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Academic Scholarships

Out of State Residents (Priority Given to Students Admitted By Dec. 1)

  • ACT 25 and above - GPA 3.0 and above $5000 Academic Scholarship and Full Out of State Fee Waiver of $9023 per year
  • ACT 24 - GPA 3.0 and above $4000 Academic Scholarship and Full Out of State Fee Waiver of $9023 per year
  • ACT 23 - GPA 3.0 and above $3000 Academic Scholarship and Full Out of State Fee Waiver of $9023 per year
  • ACT 22 - GPA 3.0 and above $2000 Academic Scholarship and Full Out of State Fee Waiver of $9023 per year

Additional Fee Waiver Information: http://www.gram.edu/admissions/waivers/

In State Residents (pending state allocation and LOSFA requirements)

  • ACT 25 and above - GPA 3.0 and above $5000 Academic Scholarship and TOPS award (pending state allocation)
  • ACT 24 - GPA 3.0 and above $4000 Academic Scholarship and TOPS award (pending state allocation)
  • ACT 23 - GPA 3.0 and above $3000 Academic Scholarship and TOPS award (pending state allocation)
  • ACT 22 - GPA 3.0 and above $2000 Academic Scholarship and TOPS award (pending state allocation)
  • ACT 21-20 - GPA 3.0 and above $1000 Academic Scholarship and TOPS award (pending state allocation)

*Based on availability of funds and academic performance. Students with the highest SAT/ACT scores and/or GPAs will have the greatest chance of receiving an award. Even if a student meets the criteria listed, there is a chance that he or she will not be awarded a scholarship (based on academic performance of a competitive candidate pool).

*TOPS eligibility is determined by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Eligibility Requirements for TOPS: http://www.osfa.la.gov/

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  • GAP Fund (No More Available Funding)
    • Student must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA
    • Student must exhaust ALL federal financial aid options before being considered for GAP funds. (Subsidized Loans, Unsubsidized Loans, Plus Loans,
    • Student may not receive a refund from GAP funds.
    • If a student is awarded GAP funds and then receives additional funding from a different source after the GAP funds are posted, the GAP funds may be canceled if the additional award creates a credit balance (refund)
    • The maximum GAP award will be $800 (based on availability of funds)
  • Charles E. Grier Non-Endowed Spirit Award ($500) - NEW!
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University
    • Must have a minimum 2.0 high school grade point average
    • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance
    • Must be a member of the cheerleading team and exemplify team and university spirit
    • Must complete 10 hours of community service on or off campus
  • Debbie N. Robinson Endowed Scholarship in the College of Business - NEW!
    • award is open to students, in good standing, who are enrolled full time at Grambling State University
    • candidates must have at least a 2.75 grade point average
    • special consideration will be given to academic performance with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher on a 4.00 grading scale;  recipients must be in academic pursuit of a major in the College of Business;
    • reference will be given to Accounting Majors; and 
    • e)  all awards will be subject to the recommendation and approval of the Provost.
  • Crescent City Chapter Scholarship
    • Enrolled Full-Time at Grambling State University
    • Graduating Senior
    • Resident of Greater New Orleans Area (Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemine, and St. Charles Parish)
    • Must have scholastic financial need
    • Maintain 2.6 GPA
    • Recipient will be required to attend Crescent City Chapter event
  • The Ward Robinson C’72 Finish Line Scholarship
    • Enrolled Full-Time at Grambling State University
    • U.S. Citizens in their Senior Year
    • 2 female students in Computer Science or CIS
    • 2 students that are members of the band
    • GPA of 2.5
    • Financial need in order to complete graduation
    • Preference to students in final semester of matriculation, followed by first semester seniors
  • McCray-Dennis-Muse-Dangerfield-Sanders Non-Endowed Memorial Scholarship
    • Residents of Tangipahoa, St. Helena, Livingston, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes
    • Enrolled Full-Time
    • All Academic Areas with Priority given to Education Majors
    • Freshman or beyond
    • 2.5 or above GPA
    • Priority to low to middle income status
    • Provide evidence of leadership skill and/or community service
  • Perry E. Thompson Scholarship 
    • A Full-time Student for Fall 2016
    • Have a Minimum 2.50 Cumulative GPA on 4.00 Scale from high school or College transcript
    • In good academic standing
    • A 1st or 2nd Semester Freshman
    • A resident of New Iberia, Louisiana
    • Involved in Extracurricular activities or Performed Community Service
    • Demonstrating a Financial Need
  • 100 Horses Alumni Band Scholarship
    • Must be an undergraduate continuing or new freshman enrolled full-time at Grambling State University
    • Must be a member of the Tiger Marching Band
    • Must be legacy (son or daughter) of a former member of the Grambling State University Marching Band
    • Living Parent of the student must be an active member of the 100 Horses Alumni Band
    • Deceased Parent of the student was an active member of the 100Horses Alumni Band
    • Have a Minimum 2.50 high school Cumulative GPA for incoming first-time freshman and a 2.50 Cumulative GPA for a continuing student on a 4.00 Scale
    • Be in good academic standing
    • Student must apply for scholarship renewal each year
  • Bernadene Coleman-Pope Scholarship
    • Must be a new freshman enrolled full-time at Grambling State University
    • Must be a Mathematics major
    • Have a Minimum 3.00 high school Cumulative GPA for incoming first-time freshman and a 3.00 Cumulative GPA for a continuing student on a 4.00 Scale and maintain the 3.00 GPA
    • Must be in good academic standing
    • Must be a member in at least one organization in which leadership skills are used an/or provided voluntary services
  • Abdulalim A. Shabazz Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • Student must be physically-challenged or
    • mobility-impaired or
    • a re-entry student
  • Dr. Maya Angelou Scholarship 
    • Must be in 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of studying leading to undergrad degree
    • Must have financial need
    • Must have a 2.5 GPA or better
  • Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship 
    • A U.S. Citizen
    • The first in your immediate family to attend college
    • Enrolled as a full-time incoming freshman at Grambling State University
    • Have a GPA of 2.80  or greater on a 4.0 scale
    • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Mrs. Pinkie Robertson Scholarship
    • Earn and Maintain a 2.5 GPA during their first semester Sophomore year
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University
    • Student can re-apply if they qualify
    • Open to students from any state
  • Pinkie Robertson, Jennie V. Wilson and Dr. Lucy McIntosh Non-Endowed Scholarship ($500 ANNUAL)
    • Only open to Undergraduate
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University
    • Must earn and maintain a 2.5 grade point average during the first semester sophomore year
    • Priority will be given to candidates with a low to middle income status
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha General Scholarship ($500 Annually)
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University
    • Must earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average
  • Shermika Sade Bolden Non-Endowed Memorial Scholarship (1,000 ANNUAL)
    • Must be an Accounting Major
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University
    • Must earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average
    • Must be African American
    • Must be classified as sophomore, junior or senior
    • Two letters of recommendation required- one from faculty member the College of Business and another from a civic or community leader
    • 250 maximum essay describing your personal statement of future goals as it relates to Accounting
  • John L. and Evelyn Ford Crayton Non-Endowed Student Scholarship ($2,000)
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University
    • Must have a minimum 2.3 high school grade point average
    • Must be a first semester freshmen
    • Must be a resident of Morehouse or Natchitoches Parish; or be from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio or Gatesville, TX; or from Pomona, CA or surrounding areas
    • Must reside in a single parent household
    • Maybe an ex-offender/drug addict
    • Person must have a better desire a better quality of life as demonstrated through essay
  • Zelma and Steve Moffett Scholarship ($1000 Annually)
    • Enrolled Full-Time at Grambling State University
    • Priority given to first generation college students
    • Resident of Natchitoches, Red River, or Caddo Parish
    • Hold cum. High school GPA of 3.0
    • Incoming Freshman
    • Pursuing Major in Education
    • Involved in Extra-Curricular Activities/ and performed community service
    • Answer these questions:
      • Which high school, church, or community activity has given you the most satisfaction and why?
      • We know you are a talented student, what motivates you to be a good learner and to put forth your best effort?
      • What advice would you give middle students about achieving success?
      • Why are you interested in Education as a career?
      • What one class, teacher, book, or experience has changed the way you think? How?
      • If you were the mayor of your hometown, what changes would you make? Why?
      • What have you learned from someone who is very different from you?
      • What do you consider the most urgent problem in the world today?
      • Aside from a college degree, what do you hope to gain from your college experience?
      • If you were to ask your friends to describe you, what would they say?
      • Imagine yourself 10 years from today, what goals and ambitions do you have for yourself, personally and professionally?
      • Are there any questions that you wished we had asked or anything else about yourself that you would like us to know?
  • Rosemary Ewing Scholarship ($1000 annually)
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University
    • Student in financial need
    • Teacher Education Major
    • Sophomore, junior or senior
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Alexis Johnson Scholarship ($500)
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
    • Senior year of the MSW PROGRAM
    • Demonstrated positive energy, drive and commitment to excellence as demonstrated through academic achievements.
    • Prior internship ow work experience
    • Volunteer experience in the community
    • 2 letters of recommendation (1 from a professor at Grambling Graduate School of Social Work and 1 from co-worker/friend/previous supervisor who can attest to the applicant’s character and why they deserve this award
    • Preference for military dependent currently serving on active duty or National Guard or Honorable discharge Veteran
  • NEVCO Sports, LLC Scholarship
    • enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • enrolled in Department of Mass Communication
    • one junior, one senior undergraduate and two graduate students
    • undergraduate recipients must have maintained at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA and 3.0 GPA on no less than 12 hours of mass communication courses
    • graduate students should be actively involved in at least one student media operation and one student organization within the department

Submit all applications here (http://www.gram.edu/finaid/scholarships/apply.php)

Scholarship recipients are not allowed to exceed their financial aid cost of attendance. Awards will be reduced or cancelled to prevent an over-award.

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