You are on page 1of 3

Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

Administration Building, Room 1005


New Orleans, LA 70148-2050

(504) 280-6603 (504) 280-3973 Fax

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS


GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP TERMS, CONDITIONS,
AND REGULATIONS GUIDELINES

Please note that any scholarship offer is subject to official confirmation of your test scores, GPA and high
school graduation, as well as all transfer course work.
The University of New Orleans Merit Awards vary in the form of tuition, nonresident fee credit, to housing,
meals and book awards. These awards are available for the Fall and/or Spring semesters only. If you accept
the award, your award will be posted to your account. However, to receive the benefit of your award, you must
enroll and maintain full-time status as of the 14th class day of the semester. (Full-time is 12 or more hours).
Our merit scholarships that cover tuition cannot be awarded in conjunction with other Louisiana state tuition-
based scholarships, exemptions, or waivers. For example, if you are awarded Tuition Opportunity Program for
Students, your award may be not used for tuition, but can be used for other expenses.
The scholarships may be renewed for up to 4 years (2 years for transfer or graduate students) or 120 cumulative
credit hours, whichever comes first. (Each semester the Scholarship will automatically renew if the student
meets all rule and regulations of the Scholarship.) The rules and regulations are as follows:
• The student must enroll and maintain full time hours every semester as of the 14th class day of the semester.
• At the end of the FALL semester, the student must have a minimum UNO cumulative GPA of 2.0.
• At the end of the first academic year (Spring Semester), the student must have a minimum UNO cumulative
GPA of 2.75, and 3.0 thereafter.
• The student must earn a minimum of 24 hours at the end of each academic year (Spring semester). (If the
student was admitted and awarded in the Spring semester, the fulltime hours and UNO cumulative GPA of 2.75
will apply.)
• If your first semester of enrollment is the Spring semester, you must earn 12 hours at the end of the Spring
semester and a 2.75 cumulative GPA. (Please see the specific cumulative GPA requirements for the Homer Hitt
Award).
The academic year consists of Fall and Spring, not the Summer sessions.
All coursework accepted by the university will count toward your cumulative hours. All coursework taken and
accepted as credit and not paid by the scholarship is also included in the calculation of the 120 cumulative credit
hours earned. Audit courses and Advanced Placement (AP) do not count toward the requirement to earn 24
credit hours per academic year. The AP credits are not counted toward your cumulative hours if under the 30
hour credit maximum.
In order to expedite the processing of scholarship offers you have to submit your decision no later than 30 days
from receipt of this award letter. If you need more time to make your decision, please send a written request
for an extension until May 1 to:
The University of New Orleans
Office of Student Financial Aid - Scholarships
2000 Lakeshore Dr
1005 Administration Building
New Orleans, LA 70148
For faster processing ACCEPT YOUR AWARD ONLINE
http://admissions.uno.edu/awards
If you do not accept your offer by the deadline, the offer is automatically rescinded.
Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
Administration Building, Room 1005
New Orleans, LA 70148-2050

(504) 280-6603 (504) 280-3973 Fax

For faster processing ACCEPT YOUR AWARD ONLINE


http://admissions.uno.edu/awards
If you do not accept your offer by the deadline, the offer is automatically rescinded.

Housing: If the student selects to use the award for housing, the award is only valid if you reside in
Pontchartrain North & South dorms.
• All housing award recipients are required to contact Pontchartrain Hall directly to complete a housing contract
and pay their deposit.
• All Pontchartrain North & South residents must purchase a meal plan.
•You are responsible for notifying the Scholarship Office if you will no longer reside in Pontchartrain
North & South.
Meal Awards:
• You can access your meal award by using your UNO Student I.D. at any of our campus dining facilities.
• The award will be applied to your account in one of two ways:
1) If you live in Pontchartrain North & South, it will be credited directly to your student
account at the beginning of each semester and you will see a credit on your fee bill, or
2) If you choose to live off campus or if you live in Privateer Place, your award will
automatically be credited to your Campus Dining account.
• The unused portion of your award will not carry over to the next semester. Please take full advantage of your
meal award each semester.
Book Awards:
• Your book award will be available at the UNO Bookstore’s Scholarship Check Out Station at the beginning of
the Fall and Spring semesters. (Please go to the Scholarship check out station at the bookstore for processing
not the Book Voucher station.)

FRESHMAN AWARDS
Homer Hitt Scholarship – This scholarship is a full academic scholarship to UNO that provides tuition,
residence hall room, board (meal plan), and a $500 annual book stipend for students. Out-of-state students will
also receive appropriate level of out-of-state fee waivers based on their academic credentials. There are 15
Homer Hitt Scholarships that will be awarded annually. The minimum criteria for consideration is a 30 ACT
(1320 SAT) and a 3.5 GPA. All students who submit their applications for admission on or before January 15
will be considered. The top 30 candidates for the scholarship will be invited to campus (with their parents) for a
weekend competition for the scholarship. Following the competition, the recipients will be named. To
maintain the award, the student must have a minimum UNO cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of the first
academic year, and 3.25 thereafter, and earn 24 credit hours per academic year (Fall & Spring semesters,
Summer not included).
Freshman Academic Awards – This scholarship ranges from $250 to $1,000 per semester. The amount of the
award will vary based on the academic caliber of the student. The minimum requirements for consideration are
23 ACT (1060 SAT) and 3.0 GPA. The award must be used for university-related expenses (tuition, dormitory
room, meals or books/supplies). Out-of-state students will also receive appropriate level of out-of-state fee
waivers (ranging from 25-100%) based on their academic credentials. To maintain the award, the student must
have a minimum UNO cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the end of the first academic year, and 3.0 thereafter, and
earn 24 credit hours per academic year (Fall & Spring semesters, Summer not included).

Privateer Merit Awards – This scholarship is a $1,000 per semester scholarship that may be used toward
residence hall or meal plan expenses. All recipients must be receiving one of the other freshman academic
awards (excluding Homer Hitt). Therefore, this award may be used IN ADDITION TO other academic
scholarships. To maintain the award, students must have a minimum UNO cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the end
Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships
Administration Building, Room 1005
New Orleans, LA 70148-2050

(504) 280-6603 (504) 280-3973 Fax

of the first academic year, and a 3.0 thereafter, and earn a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year (Fall
& Spring semesters, Summer not included)

TRANSFER AWARDS:
Transfer Academic Awards – These awards range from $250 to $750 per semester. The amount of the award
will vary based on the academic caliber of the student. The minimum requirements for consideration are 3.5
transfer GPA and at least 60 earned hours (or an earned Associate Degree). Transfer students with less than 60
hours who meet the GPA may be considered for the scholarship at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.
The award must be used for university-related expenses (tuition, dormitory room, meals or books/supplies).
Out-of-state students will also receive appropriate level of out-of-state fee waivers (ranging from 25-100%)
based on their academic credentials. To maintain the award, the student must have a minimum UNO
cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the end of the first academic year, and 3.0 thereafter, and earn 24 credit hours per
academic year (Fall & Spring semesters). Transfer scholarships will continue for up to 120 cumulative hours or
the number of hours required for the first degree.

ADULT AWARDS:
Adult Opportunity Awards – Adult students who meet admission requirements and who exhibit unmet
financial need may be eligible to receive this award. The award ranges from $250 to $750 per semester. The
amount of the award will vary based on student need. Students must follow the normal requirements for
scholarship consideration and MUST complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This award will
be awarded later than other scholarships and may only be used for university-related expenses (tuition,
dormitory room, meals or books/supplies). Out-of-state students will also receive appropriate level of out-of-
state fee waivers (ranging from 25-100%) based on their academic credentials. To maintain the award, the
student must have a minimum UNO cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the end of the first academic year, and 3.0
thereafter, and earn 24 credit hours per academic year (Fall & Spring semesters, Summer not included).

PERFORMANCE/TALENT AWARDS:
Music, Film/Theater/Communication Arts, Fine Arts – The University of New Orleans provides funding to
students who exhibit special talent in the visual and performing arts or who are part of special designated
educational cohort groups. Awards range from $1,250 per semester to the entire cost of attendance. All
applicants must meet UNO admission requirements and departmental selection criteria for the award. These
awards may be for undergraduate or graduate students as appropriate. To maintain the award, the student must
have a minimum UNO cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the end of the first academic year, and 3.0 thereafter, and
earn 24 credit hours per academic year (Fall & Spring semesters, Summer not included).
• I understand that my award selection will be for the life of my scholarship.
Important – *** If a student cumulative GPA is lower than a 2.0 at the end of the Fall semester the
award will be cancelled. The scholarship is renewable 4 years (2 years for Transfer and Graduate students) or
up to 120 cumulative credit hours, whichever comes first. ***
For faster processing ACCEPT YOUR AWARD ONLINE
http://admissions.uno.edu/awards
If you do not accept your offer by the deadline, the offer is automatically rescinded.

Signature _____________________________ Date _____________________

The University of New Orleans reserves the right to modify the policy that governs these awards. If you
have any questions concerning the policy that governs these awards, please fell free to contact the Office
of Student Financial Aid.