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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.

Partial Scholarships

Our partial tuition scholarships, which range up 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.

Full-Tuition Scholarships

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)

  • To be considered:
  • Winners are notified in late February
  • Note: The winners of the Deans’ Honor Scholarship over the last 3 years had an ACT score greater than 31 or an SAT score greater than 1400.

Paul Tulane Award

  • To be considered:
  • Winners are notified in late February
  • Note: The winners of the Paul Tulane Award over the last 3 years had an ACT score greater than 31 or an SAT score greater than 1400.

Stamps Scholarship

  • Recognizes and rewards exceptional students who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation
  • Our most prestigious merit award
  • Covers total cost of attendance and provides 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 via Early Action or Early Decision
    • Apply for the Deans' Honor Scholarship or Paul Tulane Award by December 5
  • Select finalists will be invited to interview in early spring

Additional Scholarships

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
  • Up to $20,000 per year merit-based scholarship
  • 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 100 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
  • To be considered:
  • Winners are notified by April 1

Musicianship Scholarship

  • $5,000 per year merit-based award
  • Reviewed by a committee of Newcomb Department of Music faculty members
  • Requires submission of an application which contains a portfolio component
  • Students are only able to apply within one of the following concentrations: Jazz Studies, Music Composition, Music Performance (Instrumental), Music Performance (Vocal), and Musical Theatre
  • To be considered:
    • Students must already be accepted into Tulane University having designated any music concentration as either their first or second major
    • Complete the Musicianship Scholarship application through your Green Wave Portal by February 15
      • If you are planning to visit campus before February 15th and would like to schedule an in-person audition with a music faculty member, please contact Angel Carter at
  • Winners are notified in mid-March

Architecture Portfolio Award

  • One-time scholarship worth up to $10,000
  • Only open to admitted students who have applied Early Decision or Early Action and have designated Architecture as their first or second major on their Tulane application
  • Requires submission of a digital portfolio through your Green Wave Portal
  • Reviewed by Office of Undergraduate Admission and Tulane School of Architecture
  • To be considered:
    • Submit your digital portfolio immediately after you submit your application for admission
    • Selected candidates will be invited to interview either in person or via Skype
  • Winners are notified in March

Questions about Architecture?
Contact Bailey Gabrish at

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.

Tulane University Marching Band (TUMB)

TUMB merit scholarship awards are granted to participating members of the band, regardless of academic major. Awards of up to $2,000 per year renew as the student remains fully participating and is in good standing with the university. Audition requirements are available at under “JOIN”. For more information, contact Barry Spanier, Director of Bands, at