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Academic Scholarships (Starting with New Freshmen for Fall 2022)

In State Students (Graduates of Louisiana High School) 

 
 Criteria
 
 Academic Achievement Scholarship Amount
 
 TOPS**
 Total Award
 (Grambling & LA TOPS)
 28 ACT or higher and GPA of 3.5 *  $7683 plus Room & Board charges (if on campus)  $5939.75 per year  $13622.75 per year plus Room and Board charges (if on campus)
 25-27 ACT and GPA of 3.0  $7683 per year  $5939.75 per year  $13622.75 per year
 24 ACT and GPA of 3.0  $5140 per year (tuition)  $5539.75 per year  $10679.75 per year
 23 ACT and GPA of 3.5  $3000 per year  $5539.75 per year  $8539.75 per year

Out of State Students

 
 Criteria
 
 Academic Achievement Scholarship Amount 
 
 Out of State Waiver***
 
 Total Scholarship 
 28 ACT (1300 SAT) or higher and GPA of 3.5 *  $7683 plus Room & Board charges (if on campus)  $9023 per year  $7683 per year plus Room and Board charges (if on campus)
 25-27 ACT (1200-1290 SAT)  and GPA of 3.0  $7683 per year  $9023 per year  $7683 per year
 24  ACT (1160-1190 SAT) and GPA of 3.0  $5140 per year  $9023 per year  $5140 per year
 23 ACT (1130-1160 SAT) and GPA of 3.5  $3000 per year  $9023 per year  $3000 per year

Transfer Students

 
 Criteria
 
 Academic Achievement Scholarship Amount
 Out of State Waiver ***
 (Graduates of Out of State Institutions)
 
 Total Scholarship
 24 credit hours and 3.5 GPA  $1000 per year  $9023 per year  $1000

 
No application is necessary for consideration

*If student resides off campus, the scholarship amount will be $7683

 

**TOPS eligibility is determined by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships and not the institution.
Eligibility Requirements for TOPS: http://www.osfa.la.gov/ 

 

***Out of State Fee Waiver will reflect in the charges as opposed to the Financial Aid Award Package. Additional Fee Waiver Information: https://www.gram.edu/admissions/waivers/ 

Students that apply prior to January 31, 2022 are automatically considered for academic scholarships.

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 - $500
    • 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 - $1000
    • 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 Cloud of Success Scholarship - $2,000 each
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 grading scale
    • Must be majoring in Cloud Computing
    •  Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • AT&T Cyber Security Scholarship - $1000
    • 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 - $500
    • 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)
  • Charlotte & Harold Mouton Non-Endowed Scholarship - $2500
    • 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?
  • Clifton E. Lewis Non-Endowed Memorial Scholarship - $1000
    • Must be a graduating high school senior with an achievement of at least a 3.0 high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale
    • Will be enrolled full-time at Grambling State University
    • Must be a resident of Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln or Union parishes
    • Must submit a recommendation letter from a pastor or church showing their involvement in the church.
    • In 500 words or less, explain the role Grambling State University, a historically black college and university (HBCU), has in creating tomorrow’s leaders and how you will use your degree from GSU to impact the world
  • Delta Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Non-Endowed Scholarship - $500
    • 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 - $2500
    • 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 - $500
    • Recipient must be enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing.
    • Recipient must be a resident of the Houston area.
    • Award open to all classifications.
    • Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale
  • Dr. Elizabeth Eagleson Non-Endowed Scholarship - $1000
    • Biology major with a premed concentration with an intention to apply to medical school to help with their MCAT costs and test prep;
    • Priority will be given to residents of  DeSoto Parish with a second priority given next to students in St. Landry Parish
    • Candidates must be a Junior
    • Candidates must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Candidates demonstrates a real financial need
    • Write a 500-word essay sharing their academic goals for a career in medicine
  • FedEX NFL Air & Ground Program School Scholar Scholarship - $2,000
    • Enrolled at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Open to undergraduate students
    • Need based (Balance cannot exceed $2000)
    • The chosen recipient must submit a photo in business attire.
    • The chosen recipient must submit a brief 1-2-minute video about how these funds have assisted you with your goals.
  • GUNAA Non-Endowed Scholarship -  $1,000 
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Grade point average of 2.8 or higher on 4.0 grading scale
    • Financial Need (must have a remaining balance-cannot exceed $1,000
    • Essay stating why you deserve the scholarship and future aspirations upon graduating from GSU
    • Must have pursued all federal funding options
    • Upon confirmation of receiving the award, the scholar must submit a professional photo headshot
  • The Hopewell School Foundation, Inc. "Giving Back To The Future" Honoring Louis E. Flournoy, Naomi D. Ross, C. H. Shyne, Rufus Washington, Oscar Williams, Hopwell Faculty, and Staff Non-Endowed Scholarship - $500
    • Candidate must have a relative (mother, father, grandparents) who graduated from either Dubach High School or Hopewell High School
    • Must be a freshman
    • If candidate is a first semester freshman, must have a high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale
    • Must maintain a cumulative 2.5 during the semester
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • Each recipient will be required to attend the Hopewell School Reunion Gala following the initial award.
  • Ivy Crown Community Services, Inc. - $1,025
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • GPA of 2.0 
  • James Jackson Delta Sigma Chapter/Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Non-Endowed Scholarship - $500
    • 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
  • Jesse Lee Massey Non-Endowed Memorial Scholarship - $1325
    • Award open to undergraduate students from either the state of Arkansas or the state of Texas.
    • Recipient must haave 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 - $500
    • 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 - $2000
    • 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.
  • Laura B. Spencer GAP Scholarship - $1100
    • Recipient must be a resident of Ouachita, Franklin, Richland, Caldwell or Morehouse Parishes.
    • Recipient must be an Education Major.
    • 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 Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship - $1,000
    • Attending a 4-year Historically Black College or University (HBCU)
    • Be in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of study leading to an undergraduate degree
    • Demonstrate financial need (as determined by the University)
    • Be holding a 2.5 GPA or better
  • McCray-Dennis-Muse-Dangerfield-Sanders Non-Endowed Memorial Scholarship - $1000
    • 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 - $500
    • 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 - $1000
    • 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.
  • Noah and Archie Tatum Zeta Phi Beta Non-Endowed Scholarship - $500
    • 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 - $1000
    • 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 - $5000
    • 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
  • The Rosemary Ewing Foundation Non-Endowed Scholarship - $1000
    • 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.
  • Sarah Albritton Legacy Scholarship - $500
    • 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 - $1000
    • 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 - $500
    • 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. 
  • Dr. Tony and Bevely Nash-Lowe Non-Endowed Scholarship, in honor of Dr. Grace Tatem -$1000 (Annually for 3 consecutive years)
    • 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
  • The Ward Robinson C'72 Finish Line Scholarship - $5000
    • Must be enrolled full-time at Grambling State University
    • Eligible candidate must be U.S. citizens in their senior year
    • One (1) female student in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems
    • One (1) student that is a member of the band (male or female)
    • GPA of 2.5 and who is making satisfactory progress toward graduation
    • Must have a financial need as determined by the program administrator
    • Must be students, without financial intervention, would be unable to graduate from Grambling State University
    • First preference will be given to seniors who have met all criteria for graduation and who are in their final semester of matriculation, followed by first semester seniors.
    • Funds to a recipient is not automatically renewable and awards shall be evaluated and determined on an annual basis
    • Grambling State University Vice President of Advancement will serve as program administrator for the scholarship and will select recipients based on the criteria
  • Zelma and Steve Moffett Non-Endowed Scholarship - $1000
    • 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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