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Freshman Scholarships

Louisiana Tech University believes in providing an excellent education and affordable tuition. As a Tier One National University, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Colleges, Louisiana Tech offers non-competitive admissions scholarships in addition to competitive scholarships with specific requirements. Information on competitive scholarship opportunities is available on our General Scholarships page

Come be a part of the Tech family and see why Louisiana Tech ranks among the nation's best!

Merit-Based Scholarships*

Admission scholarships are awarded on the basis of demonstrated ability, usually without regard for need. For general admission scholarships, incoming freshmen should apply for admission by the priority deadline of January 5 of their senior year. No separate scholarship application is needed, but ACT or SAT scores and high school transcript with GPA and rank (if applicable) should be submitted. For scholarship purposes, ACT/SAT scores through the December test date of the senior year will be accepted and GPA is calculated on a 4.0 unweighted scale.

Effective for Fall 2017-18 Incoming Freshmen
Scholarship Name/ACT Score GPA 3.0-3.749           GPA 3.75-4.0          
Presidential: 33+ $9,000 $9,500
Deans' Scholarship: 32 $8,000 $8,500
Outstanding Student: 31 $6,000 $6,500 
Outstanding Student: 29-30 $5,000 $5,500 
Outstanding Student: 27-28 $4,000  $4,500 
Outstanding Student: 25-26 $3,000 $3,500 
Outstanding Student: 23-24 $2,000  $2,500 
Valedictorian Outstanding Student: 20-22*      N/A $1,000 

*Students who receive the Valedictorian Outstanding Student must be ranked number 1 in their class

Additional Scholarship Information

National Merit Scholarship

Open to: All admitted incoming freshman that are National Merit Finalists who list Louisiana Tech University as first choice with the National Merit Corporation

Academic Requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 unweighted scale)

Available Awards: Unlimited awards which pay tuition, fees, on-campus housing, and meals for four years.

Maintaining Scholarship: Student must remain full-time and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0

Application Deadline: Apply for admission according to National Merit deadlines

If you are awarded/selected to receive a Corporate National Merit Scholarship award, Louisiana Tech cannot claim you as a National Merit Scholar. Therefore, you will not receive Louisiana Tech’s National Merit Scholarship, and you will receive the Louisiana Tech academic scholarship you were first awarded.

Bulldog Out-of-State Scholarship

U.S. Citizens

Students who are not residents of Louisiana may be eligible for an out-of-state scholarship which covers all out-of-state fees. For complete details, see our Bulldog Out-of-State Scholarship information page. Incoming freshmen are automatically considered for the scholarship with the completed application for admission. 

International Students

International students may be eligible for the Bulldog Out-of-State Scholarship if they meet the criteria outlined in the Bulldog Out-of-State International Student information page. The Bulldog Out-of-State Fee Scholarship Application is available to print or can be obtained from the Admissions Office in Hale Hall.

All scholarship information is subject to change.

For questions about scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions, please contact:
Admissions Office, Hale Hall
P.O. Box 3178
Ruston, Louisiana 71272
Phone: 318-257-3036
Fax: 318-257-2499

For information on loans and grants, please visit the Louisiana Tech University Financial Aid Office website.

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