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The following is a list of scholarships at Southeastern Louisiana University. (Please note that scholarship availability and selection criteria listed on the following pages are subject to change at any time.)
To obtain additional information about scholarships, visit www.southeastern.edu/scholarships,
or contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Southeastern Louisiana University
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Hammond, Louisiana 70402
Phone: 1-800-222-SELU (7358) or 985-549-2244
Students interested in Southeastern scholarships should complete the Scholarship Inquiry Form within their LEONet Self Service account to be included in the scholarship database. Consideration for various University scholarships is given to students who complete this submission.
Southeastern Priority Scholarship
Students who complete an application for admission as a beginning freshman by the priority deadline of January 15 for the Summer/Fall semester or by September 15 for the Spring semester, with a 23 ACT and a 3.5 cumulative high school grade point or a 24 or higher ACT and a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average will qualify for a priority scholarship at Southeastern. All scholarships are awarded for eight semesters. A Priority Housing Award is offered to students who live on campus beginning with their first semester.
Beginning freshmen who apply after the January 15 deadline will be eligible for the Honors Scholarship. The eligibility criteria is the same as the Priority Scholarship, so students are encouraged to apply before the priority deadline of January 15 for Summer/Fall or by September 15 for Spring semester to maximize their awards
To retain the Priority Scholarship or the Honors Scholarship a student must be enrolled as a full-time student each semester/term, earn 30 credit hours in an academic year, and maintain both a cumulative and semester 3.0 grade point average. For more information on retention requirements and for additional scholarship information, please visit the website at www.southeastern.edu/scholarships, or contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
The Southeastern Promise
The Southeastern Promise Scholarship represents a new level of commitment to our students. Under the Southeastern Promise, students can graduate in four years at the same tuition rate. Students must be admitted as a full-time freshman in the fall semester of their first year, having already completed all developmental coursework, to apply for the Southeastern Promise. To maintain eligibility, students must meet the conditions as outlined on the Promise website including:
To students who choose to enroll in the Promise, Southeastern guarantees a fixed net tuition rate and a four year to degree commitment. For more information on the Southeastern Promise, please visit www.southeastern.edu/promise.
Dual Enrollment 15+ Completion Award
Students who complete 15 or more Southeastern dual enrollment credit hours with a grade of “C” or better can receive a $1000 ($500 Fall, $500 Spring) supplementary award for their first year at Southeastern only, contingent on the availability of funds. Students must be enrolled full-time for the first Fall semester following their high school graduation to be eligible.
Early Graduates Summer Incentive Scholarship: Award of $600 for the summer semester to juniors and seniors with the ability to graduate within 30 credit hours or no later than the spring semester. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average. This award is for one summer only and the recipient must carry a minimum of six hours. This award is available to undergraduate students only. Applicants must supply a detailed graduation plan from their academic department or have an active graduation application on file. Applications are available in April of each spring semester. This scholarship is awarded on a funds-available basis. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
Prestige License Plates Scholarship: Award of up to $600 to undergraduate students with the ability to graduate within one year of scholarship semester. This award is for one semester only and the recipient must be full-time for the fall or spring semester and at least half-time for the summer term (unless semester of graduation). Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Applicants must supply a detailed graduation plan from their academic department. Applications are available in April for the summer term and fall semester and November for the spring semester. This scholarship is awarded on a funds-available basis. For more information, contact Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
EXCEL: Award of $500 per semester for 8 semesters to beginning freshmen. Recipients must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 and be nominated by their principal and/or guidance counselor. To retain one of these scholarships, a recipient must show demonstrated leadership, citizenship, and community service from high school, participate in a Leadership class during the first semester at Southeastern, maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester, and maintain full-time status at the University. *For more information, feel free to contact the Office of Student Engagement at 985-549-2120.
Non-Resident Fee Waiver Scholarship: The UL Board of Supervisors has authorized each college and university to identify and award non-resident fee waiver scholarships to academically talented students among out-of-state applicants to the university. The fee waiver is a privilege that is not necessarily awarded to every qualified student. To qualify, the student must meet standards listed under the “Waiver of Non-Resident Fees.”
Completer Scholarship: Available to eligible graduate or undergraduate students who are within one year of degree program completion. Applicants must complete the Application for Completer Scholarship form and supply a detailed graduation plan from their academic advisor and academic department or have an active graduation application on file. This scholarship is awarded on a funds-available basis. For more information, contact Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
Southeastern Assistance Grants: Award of $500 per semester for 4 semesters to students who show expressed need, motivation, and have at least a 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT (for beginning freshman) or 3.0 GPA (continuing and transfer students). This scholarship is awarded on a funds-available basis and a student’s scholarship total will be considered in the awarding process. For more information, contact Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
Southeastern Merit Award: Award of $1,000 per semester for eight semesters to entering freshman documenting status as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist. To retain one of these scholarships, a recipient must maintain full-time status in the University and a minimum 3.0 GPA each semester. For more information, contact Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
Southeastern’s Non-Traditional Scholarship: Award of $500 per semester for eight semesters to undergraduate non-traditional student (25 or older) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 who is enrolled a minimum of six hours. This scholarship is awarded on a funds-available basis. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Golden Opportunity Scholarship
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:
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 grade point average.
The PTK Golden Opportunity Scholarship will be $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.
Students must self-identify by emailing FinAid@southeastern.edu with a copy of their Phi Theta Kappa membership card.
TheSenator Ben Nevers Transfer Student Scholarships: The Senator Ben Nevers Transfer scholarship is offered to new transfer students at Southeastern. The scholarships are based on hours attempted and a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher. (Transfer students with less than 18 hours attempted must have a minimum 23 or higher ACT and minimum 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average as both their college and high school GPA). For additional information, contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
To retain a Transfer Scholarship a student must be continuously enrolled as a full-time student each semester (minimum 12 hours), earn 24 credit hours (miscellaneous credits do not apply) per academic year, and maintain both a cumulative and semester 3.0 grade point average. For more information on retention requirements and for additional scholarship information, contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) administers various state and federal post- secondary scholarship and grant programs. The information listed below is a brief list of some of the scholarships offered by the state of Louisiana. This is not a complete list of all state supported scholarships in Louisiana. The criterion for each scholarship listed below has been condensed. Additional information and applications may be obtained by writing to the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA), Post Office Box 91202 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-9202, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling, 225-219-1012 or toll free 1-800-259-5626.
Louisiana TOPS Scholarship: LOSFA’s primary scholarship program is the “Louisiana Taylor Opportunity Program for Students” (TOPS). LOSFA has three versions of the TOPS scholarship for traditional undergraduate enrollment: TOPS Opportunity, TOPS Performance (TOPS Opportunity + $400 annually), and TOPS Honors (TOPS Opportunity + $800 annually). The primary TOPS scholarship is the TOPS Opportunity award. To be eligible for the TOPS Opportunity Award, LOSFA requires the following:
1. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year by July 1
2. Students must have at least a single-test composite score of 20 on the ACT and a minimum 2.5 GPA on core courses
3. Students must be a Louisiana resident (domiciled in Louisiana for two years prior to graduation)
4. Students must have graduated from a Louisiana high school no earlier than May of 1997.
5. Certain high school core curriculum requirements as designated by LOSFA must also be met.
6. Students completing a home study program approved by BESE may also qualify for the TOPS Opportunity Award with a minimum single-test composite score of 22 on the ACT.
Students are required meet several criteria each semester and year to maintain their TOPS Opportunity award:
1. Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment (12+ credit hours) each semester
2. Students must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours each academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer)
3. Students maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in all semesters
4. Students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA by the end of each Spring semester based on the following:
Students who receive the TOPS Performance or Honors awards must meet requirements 1-3 above. They are also required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA by the end of each Spring semester.
Students who do not meet the above criteria will have their TOPS award suspended and will be ineligible for payment unless granted an exception by LOSFA.
For any questions concerning TOPS eligibility, students should contact LOSFA at 225-219-1012 or 1-800-259-5626 Ext. 1012. High School Counselors should also have eligibility and information regarding the TOPS program.
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services: This is a joint Federal-State Agency that aids assistance to students who are physically or mentally handicapped in order to help them to become gainfully employed. Assistance in college training can be provided as part of the student’s rehabilitation. Any student who feels he has an employment handicap should call Louisiana Rehabilitation Services at 800-520-0588.
Students who recently graduated from high school with an ACT composite score of 24 or higher, and a high school cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher are eligible to take advantage of attending the summer semester for between $100 and $300 per class (depending on the classes taken).
Undergraduate students who attend Southeastern Louisiana University for the summer semester, and are enrolled in at least 1 credit hour, are eligible for a $300 credit for that semester. Senior citizens who receive the senior citizen waiver must be enrolled in at least 4 or more credit hours to receive the grant. Study abroad students are not eligible for this grant.
Dependent Fee Waiver: Spouses and children of Faculty and Staff members who are employed full-time as of the last day of registration for the semester of enrollment may attend Southeastern Louisiana University. Waiver amounts are awarded to undergraduate students only with respect to hours registered. Generally, children who qualify will be limited to those who are eligible dependents for tax purposes during the calendar year in which the fee exemption is issued.
Faculty/Staff Fee Waiver: Faculty and Staff members who are employed full-time by the last day of registration for the semester in which enrollment is requested are eligible for a fee waiver. Waiver amounts are awarded with respect to hours registered.
Graduate Assistantships: Tuition and fee waivers are provided to graduate students who hold assistantships. A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. Assistantships are awarded at the discretion of the individual department heads, and assignments are made according to the needs of the university. Qualified graduate students may also be eligible for a limited number of graduate teaching fellowships. Graduate Assistants are appointed in accordance with the University of Louisiana System, Department of Civil Service and Southeastern policies.
National Guard Exemption: Award amount covers base tuition for a full-time student in Fall and Spring semesters, and the base tuition amount for the Summer session. When a student becomes a member of the Louisiana Army or Air National Guard, the guard member completes a Unit STEP Request at their unit prior to the application deadline. For more information, contact your unit.
Senior Citizen Fee Waiver: Students who are 60 years of age or older (proof of date of birth is required) and are a resident of Louisiana are not charged general fees for three credit hours nor an ID fee. Other registration fees and special fees will not be waived under this policy, nor will individuals enrolled under this waiver be granted reductions in cost for materials and supplies required at the University Bookstore. This fee waiver will be limited to three credit hours only. In order to receive this waiver, first-time students must apply in the Controller’s Office.
Southeastern Scholars Program: High school students with an ACT composite score of 24 or higher, high school cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher, and permission of their principal are eligible to receive a scholarship to assist with the tuition for up to six hours of enrollment per semester.
Students seeking or receiving education benefits through the Veteran Administration should contact the Office of Military and Veteran Success (OMVS).
The following guidelines are set up so the veteran or eligible person will be in compliance with Veteran Administration regulations.
The Veterans Administration Office will not pay for the following:
Each veteran and eligible person has the following responsibilities:
Veteran/Service member students, their dependents and their spouse have the same priority class scheduling as athletes, honor students and students with accommodations.
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