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.

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 on a rolling basis
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 Dean’s Honor Scholarship by December 15
  • Select finalists will be invited to interview in early spring

Community Service Scholarship
  • 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
  • To be considered:
  • Winners are notified by April 1

Louisiana Resident Scholarships
There are special scholarship opportunities available to Louisiana residents under Tulane's Focus Louisiana program.

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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?

Bruff Commons, Tulane’s main cafeteria, serves red beans and rice every Monday (a New Orleans tradition), and seafood gumbo and fried catfish every Friday.