TOPS - Opportunity 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, 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|
|Is a separate application required?||yes|