Available Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are available for the Spring 2017 semester.

** Applications should be submitted no later than Monday, December 19, 2016, or the deadline date noted in the scholarship description.  Unless noted, you can complete the online application at the end of the page.  If you are unable to complete the online application, you may pick up a paper copy of the scholarship 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 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.

CAPITAL ONE BANK EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]: Awarded to a freshman who plans to major in Business and qualifies for the TOPS program.  The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at NSU.  The recipient may keep the scholarship for four years (eight semesters) provided he or she meets all the criteria and maintains a 3.000 overall GPA.  The recipient must demonstrate financial need.  Income must fall in the low to moderate range.

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.

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.  Application available in 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.

FIRST AMERICAN BANK SCHOLARSHIP [7 @ $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, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, or Terrebonne.  One recipient will be selected from each of the previously mentioned parishes.  The scholarship is valid for one semester. Applications available in the Scholarship Office.

FLORINE A. PETIT EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $200]: 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 2.5 GPA or better. Student must be able to show financial need.

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 available in the Scholarship Office.

JOSEPH M. MOLL III AND PAMELA GUEYDAN SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]: Awarded to a full-time “TOPS” qualified student with at least a 3.000 GPA.  The recipient may major in any academic program.  This scholarship is valid for one year.

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.

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.

LAFOURCHE BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $250]: Awarded to an applicant who has a 2.50 GPA and is a graduate of a Lafourche Parish High School.  The applicant must have completed at least 25 semester hours prior to applying.  Preference will be given to students who are within the Law Option Curriculum (Pre-Law).

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.

LESTER & MYRTLE FREMIN CULINARY SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]: Awarded to a full-time Culinary Arts major with at least a 2.50 GPA. First priority given to employees of Flanagan’s Restaurant or Fremin’s Restaurant.

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.

M & L ENGINES/INDUSTRIES, INC. SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]: Awarded to an incoming freshman only until the end of their first year. The applicant must be a full-time student, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and must be a resident of Lafourche or Terrebonne Parish. Priority is given to dependents of employees of the M&L Engines/Industries, Inc.

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 RESHENDA ROUNDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University. Interested applicants must have at least a 2.5 Cumulative GPA.  The applicant must be a current or former on-campus student worker.  The applicant must submit a co-curricular form.  The scholarship is valued at $450 for one semester only. Application is 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.  Application available in the Scholarship Office.

ROBERT WAYNE FOLSE SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $300]: Awarded to a graduate of Central Lafourche High School with a minimum 2.55 high school GPA.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time.

SGA GRADUATE STUDENT LEADERSHIP 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.

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 first-time freshman; 1 @ $300 for a continuing student]: 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/.

STUART A. LIRETTE, Sr., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY STUDIES [1@$500]: Awarded to a TOPS qualified student majoring in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Biology.  The recipient must be a full-time student maintaining an overall 2.50 GPA.

THIBODAUX SERVICE LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $1500]: awarded for one semester to a full time student in good standing of his or her junior or senior year with a semester and cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.5. Besides being of outstanding character and reputation, the recipient must have a background of volunteerism in the community or at Nicholls. A co-curricular form must be attached to the application. Application is 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.

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.

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