Financial Aid

Available Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are available for the Fall 2021 semester.

Applications should be submitted no later than close of business on the deadline date noted in the scholarship description.  You can pick up a copy of the application in the Scholarship Office, or you can email for a copy.

**Students who have received other scholarships/awards, have extra-curricular involvement, or are members of organizations may submit a co-curricular activity reporting form (may be obtained from the Student Affairs Office).  The co-curricular form is available at

THE F. MAX HARDBERGER SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a full-time senior who is majoring in Pre-Medicine/Biology. The applicant will have at least a GPA of 3.5. The recipient may receive the scholarship for two consecutive semesters, provided he/she maintains a 3.5 GPA and full-time status. The recipient need not reapply if the criteria are met during the first semester.  Applications are available in the Scholarships Office.  Applications are due no later than close of business Friday, July 9, 2021.

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.  Applications are due no later than close of business Friday, July 23, 2021.

THE HELEN ALENE MELANCON EXCELLENCE IN MEN’S BASEBALL 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 Baseball 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 must be receiving an athletic scholarship in baseball.  If awarded, the athletic scholarship may be reduced by the value of this award.  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.  Applications are available in the Scholarships Office.  Applications are due no later than close of business Friday, July 9, 2021.

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 General Studies Associate Degree Program or the College of Business Administration.  Email for an application or pick one up at the Scholarships Office.  Applications are due no later than close of business Friday, May 14, 2021.

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.  Email for an application or pick one up at the Scholarships Office.  Applications are due no later than close of business Friday, May 14, 2021.

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. The applicant must be a dependent of an employee of the M&L Engines/Industries, Inc.  Email for an application or pick one up at the Scholarships Office.  Applications are due no later than close of business Friday, May 14, 2021.

THE SYNERGY BANK EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]:  is awarded to a full-time incoming freshman who plans to major in Business at Nicholls State University. The applicant will have a 3.25 high school GPA and an ACT composite score of 20 or above. The applicant must submit a high school resume listing all high school extracurricular activities.  The applicant must also submit a list of leadership, non-high school related extracurricular, and community activities.  Awarded scholarships will be in the amount of $250 per semester for one year only.  The applicant must submit a typed 250-word essay detailing why he/she should receive the scholarship. The applicant must also provide two academic and/or professional references.  (References must not be related to the applicant.)  Email for an application or pick one up at the Scholarships Office.  Applications are due no later than close of business Friday, May 14, 2021.


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

The South Central Industrial Association (SCIA) Merit-Based Scholarship will be awarded to a dependent child of an employee of a SCIA member company (Nicholls is a member) in good standing or to a child of a SCIA member firm in good standing.    The applicant must have a high school GPA of at  least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT composite of 20.  The applicant must have two letters of recommendation, one from an educator and one from an outside source (not a relative) included in their application.  Applicants must have participated in extra curricular activities and provide community service activities OR must have work experience in its place.  The applicant must also include a 500-700 word essay on one of the questions provided.  Applicants must attend an accredited Louisiana 2 or 4 year college program.  One scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of a  Terrebonne high school.  The scholarship application and essay questions can be found here

The Mildred D. Higgins High School Scholarship is available for 2021 high school graduates.  Scholarship recipients must enroll at least full-time during the 2021-2022 academic year in a program that leads to a college degree or certificate at a LASFAA member institution.  The deadline date is June 30, 2021.  For more information and to apply visit

The Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship is a competitive scholarship that awards $2,000 annually for an undergraduate student and $3,000 annually to a graduate student pursuing a degree in forestry, wildlife or marine science at a Louisiana Public College or University. The cumulative maximum award is $12,000 for up to three years of undergraduate study and two years of graduate study.  All applicants must also have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the July 1 prior to the academic year you wish to be considered.

Watermark is offering the Watermark Scholars scholarship to women in STEM scholarships for the fall 2021 academic term to provide much-needed support for college students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)-related studies and careers.  Two students will be selected from the pool of applicants, and awardees will each receive $5,000 to help continue their education.  To participate in the Watermark Scholars program, applicants are asked to submit either a written essay, up to 500 words, or a short video on the topic of “Who has inspired you to pursue a career in science or technology, and what do you want to achieve upon graduation?” We’re looking for students who have been inspired by recent events and changes in learning and want to make a difference in their careers!  The deadline to submit entries is July 15, 2021.  For more information and to apply for the scholarship, click here.

The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship is available for students who are battling epilepsy. Two students will be awarded five hundred dollars to use towards their educational expenses. This is an unrestricted scholarship and the recipients are able to use the funds as needed to help them with their educational expenses. To qualify to apply, we require the following:

  • Student must be graduating from high school, an undergraduate, or graduate student
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Obtain at least a 3.0 GPA and provide the most recent transcript
  • List one personal reference and one professional. Professional can be a teacher if not employed.
  • Letter from licensed physician confirming your diagnosis
  • Fill out application and submit a 500 word essay on what you want to accomplish and your future goals.

Essays must be put into a word document and sent in along with application to Please put in the subject box “Defeating Epilepsy Scholarship Fund” when emailing application. Applications are reviewed by our scholarship team. Please download our application form and submit with your essay.  Applications are accepted from January 1st to June 1st and winners are announced by August 1st. We encourage those who qualify to apply and work towards defeating epilepsy.

Scholarships for High School Seniors/ Incoming College Freshman:

Chevron Corporate Scholars 2021

up to $15,000
Computer Science, Engineering
California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas

Deadline: 7/1/2021

Enterprise Holdings Road Forward Scholarship
Up to $12,222.22 
High School Senior/Incoming Freshman
attending UNCF Affiliate Institutions
Deadline: 6/2/21
Scholarships for College Students:

Reckitt Scholars 2021

Up to $10,000
College Freshman


Deadline: 6/15/21
Target Scholars
$5,000 Scholarship Opportunity
open to 16 HBCUs
College Freshman
Deadline: 6/16/21


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.