Southeastern launches new scholarships to attract high achieving students

Friday, September 29, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has launched a new aggressive scholarship program aimed at rewarding students for high achievement in high school.
     “Southeastern’s first and foremost priority is student success. These new scholarship parameters and their generous aid offerings are designed to applaud those students who achieved academic success in high school and will continue their success at Southeastern,” said President John L. Crain.
     The new Priority Scholarships will be automatically awarded to all qualifying students who apply to the university by Jan. 15, 2018. To apply for the new Priority Scholarships, students need only apply to Southeastern for fall 2018. A student’s application to the university serves as his or her application for the scholarship. All students who qualify will receive the additional aid from the scholarships.
     The new annual scholarship awards are as follows: an ACT score of 30 or higher and a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better, $7,000; ACT score of 27 – 29 and a GPA of 3.5 – 4.0, $5,750 or a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49, $5,250; ACT score of 24 – 26 and a GPA of 3.5 – 4.0, $3,500 or a GPA of 3.0 – 3.49, $3,000; ACT score of 23 and a GPA of 3.5 or higher, $1,000.
     “Southeastern has always been a student-centered university. Our focus on providing a caring environment with a second-to-none education is our hallmark,” said Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Kay Maurin. “These new scholarships reward high achieving students with what amounts to a significant discount on their college education.”
     Earlier this year, the university launched the Southeastern Promise to give committed students a clear path to completing their degrees in four years, while locking in their tuition rates against future increases.  
     “Pairing these scholarships with signing on to the Southeastern Promise will give students a top-level education at a great value,” said Maurin.
     Southeastern has been named in several lists for top value in higher education, as well as among the top 50 colleges in the country for the financial aid packages it offers to its students.
     These new initiatives further increase the value proposition for prospective new students, Maurin added.
     For more information on these and other scholarships, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 985-549-2244 or visit the website

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