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Top 35 Louisiana Scholarships in April 2024

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Updated: April 3rd, 2024

In addition to being known as the “Jazz Capital of the World,” Louisiana is famous for being a melting pot of cultures. If you are lucky enough to attend college in this vibrant state, there are a number of Louisiana scholarships to help you fund your educational journey. Keep reading to learn more about scholarship opportunities in the Creole State!

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Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)

Offered by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Jul 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a program of state merit-based scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend either one of the Louisiana Public…Show More

The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a program of state merit-based scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend either one of the Louisiana Public…Show More

The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a program of state merit-based scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend either one of the Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities, Louisiana Community and Technical College System schools, Louisiana-approved Proprietary and Cosmetology Schools, or institutions that are a part of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, meet TOPS Louisiana residency requirements, complete all required units on the TOPS or TOPS Tech core curricula, and meet minimum core GPA and ACT composite score requirements (vary by award level). There are four types of TOPS scholarships available: the Opportunity Award, Performance Award, Honors Award, and Tech Award. As each has unique eligibility requirements, we recommend checking out the TOPS webpage to learn more. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must complete either the TOPS Online Application or the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Jul 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program

Offered by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Multiple awards worth $5,000 - $10,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program in Louisiana is a fantastic opportunity for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors. This program…Show More

The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program in Louisiana is a fantastic opportunity for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors. This program…Show More

The John R. Justice Student Loan Repayment Program in Louisiana is a fantastic opportunity for state and federal public defenders and state prosecutors. This program provides payment for eligible educational loans (both Federal Family Education Loan Program and Federal Direct Loans). To qualify, applicants must agree to remain employed as public defenders and prosecutors for at least three years. Don't miss out on this incredible chance to have your loans paid off while pursuing your passion for justice. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $5,000 - $10,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

$40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior
Apply

Alice L. Haltom Educational Fund

Offered by Alice L. Haltom Educational Fund

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Alice L. Haltom Educational Fund

Are you a citizen of the U.S. or Canada who is residing in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, or New Mexico and is actively pursuing a…Show More

Are you a citizen of the U.S. or Canada who is residing in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, or New Mexico and is actively pursuing a…Show More

Are you a citizen of the U.S. or Canada who is residing in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, or New Mexico and is actively pursuing a career in information and records management? If so, the Alice L. Haltom Educational Fund may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,000 to multiple applicants enrolled in a four-year program or Graduate School and $1,000 to applicants enrolled in a two-year program. The number of scholarships awarded per school year will be determined by the Fund Trustees. If you're residing in the Southwest (Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, or New Mexico) and are pursuing a degree/career in information and records management, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Educational Foundation

Multiple awards worth $3,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Educational Foundation

The AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC students attending a university in the AFCEA Mid-South Region.…Show More

The AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC students attending a university in the AFCEA Mid-South Region.…Show More

The AFCEA Mort Marks ROTC Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for Navy or Marine Corps ROTC students attending a university in the AFCEA Mid-South Region. This includes the states of: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the northwest panhandle of Florida. This scholarship is awarded annually to students whose degree and major align with the mission of AFCEA. To apply, candidates must submit two letters of recommendation and a letter of nomination from their ROTC unit Professor of Military Science, Professor of Naval Science, Professor of Aerospace Studies, or designated Commanding Officer. Check out the scholarship's website for a full list of qualified majors and take advantage of this amazing opportunity!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $3,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

LOSFA Chafee Educational and Training Voucher Program

Offered by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

The LOSFA Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program awards up to $5,000 annually during the academic year to Louisiana residents who are qualified undergraduate…Show More

The LOSFA Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program awards up to $5,000 annually during the academic year to Louisiana residents who are qualified undergraduate…Show More

The LOSFA Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program awards up to $5,000 annually during the academic year to Louisiana residents who are qualified undergraduate and graduate students who have been in the foster care system so they can pursue an academic college education or technical and skill training in college to be prepared to enter the workforce. Applicants must also be between the ages of 14 and 26, have been in or exited/aged out of the foster care system, and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Bear in mind that the actual award amount will be determined by the student’s financial need. If you're a Lousiana resident and current or aspiring post-secondary student who was or is currently in foster care, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

GO Grant

Offered by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Multiple awards worth $300 - $3,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Are you a Louisiana resident attending an in-state post-secondary institution and have received a federal Pell Grant? If so, you may be eligible for the…Show More

Are you a Louisiana resident attending an in-state post-secondary institution and have received a federal Pell Grant? If so, you may be eligible for the…Show More

Are you a Louisiana resident attending an in-state post-secondary institution and have received a federal Pell Grant? If so, you may be eligible for the GO Grant! Each year, the GO Grant awards between $300 and $3,000 to eligible Louisiana college students who have remaining financial need after deducting Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and all federal/state/institutional grant or scholarship aid (“gift aid”) from their Cost of Attendance. The grant was established to provide a need-based component to Louisiana's financial aid plan to support nontraditional and low to moderate-income students who need additional aid to afford the cost of attending college. To apply, interested students must simply submit their FAFSA. If you're a Lousiana college student looking for additional help funding your education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $300 - $3,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

Offered by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $3,000
Deadline Jul 1, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in forestry, wildlife, or marine science at a Louisiana public university? If so, consider…Show More

Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in forestry, wildlife, or marine science at a Louisiana public university? If so, consider…Show More

Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in forestry, wildlife, or marine science at a Louisiana public university? If so, consider applying for the Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,000 and $3,000 to undergraduate and graduate students, respectively. These scholarships can be renewed for up to three years of undergraduate study and two years of graduate study, so long as winners continue to meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarship is provided by the Louisana Office of Student Financial Assistance.  If you fit their scholarship criteria and have a passion for the natural world (and sciences) around us, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $3,000
Deadline Jul 1, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Jerry Morris and Summer Houston Scholarships

Offered by Union Pacific Railroad Black Employee Network (BEN)

Multiple awards worth up to $2,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

Offered by Union Pacific Railroad Black Employee Network (BEN)

Are you a Black/African resident of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, or Texas who is a current high school senior or college…Show More

Are you a Black/African resident of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, or Texas who is a current high school senior or college…Show More

Are you a Black/African resident of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, or Texas who is a current high school senior or college underclassman? If so, you may be eligible for the Jerry Morris and Summer Houston Scholarships! Each year, the scholarships award up to $2,000 to help assist multiple African American students in defraying the cost of higher education. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of scholastic ability and leadership, and should also be active in extracurricular school/community activities and demonstrate social awareness and involvement. If you're a Black, current or incoming college student from Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, or Texas, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $2,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen
Get Started

Ark-La-Tex Agricultural Council Scholarship Program

Offered by Ark-La-Tex AG Council

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Ark-La-Tex AG Council

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Louisiana who will be attending an in-state university? Further, are you an active member of a Louisiana…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Louisiana who will be attending an in-state university? Further, are you an active member of a Louisiana…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Louisiana who will be attending an in-state university? Further, are you an active member of a Louisiana 4-H Club or FFA Chapter? If so, you may be eligible for the Ark-La-Tex Agricultural Council Scholarship Program! The program annually awards $1,000 each to multiple selected applicants, with the possibility of renewal for up to four years. To apply, interested students must submit a high school transcript, their ACT scores, the past 3 years of their 4-H Club or FFA record book with supporting materials, at least two letters of recommendation, and pictures of any Louisiana State Livestock Shows they've attended. If you're a Louisiana resident and incoming college student who's an active member of a Louisiana 4-H Club or FFA Chapter, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest

Offered by Regions Bank

4 awards worth $8,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Regions Bank

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year?…Show More

Are you a Black, college-bound high school senior or current college student who will be enrolled in an accredited university for this upcoming academic year? If so, you may be eligible for the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest! Each quarter, the contest awards $8,000 to the top four (4) applicants who submit an essay (500 words or less) or a video (3 minutes or less) about how someone they know has (1) inspired them and (2) given them the confidence to achieve their goals. The scholarship is offered four times a year, with deadlines every March, June, September, and December. Bear in mind that applicants must also reside in a state with Regions Bank full-service branches to apply. To find out whether or not your state is eligible, keep on reading. If it is, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

4 awards worth $8,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship

Offered by Southern Automotive Women's Forum

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Southern Automotive Women's Forum

The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship is open to female postsecondary students who are pursuing a STEM degree and interested in a career in STEM.…Show More

The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship is open to female postsecondary students who are pursuing a STEM degree and interested in a career in STEM.…Show More

The Southern Automotive Women’s Forum Scholarship is open to female postsecondary students who are pursuing a STEM degree and interested in a career in STEM. Applicants must be attending an institution in a southern state (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Texas or West Virginia), and are eligible to earn between $1,000 and $5,000 to go toward their education. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more, and get a headstart on your career.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program

Offered by National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc.

Multiple awards worth Varies
Expected deadline February 2025
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc.

Are you a graduate student interested in working directly with children to address their special needs? If so, consider applying for the NAJA Graduate Scholarship…Show More

Are you a graduate student interested in working directly with children to address their special needs? If so, consider applying for the NAJA Graduate Scholarship…Show More

Are you a graduate student interested in working directly with children to address their special needs? If so, consider applying for the NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program! The program is open to students pursuing graduate-level studies for one year in fields that address the special needs of children and youth. Some such needs may include counseling, mental health, special education, speech pathology, exceptional children, remedial skills development, and gifted and talented. To help address these needs, the scholarship program was created by the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA). Since 1962, the Junior Auxiliary Project has served to help children and make a difference in their lives by providing support, resources, and education for its programs. Each year, multiple scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to help pay for the education of students planning to work with children. If you are interested in working with children and attending to their special needs, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Expected deadline February 2025
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started
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How to win Louisiana scholarships

The Louisiana bayou is home to a unique culture unlike anywhere else in the United States.. So, if funding your education in the home state of Cajun cooking and Mardi Gras is something you are interested in -you are probably wondering how to win Louisiana scholarships! 

In order to win Louisiana scholarships, you should highlight the unique features of Louisiana in your scholarship essay responses. For example, if you are a passionate foodie, you can write about how eating crawfish pie at your local restaurant got you interested in attending culinary school! This not only reveals a lot about your personal interests, but also reveals how much your home state of Louisiana has impacted your life for the better. 

Scholarship application resources for Louisiana scholarships

Winning Louisiana scholarships may require you to write an essay about yourself, write a 250 word essay or even write a 500 word essay. Therefore, be sure to read over the ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships to ensure you are well prepared to win Louisiana scholarships!

Louisiana student debt snapshot

According to the Department of Education, Louisiana residents owe $22.5 billion in federal student loan debt, with student borrowers owing $34,525 on average (those numbers do not include private loans). 52.8% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. 

As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take less loans. Make sure that you apply to as many as you qualify for. Keep on reading to learn more about top Louisiana scholarships, as well as merit scholarships from colleges in Louisiana!

Merit scholarships at Louisiana colleges and universities

Tulane University

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students to Tulane University with a strong admission application
  • Amount: Up to full tuition 
  • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Tulane University

Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge 

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen, transfer students, Louisiana residents, and out-of-state residents to LSU – Baton Rouge based on admission application
  • Amount: $500 up to full cost of tuition
  • Deadline: Considered upon admission to LSU – Baton Rouge

Loyola University New Orleans

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students with  a 3.0+ GPA
  • Amount: $15,000 up to $24,000
  • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Loyola University New Orleans

Xavier University of Louisiana

  • Eligibility: Varying eligibility requirements for specific scholarships
  • Amount: Up to full cost of tuition
  • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Xavier University of Louisiana

Centenary College

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students to Centenary College. Must have a 3.0+ GPA. Must have 1100+ SAT score. Have a 22+ ACT score
  • Amount: $15,000 up to $25,000 per year
  • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Centenary College

Louisiana Tech University

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students to Louisiana Tech University. Must have a 3.0+ GPA. Must have a 20+ ACT score/1030+ SAT score
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $9,500
  • Deadline: Mid-January 

Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

In-state tuition provides students with a lower tuition rate than out-of-state tuition costs. This is because many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students which helps lower the cost of tuition for in-state students.

For example here is an example of the in-state vs out-of-state tuition of a popular Louisiana university:

Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge

  • In-state tuition: $11,954
  • Out-of-state tuition: $28,631

How do you get in-state tuition? 

In-state tuition is a cheaper alternative compared to out-of-state tuition for Louisiana public universities. So, how can someone qualify for in-state tuition in Louisiana? In order to establish residency in Louisiana for tuition purposes, a student must be domiciled in the state of Louisiana for at least one full year prior to the first day of classes of the term. Some ways to establish a domicile include obtaining a Louisiana driver’s license, registering your car in Louisiana and gaining employment in Louisiana. However, different Louisiana universities may have different eligibility requirements for students, therefore double check with your intended school to ensure you are hitting all necessary requirements. 

Does Louisiana offer tuition reciprocity? 

Louisiana is part of a tuition reciprocity program known as the Academic Common Market. If public institutions in Louisiana do not offer a particular degree program (undergraduate or graduate) it may be possible for a student to pursue their intended program at a cooperating public institution in another state. These programs at participating schools in another state would be granted to the out-of-state student for in-state tuition rates. In order to qualify, you must be a resident of either Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Be sure to double check with your state and intended institution to ensure that you comply with the requirements of the Academic Common Market. 

Additional Louisiana resources

Community Foundation of North Louisiana

The Foundation oversees more than $150 million in assets, including the distribution of many scholarships, for the benefit of North Louisiana.

TOPS Program

The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a program of state scholarships for Louisiana students who attend Louisiana public colleges and universities, community and technical colleges, Louisiana-approved proprietary and cosmetology schools, and institutions that belong to the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance 

The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) is a Program of the Louisiana Board of Regents and administers the state’s scholarship and grant programs. Visit this website for scholarships and college resources!

FAFSA Guide

On October 1st of every year, the FAFSA opens. In Louisiana, students should apply as soon as possible. The deadline is July 1st of each year.

Frequently asked questions about Louisiana scholarships

Does Louisiana offer free college?

There is not a Louisiana state-sponsored scholarship that awards free college. However, the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance has several scholarship and grant programs. LOSFA has awarded over $4 billion since its inception!

Do I need to be a Louisiana resident to qualify for Louisiana scholarships?

Many Louisiana scholarships require that applicants be Louisiana residents or attend a Louisiana public university or college. However, there are some scholarships that are open to non-Louisiana residents as well. Ultimately, make sure you are researching your scholarships and ensuring you fit the eligibility criteria for them.

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