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Incoming Freshmen Scholarships - Fall 2024

Scholarship offers available to first-time freshmen for 2024-2025

All scholarships are offered for 8 semesters (except where noted) and require all of the following:

  • 3.0 cumulative non-weighted GPA
  • 23 ACT composite or superscore, or 1130 SAT composite
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Must be regularly admitted to the University

Students must meet standardized test requirements by May 31, 2024.

These scholarships do not apply to students in online programs or in Compete LA.

Live Oak Scholarship

ACT 32+ / SAT 1420+
3.0+ cumulative GPA


  • $1,500/semester
  • $5,684/semester for housing and meal plan in a shared suite-style unit
  • Campus work-study job

Total: $67,072*+

Magnolia Scholarship            

ACT 28-31 / SAT 1300-1410
3.0+ cumulative GPA


  • $1,400/semester
  • $2,653/semester to cover a portion of housing in a shared suite-style unit
    • This portion of the scholarship is per semester for four semesters

Total: $21,812*

Cypress Scholarship               

ACT 23-27 / SAT 1130-1290
3.0+ cumulative GPA


  • $1,300/semester

Total: $10,400

Supplemental Scholarships

In addition to the above, students may qualify for the following:




Out-of-State Fee Waiver

ACT 20+
2.5+ cumulative GPA


$6,864/semester for 10 semesters
Must be regularly admitted to the university

Dr. Ray P. Authement Valedictorian Scholarship

High School Valedictorian

$1,000 for freshman year

Contact scholarship office for details

Jefferson Caffery Scholarship

National Merit Finalist or Semifinalist

$500/semester for 8 semesters


for UL Lafayette Study Abroad

*Estimated value