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Freshman Academic Scholarships

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Apply for Fall 2020 Freshman Scholarships:

  • Complete the Application for Admission and Scholarships before the deadline
    • Deadline for Priority Consideration: December 1
    • Final Deadline: March 1
  • 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 the specified GPA is maintained
Fall 2020 Freshman Academic Scholarships
GPA Fees/Book Award* Campus Housing/Meals 4-Year Value
Presidential Award
ACT 30-36 – or – SAT 1360-1600
3.50 – 4.00 $2,500 $3,000 $44,000
3.20 – 3.49 $2,300 $3,000 $42,400
University Scholars Award
ACT 27-29 – or – SAT 1260-1350
3.50 – 4.00 $2,400 $2,500 $39,200
3.20 – 3.49 $2,200 $2,500 $37,600

Fall 2020 Freshman Academic Scholarships Continued:
GPA Fees/Book Award* Campus Housing/Meals 4-Year Value
John McNeese Award
ACT 24-26 – or – SAT 1160-1250
3.50 – 4.00 $2,000 $2,000 $32,000
3.20 – 3.49 $1,800 $2,000 $30,400
Academic Excellence Award
ACT 21-23 – or – SAT 1060-1150
3.50 – 4.00 $1,500 $1,000 $20,000
3.20 – 3.49 $1,250 $1,000 $18,000

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 Science, 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 Fee Waiver Awards

McNeese Access Award

Eligibility:

  • ACT 21 or SAT 1060
  • 2.25 GPA or above
  • Readiness for college-level English and math

Value:

  • $2,500 per semester
McNeese Special Achievement Award

Eligibility:

  • 2.50 GPA or above
  • High achievement in debate, visual arts or dance, music or theater performance; cheerleaders; flag corps; spirit groups; and the Student Government Association president
  • Participation in said activity

Value:

  • $2,500 per semester

Apply for 2019 Freshman Scholarships:

2019 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 $1,100 per semester
Total value for 8 semesters: $8,800
$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 $1,000 per semester
Total value for 8 semesters: $8,000
$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 $1,200 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 Science, 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 Fee Waiver Awards

McNeese Access Award

Eligibility:

  • ACT 21 or SAT 1060
  • 2.25 GPA or above
  • Readiness for college-level English and math

Value:

  • $2,500 per semester
McNeese Special Achievement Award

Eligibility:

  • 2.50 GPA or above
  • High achievement in debate, visual arts or dance, music or theater performance; cheerleaders; flag corps; spirit groups; and the Student Government Association president
  • Participation in said activity

Value:

  • $2,500 per semester