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Xavier University of Louisiana is grounded in a tradition of academic excellence.  Through our scholarship offerings, we strive to recognize the academic achievements of prospective students who demonstrate exceptional potential for leadership, service, and personal development.  Xavier scholarships are highly competitive and contingent upon available funding.  Scholarships encompassing full tuition cover eight consecutive semesters and account for any institutional adjustments in Arts and Sciences tuition.

Eligible candidates will be reviewed by a Scholarship Selection Committee and a Scholarship Application may be required for the institution’s top awards.  In order to be considered for one of Xavier’s top scholarships for incoming freshmen, a completed admissions application must be submitted by January 31. All scholarship notifications will be made by the end of February.

A sampling of the scholarships available to incoming freshmen at Xavier University of Louisiana includes the following:

  1. Board of Trustees Scholarship: Recipients of The Board of Trustees Scholarship will receive full tuition, fees, room and board, and an annual book voucher in the amount of $1000. The criteria for this Scholarship includes a minimum 3.8 high school grade point average, a minimum 28 ACT composite (or 1250 on the SAT, combined Reading and Math), demonstrated community involvement and leadership potential as evidenced in the admissions and the scholarship application materials. Recipients are required to maintain a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average for continued eligibility.
  2. President’s Scholarship: The criteria for this scholarship includes a minimum 3.8 high school grade point average, a minimum 26 ACT composite (or 1170 on the SAT, combined Reading and Math), and demonstrated community involvement and leadership potential as evidenced in the admissions and scholarship application materials. Recipients of The President’s Scholarship will receive full tuition, campus accommodations, and an annual $500 book voucher. Continued eligibility is based on a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average.
  3. St. Katharine Drexel Scholarship: Valedictorians or salutatorians from any U.S. Catholic high school are eligible to receive this full-tuition scholarship. Continued eligibility is based on a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average and will be assessed at the end of each academic year. The award covers eight consecutive semesters.
  4. Norman C. Francis Scholarship: Valedictorians or Salutatorians from public high schools in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes are eligible to receive this full-tuition scholarship. Continued eligibility is based on a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average and will be assessed at the end of each academic year. The award covers eight consecutive semesters.
  5. University Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to students with a minimum ACT score of 23 (or 1050 on the SAT, combined Reading and Math), and a minimum high school GPA of 3.3. Transfer students would also be eligible for these scholarships according to their high school and collegiate records. These awards cover eight consecutive semesters and continued eligibility is based on a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average and will be assessed at the end of each academic year.
  6. Departmental Scholarships: Academic department and divisions will provide scholarships based on their criteria.
  7. Recognition Scholarships: Recognition scholarships are awarded to continuing students who did not receive a scholarship upon admission but perform at the highest academic level upon enrolling at Xavier. Eligible students must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 after two consecutive semesters at Xavier. Awards will range from $3,000 to $5,000. Continued eligibility is based on a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average and will be assessed at the end of each academic year.

With the exception of the Departmental Scholarship, all Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum 3.3 GPA and be in good institutional standing. Students with a GPA between 3.2 and 3.3 will be granted a probationary semester after which they can be fully reinstated if their cumulative GPA is 3.3 or higher. Additionally, students can attend University summer sessions at their own cost in an effort to raise the GPA to the required minimum.

Scholarship amounts may be subject to adjustment based upon receipt of Federal and state grant aid. All continuing scholarship recipients will be required to complete an annual FAFSA and satisfy annual service requirements. In the rare event that scholarship recipients require remedial courses as incoming freshmen, they must complete the necessary developmental courses prior to enrolling in the fall semester.

Scholarships for incoming freshmen are coordinated through the Admissions Office.  Enrolled students should contact of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for information regarding various scholarship opportunities and consult the Scholarship Opportunities Bulletin Board and web site for future scholarship information.

 
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