Available Scholarship Opportunities

The scholarships below are available for the Fall 2021 semester.

Applications should be submitted no later than close of business August 19, 2021.  You can pick up a copy of the application in the Scholarship Office, or you can email brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu for a copy.

THE NORMAN SWANNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN NURSING [1 @ $250]:  is awarded to a full-time student majoring in Nursing. 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.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or by contacting Dr. Raquel Engolio in the Nursing Department.  Application deadline is close of business August 19, 2021.

THIBODAUX REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM AUXILIARY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $ 1000]:  is awarded to a student with a declared major of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The applicant must be enrolled full-time in NURS 222/223, 255, 355, 371, 381, 400, 420, or 428.  The recipient must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA or higher in courses that apply toward their BSN degree.  The applicant must also be a resident of Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption, or St. Mary Parish. Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or by contacting Dr. Raquel Engolio in the Nursing Department.  Application deadline is close of business August 19, 2021.



The scholarships below are available for Fall 2021 from outside organizations:

Warrick Dunn Charities, Inc. is pleased to announce that our Hearts for Community Service Scholarship program will be awarding $50,000 in merit-based financial awards for the 2021-2022 academic year. This scholarship opportunity was made possible through the generous support of the American Opportunity Foundation and rewards students who are active volunteers in their local communities and are pursuing post-secondary degrees from institutions of higher education. Individual scholarship awards in the amount of $5,000 will be offered to applicants who are Florida, Georgia and Louisiana residents and meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Participation in volunteer service in their local community
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Attendance or admittance in post-secondary education for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

Scholarship applications will be accepted until July 31st through our website (listed below).  Attached you will find marketing assets that can be customized and shared with your students via email or social media.  To find out more about the scholarships please visit our website https://wdc.org/hearts-for-community-scholarships/.


CLICK HEREto start or view the application page. We encourage you to start the application today.

Deadline: 7/29/2021

This scholarship is for students who:

  • Are current high school graduates, who plan to enroll full-time, as a first-year college student during the fall semester of 2021, at a U.S.-located, four-year accredited, not-for-profit college or university; or two-year accredited, not-for-profit community college. 
  • Are interested in pursuing either a clinical career path (e.g., pharmacist, physician, practitioner, nurse) or non-clinical career path (e.g., accounting, business administration, human resources, marketing, public policy) career path in the healthcare industry.


  • MINIMUM GPA: 2.5
  • ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION: Incoming College Freshman
  • MAJORS: Clinical Career Path, Non-clinical Career Path
  • HOME STATES: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, Washington 

View More United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Opportunities Here. 


Nursing Scholarships for First-Generation College Students


The College Ave Monthly $1000 Scholarship Sweepstakes is available for students.  You can enter to win here A new winner is selected each month, so be sure to enter to win each month.

The Citizens Scholarship Sweepstakes is open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students as well as their parents or sponsors to help them pay for college. Entering is easy, all they need to do is fill out the registration form online and submit.

The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award is available for students to apply for.  You can enter to win here 12 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a scholarship to help cover college expenses.