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Academic Scholarships

There is no application necessary, students are selected based on academic information upon admittance.

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

  • ACT 25/SAT 1200 and above - GPA 3.0 and above $5000 Academic Scholarship and Full Out of State Fee Waiver of $9023 per year
  • ACT 24/SAT 1160-1190- GPA 3.0 and above $4000 Academic Scholarship and Full Out of State Fee Waiver of $9023 per year
  • ACT 23/SAT 1130-1150 - GPA 3.5 and above $3000 Academic Scholarship and Full Out of State Fee Waiver of $9023 per year

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

In State Residents (pending state allocation and LOSFA requirements)

  • ACT 25/ SAT 1200 and above - GPA 3.0 and above $5000 Academic Scholarship and TOPS award (pending state allocation)
  • ACT 24/SAT 1160-1190 - GPA 3.0 and above $4000 Academic Scholarship and TOPS award (pending state allocation)
  • ACT 23/SAT 1130-1150  - GPA 3.5 and above $3000 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/

Donor Scholarship

How to Apply?
Submit all applications here (https://www.gram.edu/finaid/scholarships/apply.php), and only select the scholarships in which you meet all requirements for.

  • 100 Horses Alumni Band Scholarship Fund
    • The award is open to undergraduate students of any major who are incoming or current members of the Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band.
    • The Student has been admitted to or currently enrolled full-time at Grambling State University
    • The student is a legacy ie., daughter or son, of a former member of the Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band
    • The living parent of the student is an active member of the 100 Horses Alumni Band
    • The deceased parent of the student was an active member of the 100 Horses Alumni Band
    • The incoming student possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or the current Grambling State University student possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • The student must be enrolled at Grambling State University and in good academic and personal standing with the University.
  • The Abdulalim A. Shabazz Non-Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • Recipients must be a first semester freshman
    • Recipients must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Must maintain a cumulative 3.0 during the semester
    • Must be Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Award is open only to students matriculating in Mathematical Sciences at Grambling State University
    • Membership in at least one organization in which leadership skills were used and/or voluntary services were provided in college
    • Upperclassmen will be considered for the award, only if for some reason there are no first semester freshman recipients.
  • AT&T Cyber Security Scholarship
    • Must be enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing.
    • High School Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better
    • Freshman, Sophomore or Juniors with preference given for incoming Freshman majoring in Cyber Security, Computer Science (CS) or Computer Information Science(CIS).
  • Aubrey Todd Non-Endowed Memorial Scholarship
    • Enrolled full-time at GSU and in good standing
    • Must be a student matriculating at GSU with a major in Education, Kinesiology, Sports or Administration and Leisure Studies
    • Must be a TX resident
    • Must have a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Must demonstrate financial need (cannot have a credit balance that results in a refund)
  • Bobbie Jean Williams Memorial Scholarship
    • Recipient must be enrolled at Grambling State University and in good standing.  
    • Resident of New Orleans and surrounding areas
    • Grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Write a brief essay about yourself and how this scholarship will help you
  • Charlotte & Harold Mouton Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • First priority will be given to residents of St. Landry Parish
    • Second priority will be given to residents of Evangeline Parish
    • Incoming Freshman
    • Cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or higher
    • Must be PELL Grant eligible
    • Qualified recipients who will be first-generation college students within their immediate family shall be given priority
    • Write a 500 word essay answering the questions,
      1. What are you passionate about?
      2. How will you use GSU to turn your passion into a career?
  • Delta Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • Enrolled full-time at GSU and in good standing
    • Member of Delta Iota, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher on 4.0 grading scale
    • Demonstrate financial need
  • Diageo North America, Inc. Scholarship
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Currently pursuing a degree in any major, but preference will be given to Engineering, Chemistry, Marketing, and Communications majors
    • Candidate must be of African heritage.
    • GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • DLW-Chapter-GUNNA Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • Recipient must be enrolled at Grambling State University and in good standing.
    • Recipient must be an undergraduate member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
    • Award open to all classifications.
    • Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale
  • George Floyd Scholarship for Social Justice Reform
    • Enrolled at GSU and in good academic standing
    • Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Recipients must have a declared major in Criminal Justice, with an interest in pursuing Law as a graduate goal.
  • James Jackson Delta Sigma Chapter/Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • Must be enrolled at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Recipients must be an incoming freshman
    • Recipients must have at least a 3.0  GPA on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Recipients must be a male undergraduate
    • Write a short essay (Minimum of 100 words) on why you deserve this award from the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Jennie V. Wilson Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • Only open to Undergraduate
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Must earn and maintain a 2.5 grade point average during the first semester sophomore year
    • Students can re-apply if they qualify
    • Open to students from any state
    • Priority will be given to recipients with a low to middle income status
  • Jesse Lee Massey Non-Endowed Memorial Scholarship
    • Award open to undergraduate students from either the state of Arkansas or the state of Texas.
    • Recipient must have at least a 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.
    • Recipient must be enrolled at Grambling State University and in good standing.
    • Recipient should have been involved in high school extra-curricular activities and/or performed community service.
    • Recipient socio-economic status must be evidenced, with a low to middle income statue having priority.
    • Recipient should evidence other activities wherein leadership skills were used and/or voluntary services were performed.
  • Dr. Jimmy McJamerson Non-Endowed History Scholarship
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • First or second semester junior
    • 2.7 or higher GPA on a 4.0 grading scale
    • History Major
    • Member of the History Club
  • John & Evelyn Ford Crayton Non-Endowed Student Scholarship
    • Achievement of at least 2.3 high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
    • Recipient must be a first semester freshmen.
    • Recipient must be enrolled full time and in good standing.
    • Recipient must be a resident of Morehouse or Natchitoches Parish.
    • Recipient can be from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio or Gatesville, TX or from Pomona, CA or surrounding areas.
    • Recipient resided in a single parent household
    • Recipient maybe an ex-offender/drug addict.
    • Recipient must have a desire to have a better. quality of life as demonstrated through an essay.
    • These monies are intended for students who meet at least three of the criteria. 
  • John Williams, Jr. Non-Endowed Memorial Scholarship
    • Recipient must be resident of the United States. 
    • Recipient must be enrolled at Grambling State University and in good standing.
    • Recipient must be a junior or senior
    • Recipient must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Joycelun Roshelle Lewis Memorial Scholarship
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Financial need (Not receiving a refund)
    • Open to all GSU students from any state
  • Laura B. Spencer GAP Scholarship
    • Recipient must be a resident of Ouachita, Franklin, Richland, Caldwell or Morehouse Parishes.
    • Preference will be given to Education majors.
    • Open to all classifications.
    • Recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale.
    • Recipient must demonstrate a financial need.
  • The Dr. Lucy McIntosh Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • Only open to Undergraduate
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Must earn and maintain a 2.5 grade point average during the first semester sophomore year
    • Students can re-apply if they qualify
    • Open to students from any state
    • Priority will be given to recipients with a low to middle income status
  • McCray-Dennis-Muse-Dangerfield-Sanders Non-Endowed Memorial Scholarship
    • Award open to undergraduate students
    • Priority will be given to residents of Tangipahoa, St. Helena, Livingston, St. Tammany, and Washington parishes
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • All academic area with priority to education majors
    • Freshman or beyond
    • GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale in their high school or major
    • Priority given to recipients with low to middle income status
    • Recipients must provide evidence of leadership skill, and/or community service experience
    • Awards will be given to one or more student(s) in any given year, based on level of donations.
  • Dr. Nanthalia W. McJamerson Non-End Scholarship Future Teacher Scholarship-Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Sophomore or junior
    • 2.7 or higher GPA on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Education major
    • Member of an Education-related club
  • Modestine Gill Knighton and Beaver Bishop Knighton Fund
    • Must be enrolled full-time at Grambling State University
    • Eligible candidate must be U.S. citizen
    • GPA of 2.75 or better on 4.0 grading scale
    • Candidate must be  in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of study.
    • Candidates from single-parent families will receive special consideration for scholarships, but this is not a pre-condition for selection.
    • Candidates will be required to complete the Free Application for Student Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine financial need.
    • Scholarship is need based.
  • Dr. Tony and Bevely Nash-Lowe Non-Endowed Scholarship, in honor of Dr. Grace Tatem
    • Enrolled at GSU and in good academic standing;
    • First-generation college graduate
    • First year graduate student enrolled in the Master of Social Work Program
    • In-state students originally from Louisiana;
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Scholarship is need based.
  • Noah and Archie Tatum Non-Endowed Student GAP Scholarship
    • Recipient must be enrolled at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Recipient must be an undergraduate male or female with a financial need to complete registration.
    • Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Noah and Archie Tatum Zeta Phi Beta Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • Recipient must be enrolled at Grambling State University and in good standing.
    • Recipient must be an undergraduate member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
    • Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Norma Lee Beatts Memorial Non-Endowed Scholarship 
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Financial need (Not receiving a refund)
    • Open to all GSU students from any state
  • Perry E. Thompson Scholarship 
    • A Full-time Student
    • 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
  • Mrs. Pinkie Robertson Scholarship
    • Only open to Undergraduate
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Must earn and maintain a 2.5 grade point average during the first semester sophomore year
    • Students can re-apply if they qualify
    • Open to students from any state
    • Priority will be given to candidates with a low to middle income status
  • 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
  • The Rosemary Ewing Foundation Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Student in financial need
    • Teacher Education Major
    • Sophomore, junior or senior
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Samuel L. Beasley, Sr., Nettie P. (Holley) Beasley, Samuel L. Beasley, Jr., Rhonda Harrison, Jeffrey N. Beasley Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and a student in good standing
    • First priority to a student in financial need from Sabine Parish
    • Freshman, sophomore, junior or senior
    • Grade point average of 2.25 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale
  • Sarah Albritton Legacy Scholarship
    • Enrolled in GSU’s College of Arts& Sciences-Visual Arts Program and in good standing
    • Open to undergraduate students
    • Socio-economic status must be evidenced with low income status
    • Preferably resident of LA, TX, MS, AL
    • Must submit an essay explaining “How the arts have positively influenced my life.”
    • Submit a portfolio of work in visual art
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher on 4.0 scale
  • Shermika Sade' Bolden Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • 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. Also include what led to your interest in accounting and what it means to winning such opportunity and how you may use the funds.
  • Steven W. Brown Outreach, Inc. Non-Endowed
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Must be a graduating senior in the current semester;
    • Minimum of 30 GSU hours cumulative
    • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Financial need (must have a remaining balance; balance cannot exceed $1,200)
    • Essay stating why you deserve the scholarship
    • Must have pursued all federal funding options.
  • Zelma and Steve Moffett Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • Enrolled Full-Time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Priority given to first generation college students
    • Resident of Natchitoches, Red River, or Caddo Parish
    • Hold cumulative high school GPA of 3.0
    • Incoming Freshman
    • Pursuing Major in Education
    • Socio-economic status must be evidenced, with a low to middle income status receiving priority
    • Involved in Extra-Curricular Activities/ and performed community service
    • Provide answers to the following 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?

Submit all applications here (https://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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