Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

For Louisiana Residents

Tulane awards millions of dollars in financial aid to Louisiana students every single year. Louisiana students qualify for many merit-based scholarships in addition to need-based scholarships, grants, and loans.

Tulane's Focus Louisiana program is a set of financial aid and admission initiatives aimed to encourage prospective students from Louisiana to explore the opportunities available at Tulane. Tulane offers guaranteed admission to Louisiana students who meet certain academic and curricular qualifications. These initiatives are offered to students graduating from Louisiana secondary schools and residing in the state.

The Tulane Book Award program awards up to 100 "Book Awards" - one per secondary school - to junior students who are nominated by their high school counselor or principal in the spring for outstanding academic achievement and community service.

FOCUS LOUISIANA MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

John Hainkel Louisiana Scholars Award
  • Awarded to high-achieving, competitive students based on merit
  • Covers the full cost of tuition, fees, room, and board, plus an $800 stipend for the cost of books and supplies
  • Renewable for four years (five years for the School of Architecture)
  • Continued eligibility requires the student to maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA and continuous enrollment at Tulane University as a full-time undergraduate
  • This scholarship is availble only to first-time freshmen
  • To be considered:
Valedictorian Scholarship
  • Awarded to valedictorians graduating from Louisiana high schools
  • Valued at $5,000 per year, applicable to tuition, room, and/or board
  • Renewable for four years, (or five years if the student enrolls in the School of Architecture)
  • Continued eligibility requires the student to maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA and continuous enrollment at Tulane University as a full-time undergraduate
  • To be considered:
    • Submit a complete application for admission
    • Pay your commitment deposit to enroll at Tulane by May 1
    • Be officially designated by your secondary school as the school's valedictorian
    • Have your school submit a verification form after final semester grades have been awarded
  • Note: If a school designates more than one valedictorian, and more than one enrolls at Tulane, the scholarship will be divided equally among the students who enroll at Tulane.

In addition to these initiatives, Tulane continues to sponsor the Legislative Scholarship and the Mayoral Scholarship programs for Louisiana students. Each scholarship requires an additional application, which can be obtained via the links above. Louisiana residents who demonstrate financial need may also be considered for additional Tulane-awarded need-based aid.

Louisiana residents may also apply the Louisiana TOPS Award (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) toward the cost of attending Tulane. The TOPS award is typically worth over $4,500 per year, and the majority of students who enroll at Tulane are eligible for the additional $800 yearly stipend.

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Did You Know?

At the 2000 Olympics held in Sydney, Australia, Barry Spanier—director of the Tulane University Marching Band—was the artistic director for the International Olympic Band.