Louisiana Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Performance Award

Awarded By:

Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Must attend a Louisiana public college or university or an accredited Louisiana independent college or university.
  3. Must enroll as a first-time freshman by the first semester following the first anniversary of high school graduation.
  4. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (computed on core courses only).
  5. Must graduate from a Louisiana high school.
  6. Must have an ACT score of 23 or higher (or the SAT equivalent).
  7. Must meet the residency requirements for the state of Louisiana.
  8. Must plan to enroll full time.
  9. This award is for U.S. students.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: To apply, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Please note: Students who can verify ineligibility for federal grants may complete the TOPS online application instead of the FAFSA. However, students should be aware that in the event of a budget shortfall, students who complete the online application will be the first to lose their TOPS award. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their FAFSA by July 1 immediately following their high school graduation. The final deadline to submit the FAFSA without a reduction in award is July 1 following the one-year anniversary of the student's high school graduation. This award is available to Louisiana high school students who are planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Louisiana. Students must have completed a required high school core curriculum with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have an ACT score of 23 or higher (or the SAT equivalent).

Application requirements for the Louisiana Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Performance Award are:

  • FAFSA
  • Application form
Additional Information: All applicants must complete a 19 units of a core high school curriculum.

Award Amount: Amount varies but an annual $400 stipend is also offered.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $400.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, July 1, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, July 1, 2023

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the listed deadline. No incomplete/late submissions will be accepted.
About Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance:
Contact Information: Gus Wales, Director of Public Information
Address: P.O. Box 91202 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-9202

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