Nov. 15 is the priority
deadline for 2018-2019 academic scholarship applications at McNeese State
"High school seniors should begin the
application procedures now for academic scholarships to McNeese,” said Ralynn
Castete, director of scholarships at McNeese. "Feb. 15 is the final
deadline and the awarding of scholarships is currently underway and will continue until
funding is exhausted.”
Each year, McNeese awards
more than $6 million in scholarships to students with outstanding academic
qualifications, according to Castete. These scholarships are awarded based upon
the students’ academic abilities as evidenced by standardized test scores,
previous academic coursework, GPA and class standing.
To apply for academic
scholarships, students should complete the online application for
Admission and Scholarships before the deadlines at www.mcneese.edu and submit all documents such
as transcripts and ACT/SAT test scores as well as information about honors,
awards, extracurricular activities and employment when answering the
Castete said the McNeese Honors
College also offers students an opportunity to learn within an inspiring and
supportive academic community. Students with an ACT composite score of 27 or
higher are eligible to apply for participation. The application and additional
criteria are available on the McNeese website at www.mcneese.edu/honors.
She said students wishing to qualify
for the TOPS Scholarship Program must have a minimum ACT score of 20, complete
the 19 units of required core courses and a 2.50 high school GPA on these core
courses. More information on TOPS may be found at the Louisiana Office of
Student Financial Assistance website at www.osfa.la.gov.
McNeese offers scholarships in many
other areas as well, including band, vocal performance, theater, debate,
yearbook, student newspaper, visual arts, rodeo, cheerleading, dance team and
athletics. She said students are encouraged to visit the McNeese website or
contact the individual departments for additional information on scholarship
opportunities and application procedures.
Additional information regarding
scholarship award values is available at www.mcneese.edu/scholarships
or by calling 337-475-5140.