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Freshman Academic Scholarships

Freshman Academic Scholarships

Apply for Fall 2018 Freshman Scholarships:


  • Complete the Application for Admission and Scholarships before the deadline
    • Deadline for Priority Consideration: November 15
    • Final Deadline: February 15
  • Submit all documents/information (official test scores, transcripts, etc.) to determine admission eligibility
  • Awarding will begin October 1 and will continue until funding is exhausted
  • Awards are only made to accepted students who are eligible to enroll in college-level English and math
  • Housing/Meal scholarships only apply to campus housing/meals for students residing on campus
  • Scholarships are available for 8 regular semesters provided 12 credit hours are earned each regular semester and a 3.00 overall GPA is maintained


Fall 2018 Freshman Academic Scholarships
Academic Excellence Award John McNeese Scholars Award Presidential Scholarship
ACT 23-24 OR SAT 1130-1190 ACT 25-26 OR SAT 1200-1270 ACT 27-29 OR SAT 1280-1380 ACT 30-36 OR SAT 1390-1600
3.75 – 4.00 GPA $1,200 per semester
Total value for 8 semesters: $9,600
$1,500 per semester + $500 for housing
Total value for 8 semesters: $16,000
$1,800 per semester + $750 for meals + $900 for housing
Total value for 8 semesters: $27,600
$2,000 per semester + $1,500 for meals + $1,200 for housing
Total value for 8 semesters: $37,600
3.50 - 3.74 GPA $1,100 per semester
Total value for 8 semesters: $8,800
$1,400 per semester + $500 for housing
Total value for 8 semesters: $15,200
$1,700 per semester + $500 for meals + $600 for housing
Total value for 8 semesters: $22,400
$2,000 per semester + $1,000 for meals + $1,100 for housing
Total value for 8 semesters: $32,800
3.25 - 3.49 GPA $1,000 per semester
Total value for 8 semesters: $8,000
$1,200 per semester + $500 for housing
Total value for 8 semesters: $13,600
$1,600 per semester + $500 for meals + $600 for housing
Total value for 8 semesters: $21,600
$1,750 per semester + $750 for meals + $900 for housing
Total value for 8 semesters: $27,200

Other Freshman Scholarships Opportunities

H.C. Drew Scholarship

Eligibility:
  • 2.50 GPA or above
  • Enrollment in one of the following areas of study: Agricultural Sciences, Biological Science, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering, Family/Child Studies, Nursing, Radiologic Sciences and Medical Laboratory Science
  • Southwest Louisiana Resident
McNeese Foundation Freshman Honor Award

Eligibility:
  • 2.50 GPA or above
Distinguished Achievement Award

Eligibility:
  • 2.50 GPA or above
  • Possess distinctive characteristics, abilities or leadership qualities
Louisiana Lagniappe Scholarship

Eligibility:
  • 3.00 GPA or above
  • Out-of-state resident