College Specific Scholarships



Most of our state supported universities choose their recipients from outstanding high school graduates who file an application with the individual university, complete ACT testing by October or December of their senior year with a minimum composite score of 25, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Students should have ACT scores sent directly to colleges.  Application forms can be obtained from the university’s scholarship and testing office.


Grambling University Ray D. Molo Alumni Chapter Book Stipend* Awarded to a graduating Calcasieu Parish senior who has a 2.5 GPA or better and plans to attend Grambling.  An essay is required.  Amount: $1,000        


Lady of the Lake Franciscan Scholars  Awarded each year to five incoming freshmen who demonstrate service and leadership abilities as well as competitiveness.  Must have a 3.5 GPA or better and a 22 ACT score.  An essay is required.   


Louisiana College Scholarships:  Seniors having an ACT composite of at least 25 or SAT total of 1150 and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in academic subjects are eligible to apply.  Persons meeting the criteria will be competing for the following scholarships:  Louisiana College Top 20 Scholars and Presidential Scholars


LSU Alumni Scholarship:  100 students are selected on the basis of grades plus ACT and/or National Merit Selection Index scores.  ACT scores should be 31 or better.  To apply, students must complete scholarship and admissions applications, an essay, and a list of activities and awards.


LSU Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship Each year LSU awards the Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship to approximately 100 entering freshmen.  Applicants must demonstrate excellent leadership skills and possess a commendable high school academic record.


LSU-Delta Chi Tiger Leaders Scholarship Awarded to a graduating high school male who plans to attend LSU.  Amount:  $1,000               


LSU Honor Scholarships:  Awarded to 500 students who are either a finalist or semifinalist in National Merit Scholarship Program or have an ACT composite of at least 26 with an “A” average in English and Math.  To apply, students must complete applications, an essay, and a list of activities and awards.


LSU Jared Rachel Memorial Scholarship-Phi Kappa Psi Awarded to a high school male that who will  attend LSU in the fall following high school graduation.  Selection based on GPA, community involvement and leadership.  Amount:  $500          


LSU LA-STEM Research Scholars Program This program was developed to increase the number of under-represented students seeking (Ph.D.) degrees in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).  Students must have a 3.5 – 4.0 GPA and a minimum ACT score of 24.  Applicant must be nominated by their high school based on academic excellence and extraordinary potential for scholarship success.  Interested students should see the senior counselor to be considered for this award.  Amount:  Valued at over $2,000/year.


LSU Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Scholarship * Male high school student entering college.  The criteria considered for this award is academics, leadership, athletics, and community service.  The amount of the award is $1,000. 


LSU Valedictorian Scholarship:  Students who are certified as valedictorian by their high school. Student must have a 4.0 or higher GPA.


Louisiana Tech:  Scholarships are offered through the General Scholarship program as well as scholarships in each of the five colleges:  Administration and Business, Applied and Natural Sciences, Education, Engineering and Science, and Liberal Arts.  


MSU Board of Supervisors Academic Scholarships:  Awarded to outstanding LA high school graduates based on a combination of high school grades and ACT/SAT scores.  Scholarships are $2,800(subject to change) per academic year.


McNeese Com-STEM Scholarship Eligibility requirements for this award include achieving a high score on the ACT/SAT, earning an excellent high school grade point average and pursuing the associate or bachelor’s degree in STEM disciplines at McNeese.


MSU Distinguished Achievement Award:  Available to incoming freshmen who have achieved academic and leadership success.  The award is typically $500-$1,500 per year (subject to change).


MSU Enrollment Management Scholarship:  Available to first-time McNeese attendees.  Selection is based on GPA, ACT, class rank, and/or other qualities which demonstrate the potential for success at the college level.


MSU H.C. Drew Foundation Scholarships:  Awarded to students who major in one of the following disciplines:  Accounting, Ag Sciences, Chemistry, Clinical Lab Science, Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Finance, Teacher Education, Engineering, Nursing, Nutrition and Family Studies, Paralegal Studies, Biological Sciences with a Premedicine Concentration, and Special Education.  Selection is made based on a combination of high school grades and ACT/SAT scores (subject to funding).


McNeese Honors College Scholarship:  Applicants must have at least a 3.4 GPA and 27 on ACT.  The award value:  Up to $34,784.


McNeese Orthopedic Disabilities Scholarship* Applicant must have a physician verified orthopedic disability, acceptable academic credentials, and applied for McNeese admissions.  Standardized test scores, grade point average, courses completed, extracurricular activities/participation and leadership positions/potential.


Nicholls University Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors Education Foundation Scholarship  Awarded to a high school senior residing in Louisiana who is planning to pursue a career in surveying through the “Geomatics” program at Nicholls University.  Amount:  $4,000


Southeastern Louisiana University Leadership Scholarship  Graduating high school students planning to attend Southeastern Louisiana University, has a 2.5 GPA or above, has demonstrated strong leadership in their high school career, and plans to join a student organization at the college level and become an active member are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Amount:  $500 for the first four semesters with an option for continued scholarships in later semesters.


Southern University Alumni Federation Lake Charles Chapter Book Stipend Award  The Lake Charles Chapter of the Southern University Alumni Federation awards a book stipend of $500 annually to a graduating high school senior.  Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or above, an ACT score of at least 20, and plan to attend Southern University in the fall following high school graduation. 


Sowela Technical Community College Scholarships:  High school seniors that plan to attend Sowela Technical Community College after graduating from high school should contact the Financial Aid Director in the Financial Aid office.  The number is 491-2688.  Students may also visit this office before graduation and apply for a scholarship and financial aid or apply for a scholarship online at 


Tulane Legislative Scholarship* Each Louisiana state senator and representative nominates one scholarship recipient each year who meets or exceeds the following criteria:  permanent resident of Louisiana and graduate of a Louisiana high school, 27 or higher composite ACT, ranked in top 25% of the graduating class, and admitted to a full-time undergraduate division of Tulane University.  To learn more about each legislator’s process for awarding his/her scholarship, contact your state legislature and provide a copy of your resume along with a cover letter expressing your interest in the scholarship.  You may access legislator contact information at  The value of the scholarship changes with tuition each year.  Receipt of the scholarship one year does not guarantee receipt of the scholarship in subsequent years.


Tulane Valedictorian Scholarship:  Students who are certified as a valedictorian by their high school.  The applicant must have a 4.0 GPA or higher.