Freshman Scholarships

2024-2025 First-Time Freshman Scholarships

First-Time Freshman Scholarships are offered for 8 semesters (except where noted) and require all of the following:

  • 3.0 cumulative, non-weighted GPA
  • 23 ACT composite or superscore, or 1130 SAT composite
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Must be regularly admitted to the University

Students must meet all requirements by May 31st of their graduating year. 

Freshman Scholarships

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Live Oak Scholarship

ACT 32+ | SAT 1420+
3.0+ cumulative GPA

$1,500 per semester

$5,684 per semester for housing and meal plan in a shared suite-style unit

Campus Scholarship Job (optional job enables you to earn up to $1,200 per semester)

Total: $67,072*+

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Magnolia Scholarship

ACT 28-31 | SAT 1300-1410
3.0+ cumulative GPA

$1,400 per semester

$2,653 per semester for four semesters to cover a portion of housing in a shared suite-style unit

Total: $21,812*

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Cypress Scholarship

ACT 23-27 | SAT 1130-1290
3.0+ cumulative GPA

$1,300 per semester

Total: $10,400*

Louisiana TOPS Program

Louisiana residents who meet our scholarship requirements likely qualify for the Louisiana TOPS program. Be sure to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for TOPS.

Louisiana TOPS Program

Supplemental Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships listed above, first-time freshmen may also qualify for the following: 

ScholarshipEligibility RequirementsOffer
Out-of-State Fee Waiver

ACT 20+ or  SAT 1030+

2.5+ cumulative GPA


$6,864 per semester for 10 semesters

Dr. Ray P. Authement Valedictorian ScholarshipHigh School Valedictorian

$1,000 for freshman year

Contact the Scholarship Office for details

Jefferson Caffery ScholarshipNational Merit Finalist or Semifinalist

$500 per semester for 8 semesters


for UL Lafayette Study Abroad

*Estimated values - totals do not include optional scholarship components | Does not apply to online programs or Compete LA.