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TOPS - Tech Award

Sponsored by: Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Applicant must be a Louisiana resident or the child of a parent who has been a Louisiana resident for at least two years prior to high school graduation. Applicant must be receiving a diploma from a public or state-approved high school and have completed TOPS Opportunity 17.5 option or TOPS Tech 17 (option 1) or TOPS Tech 19 (option 2) core curriculum units with a minimum 2.5 GPA over the core courses only. Minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 810 (composite ACT score of 17) required. FAFSA must be filed between January 1 and July 1, 2012 (for 2011 high school graduates). Alternate eligibility requirements for home-schooled and Louisiana applicants from out-of-state high schools.


Application Deadline July 1
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Number of Applications 30945
Award Coverage Comprehensive Tuition
Awarded every year? yes
Unlimited amount awarded? yes
Renewable if recipient maintains full-time enrollment each semester, completes a minimum of 24 credit hours with a grade of "D" or higher at the end of each academic year (spring, fall, and summer semesters), and maintains a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at the end of each term.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? yes
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $1,688
Average $1,076
Min $323


Average 906

Contact Information

Mona Smith Kraushaar
Public Information and Communications Representative
Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance
Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance
P.O. Box 91202
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9202 United States

Phone: (800) 259-5626 ext. 1012
Fax: (225) 208-1496

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