Available Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are available for the Fall 2019 semester.

** Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, July 19, 2019, or the deadline date noted in the scholarship description.  Complete your application today!  If the application is not available online, you can 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 50TH ANNIVERSARY FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time 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 student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

THE ALBERT “AL” CUNNINGHAM, JR. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University. The recipient will have a minimum grade point average of 3.25.  If the student is an entering freshman, the student will be TOPS qualified.  The recipient must have demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship is open to any major.

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 to the Scholarships Office once you’ve completed the application online.  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 BARTELS FAMILY FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University.  The recipient will be a resident of Lafourche or Terrebonne parish and must have graduated from a Louisiana high school.  The recipient must be awarded the federal Pell Grant. The recipient will be a first generation college student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. Each recipient will major either in Nursing or in Biological Sciences.  Each recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 2.66 GPA while earning at least 12 hours each semester.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

BLOCK AND BOUTERIE ATTORNEY AT LAW EXCELLENCE IN PRE-LAW SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]:  Awarded to a resident of Lafourche, Terrebonne, or Assumption parishes.  The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student majoring in Pre-Law at Nicholls State University.  The recipient may keep this scholarship for four years (eight regular semesters) provided he or she meets all the above criteria and maintains at least a 3.000 overall GPA.

THE BOURGEOIS EXCELLENCE IN CULINARY ARTS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1@$250]:  Awarded to a full-time student at Nicholls State University. The recipient must be a freshman who has earned at least a 2.50 GPA in high school and who plans to major in Culinary Arts. The recipient must be a resident of Lafourche, Terrebonne, or St. Mary parish. If there are no qualified students from the tri-parish area, students from any of the other parishes in Louisiana will be eligible. The recipient may keep this scholarship for four years provided he or she meets all the above criteria and maintains a 2.50 overall GPA.

THE BOYSIE AND JOY BOLLINGER FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [4 @ $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 are available in the Scholarship Office.

THE CAJUN FRENCH MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CFMA) BAYOU CAJUNS CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]:  is awarded to a full-time freshman at Nicholls State University.  The recipient must be a resident of one of the following parishes in the chapter:  Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Charles, or St. James.  The recipient must have financial need.  The recipient must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA.  A minor in French is preferred but not required.

CALLAIS COMPANIES ENDOWED II SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $750]:  Awarded to a full-time student at Nicholls State University.  The recipient must be an employee or dependent of an employee of a company owned by the Callais Family.  If a qualified employee or dependent are not available, the recipient must be a graduate of a Louisiana high school with a 2.50 GPA.  The qualifying companies are United Community Bank and Pelican Waste and Debris, LLC.

C.H. ‘BUMPER’ BURGUIERES ENDOWED 1ST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time, TOPS eligible student enrolled at Nicholls State University.  The recipient will be a resident of Louisiana living in Lafourche, St. Mary, or Terrebonne parish.  The recipient must be awarded the federal Pell Grant. The recipient will be a first generation college student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. Each recipient will be enrolled in either the College of Business or the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute.  Each recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 3.0 GPA while earning at least 12 hours each semester.  Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

CROSBY TUGS SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $250]:  Awarded to a South Lafourche resident with a 3.00 GPA.  First priority will be given to dependents of employees of Crosby Tugs, Inc.

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.

THE DANOS FAMILY FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time, TOPS qualified student enrolled at Nicholls State University. Preference will be given to students who graduated from a Lafourche or Terrebonne high school. The recipient will be a resident of Louisiana and must be awarded the federal Pell Grant. The recipient will be a first generation college student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

E. ANN BARKER, M.D. SCHOLARSHIP FUND [1 @ $500]: Awarded to a junior or senior enrolled in Nursing or Allied Health Sciences. The applicant must be full-time, or program full-time, and must be a resident of Terrebonne or Lafourche parish.  The applicant must be at least 23 years of age or older and must maintain a 2.50 GPA per semester.

THE ELLEN CANCIENNE ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $1000] is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University. Continuing students must have a 3.00 GPA to apply. Incoming freshmen must have the required GPA for admission into the university. The student awarded this scholarship may keep it up to eight semesters if they maintain a 3.00 GPA. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. The applicant must also have lost a parent due to brain cancer. If no applicant meets the criteria, an applicant who lost a parent due to cancer-related causes will receive the scholarship. If no applicant meets that criterion, an applicant who lost a parent will receive the scholarship. The applicant must also be a first generation college student.  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.

FORTY & EIGHT NURSING SCHOLARSHIP [2@ $500]: Awarded to a full-time Nursing major in the Bachelor’s Degree program.  The applicants must have completed at least one semester in the Nursing Curriculum.  Applicants must maintain a 2.000 Cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.000 GPA in all Nursing courses.  The applicants must also show evidence of need and be of honorable character and highly motivated. Application is available in the Scholarship Office.

THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE 52 SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]: is awarded to a full-time freshman enrolled at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be a resident of Lafourche Parish with a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher.  The student must be a declared Government, Political Science, or Criminal Justice major.  Preference will be given to a dependent of a First Responder.  The value of the scholarship is $250 for one semester only.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

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.  Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

THE GORDON “BUBBA” DOVE, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $2500] is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be a resident of Lafourche, Terrebonne, or Assumption parish.  The recipient will be enrolled in the Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management Program, the Maritime Management Program, or in any program in the College of Business.  The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for one year (two semesters) provided they have and maintain a 2.5 GPA.  The recipient will demonstrate community service involvement.  You must submit a copy of your updated co-curricular form with this application.  Financial need will be a consideration when awarding this scholarship.  The applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of Nicholls State University in the stipulated program.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.  Deadline date for scholarship application submission is Friday, August 23, 2019.

The 1969 GRADUATES OF THIBODAUX HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]:  is awarded to a graduate from Thibodaux High School. The 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 2.5 GPA. The scholarship will be awarded for two consecutive semesters to students who demonstrate financial need.

THE HELEN ALENE MELANCON EXCELLENCE IN WOMEN’S SOFTBALL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $375]: Awarded to a high school graduate who demonstrates strong academic and leadership achievements and is an athlete who will compete in intercollegiate softball at Nicholls State University. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student and be NCAA eligible. (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 they meet all the above criteria and maintains a 2.80 overall GPA.  The recipient must also demonstrate financial need.

THE HILDA CARLOS DUPLANTIS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [ 1 @ $250]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University with at least a 3.0 GPA. The recipient must be a resident of Louisiana and a graduate of Terrebonne High School or South Terrebonne High School. The recipient may keep this scholarship for two semesters provided he or she earns at least 12 hours and maintains a 3.0 overall grade point average.  The value of the scholarship is $250 per semester.

JAMES LYNN POWELL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $400]:  awarded annually to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University, of at least sophomore classification. Applicant must be a Louisiana resident and maintain at least a 2.00 semester GPA.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

THE JENNY HASTON, RN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $1000]:  is awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in Nursing at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be classified as a senior.  Applicants must provide a one page essay describing what empathy and patient advocacy means to them as a future registered nurse.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

THE JOCK H. CENAC 1st GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $1250]:  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 student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 3.0 GPA.  Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

JOE AND GINA SANFORD FAMILY ENDOWED 1ST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $625]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be a resident of Louisiana.  Each recipient will be a graduate of a high school located in the tri-city area of Morgan City, Berwick and Patterson.  The recipient must be awarded the federal Pell Grant. The recipient will be a first generation college student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. Each recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 3.0 GPA while earning at least 12 hours each semester.  Each recipient must also remain Pell Grant eligible.  Applications are available at 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.

L.C. “DIDI” LEVERT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $ 375] Awarded to a business major who is a descendent of a J.B. Levert Company employee.  Second priority goes to a business major who is a child of an employee of J.B. Levert Land Company and third, to a business major from Lafourche Parish.  The scholarship committee will select an applicant with at least a 2.00 GPA and full-time status.

THE La. GARDEN CLUB FEDERATION DISTRICT III KEVIN and ASHLEY RUSSO SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time (12 or more hours) student majoring in Biology, with a concentration in Environmental Biology, at Nicholls State University. The applicant must have attained sophomore, junior or senior standing and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.  The scholarship is valued at $500 per semester and will be awarded for one year.  To receive the scholarship for the second semester, the student must earn at least a 3.0 GPA and at least 12 hours.

THE LAVERNE LAWSON EXCELLENCE IN NURSING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $1,250]:  Awarded to a high school graduate of Central Lafourche High School who demonstrates strong academic and leadership achievements and plans to major in nursing 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 12 or more hours of credit courses.) The recipient may keep this scholarship for four years provided he or she meets all of the above criteria and maintains a 3.0 overall grade point average.

THE LEE A. MEYER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $2500]:  is awarded to a full-time (12 or more hours) first-time freshman student enrolled in Education at Nicholls State University. Applicants must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher.  The applicant must have demonstrated financial need.  The applicant must be a graduate of Assumption High School and a resident of Assumption Parish.  The applicant must be the first person in their family to attend college.  The applicant must also have had sustained employment during high school.  The recipient cannot receive any other scholarships, with the exception of TOPS, during the award year.  The scholarship is awarded for one year (fall and spring) only at $2500 per semester.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.  Deadline date for scholarship application submission is Friday, August 23, 2019.

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.

LOUISIANA SHRIMP ASSOCIATION ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN MARINE BIOLOGY [1@ $500]:  Awarded to a resident of Louisiana.  Preference will first be given to students whose family members are involved in the shrimp industry and second to those living in the eight-parish region served by Nicholls State University.  The recipient must be TOPS qualified, have a 3.000 GPA, and majoring in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology.

THE MICHAEL C. AND CHRISTINE P. BOURGEOIS #1 ENDOWED 1ST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP [3 @ $400]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University.  The recipient must be a U.S. citizen.  Each recipient will be a resident and registered voter of Ward 6 in Lafourche Parish and have graduated from E.D. White Catholic High School, Houma Christian School, or Thibodaux High School.  If a recipient has not reached age 18 yet, he or she must register to vote at age 18 in order to remain eligible to retain the scholarship for future semesters.  Students who meet all other criteria but were home schooled or passed the GED are also eligible to apply.  The recipient must have at least a 2.8 GPA.  The recipient must be awarded the federal Pell Grant. The recipient will be a first generation college student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. Each recipient will be enrolled in either in the College of Nursing, the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, or the College of Arts and Sciences.  Each recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 2.8 GPA while earning at least 12 hours each semester.  The recipient must also remain Pell Grant eligible.  Special consideration will be given to the applicant’s character, leadership and participation in professional or charitable organizations, as well as to honorably discharged members of the United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard.  Student must turn in a copy of their voter registration card.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

THE MITCH HEBERT ENDOWED FIRST GENERATION UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $1200]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be a graduate of a high school located in South Louisiana. The recipient will be a resident of Louisiana and must be awarded the federal Pell Grant. The recipient will be a first generation college student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. The recipient will be a full-time student who is a declared Art major.  The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 3.0 GPA.   Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

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 NORMAN SWANNER MEMORIAL 1st GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $500]:  is awarded to a full-time 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 student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 2.5 GPA.  Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

THE NORMAN SWANNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ALLIED HEALTH [1@ $250]:  is awarded to a full-time student majoring in a program of study within the Department of Allied Health Sciences. 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.

THE NORMAN SWANNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE BRIDGE TO INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM [1 @ $250]:  is awarded to a full-time student in the Bridge to Independence Program pursuing any traditional degree. The student will have the minimum ACT scores needed to be admitted to Nicholls State University. The scholarship will be awarded to students who can demonstrate financial need. The student must have and maintain a 2.0 GPA.  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.  Applicants must attach documentation showing they are enrolled in the Bridge to Independence Program.  The value of the scholarship is $250 per semester.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

THE NORMAN SWANNER SCHOLARSHIP FOR A GRADUATE OF THIBODAUX HIGH SCHOOL [1@$250]:  Awarded to one graduate from Thibodaux High School.  The recipient must be a first-time full-time freshman at Nicholls State University.   To maintain the scholarship for the second semester, the student 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.

DR. PHILIP ROBICHAUX, JR. ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $300]: Awarded to a rising or a first semester senior who is applying to medical school. The recipient must be a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University who will have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.25. The recipient may receive the scholarship for two consecutive semesters, provided he/she maintains a 3.25 GPA. The recipient need not reapply if the criteria are met during the first semester.

THE RANDOLPH AND CECILIA CHERAMIE MEMORIAL FIRST GENERATION ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN CULINARY ARTS [1@ $500] is awarded to a full-time student enrolled at Nicholls State University. Priority consideration will be given to a graduate of South Lafourche High School, Central Lafourche High School, or Grand Isle High School. If no qualified student applies from one of these high schools, consideration will then be given to a graduate of any Louisiana high school.  The recipient will be a resident of Louisiana and must be awarded the federal Pell Grant. The recipient will be a first generation college student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. The recipient shall declare his or her major to be Culinary Arts.  The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 2.66 GPA.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

REGIE TRUXILLO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $250]: Awarded to a dependent of an employee of Crosby Tugs, Inc.  Applicants must be full-time students who maintain a 2.5 grade-point average.

THE RESHENDA ROUNDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $450]:  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 form should show your current or past on-campus employment.  The scholarship is valued at $450 for one semester only.  Applications are available at 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 at the Scholarship Office.

THE ROBYN ADELE FORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION [1@ $250]:  is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a degree program in teacher education in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. The scholarship was established in support of a candidate who 1) has personally battled cancer or 2) has faced other challenges in obtaining his/her degree. The candidate must possess the qualities espoused by Robyn: intelligence, strength, laughter, wisdom, passion and a love of education. The recipient will be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior and have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher at the time of the award. The recipient shall hold the scholarship for two consecutive semesters. To receive the scholarship for a second semester, the recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Primary consideration must go to a candidate who is 1) battling cancer or 2) a cancer survivor. Should there not be qualified applicant whose life has been personally touched by cancer, the scholarship funds may be allocated to a candidate who has experienced other challenges in obtaining his/her degree. If these criteria are not met, the scholarship funds will be transferred to a subsequent semester for a candidate who meets the criteria.  Applications are available in the Scholarships Office.

THE SCLASS/GEE SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATION MAJORS [1 @ $300]: is awarded to a full-time (12 or more hours) student majoring in Education at Nicholls State University. Students majoring in Art, Music, and Math Education, who are in the College of Arts and Sciences, may apply.  Freshman applicants must have an ACT Score of 22 or higher with at least a 3.0 GPA.  Continuing students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.  The applicant must have a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file with the Office of Financial Aid.  The scholarship is valued at $300 per semester for two semesters.  The applicant must have documented evidence of the impact their service has had on a particular group or individual (ex. volunteerism, service learning, field-work, or internships that show civic responsibility and engagement).  A co-curricular form must be submitted to document your leadership experience. Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

SERGEANT BRADLEY J. BERGERON ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $375]:  Awarded to a full-time student with an overall GPA of 2.500. The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of 8 semesters.  The applicant must be a member or dependent of a member of the armed forces of the United States of America, including active duty, active reserve, or the National Guard. Retirees or members who have been honorably discharged and their dependents are also eligible to apply. Preference will be given to a member or the dependent of a member of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 156th Merchandized Infantry Regiment of the 256th Combat Brigade, whether active, retired, or honorably discharged.

SOUTH CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION (SCIA) SCHOLARSHIP [ 1 awarded]The applicant must be an employee or a dependent child of an employee of a SCIA member company.  Grandchildren of employees of a SCIA member company are eligible to apply as well.  The applicant must be considered a full-time student (12 or more hours).  The applicant must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.  If the applicant is a first-time freshman, he or she must have graduated from high school with at least a 2.5 GPA.  The applicant must be a resident of Lafourche, Terrebonne, or St. Mary parish and have graduated from a high school in one of these parishes.  The applicant must have remaining unmet need after their financial aid package is complete.  The applicant must not be in receipt of any academic scholarship aid.  The scholarship is valid for up to 4 years, provided the student maintains continuing eligibility criteria.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

 SGA LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $200 for freshman student; 3 @ $300 for continuing students]:  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/.

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.  Applications are 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.  Applications are available at 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.

THE STEPHEN AND REBECCA HULBERT ENDOWED FIRST GENERATION UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP [3 @ $500] is awarded to a full-time 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 student; neither the parents nor legal guardians will have earned a college degree. The recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they have and maintain at least a 2.66 GPA.   Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

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.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office.

TA WA SI ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $500]:  Awarded to a student with a 3.00 GPA who can demonstrate financial need.  The recipient will be a sophomore and may receive the scholarship for a maximum of six semesters, provided that he or she maintains a 3.00 GPA and full-time status. The recipient shall be a graduate of a Lafourche Parish school. If no applicant meets the criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to a qualifying student chosen from the eight-parish region served by Nicholls State University.

THEODORE L. “TEDDY” DUHE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES [1 @ $250]:  Awarded to full-time (12 or more hours) student at Nicholls State University. The student must have a declared major in any of the Allied Health Sciences programs (Athletic Training, Communicative Disorders, Dietetics, Health Science Professional Practice, and Health Science Supervision and Management). The recipient must have a 3.25 GPA. If the student is an entering freshman, he/she will be TOPS qualified.  The scholarship is for one year at $250 per semester.  Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

THIBODAUX REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP: [1 @ $1000]:  Awarded to a student with a declared major in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  The student must be enrolled full-time in NURS 222/223, 255, 355, 371, 381, 400, 420, or 428.  The student must have at least a 2.5 GPA or higher in courses that apply toward the BSN degree.  The student must be a resident of Lafourche, Terrebonne, Assumption, or St. Mary parish.  Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

THIBODAUX SERVICE LEAGUE FRESHMEN SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $500]:  The Thibodaux Service League will award a scholarship to a graduate of E.D. White Catholic High School and a graduate of Thibodaux High School. Each recipient must be a first-time freshman at Nicholls State University and must have maintained a 3.00 GPA in high school. The scholarship of $1,000 ($500 per semester) will be awarded for two consecutive semesters to students who demonstrate financial need. To maintain the scholarship for the second semester, the students must be full-time and must maintain at least a 2.50 GPA. 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 applicant must supply a resume or letter explaining their service.  Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

THIBODAUX VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP:  The applicant must be an active member in good standing of the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department or a dependent child of a member meeting the same criteria.  The applicant must be of good moral character.  The committee will take into consideration the quality of and length of service to the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department of the applicant or parent.  If the applicant is a first-time freshman, he or she must have graduated from high school with at least a 3.0 GPA.  In case of extreme financial need, the committee may waive down to a 2.5 grade point average.  The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at Nicholls State University and maintain full-time status.  The applicant must maintain an overall grade point average of at least 3.0.  The financial need of the applicant will be considered.  The scholarship will be applied to the remaining balance of tuition and fees after TOPS, institutional aid, and private scholarships are applied.  Those with no remaining eligibility may be awarded a set dollar amount to be determined at the time of awarding.  Applications are available at the Scholarship Office.

THE TINA HOWELL EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]: is awarded to a full-time (12 or more hours) student majoring in Education at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be a resident of Assumption Parish.  The recipient will be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior.  Preference will be given to sophomore standing.  The recipient will have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  The scholarship is valued at $250 per semester for up to 6 semesters as long as criteria are maintained.  In order to retain the scholarship for future semesters, the recipient must earn at least 12 hours each term with at least a 3.0 GPA.

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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