First-Time Freshman

Nicholls awards academic scholarships to first-time freshmen who meet certain criteria. In order for a first-time freshman to apply for the academic scholarship, please complete the following steps:

  1. Submit your ACT/SAT scores.
  2. Apply for admission at
  3. Must be admitted by January 5th.

Once we have received the above information, you will be sent a letter explaining the status of your scholarship file. Your high school transcript will automatically be downloaded from the Louisiana Board of Regents Student Transcript System (STS) once you have applied. Our academic scholarships begin at an ACT score of a 24, and all scholarships require a minimum high school GPA of a 3.0.  Applicants accepted for admission to Nicholls State University by January 5 may qualify to receive scholarships for 4 years based on their test scores and grade point average.  Eligible students will receive an invitation to our scholars banquet.  Students must attend the banquet to receive their offer or notify us if they are unable to attend.

This process is for first-time university applicants only. Transfer students should apply for scholarships once they start school.


If you have any questions, please contact Brandy St. Pierre, Assistant Director of Financial Aid/University Scholarships.  Contact information is as follows:

Phone:(985) 448-4411 or toll free at 1-877-NICHOLLS
Fax:(985) 448-4124
Location:Otto B. Candies Hall, Room 409