Nicholls State University


First-Time Freshman

We offer academic scholarships to first-time freshmen who meet certain criteria. To be considered, you’ll need to:

  1. Submit your ACT/SAT scores at the time of application, but prior to applying would be best
  2. Apply for admission
  3. Be admitted for consideration by January 5th of your senior year

Our academic scholarships begin with an ACT composite score of a 21* and a minimum high school GPA of a 3.5 (unweighted).  Those with at least 24 ACT composite score and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) may also be considered.  Applicants accepted for admission by January 5th may qualify to receive scholarships for 4 years.  All qualifying criteria (high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores) are needed by the January 5th deadline.

If you’ve met the criteria above, you’ll receive an invitation to our scholars banquet. If you’re unable to attend, you’ll need to notify us.

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

*Students completing an approved home-study program will be required to earn an ACT composite score of 23 or higher.

Scholarship Awards Per Year**
GPA Academic Honor Room and Board
4.0 $5,000 $4,500
3.9 $4,500 $4,000
3.8 $4,000 $3,500
3.7 $3,500 $3,000
3.6 $3,500 $2,500
3.5 $3,000 $2,000

**The scholarship amounts are subject to change based on university funding.

Students can also find available scholarship opportunities here.  We also have outside scholarships, not affiliated with Nicholls available here.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Brandy St. Pierre, Assistant Director of Financial Aid/University Scholarships
Phone: (985) 448-4411
Fax: (985) 448-4124
Location: Otto B. Candies Hall, Room 409