Louisiana Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Tech Award

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Amount
Awarded

$2,032

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 be enrolled in a skill or occupational training program at an approved postsecondary institution in Louisiana.
  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 2.5 or higher (computed on core curriculum courses only).
  5. Must graduate from a Louisiana high school.
  6. Must have an ACT score of 17 or higher (or the equivalent SAT score).
  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: This award is for Louisiana high school students who are planning to enroll in skill or occupational training at an approved two-year postsecondary institution in Louisiana. Students must have completed a required high school core curriculum with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and have an ACT score of 17 or higher (or the equivalent SAT score).

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

  • FAFSA or Application form
Additional Information: All applicants must complete the required core corriculum. There are two options for completion of the curriculum. Detailed information is available online at www.osfa.la.gov/schgrt6.htm.

Award Amount: The TOPS Tech Award pays for tuition for skill or occupational training at any schools within the Louisiana Community and technical College System, Louisiana approved Proprietary and Cosmetology Schools or Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities that do not offer a baccalaureate degree. If a student pursues skill or occupational training at a college within the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities or one within the Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities that offer baccalaureate degrees the award amount will be the average award paid to students attending public institutions that do not offer a baccalaureate degree. 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 $2,032.

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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