Shared from the 10/30/2016 American Press eEdition

Scholarship application deadline Nov. 15

Nov. 15 is the initial priority deadline for fall 2017 academic scholarship applications at McNeese State University.

“High school seniors should begin the application procedures now for academic scholarships to McNeese,” said Ralynn Castete, director of scholarships at McNeese. “Feb. 15 is the final priority deadline and the awarding of scholarships is under way and will continue until funding is exhausted or by April 15, whichever comes first.”

To apply for academic scholarships, students should complete the online application for Admission and Scholarships before the priority deadlines at and submit all documents such as transcripts and ACT/ SAT test scores as well as information about honors, awards, extracurricular activities and employment when answering the questions.

Castete said students with an ACT composite score of 27 or higher are eligible to apply for participation in the McNeese Honors College. The application is available at

She said students wishing to qualify for the TOPS Scholarship Program must have a minimum ACT score of 20, complete the 19 units of required core courses and a 2.50 high school GPA on these core courses. More information may be found at the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance website

McNeese offers scholarships in many other areas as well, including band, vocal performance, theatre, debate, yearbook, campus newspaper, visual arts, rodeo, cheerleading, dance team and athletics. For more, visit or call 475-5140.

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