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Valedictorian's Scholarship

General Information
Valedictorian Scholarships are awarded to entering Louisiana freshmen who have been officially designated as valedictorian by their secondary school.

Students are awarded a $5,000 scholarship renewable for four years (five years, for Architecture students) provided the student maintains full-time enrollment and a minimum 3.00 grade point average. If a secondary school designates more than one valedictorian and both (or all) valedictorians attend Tulane, the $5,000 will be divided equally among the students.  The Valedictorian Scholarship in combination with other scholarships and grants may not exceed the student's cost of attendance in any academic year.

General Renewal Conditions
The scholarships are guaranteed at the same amount awarded to the student for the remainder of their undergraduate career provided the student maintains a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and continuous enrollment in a full-time undergraduate division and the Valedictorian Scholarship in combination with other scholarships and grants does not exceed the student's cost of attendance in any academic year.  Any "incomplete" grades must be resolved before eligibility for continuation of the scholarship can be determined.

The scholarship is not applicable to summer semesters and is not applicable for students who are not charged full-time undergraduate division tuition at the standard rate.

Seniors in their last semester before graduation who are not required to take a full load in order to graduate (and of course who are being charged undergraduate tuition at the standard full-time undergraduate division rate) may still receive a portion of the tuition scholarship, but the amount will be adjusted on a pro-rated basis by the reduction in undergraduate tuition from the full-time rate.

Other students who enroll in or drop to less than full-time in the fall semester will have their scholarship reduced by their tuition reduction, if any. They will be allowed to retain their tuition scholarship for the spring semester provided they enroll full-time, but will lose eligibility for all following years since the scholarship guidelines require that students maintain continuous full-time enrollment. Students who enroll in or drop to less than full-time in the spring semester will have their tuition scholarship reduced by their tuition reduction, if any, but will lose eligibility for the scholarship in future semesters. A student with truly extenuating circumstances may appeal the loss of scholarship aid. For more information about the appeal process, please click here.

Students who take an approved leave of absence may regain their scholarship upon their return provided they continue to meet all academic and enrollment conditions and submit documentation verifying the approved leave of absence. Acceptable documentation is either a copy of their college's approved leave of absence form or a letter from their academic dean's office confirming the terms and length of the student's approved leave of absence.

Page last modified on August 21, 2012.

Citation information:

Page accessed: Monday, November 24, 2014
Page URL: http://tulane.edu/financialaid/grants/val.cfm

University Financial Aid, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5723 finaid@tulane.edu