For Louisiana Residents
Tulane awards millions of dollars in financial aid to Louisiana students every single year. Louisiana students qualify for many different merit-based scholarships in addition to need-based scholarships, grants and loans.
Tulane's Focus Louisiana program is a set of financial and admission-related initiatives aimed to encourage prospective students from Louisiana to explore the opportunities available at Tulane. Tulane offers guaranteed admission to Louisiana students who meet certain academic and curricular qualifications.
Louisiana residents are eligible for significant merit scholarships including:
The John Hainkel Louisiana Scholars Award is the most comprehensive merit award offered by the Office of Admission. This competitive academic award covers the full cost of tuition, fees, room, board, and includes an $800 stipend for the cost of books and supplies. The scholarship is available only to entering freshmen and is renewable for four years, (or five years if the student enrolls in the School of Architecture). Continued eligibility requires the student to maintain a minimum 3.00 grade point average and continuous enrollment at Tulane University as a full-time undergraduate. A separate application for this scholarship is required and due by December 15.**
**Students interested in applying for the award must apply either Early Action or Single Choice Early Action and submit their application for admission and supporting materials by November 15.
The Valedictorian Scholarship is awarded to any valedictorian graduating from a Louisiana high school who qualifies for admission and has paid a commitment deposit to enroll at Tulane by the May 1 deposit deadline. The award is valued at $5,000 per year and is renewable for four years, (or five years if the student enrolls in the School of Architecture). Continued eligibility requires the student to maintain a minimum 3.00 grade point average and continuous enrollment at Tulane University as a full-time undergraduate. The money can be applied to tuition, room, or board. The scholarship competition is available only to entering freshmen who have been officially designated by their secondary school as the school's valedictorian. If a school designates more than one valedictorian and more than one valedictorian chooses to attend Tulane, the $5,000 will be divided equally among these students who enroll at Tulane. The form must be submitted by the student's school after final semester grades have been awarded.
The Tulane Book Award program will award up to 100 "Book Awards" - one per secondary school - to junior students who are nominated by their high school counselor or principal in the spring for outstanding academic achievement and community service.
In addition to these initiatives, Tulane continues to sponsor the Legislative Scholarship and the Mayoral Scholarship programs for Louisiana students. Each scholarship requires an additional application, which can be obtained via the links above. Louisiana residents who demonstrate financial need may also be considered for additional Tulane-awarded need-based aid.
Louisiana residents may also apply the Louisiana TOPS Award (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) toward the cost of attending Tulane. The TOPS award is typically worth over $4,500 per year, and the majority of students who enroll at Tulane are eligible for the additional $800 yearly stipend.
Did You Know?
The Center for Public Service at Tulane University was started in 2006 to ensure that our students are learning outside the classroom and giving back to the community. Tulane currently offers over 100 courses that have service-learning components.