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Sponsored by: Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance


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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, have completed 17.5 units of core curriculum courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA over the core courses only, and have scored a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 940 or a composite ACT score of 20. FAFSA must be filed between January 1 and July 1, 2012 (for 2011 high school graduates). Alternate eligibility requirements issued 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 for up to four years if recipient continues to be enrolled as a full-time student, completes a minimum of 24 credit hours with a grade of "D" or higher (at the end of each spring semester), maintains a minimum 2.3 GPA at the end of each spring semester for the first 24 hours earned, maintains a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at the end of each spring semester once 48 hours have been earned, and maintains steady academic progress for every other semester.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? yes
Separate application required? yes

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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