Mayoral Scholarship

General Information
Mayoral Scholarships are full-tuition scholarships awarded to five incoming freshmen students based on academic merit and nomination by the Mayor of New Orleans. Scholarship recipients must be graduates of a New Orleans high school and residents of Orleans Parish. They must also have a strong academic record (based on grades, quality and difficulty of high school coursework, and standardized scores), have established financial need as determined by federal guidelines, have participated in extracurricular activities or community service and have demonstrated leadership ability, and have letters of recommendation from high school guidance counselors, principal, or headmaster.

Mayoral Scholarships are renewed without reapplication for four years of undergraduate study (five years for Architecture students) provided that the student maintains a 2.300 cumulative grade point average, residency in Orleans parish, residency in Louisiana, and full-time enrollment in Paul Tulane College, Newcomb College, the School of Architecture, the School of Business, the School of Engineering, or the School of Public Health. Students enrolled in University College are not eligible unless they are enrolled full time in the Exercise Science Program..

Students may not receive a Mayoral Scholarship in combination with any other Tulane merit scholarship, ROTC scholarship, Faculty-Staff Tuition Waiver or Tuition Exchange Scholarship. Students may combine the award with a partial athletic scholarship. Students offered a Mayoral Scholarship may also qualify for need-based aid.

Application Procedure
Candidates for the Mayoral Scholarships must submit the scholarship application form and an application for admission to an undergraduate division of Tulane University by January 15. Students must also file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile by February 15. Late or incomplete files cannot be processed.

No person related to an elected official (i.e., child, brother, sister, parent, spouse, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, first cousin, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, or brother-in-law) shall be eligible to receive a Mayoral Scholarship unless the relationship of the recipient is disclosed on the application form and the recipient is certified by Tulane University as having ranked among the eligible applicants with the highest academic credentials and the highest level of financial need under the federal guidelines used to calculate need.

Elected officials include persons elected to public office in the state of Louisiana, including U.S. Senators and Representatives, state elected officials (including members of the Legislature), state, municipal and parish officials, and persons elected to serve on political party committees.

Notification Procedure
The Mayor will announce the winners of the Mayoral Scholarship by April 15. Winners must notify Tulane University that they are accepting the offer of admission and the Scholarship by May 1. 

Page last modified on  May 28, 2014.

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