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FAQs for Mayoral Scholarship

What is the value of Tulane's Mayoral Scholarship?

The Mayoral Scholarship is a four-year scholarship for Orleans Parish students and covers the cost of tuition for one year. The value for the 2019-20 school year was $52,760. However, the value of the scholarship changes with tuition each year. The scholarship is guaranteed for four years provided full-time continuous enrollment and a cumulative Tulane grade-point average of 2.30 are maintained.

Who awards the Tulane Mayoral Scholarship?

The Mayoral Scholarship is funded by Tulane University. However, a Mayoral Scholarship Committee that includes representatives from the Mayor's Office, local universities, and high schools select the finalists each year. The university and high school representatives serve on the committee for one year only. The New Orleans City Council and the Mayor's Office approve the committee's selections.

What are the minimum requirements for the Mayoral Scholarship?

To be eligible for consideration, students must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  1. Permanent resident of Orleans Parish
  2. Graduate of an Orleans Parish high school
  3. Admitted as a full-time undergraduate freshman student to Newcomb-Tulane College of Tulane University to begin in the fall semester
  4. 30+ ACT or 1450+ SAT
How many scholarships are awarded each year?

Five awards are made each year. Tulane funds one scholarship per city council district based on the student's permanent address.

How do I apply for the Mayoral Scholarship?

The Scholarship Application form will be added to an eligible student's Green Wave portal within one week of the notification of admission to Tulane.

How and when do I find out if I received one of the scholarships?

The Mayoral Scholarship Committee typically meets in March and decisions are provided by mid-April.

Can I combine the Mayoral Scholarship with other financial aid?

You may combine the Mayoral Scholarship with some, but not all, other financial aid awards. If you are a recipient of a Mayoral Scholarship, you may contact the Financial Aid Office at Tulane at (800) 335-3210 with questions about how your Mayoral scholarship will interact with other financial aid awards.

You may combine the Mayoral Scholarship with the following two merit-based scholarships and apply these other scholarships towards the cost of fees, room, and board: Tulane National Merit Finalist Award and Louisiana's TOPS.

You may NOT combine the Mayoral Scholarship with other scholarships, including but not limited to the following:  Stamps Leadership Award, Deans' Honor Scholarship, Paul Tulane Award, Presidential Scholarship, Premier Scholarship, Distinguished Scholar's Award, the Founder's Scholarship, Academic Recognition, Community Service Fellowship, ROTC Scholarships, Faculty/Staff Dependent Tuition Waivers, or the Legislative Scholarship.