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 August 1 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. Below is a scholarship grid that indicates the annual scholarship award students may qualify to receive. Eligibility is based on full-time
status. 

High School GPA 3.5 – 4.0

  Tuition and Fees* TOPS* Scholarship Award* Housing and Meal Award*
ACT 30+ $8,889 $6,452 (GPA 3.50 & above)
$4,000 $3,000
ACT 27-29 $8,889 $6,452 (GPA 3.5 & above) $3,750 $2,000
ACT 24-26 $8,889 $6,052 (GPA 3.25 & above) $2,500 $1,000
ACT 23 $8,889 $6,052 (GPA 3.25  & above) $1,000

 

High School GPA 3.0 – 3.49

  Tuition and Fees* TOPS* Scholarship Award* Housing and Meal Award*
ACT 30+ $8,889 $6,052 (GPA 3.25 & above)
$5,652 (GPA below 3.25)
$4,000 $3,000
ACT 27-29 $8,889 $6,052 (GPA 3.25 & above)
$5,652 (GPA below 3.25)
$3,250 $2,000
ACT 24-26 $8,889 $6,052 (GPA 3.25 & above)
$5,652 (GPA below 3.25)
$2,000 $1,000

 

*Tuition and fees are annual estimates for 12 credit hours based on Fall 2022 information.
The TOPS award is an annual estimate, including stipends a student is potential eligible
for.


Honors Scholarships

Those who apply after the above deadlines are eligible for the Honors Scholarship
levels. Below is a scholarship grid that indicates the annual scholarship award students may qualify to receive. Eligibility is based on full-time
status. 

High School GPA 3.5 – 4.0

  Tuition and Fees* TOPS* Scholarship Award* Housing and Meal Award*
ACT 30+ $8,889 $6,452 (GPA 3.50 & above) $3,000 $2,000
ACT 27-29 $8,889 $6,452 (GPA 3.5 & above) $2,500 $1,500
ACT 24-26 $8,889 $6,052 (GPA 3.25 & above) $1,800 $750
ACT 23 $8,889 $6,052 (GPA 3.25  & above) $500

 

High School GPA 3.0 – 3.49

  Tuition and Fees* TOPS* Scholarship Award* Housing and Meal Award*
ACT 30+ $8,889 $6,052 (GPA 3.25 & above)
$5,652 (GPA below 3.25)
$2,500 $2,000
ACT 27-29 $8,889 $6,052 (GPA 3.25 & above)
$5,652 (GPA below 3.25)
$1,800 $1,500
ACT 24-26 $8,889 $6,052 (GPA 3.25 & above)
$5,652 (GPA below 3.25)
$1,000 $750

 

*Tuition and fees are annual estimates for 12 credit hours based on Fall 2022 information.
The TOPS award is an annual estimate, including stipends a student is potential eligible
for. 


Non-Resident Fee Waiver

The University of Louisiana System provides an out-of-state fee waiver scholarship
for new non-resident beginning freshmen and undergraduate transfer applicants who
meet System-defined criteria. This waiver is automatically applied to the student’s
account using information provided on the application for admission. To learn more about the criteria and retention requirements, please refer to the
University Catalog Non-Resident Fee Waiver page.

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 [email protected] to receive this award.

 Scholarship Retention Requirements:

  • You must maintain a MINIMUM 3.0 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.