Scholarships


Southeastern offers several scholarship opportunities for students through Southeastern's Scholarship Services Office as well as several of Southeastern's academic departments. All Southeastern scholarships are awarded on a funds available basis.

**SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

 

New Priority Scholarships!  New Fall 2018

Southeastern Priority Scholarships are granted automatically to incoming freshmen who qualify. Combined with the Southeastern Promise, these scholarships provide students a fixed rate tuition that is affordable and predictable.

 

Priority Scholarships

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All amounts on the above grid are Southeastern Priority Scholarship awards which include TOPS, housing and meal awards. The above amounts represent the total award from Southeastern at each achievement level for a total of four years. Currently, TOPS Opportunity award is $5,652 annually, TOPS Performance is $6,052, and TOPS Honors is $6,452.

Specific scholarship levels are based on your ACT and high school GPA as follows:

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PRIORITY DEADLINE

Southeastern’s deadline for priority scholarship awards is January 15. A student must apply to the university by January 15 to qualify for the priority scholarship amounts.


Priority (Beginning Freshman) Scholarships Details

The Scholarship packages are available through the Scholarship Services Office. For more information, please call 985-549-5116 or visit us in Room 120 of North Campus, Financial Aid.

  • 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.

  • Students are strongly encouraged to apply early - those wishing to be eligible for Priority Scholarships must apply by January 15. The application for admission serves as the application for scholarships as well.

  • 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). 

 

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.

 


 

The Senator Ben Nevers Transfer Scholarship

(LESS than 18 hours of college credit attempted/earned)

The following Senator Ben Nevers Transfer Scholarship is available through the Scholarship Services Office. For more information, please call (985) 549-5116 or visit us in Room 120 of North Campus, Financial Aid.

  • Student must have a 23 or higher ACT and a minimum 3.0 high school grade point average AND a minimum 3.0 transfer grade point average AND be in good academic standing.

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

  • Although there is no formal deadline, students are strongly encouraged to apply early. The application for admission serves as the application for scholarships as well.

 

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

 
Fall - Summer Annual Scholarship Packages
 

ACT        

Grade Point Average(4.0 Scale)

Housing

3.85-4.00

3.50-3.84

3.00-3.49

30+

$3,000

$2,800

$2,500

$3,000

27-29

$2,500

$2,100

$1,800

$1,500

24-26

$1,800

$1,600

$1,000

$750

23

$500

$500

$500

N/A

 

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 24 hours per academic year. The academic year is defined as the combination of the Fall and Spring semesters.

 


  

The Senator Ben Nevers Transfer Scholarship

(18 or MORE hours college credit attempted/earned)

 

The following Senator Ben Nevers Transfer Scholarship is available through the Scholarship Services Office. For more information, please call (985) 549-5116 or visit us in Room 120 of North Campus, Financial Aid.

  • Student must have a minimum 3.00 transfer grade point average AND be in good academic standing.

  • All scholarships are awarded for up to six continuous semesters provided retention requirements are met.  Number of semesters is based on the total number of hours the student has attempted (see "Semesters of Eligibility" below).

  • Although there is no formal deadline, students are strongly encouraged to apply early.  The application for admission serves as the application for scholarships as well.

 

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

 

Fall - Summer Annual Scholarship Packages
 

Grade Point Average(4.0 Scale)

3.85-4.00

3.50-3.84

3.00-3.49

$1,800

$1,600

$1,000

 
 
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 24 hours per academic year. The academic year is defined as the combination of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Semesters of Eligibility
 

Hours Attempted

Maximum Semesters Awarded

18-30

Six Semesters

31-45

Five Semesters

46-60

Four Semesters

61-75

Three Semesters

76-90

Two Semesters

 

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Golden Opportunity Scholarship

Southeastern Louisiana University encourages students who are active Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society members to transfer to Southeastern upon completion of an associate’s degree.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this scholarship is to offer transfer options to active PTK Honor Society graduates in pursuit and completion of higher education goals. This formally recognizes that Southeastern Louisiana University will provide scholarship opportunities to active PTK Honor Society graduates who meet the guideline as outlined below. Scholarships will be awarded on an enrollment priority basis until available funds are committed.

 

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

In addition to the Senator Ben Nevers Transfer Scholarship, students who are PTK graduates can also receive a supplementary two-year scholarship to Southeastern Louisiana University, contingent on the availability of funds, upon meeting the following criteria:

  • Student must have completed an associate’s degree no earlier than Spring 2017 with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Student must be an active PTK member at the time of graduation.
  • Student must have completed a FAFSA.
  • Student must have applied to Southeastern.
  • Student must enroll full-time at Southeastern no later than the first regular semester (Fall or Spring) following their completion of an associate’s degree. Students enrolling during the Summer 2017 semester, must enroll in 6 or more hours.

 

 

PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY STUDENT GUIDELINES

To maintain eligibility, students must:

  • earn a total of 30 credits or more at the end of each academic year; and
  • maintain a 3.0 semester GPA to retain the award.

 

GUARANTEED ADMISSIONS

Students who meet the PTK Golden Opportunity Scholarship guidelines are guaranteed admission to Southeastern after completing an application. Admission to a specific program of study is not guaranteed.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT

The PTK Golden Opportunity Scholarship will be a $1,500 per year ($600 Fall/$600 Spring/$300 Summer) award for a maximum of two years. Summer enrollment is optional, but the Summer award ($300) will be forfeited if the student chooses not to attend the summer term. This scholarship will be in addition to any other scholarships for which the student qualifies.

How Do I Apply?

Students must self identify by emailing FinAid@southeastern.edu with a copy of their Phi Theta Kappa membership card. The Scholarship Office will confirm with the Admission's Office that all criteria have been met and then notify you.


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.

 

Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)

Louisiana's Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a comprehensive program of state scholarships and one of the most innovative and progressive student assistance programs in the nation. TOPS has four award components. More information on eligibility and renewal requirements

 


Other Scholarships

 

Southeastern offers a variety of other scholarships. For information on these scholarship opportunities, please contact the Office of Financial Aid, Scholarship Services, at (985) 549-5116 or 1-800-222-SELU.

 

Southeastern Merit Award
  • National Merit finalist or semifinalist

  • $1000/semester for 8 semesters

 

Excellence in Commitment to Education & Leadership (ExCEL)
  • Demonstrate leadership, citizenship and community service

  • Nomination by Principal or Guidance Counselor (See Counselor for details)

  • $500/semester for 4 semesters

 

Scholarship On-Line Inquiry

If you would like to be included in our scholarship database, please complete the Scholarship Inquiry Form located in the Self Service section of your LEONet account. You must be accepted into the university with an existing Southeastern ID number in order to apply.

 


Departmental Scholarships

The following scholarships are available through the various academic departments at Southeastern. Please contact the academic department listed for more information about the scholarships being offered.

 

Music and Dramatic Arts

There are several awards available to music majors. These awards are highly competitive. Interested students are urged to call Southeastern's School of Music at (985) 549-2184 or write the School of Music, SLU 10815, Hammond, LA 70402, for more information. You may also visit the Music and Dramatic Arts Scholarship site for more information.

College of Business

Various awards are available to students who plan to major in any curriculum offered through the College of Business. Contact the College of Business, SLU 10735, Hammond, LA 70402, or call (985) 549-2258 for information on how to apply. You may also visit the College of Business Scholarship site for more information.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Students are able to compete for scholarships through the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. To find out more information, contact the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, SLU 10781, Hammond, LA 70402, or call (985) 549-3772. You may also visit the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship site for more information.

College of Education

If you are interested in competing for a scholarship through the College of Education, call (985) 549-2221 or write the Department of Teaching and Learning, SLU 10749, Hammond, LA 70402. You may also visit the College of Education Scholarship site for more information.

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

If you are interested in competing for a scholarship through the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences call (985) 549-2101 or write the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, SLU 10767, Hammond, LA 70402. You may also visit the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Scholarship site for more information.

College of Science and Technology

If you are interested in competing for a scholarship through the College of Science and Technology call (985) 549-2055 or write the College of Science and Technology, SLU 10829, Hammond, LA 70402. You may also visit the College of Science and Technology Scholarship site for more information.

 


Third Party Scholarships

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(Before you visit any of the following sites, please read this NOTICE from the Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid at http://www.finaid.org.)

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