The University offers a number of scholarships to full-time students who qualify. Awards are based on prescribed criteria and the availability of funds, which are provided through the University budget, endowments, the Southern University at New Orleans Foundation, private groups and organizations, companies and individuals.

 The Scholarship Committee receives and reviews all applications prior to making recommendations to the chancellor for approval.

Below are the criteria for the annual scholarship roundup, but additional criteria may be required for scholarships associated with specific disciplines. Basic criteria include, but are not limited to:

  1. Applications cannot be picked up or accessed until March 1 every year. A completed application must be submitted by May 15 for scholarships awarded the following year.
  2. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA for both the current semester and cumulatively. Students must be enrolled for two consecutive semesters prior to receiving a scholarship.
  3. For future consideration, applicants must be full-time students for two consecutive semesters prior to receiving a scholarship (summer semesters are not included).
  4. Students will not be considered for the annual University scholarship packet until an incomplete ("I") grade is removed.
Incomplete applications or applications not in compliance with University guidelines will not be considered.

"SUNO First" scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Office. Please contact Admissions at 504-286-5235 for information.

A new application must be submitted each year to be considered for scholarship awards. This policy also applies to students who have received scholarship awards in the past. Paper copies can be picked up from the Office of Administration & Finance, Financial Aid, Academic Affairs, Admissions and Student Affairs.

Cottage Inn Scholarship
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Louisiana Education Loan Authority
B.Davis Scholarship
Bloomfield Capital Finance Scholarship
Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship
Dave's Bike Site
David Benowitz Recognizing Public Servants Scholarship
Dr. Arthur A. Kezian Scholarship
Dr. Edward Jacobson Healthy Living Scholarship
ezdinero Scholarship
Fabriele Disability Awareness Scholarship
Gay/Lesbian Adoptive/Foster Parent Scholarship
Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship
Go On Girl! Book Club Scholarship
GoSkills Scholarship
H&M Law Firm Scholarship
Health and Science Scholarship
HomeSecurityList Smart Home Scholarship
Honore' Center Scholarships
Howell & Christmas Visionary Scholarship
Kappy Alpha Psi Scholarships
Karin Riley Porter Good Works Scholarship
Kerri Castellini Women's Leadership Scholarship
Kitchen Byte Scholarship
Kush Arora Federal Justice Reform Scholarship
Lawntrepreneur Scholarship
LCPA Education Foundation
Mattress Insider Scholarship
McEwen Law Firm - U.S. Drug Lawsuit
MedEvac Foundation Children's Scholarship
NBA Law Scholarship
NAFEO Wal-Mart Scholarship
New Scholarships and Internships


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