Academic Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified full-time students who remain in good standing. When making scholarship awards to incoming freshmen, university selection committees use standardized test scores, high school grade point average and class standing, and courses completed as the basis for initial consideration. Secondary factors in selection for all awards include: extracurricular participation, leadership positions held, and honors/awards received. Academic scholarships may be used to pay for educational expenses. Students may apply for academic scholarships by completing the McNeese Academic Scholarship Application found in the application packet or you may download the application.
McNeese State University was established by the Louisiana Legislature in 1938 and opened its doors for its first fall session on September 11, 1939, with 140 students and just three buildings. For over eight decades, the institution has been recognized as one of the finest regional universities in the South. McNeese is a dynamic, student-centric university comprised of students from throughout Louisiana, the United States, and over 50 countries. Throughout their generosity, McNeese State University offers numerous scholarships.