they qualify for. Also, please read the scholarship descriptions below in case there are any additional actions not requested on the application form that must be taken in order to fully meet the particular scholarship requirements. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59 PM, FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
JAMES J. BUQUET SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to one female and one male business student each year. Applicants must have earned at least 75 hours toward their degree, be classified as non-graduating and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are selected based on activities, GPA and need.
RIDLEY J. GROS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to one business major. Applicants must be classified as a junior and have a minimum 2.8 GPA. Recipients are selected predominantly on demonstrated leadership and the potential to excel in a leadership position. Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to reapply.
RIDLEY J. GROS, DEAN EMERITUS, SCHOLARSHIP IN MANAGEMENT
This scholarship was created by family and friends of Dr. Ridley J. Gros, Dean Emeritus. It is awarded to one management major who has earned between 60 and 89 non-development hours of credit. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are selected based on GPA, financial needs, involvement in student organizations, and other scholarships and financial aid. Previous recipients of this scholarship are eligible to reapply.
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL FINANCIAL NETWORK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a business junior or non-graduating senior. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Recipients are selected based on GPA, activities and financial need. A one-page essay outlining career goals and interest in financial services is required.
MIKE BAUER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding juniors or non-graduating seniors majoring in finance at Nicholls. The Mike Bauer Memorial Scholarship is a fully endowed scholarship and was created by Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bauer in memory of their son, Mike Bauer, who was an economics major at Nicholls. Recipients are selected based on character, academic performance and financial need. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, based on need & activities.
MR. AND MRS. O.J. CENAC SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a computer information systems junior or non-graduating senior. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and minimum 3.5 GPA in CIS courses and must have earned 15 credit hours of courses needed to complete the CIS degree. Selection is based on financial need and contribution to the CIS program.
NORMAN SWANNER “BIG BOY” MEMORIAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a full time business junior or senior. Must have graduated from E. D. White or Thibodaux High School and be a resident of Lafourche Parish. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.
GLENN WALTERS MARKETING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a marketing junior, who has earned between 60 and 89 non-developmental hours of credit. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are selected based on GPA.
IRVIN RYKER FINANCIAL PLANNING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a student in a field that could lead to a career in financial planning. The student must demonstrate an interest in financial planning in a brief one-page essay. Have achieved junior standing and have a minimum of two semesters remaining before graduation; Have a GPA of 3.0 or better; Be a first generation college student (Neither parent shall have graduated from college); If no applicant meets these criteria, other applicants may be considered; Must demonstrate financial need.
KLEEN FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS
This scholarship is awarded to a student achieving junior status upon completion of term of application; Full-time student enrolled in the College of Business; Non-traditional student (At least 24 years of age, delayed college enrollment after finishing high school or who has returned after an extended period of time, is considered financially independent for purposes of determining financial aid, works full-time or part-time, or who may be a single parent); 2.75 minimum GPA. Award could be for 2 semesters if recipient is a senior and maintains GPA; or 4 semesters total if recipient is a junior and maintains GPA.
CLIFT GRESHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to one full time business major with a 3.0 minimum GPA. Applicant must be of junior standing at the time of receipt of the scholarship. Two letters of recommendation must accompany the application.
DR. R. MORRIS COATS SCHOLARSHIP IN ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
This scholarship is awarded per year to a full time business student interested in economics and finance. Recipients are selected based on GPA, activities, and financial need. Applicants are required to provide a 1 page essay examining the following topic, “Why is service learning an important part of a college education?”
ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR ACCOUNTING MAJORS .
Students are encouraged to apply for a variety of other local, state and national scholarships through the Financial Aid Office.