New Freshman Scholarships

Southeastern offers scholarship opportunities for incoming freshman on the basis of demonstrated ability, without regard for financial need.  All Southeastern scholarships are awarded on a funds available basis and are subject to change.

Priority Honors and Honors Scholarships

The Southeastern application for admission serves as the application for all New Freshman Scholarships, no separate scholarship application is needed. Students should apply for admission by the priority deadlines indicated below to be eligible for Southeastern's best scholarships. Students should submit their ACT or SAT scores and high school transcript(s) with GPA by May 31 of their senior year. 

 

Eligibility:

  • Any student admitted to Southeastern with a 23 or higher ACT and a minimum 3.5 high school grade point average (unweighted) or a 24 or higher ACT and a 3.0 high school grade point average (unweighted) qualifies for a scholarship at Southeastern.

  • Housing and meal supplements are ONLY available to students who continuously live on campus beginning with their first semester of enrollment.

  • All scholarships are awarded for eight continuous semesters provided retention requirements are met.

  • Qualifying students are also eligible for the Summer Scholars program that allows freshmen to start classes in the summer after high school graduation at a greatly reduced cost.  Tuition is waived for up to 6 hours (typically 2 classes). 

 

Deadline for Priority Honors Scholarships:

  • Entering Summer/Fall: Apply by January 15
  • Entering Spring: Apply by September 15

 

Award Notification:

  • Scholarship offers will be mailed to the students mailing address. 
  • Students are instructed to view, accept, or decline their scholarship offer on their LeoNet account. 

Priority Honors Scholarships

Those who meet the above deadlines are eligible for our best scholarships, our Priority Honors Scholarships.

High School GPA 3.5 - 4.0

  Tuition and Fees* TOPS* Scholarship Award* Annual Out of Pocket Expense Housing and Meal Award*
ACT 30+ $8,765 $6,452 $4,000 $0 $3,000
ACT 27-29 $8,765 $6,452 $3,750 $0 $2,000
ACT 24-26 $8,765 $6,052 $2,500 $213 $1,000
ACT 23 $8,765 $6,052 $1,000 $1,713

 

High School GPA 3.0 - 3.49

  Tuition and Fees* TOPS* Scholarship Award* Annual Out of Pocket Expense Housing and Meal Award*
ACT 30+ $8,765 $6,452 $4,000 $0 $3,000
ACT 27-29 $8,765 $6,452 $3,250 $0 $2,000
ACT 24-26 $8,765 $6,052 $2,000 $713 $1,000

 

*Costs and awards are estimated based on Fall 2020 information.
Out of Pocket figures exclude housing and dining fees.


Honors Scholarships

Those who apply after the above deadlines are eligible for the Honors Scholarship levels.

High School GPA 3.5 - 4.0

  Tuition and Fees* TOPS* Scholarship Award* Annual Out of Pocket Expense Housing and Meal Award*
ACT 30+ $8,765 $6,452 $3,000 $0 $2,000
ACT 27-29 $8,765 $6,452 $2,500 $0 $1,500
ACT 24-26 $8,765 $6,052 $1,800 $913 $750
ACT 23 $8,765 $6,052 $500 $2,213

 

High School GPA 3.0 - 3.49

  Tuition and Fees* TOPS* Scholarship Award* Annual Out of Pocket Expense Housing and Meal Award*
ACT 30+ $8,765 $6,452 $2,500 $0 $2,000
ACT 27-29 $8,765 $6,452 $1,800 $513 $1,500
ACT 24-26 $8,765 $6,052 $1,000 $1,713 $750

 

*Costs and awards are estimated based on Fall 2020 information.
Out of Pocket figures exclude housing and dining fees.


Dual Enrollment 15+ Completion Award

Students who complete 15 or more Southeastern dual enrollment credit hours can also receive a $1000 ($500 Fall; $500 Spring) supplementary award for their first year at Southeastern only, contingent on the availability of funds, upon meeting the following criteria:

  • Completion of a minimum of 15 Southeastern dual enrollment credits with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Full time enrollment at Southeastern for the first Fall semester following their high school graduation. 

 Southeastern Merit Award

  • National Merit finalist or semifinalist

  • $1000/semester for 8 semesters

  • Students must submit proof of National Merit finalist or semifinalist standing to the Office of Financial Aid at scholarships@selu.edu to receive this award.

 Scholarship Retention Requirements:

  • You must earn a MINIMUM 3.0 SEMESTER & CUMULATIVE GPA

  • You must be continuously enrolled full-time each semester (minimum 12 hours).

  • You must attempt and pass no less than 30 hours per academic year.  The academic year is defined as the combination of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, and/or dual enrollment courses are not applicable to the 30 hour requirement.