Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Merit Scholarships

All applicants are considered for merit scholarships, ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 per year. Tulane also awards several full tuition, total cost, service-based and Louisiana resident scholarships that require separate applications.

Several Tulane merit scholarships - various partial tuition scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 per year - require no special application and are awarded by the admission office based on the strength of the admission application within the context of the given year's applicant pool. The majority of merit scholarships are renewable for 4 years, (or 5 years for architecture students), provided the student maintains good standing with the university, a full-time course load and a designated minimum GPA.

Additional applications are required for those wishing to be considered for all of the awards below.

Full Tuition Scholarships:
Tulane awards two separate full tuition scholarships (The Dean's Honor Scholarship and The Paul Tulane Award) and one total cost scholarship (The Stamps-Tulane Scholarship) to our most competitive applicants. All awards seek to recognize superior high school performance, extremely competitive standardized test scores, exceptional community and secondary school involvement and extraordinary intellectual promise.

The Dean's Honor Scholarship requires submission of an additional creative project and is reviewed by the Deans of the five undergraduate schools. Approximately 75 are awarded each year.  To be considered for the DHS, applicants must submit an application for admission by November 15 and must apply either Early Action or Single Choice Early Action. A separate scholarship application is due December 15. Winners are notified in late February.

The Paul Tulane Award requires additional writing components and is reviewed by a scholarship committee, led by the Dean of Admission.  Approximately 50 are awarded each year.  To be considered for the Paul Tulane, applicants must submit an application for admission by November 15 and must apply either Early Action or Single Choice Early Action.  A separate scholarship application is due December 15.  Winners are notified on a rolling basis.

The Stamps-Tulane Scholarship seeks to recognize and reward exceptional students who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service and innovation. It is our most prestigious merit award and covers the total cost of attendance in addition to an enrichment fund to support endeavors such as study abroad, undergraduate research, academic or co-curricular conferences, and unpaid internships. Through generous funding by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation and dollar-for-dollar matching by Tulane University, The Stamps Tulane Scholarship will be awarded to approximately 5 incoming freshmen each year. Interested applicants must apply for the Dean’s Honor Scholarship by December 15 and must also submit an Early Action or Single Choice Early Action application by November 15. Select finalists will be invited to interview for the award in early spring.

Additional Merit-Based Scholarships:
The Community Service Scholarship is for $20,000 per year and can be combined with other merit-based awards. Typical winners demonstrate outstanding dedication to community service and high academic achievement. The application is due by January 15, and winners will be notified by April 1. Please email completed application to aabboud@tulane.edu.

There are also special scholarship opportunities available for Louisiana residents.

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