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**


Beginning Freshman Honor Scholarship

The Beginning Freshman Honor 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 3.00 high school grade point average (unweighted) qualifies for a scholarship at Southeastern.

  • Housing supplement 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.

  • 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.



Fall 2015-Summer 2016 Annual Scholarship Packages 

The following links provide the amount of the Scholarship based on the ACT and GPA along with the estimated out of pocket expenses for the student.

Students with a 23 Composite on the ACT 

Students with a 24-26 Composite on the ACT

Students with a 27-29 Composite on the ACT

Students with a 30+ Composite on the ACT

 

Fall 2014-Summer 2015 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

(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 2014-Summer 2015 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

$2,500

$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 2014-Summer 2015 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

 
 
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

 

Progression Scholarship

The Progression Scholarship was created by Southeastern to promote retention and timely progression toward a four-year degree. Only students who enrolled in Summer or Fall 2007 as a beginning freshmen as well as beginning freshmen who enroll in future semesters are eligible for this unique scholarship. This scholarship will help students achieve their goal by funding a portion of their tuition and fees and enabling them to study more and work less. Additionally, for students who depend on student loans, graduating in four years could reduce their overall debt significantly!

  • Students are not eligible to receive the scholarship if they attended another higher education institution after high school and before enrolling at Southeastern

  • Student must have a declared major

  • Student must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average

  • First eligibility for this award is one year after high school graduation

 

Scholarship Award Details

*Note: The first award is given in the sophomore year (Year 2). Students who may not qualify for the Year 2 award may still be eligible for the Year 3 (junior year) or Year 4 (senior year) awards if they meet the criteria at those points in their academic career.

 

Students who enrolled Summer 2013 - Spring 2015*

Year 2 (sophomore) - 3rd & 4th regular semesters

  • 25% of degree hours required, not counting developmental hours, completed prior to the beginning of 3rd regular semester

  • Scholarship = $500 per year

Year 3 (junior) - 5th & 6th regular semesters

  • 50% of degree hours required, not counting developmental hours, completed prior to the beginning of 5th regular semester

  • Scholarship = $500 per year

Year 4 (senior) - 7th & 8th regular semesters

  • 75% of degree hours required, not counting developmental hours, completed prior to the beginning of the 7th regular semester

  • Scholarship = $500 per year

 

*The Progression Scholarship will no longer be available to students who begin enrollment after Spring 2015.

 
Students who enrolled Summer 2011- Spring 2013 

Year 2 (sophomore) - 3rd & 4th regular semesters

  • 25% of degree hours required, not counting developmental hours, completed prior to beginning of 3rd regular semester

  • scholarship = 10% of tuition

Year 3 (junior) - 5th & 6th regular semesters

  • 50% of degree hours required, not counting developmental hours, completed prior to beginning of 5th regular semester

  • scholarship = 30% of tuition

Year 4 (senior) - 7th & 8th regular semesters

  • 75% of degree hours required, not counting developmental hours, completed prior to beginning of 7th regular semester

  • scholarship = 50% of tuition

 

Students who enrolled Summer 2007- Spring 2011 

Year 2 (sophomore) - 3rd & 4th regular semesters

  • 30 hours, not counting developmental hours, completed prior to beginning of 3rd regular semester

  • scholarship = 10% of tuition

Year 3 (junior) - 5th & 6th regular semesters

  • 60 hours, not counting developmental hours, completed prior to beginning of 5th regular semester

  • scholarship = 30% of tuition

Year 4 (senior) - 7th & 8th regular semesters

  • 90 hours, not counting developmental hours, completed prior to beginning of 7th regular semester

  • scholarship = 50% of tuition

 

Calculation of hours
  • Hours earned for MATH 92 and ENGL 92 will not be counted in hours earned toward degree

  • Hours earned prior to graduation from high school may be counted in hours earned

  • Transfer hours earned after first enrolling in Southeastern may be counted in hours earned

  • Hours earned in the summer may be counted in hours earned

 

*Fall and Spring semesters are considered regular semesters. The award will not be given in summer semesters.

 

Students who enter in the Summer or Fall semesters will receive the Year 2 award the following Fall semester (3rd regular semester). Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to continue receiving the award in the Spring semester. Students will be reevaluated for the Year 3 and Year 4 awards.

 

Students who enter in the Spring semester will receive the Year 2 award the following Spring semester (3rd regular semester). Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to continue receiving the award in the Fall semester. Students will be reevaluated for the Year 3 and Year 4 awards.

 

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

Click on the logos below for some useful sites

(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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