Tulane University

Undergraduate Admission

Merit Scholarships

All applicants are automatically considered for partial tuition merit scholarships. Tulane also awards several full-tuition, total-cost, service, and Louisiana resident scholarships that require separate applications. The majority of merit scholarships are renewable for 4 years (or 5 years for architecture students), provided the student maintains good standing with the university, a full-time course load, and a designated minimum GPA.

In order to continue receiving scholarships throughout a 4-year (5-year for Architecture) undergraduate career, students must continue to fulfill certain requirements.
Click here for guidelines on each scholarship.

Our partial tuition scholarships, which range from $10,000 to $32,000 per year, require no special application and are awarded by the admission office based on the strength of the admission application within the context of a given year's applicant pool.

These awards seek to recognize superior high school performance, extremely competitive standardized test scores, exceptional community and secondary school involvement, and extraordinary intellectual promise.

Deans' Honor Scholarship (DHS)
  • Requires submission of a creative project
  • Reviewed by the Deans of the five undergraduate schools
  • Approximately 75 awarded each year
  • To be considered:
  • Winners are notified in late February
Paul Tulane Award
  • Requires additional writing components
  • Reviewed by a scholarship committee led by the Dean of Admission
  • Approximately 50 awarded each year
  • To be considered:
  • Winners are notified in late February
Stamps Leadership Award
  • Recognizes and rewards exceptional students who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation
  • Our most prestigious merit award
  • Covers total cost of attendance, in addition to an enrichment fund to support endeavors such as study abroad, undergraduate research, academic or co-curricular conferences, and unpaid internships
  • Made possible by generous funding by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation - a nationally prestigious scholarship program - and fund matching by Tulane University
  • Approximately 5 awarded each year
  • To be considered:
    • Submit a complete application for admission by November 15
    • Apply either Early Action or Single Choice Early Action
    • Apply for the Deans' Honor Scholarship by December 5
  • Select finalists will be invited to interview in early spring

Community Service Fellowship
  • Rewards students who demonstrate high academic achievement as well as outstanding dedication to serving the community with leadership, passion, peer engagement, and resourcefulness
  • $20,000 per year merit-based award
  • May be combined with other merit awards up to the cost of tuition
  • Approximately 15 awarded each year
  • At Tulane, Community Service Fellows will
    • Join a cohort of active and engaged Fellows on campus
    • Attend monthly group meetings
    • Complete an average of 150 service & leadership hours per year
    • Learn to be dynamic leaders, community advocates, and service ambassadors
    • Regularly access resources and guidance from the Center for Public Service
  • Click here to learn more about the program and meet current Community Service Fellows
  • To be considered:
  • Winners are notified by April 1
Musicianship Scholarship
  • Requires submission of an audition (click here for guidelines)
  • Reviewed by Newcomb Department of Music faculty
  • $5,000 per year merit-based award
  • To be considered:
    • Audition or submit a portfolio by February 15
    • Submit an Arts Supplement Cover Sheet with scholarship interest designated
    • Auditions may be held in person or sent with the Arts Supplement Cover Sheet to submit@tulane.edu
  • Winners are notified in mid-March

Louisiana Resident Scholarships
There are additional scholarship opportunities available to Louisiana residents under Tulane's Focus Louisiana program. For more information, please visit our page dedicated to financial aid for Louisiana residents.

International Student Scholarships
There are additional scholarship opportunities available to students applying from outside the United States. For more information, please visit our page dedicated to financial aid for international students.

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The Deans' Honor Scholarship

I was thinking of ways to get a good blog going about the DHS, and I thought, what better way to share some info about the DHS than by a great guest blog by Dr. Faye Tydlaska, our Director of Admission! So without further ado, I will turn things over to Faye.

More at Jeff's Blog

Did You Know?

At the first commencement address for the Tulane School of Medicine in 1836, the Dean delivered his entire speech in Latin.