Available Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are available for the Spring 2017 semester.

** Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, March 31, 2017, or the deadline date noted in the scholarship description.  Applications are available 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.

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. Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

THE DANIEL LIRETTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University with a physical or mental disability. The applicant must be a resident of Lafourche Parish. The application must be accompanied by a letter of professional reference. The applicant must be able to document his/her disability. The applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 hours. The scholarship is valued at $500 for one semester.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

FIRST AMERICAN BANK SCHOLARSHIP [3 @ $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:  Ascension, Assumption, or St. James.  One recipient will be selected from each of the previously mentioned parishes.  The scholarship is valid for one semester. Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

THE JUAN VALENCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University in the College of Business, majoring in Accounting. The recipient will be a resident of St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, Orleans or Jefferson Parishes. The recipient will be classified as an undergraduate student in good academic standing with a minimum 2.75 GPA. The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for one year (two semesters) provided they maintain all eligibility criteria. The scholarship award is $250 per semester. Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

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. Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

THE RICHARD P. CHAMPAGNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University pursuing a degree in a field of service to persons with disabilities (ex. Medical Fields, Education, Psychology, Ministry, Social Work). The applicant must be a resident of Lafourche Parish. The application must be accompanied by a letter of professional reference. The applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 hours. The scholarship is valued at $500 for one semester.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

SGA GRADUATE STUDENT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP [6 @ $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. Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

THE SGA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $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. Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

THE STEPHANIE HEBERT INSURANCE AGENCY, INC SCHOLARSHIP [1@$250]: Awarded to a student enrolled at Nicholls State University who has been diagnosed with dyslexia and participates in programs provided by the Center for the Study of Dyslexia. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at Nicholls. (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 (eight semesters) provided he or she meets all the above criteria and maintains a 2.00 overall GPA. Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

 

The scholarships below are available for the Fall 2017 semester.

Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, March 31, 2017, or the deadline date noted in the scholarship description.  You may pick up a copy of the application 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.

ALUMNI FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $800]: awarded to a full-time student at Nicholls State University.  The applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of application.  The recipient will maintain a 3.0 GPA in core curriculum in addition to a cumulative 3.0 GPA.  The applicant must be classified at least a junior at the time of receipt of the scholarship.  Prior award of an Alumni Federation scholarship should not eliminate an applicant from current consideration.  Two letters of recommendation must accompany application and must be from persons not related to the applicant.  A copy of your college transcript and your co-curricular activity reporting form must accompany this application.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or online at https://www.nichollsalumni.org/page/alumni-scholarships

ALUMNI FEDERATION SCHOLAR LEADER SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $800]: Awarded to an incoming freshman for fall 2017. The applicant must register as a full-time student for the fall term. The applicant must have a high school GPA of 3.25 or higher with an ACT score of 20 or above. A list of high school extra-curricular activities (resume) must accompany the application. Applicant must show evidence of leadership through high extra-curricular and community activities. Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or online at https://www.nichollsalumni.org/page/alumni-scholarships

THE DEBBIE RAZIANO ENDOWED ALUMNI SCHOLARSHI [1 @ $500] is awarded to a full-time student who has achieved at least junior status. The recipient will have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. The recipient shall hold the scholarship for two consecutive semesters, provided all retention criteria are maintained.  The student will also be required to submit a co-curricular form showing active involvement in two (2) University sanctioned organizations and two (2) letters of recommendation. . Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or online at https://www.nichollsalumni.org/page/alumni-scholarships

F. SMITH KNOBLOCH SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $350]: awarded to a student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music (any of the 3 concentrations with piano as the major instrument) at the time of application. The student will have a 3.0 GPA at the time of application and maintain a 3.0 GPA to keep the scholarship for the second semester. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) hours per semester.  The student must show financial need.  Two (2) letters of recommendation must accompany the application.  The value of the scholarship is $350 per semester for the Fall and Spring semester. Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or online at https://www.nichollsalumni.org/page/alumni-scholarships

THE J. NANNIE ENDOWED ALUMNI SCHOLARSHI [1 @ $250] is awarded to a full-time student who has achieved at least sophomore status. The recipient will have and maintain at least a 3.2 GPA. The recipient shall hold the scholarship for two consecutive semesters, provided all retention criteria are maintained.  The student will also be required to submit a co-curricular form showing active involvement in at least one (1) University sanctioned organizations and two (2) academic and/or professional references (References must not be related to applicant). The applicant must also submit a typed 250-word essay detailing why he/she should receive the scholarship. . Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or online at https://www.nichollsalumni.org/page/alumni-scholarships

NICHOLLS ALUMNI LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]: To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, a student must have at least one parent who has completed a verified program of study at Nicholls. The student must also be a full-time student in good academic standing. The student must also submit 3 (three) letters of recommendation along with the application.  The student is awarded $500 per semester for the fall and spring semesters of the year awarded. Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or online at https://www.nichollsalumni.org/page/alumni-scholarships

PELTIER FOUNDATION NICHOLLS ALUMNI LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]: To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, a student must have at least one parent who has completed a verified program of study at Nicholls. The student must also be a full-time student in good academic standing. The student must also submit 3 (three) letters of recommendation along with the application. The student is awarded $500 per semester for the fall and spring semesters of the year awarded. Application available in the Scholarship Office or at https://www.nichollsalumni.org/page/alumni-scholarships

WOMEN’S BUSINESS ALLIANCE: The Women’s Business Alliance is now accepting applications for its 2017 Academic Scholarship Program.  The program is available to two types of female students pursuing higher education: the 2017 graduating high-school senior and the non-traditional student. The nontraditional student is one age 25 or older who has returned to a Louisiana college to pursue a degree. Applicants must be residents of Terrebonne and/or Lafourche Parishes.  Additional criteria for graduating seniors include a cumulative grade-point average of at least a 3.0 and be entering a Louisiana college during the 2017 year. Nontraditional applicants must have completed one semester of college and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. All applicants should visit www.wbahouma.org for further application requirements.  The scholarship program embodies the Women’s Business Alliance mission of improving the quality of life for women by empowering them in professional endeavors and personal relationships. The scholarship, awarded annually, aims to assist future women business leaders in pursuing their educational goals.  The application form and guidelines can be downloaded from www.wbahouma.org. Submission deadline for applicants is March 31, 2017.

 

The scholarships below are also available for the Fall 2017 semester.

Applications should be submitted no later than Tuesday, April 18, 2017, or the deadline date noted in the scholarship description.  You may pick up a copy of the application 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 AMANDA LARPENTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $250]: Awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University. If no full-time student qualifies for the award, it may be awarded to a student with a minimum of nine hours. The recipient must be a resident of Louisiana and a graduate of H.L. Bourgeois High School. The recipient may keep this scholarship for four years (eight semesters) if awarded to an entering freshman, provided he or she meets all of the above criteria and maintains a 2.00 overall GPA.  Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

THE EMMERY FAITH VAUGHN SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]:  is awarded to a first-time freshman enrolled full-time at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be a graduate of Ursuline High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. The student will have the minimum qualifications needed to be admitted to Nicholls State University. The scholarship will be awarded to students 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. Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

THE NORMAN SWANNER SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATES OF EDWARD DOUGLAS WHITE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND THIBODAUX HIGH SCHOOL [4@$250]: Awarded to three graduating seniors, two from Edward Douglas White Catholic High School and one from Thibodaux High School.  Each recipient must be a first-time full-time freshman at Nicholls State University.  To maintain the scholarship for the second semester, the students must be full-time and must maintain at least a 2.00 semester GPA. The scholarship will be awarded for two consecutive semesters to students who demonstrate financial need. The applicants must obtain the minimum ACT scores to be admitted to Nicholls State University. Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

THE NORMAN SWANNER SCHOLARSHIP FOR A GRADUATE OF CENTRAL LAFOURCHE HIGH SCHOOL [1@$250]: Awarded to a graduating high school senior from Central Lafourche 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. Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

THE NORMAN SWANNER SCHOLARSHIP FOR A GRADUATE OF SOUTH LAFOURCHE HIGH SCHOOL [1@ $250]: Awarded to a graduating high school senior from South Lafourche 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. Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

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. Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

THE THIBODAUX ROTARY CLUB will annually award $1,000.00 ($500 a semester) to a graduate of E.D. White Catholic High School and to a graduate of Thibodaux High School. The students must be seniors from E.D. White Catholic High School and Thibodaux High School. To receive the award, the recipients 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 students must also enroll as full-time students 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 are available at the Scholarship Office.

 

The following scholarship is available for Summer 2017.  The deadline date is April 29, 2017.

Applications are being accepted until April 29 at 5:00 p.m. for the Oscar Lee Putnam Cultural and Intellectual Enrichment Program. Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded for student projects, including:

  • performance of an original musical or theatrical work
  • research in the laboratory of a faculty mentor
  • research paper or thesis requiring the consultation of special collections
  • exhibition of a portfolio of art
  • research requiring field work or study

Students from all Louisiana colleges and universities are eligible and encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants must be Louisiana residents, be 23 years of age or younger, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and submit a Statement of Financial Condition.  To apply and learn more, visit tulane.edu/college/programs/putnam_grant.cfm or email donuts@tulane.edu.