TOPS - Opportunity Award

Applicant must be a Louisiana resident or the child of a parent who has been a Louisiana resident for at least two years prior to high school graduation. Applicant must be receiving a diploma from a public or state-approved high school, have completed 17.5 units of core curriculum courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA over the core courses only, and have scored a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 940 or a composite ACT score of 20. FAFSA must be filed between January 1 and July 1, 2012 (for 2011 high school graduates). Alternate eligibility requirements issued for home-schooled and Louisiana applicants from out-of-state high schools.

Renewable for up to four years if recipient continues to be enrolled as a full-time student, completes a minimum of 24 credit hours with a grade of "D" or higher (at the end of each spring semester), maintains a minimum 2.3 GPA at the end of each spring semester for the first 24 hours earned, maintains a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at the end of each spring semester once 48 hours have been earned, and maintains steady academic progress for every other semester.


Deadline: July 1

Award type: Scholarship

Award coverage: Comprehensive Tuition

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Enrollment level: College Freshman

Country: United States

State: Louisiana

Contact Information

Mona Smith Kraushaar
Public Information and Communications Representative
Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance
P.O. Box 91202 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9202 United States
Phone: (800) 259-5626 ext. 1012
Fax: (225) 208-1496