Louisiana Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Opportunity Award

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Amount
Awarded

$4,528

Awarded

Application Deadline

July 1

Wednesday
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 high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (computed on core courses only).
  5. Must graduate from a Louisiana high school.
  6. Must have an ACT score of 20 or higher or the equivalent SAT score.
  7. Must meet TOPS Louisiana residency requirements.
  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: This award is available to Louisiana students who are planning to attend an approved postsecondary institution in Louisiana. Students must have completed a required high school core curriculum with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and have an ACT score of 20 or higher (or the SAT equivalent); students must file the FAFSA to qualify.

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

  • FAFSA (recommended) or Application form
Additional Information: All applicants must complete 19 core units in high school. Additional information on required units is available online at www.osfa.la.gov/schgrt6.htm.

Award Amount: The TOPS Opportunity Award pays for tuition and certain fees at any of the Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities. If a student attends a college within the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the award amount will be the weighted average tuition of public-degree granting schools. A detailed list of tuition and fees cost is available from the LOSFA website at www.osfa.state.la.us/MainSitePDFs/TOPS_Tuition_Amounts.pdf. Awards are renewable providing the student maintains full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,528.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, July 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, July 1

Program information is available from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) website. 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
Contact: Gus Wales
Address: P.O. Box 91202 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-9202

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