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Institutional Scholarships

 

 

      DILLARD UNIVERSITY MERIT AWARDS      

 


Available to incoming freshman. No internal application needed. Eligibility for merit-based awards is determined based on student's; SAT/ACT score and GPA.

 

Every student who is admitted to Dillard University will be considered for one of the following awards based on their presented credentials. A general overview of each award criteria is listed below.

 

Fall 2020 profile:
Average high school GPA = 3.24
Average ACT = 21

 


University Scholarship – Full Tuition, Room and Board
  Requirements: 3.8 GPA unweighted on a 4.0 scale with a 27 ACT composite or 1220 SAT combined score.
  Renewal Criteria: Recipient must maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA and have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours at the end of each academic year.


Presidential Scholarship – Full Tuition
  Requirements: 3.6 GPA unweighted on a 4.0 scale with a 25 ACT composite or a 1200 SAT combined score.
  Renewal Criteria: Recipient must maintain a cumulative 3.2 GPA and have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours at the end of each academic year.


Dean’s Scholarship - $10,000.00
  Requirements: 3.0 GPA with a 21 ACT composite score or a 1060 SAT combined score.
  Renewal Criteria: Recipient must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours at the end of each academic year.

 

Merit Scholarship - $8,000
  Requirements: 2.8 GPA with a 19 ACT composite score or a 990 SAT combined score.
  Renewal Criteria: Recipient must maintain a cumulative 2.75 GPA and have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours at the end of each academic year.

 

DU Grant I - $6,000
  Requirements: 2.5 GPA with an 18 ACT composite score or a 960 SAT combined score.
  Renewal Criteria: Recipient must maintain a cumulative 2.75 GPA and have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours at the end of each academic year.  

 

 

CLICK HERE to read the Scholarship Policy

 

 

 

 

     DILLARD UNIVERSITY TRANSFER MERIT AWARDS     

 

 

Dillard University offers Transfer Awards (Merit Scholarship and Grant) to eligible students, who have earned a minimum of 12 transferrable hours, before attending Dillard University. Transfer Merit Awards cannot be combined with Merit Based Scholarship Awards.

 

Transfer Merit - $5,000
  Requirements: Transfer students with at least 12 completed credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 – 4.00 (on a 4.0 scale)
  Renewal:  Must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.

 

Transfer Merit 2 - $3,000
  Requirements: Transfer students with at least 12 completed credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.70 – 3.24 (on a 4.0 scale)
  Renewal:  Must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.

 

Transfer Grant 1 - $2,000
  Transfer students with at least 12 completed credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.25 – 2.69 (on a 4.0 scale)

  Renewal:  Must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA

 

Transfer Grant 2 - $1,000
  Transfer students with at least 12 completed credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 – 2.24 (on a 4.0 scale). 
  Renewal:  Must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA

 

 

CLICK HERE to read the Scholarship Policy

 

 

 

            Need-Based Awards            

  

 

Dillard University strives to help students meet their financial obligation through merit and need based awards. Merit awards are based on the student’s academic credentials submitted at the time of application. To further assist and to help decrease the loan indebtedness of students, the University awards a need-based grant called the Student Success Award. In considering the renewal of the award the following should be adhered to.
 
Student Success Award: This award is an institutional Grant that is awarded based on a calculation of the students’ ACT/ SAT score, Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) and other components such as: the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), State of Residence, Housing (on-campus vs. off campus), and other Resources (Grant/Scholarships) the student may be receiving. This limited gap filler award helps to shrink the costs that federal and/or state aid does not cover. The amount of the award varies depending on the student’s credentials identified above at the time of awarding.  The award is awarded up to a maximum of $2,000 (depending on the availability of funding) and is limited to eight semesters or four years, whichever comes first. 

 

Please Note:  If the student receives additional funding (federal, state, institutional or outside scholarships, grants/resources) within the award year, Dillard University reserves the right to reduce this award dollar-for-dollar.

 

This award cannot be used for programs such as summer school, study abroad
programs and the evening program. Funding is not guaranteed and is based on the availability of funding and the students need as defined by the FAFSA. Institutional funds are limited; thus Dillard University reserves the right to limit (or not offer) this award at any time during the academic year.
 
Renewal: To be considered for this institutional award each subsequent year, students must have their FAFSA (the next year’s) and all associated required documents (verification worksheet, tax transcripts (returns), etc.) submitted on or before May 1st each academic year. The student’s EFC and housing status will be taken into consideration during the awarding and renewal process. Students must also meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to be reconsidered and have earned a cumulative 2.0 grade point average. 

 


 

          Endowed / Non-Endowed Awards          


Dillard University also award students Endowed and Non-Endowed Grants/Scholarships awards. These awards are supported by our faithful donors (alumni and friends) of the University. Through the years donors have established awards based on certain criteria and a certain level of funding. These awards are not guaranteed and depend on the market value each year. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships selects recipients based on the established criteria of the donor. Selection and awarding in any of the Endowed / Non-Endowed awards is not guaranteed for any year. For additional information, please visit the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

 

 

 

          IMPORTANT INFORMATION          

 

For additional detailed information please read the Dillard University Scholarship Policy, CLICK HERE. All students are expected to read and be familiar with the scholarship policy. Failure to read the policy does not exempt a student from the implementation of the policy itself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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