Available Scholarship Opportunities

The scholarships below are available for the Fall 2021 semester.

Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, October 22, 2021, 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, or you can email brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu 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) or a high school resume to the Scholarship Office once an application has been completed.  The co-curricular form is available at https://www.nicholls.edu/student-affairs/

ANTHONY J. ROUSE, SR. FOOD ENTREPRENEURSHIP ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $625]:  is awarded to a full-time student at Nicholls State University who is at least a part-time employee of Rouses’ Supermarkets or the child of at least a part-time employee of Rouses’ Supermarkets. The recipient must be enrolled in one of the programs within the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute.  Preference will be given to candidates interested in food entrepreneurship.  The recipient must be a graduate of an accredited public or private high school. The recipient may keep this scholarship for one year provided he or she meets all the above criteria and maintains a 2.50 overall GPA.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

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 or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

THE BURT EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250] is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Nicholls State University. The recipient will be majoring in Education and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. The recipient will be classified as a junior.  The recipient must be a resident of Assumption Parish, residing in the town of Labadieville.  If no applicant meets the residency requirement, other towns in Assumption Parish may be considered.

THE ELWARD T. BRADY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 award]: Awarded to full-time (12 or more hours) students at Nicholls State University who have achieved at least sophomore status.  The recipients must have been residents of Assumption, St. Mary, or Terrebonne Parishes during their senior year in high school.  The applicants must have and maintain an overall grade point average of at least 3.0.  The applicants must have remaining financial aid need.  The scholarship will be applied to the remaining balance of mandatory tuition and fees after all federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships are applied.  Expenses for room and board will not be covered.  The scholarship will be awarded for one academic year, provided all previous requirements are met.  Recipients are allowed to reapply after the first year, provided all continuing eligibility requirements have been met.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

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 [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:  St. James, Assumption, and St. Charles.  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 or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

 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 or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

JOE AND GINA SANFORD FAMILY ENDOWED 1ST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP [3 @ $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.

THE JONATHAN SERIGNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDED BY THE NORMAN SWANNER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION [1 @ $250]:  Awarded to a graduating high school senior from Holy Cross 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 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.

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.

LAFOURCHE PARISH DISTRICT ATTORNEY SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $250]:  Awarded to a full-time student who has a 2.50 GPA and is a resident of Lafourche Parish.  The recipient may be of any undergraduate classification.  The recipient must be a Criminal Justice major.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

THE LEROY THERIOT MEAT & CHARCUTERIE CULINARY ARTS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1@ $625]:  is awarded to a full-time student at Nicholls State University who is at least a part-time employee of Rouses’ Supermarkets or the child of at least a part-time employee of Rouses’ Supermarkets. The recipient must be enrolled in one of the programs within the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute.  Preference will be given to candidates interested in the butcher crafts.  The recipient must be a graduate of an accredited public or private high school. The recipient may keep this scholarship for one year provided he or she meets all the above criteria and maintains a 2.50 overall GPA.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

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.  Applicants must be dependents of employees of the M&L Engines/Industries, Inc.

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, the College of Liberal Arts, or the College of Sciences and Technology.  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 or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

THE MICHAEL C. AND CHRISTINE P. BOURGEOIS #2 ENDOWED 1ST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP [3 @ $500]:  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 2.5 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 the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, or the College of Nursing.  Each recipient will be eligible to receive the award for a maximum of eight semesters provided they maintain a 2.5 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 or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

THE MICHAEL C. AND CHRISTINE P. BOURGEOIS #3 ENDOWED UPPER CLASSMEN/ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP [2 @ $750]:  will be awarded to full-time (9 or more hours) graduate students at Nicholls State University.  Each recipient must be a citizen of the United States and a registered voter in the Louisiana parish they reside in and must attach Voters ID Card to the application.  The recipient must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.  The student may receive the scholarship for up to four semesters, provided he or she continues to meet all necessary criteria.  Each recipient must be a Nicholls State University Upper Classman or Alumni.  Preference will be given to registered voters of Ward 6 in Lafourche Parish who are enrolled in the Specialist in School Psychology Graduate Program with the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.  Preference will be given to graduates of any high school in Lafourche or Terrebonne Parish.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

THE MICHAEL C. AND CHRISTINE P. BOURGEOIS #4 ENDOWED UPPER CLASSMEN/ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $200]:  will be awarded to full-time Junior, Senior, or Alumni graduate student at Nicholls State University.  Each recipient must be a citizen of the United States and a registered voter in Ward 6 of Lafourche Parish and must attach a copy of their Voters ID Card to the application.  The recipient must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above for a graduate student and 2.0 or above for an undergraduate student.  The student may receive the scholarship for one semester, but past recipients can reapply along with other applicants for consideration each fall and spring semester.  Each recipient must be a Nicholls State University Upper Classman or Alumni.  Preference will be given to graduates of any high school in Lafourche or Terrebonne Parish.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

THE RAMON J. LABAT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]: is awarded to an incoming freshman with a final high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The applicant must have an ACT composite score of at least 22.  Financial need will be a factor when selecting the recipient.  The scholarship is awarded for two semesters beginning in the fall semester.  To maintain the scholarship for the spring semester, the recipient must earn at least 12 hours with at least a 3.0 GPA at the end of the fall 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.

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 Scholarship Office or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

 SGA GRADUATE STUDENT LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP [7 @ $400]:  awarded to graduate students enrolled at Nicholls State University.  The recipients must have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.  The applicants must submit a resume or co-curricular form indicating past involvement in at least one Nicholls State University sanctioned campus organization.  The scholarship will be awarded for one semester at $400.  Recipients can receive the award only once.  Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

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 or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

THE SYNERGY BANK EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP [1 @ $250]:  is awarded to a full-time incoming/first-time 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.) Applications are available in the Scholarship Office or by emailing brandy.stpierre@nicholls.edu

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

The Oscar J. Tolmas Memorial Scholarship is being awarded to a child or direct descendant of someone who has served in either the United Stated Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve.  Applicants must be a high school junior as of Fall 2021 through 5th year senior in college.  Must be a resident of one of the following parishes/counties in Louisiana or Mississippi:  Ascension, Assumption, East Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Jefferson,
Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Saint Bernard, Saint Charles, Saint
Helena, Saint James, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Martin, Saint Mary, Saint
Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge parishes or
Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River counties.  Applicants must have a record of volunteerism and participation in extracurricular school activities.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Please check out our website for more information. This webpage includes information about the Swing Hard for Soldiers event on November 12th, where we award the scholarships:  https://www.kellygibsonfoundation.org/swing-hard-for-soldiers

The Carol Jorgensen Environmental Stewardship Scholarship is currently available.   The deadline date to apply is November 1, 2021.  This scholarship provides funds to a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline, including environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public administration, public policy, and related disciplines.  Click HERE to download the announcement and application details. 

The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. (NAJA) is awarded a graduate scholarship for students pursuing careers addressing the special needs of children and youth. The Betty W. Robbins Endowed Scholarship was established in 1995 by the Robbins family in memory of Betty Robbins of Ruston, Louisiana.  In order to apply, applicants must be in the following fields of study: Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health, Special Education, Speech Pathology, Exceptional Children, Remedial Skills Development, Hearing Impaired, Gifted and Talented, etc. For more information, please click HERE The application will close on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their application status in April 2022. 

Nursing Scholarships for First-Generation College Students

https://nursejournal.org/resources/financial-aid/nursing-scholarships-for-first-generation-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.