University of Holy Cross

UHC Institutional Scholarship and Grant Programs

Deadline to apply for scholarships is December 15, 2018

The University of Holy Cross believes that individuals who possess a desire to continue their education and show a commitment to improving themselves should be recognized. Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the University of Holy Cross is able to offer a range of scholarship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students to help defray the cost of coursework taken at the College. The College recognizes within its published Mission Statement that the education of the total person is its primary goal. In keeping with this philosophy, The University of Holy Cross strives to offer students the opportunity to develop skills and meet challenges through the pursuit of education.

Applicants will be notified, by mail, of the Scholarship Committee’s decision.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Any entering freshmen who completes the application for admission, and is accepted to UHC:
    • Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.8;
    • Must have a minimum ACT composite score of 20.
  • Any entering transfer student who completes the application for admission and is accepted to UHC:
    • Must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative grade point average;
    • Must have completed a minimum of 12 college level credits.
  • Any continuing UHC student who completes an application for scholarship:
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average;
    • Must have completed a minimum of 12 college level credits.
  • Applicants must have FAFSA on file for the upcoming Academic Year by the scholarship deadline. Click here to file a FAFSA. Our school code is: 002023.
  • An applicant must have the intention to attend UHC the following fall semester, since scholarships are awarded for the next academic year. Scholarship awards are made based on the availability of funds, and are only applied to one academic year. Recipients must enroll on a full-time (12 credit hour) basis each semester and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to receive funds through this program.

Criteria Applicable to All Scholarship Recipeints

  • Awards for entering students will not be finalized until the student submits:
    • Official Transcripts and ACT scores, and immunization records to the Office of Admissions.
    • A completed FAFSA must be received by the Office of Financial Aid
  • Scholarship awards will be applied to the recipient’s student account prior to any federal or state grant assistance.
  • Scholarships do not apply to non-credit offerings.
  • Endowed Scholarship recipients are required to send a letter of gratitude and a photograph to the donor, which will be coordinated through the Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship.
  • Scholarship recipients should have no outstanding financial obligations to UHC.
  • The scholarship award is divided evenly amongst the Fall and Spring semesters. Exceptions will be approved by the Scholarship Committee on an individual basis.
  • Scholarship recipients must enroll for a minimum of 12 semester credit hours for undergraduate, or 9 semester credit hours for graduate, or the maximum number of credits required for major.

NEW – UHC Hurricane Scholarships

If you are admitted as a first time freshman, or new transfer student, for the fall semester and have completed a scholarship application, you will be considered for a UHC Hurricane Scholarship. Funds are limited and the selection process is competitive. You will be contacted by the Office of Admissions if you are offered an award.

  • You must complete a minimum of 24 hours over the course of an academic year. These awards do not require you to attend summer school. They will be disbursed half in the fall and half in the spring semester.

Explanation of Scholarship Types

The University of Holy Cross defines scholarships as: Any money awarded to a student to assist with payment of tuition, fees, or textbooks for an academic year. UHC has three classifications of scholarships: Endowed Scholarships, Unrestricted Scholarships, and Institutional Scholarships.

Endowed

  • Funds are donated to the University by benefactors to be used as scholarships for students.
  • An endowed scholarship may not be available for awards every year.
  • Scholarships are awarded only if the endowment payout amount reaches a minimum of $500.
  • Donors determine the criteria for the scholarship (see Scholarship Guide).

Unrestricted

  • Funds are donated to the University by outside benefactors and designated to be used immediately for scholarships.
  • The University determines the availability of funds, and awards scholarships accordingly.
  • Criteria for each scholarship are listed in the Scholarship Guide.

Institutional

  • Tuition is discounted; no money is exchanged for payment of these scholarships.
  • Criteria for each scholarship are listed in the Scholarship Guide.

The University of Holy Cross/LCTCS Heart & Mind Transfer Scholarship

A TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LOUISIANA COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM AND University of Holy Cross

INTRODUCTION

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and University of Holy Cross (UHC) are committed to providing more transfer opportunities to those Louisiana citizens who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree after completion of an associate’s degree. The LCTCS and UHC seek to remove economic obstacles that prevent students who are active Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society members from transferring to UHC upon completion of an associate’s degree.

PTK exists to: 1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and; 2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. To become a member of PTK, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program
  • Have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5

This agreement formally recognizes that through increased transfer opportunities, the LCTCS and UHC are collaboratively providing more ways than ever before for students to pursue their higher education dreams. This agreement will assist the LCTCS in quadrupling transfer students, a goal of Our Louisiana 2020, and will assist UHC in recruiting exceptional academic students.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this agreement is to formally recognize that UHC will provide scholarships to active PTK Honor Society graduates who meet the guidelines outlined below on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds are committed. This agreement also outlines the responsibilities of LCTCS colleges in facilitating the scholarship.

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES

Students who are PTK graduates can receive an annual scholarship, contingent on the availability of funds, renewable for up to one (1) year, to University of Holy Cross upon meeting the following criteria:

  • Students must have completed an associate’s degree no earlier than August 2018; and
  • Student must be an active PTK member at the time of graduation; and
  • Student must have completed a FAFSA and listed UHC as a recipient of FAFSA data; and
  • Student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5; and
  • Student must have applied to UHC; and
  • Student must enroll full-time at UHC the semester following their completion of an associate’s degree; and
  • Student must maintain full-time enrollment (for scholarship renewal); and
  • Student must be in good academic standing while enrolled at UHC (for renewal).

The scholarship shall be named the University of Holy Cross/LCTCS Heart & Mind Transfer Scholarship, and UHC will provide annual reports on the academic performance of recipients to the LCTCS.

GUARANTEED ADMISSIONS

Students who meet the UHC /LCTCS Heart & Mind Transfer Scholarship guidelines will be guaranteed admission to UHC after completing an application to the university. Admission to specific programs of study cannot be guaranteed.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT

The UHC /LCTCS Heart & Mind Transfer Scholarship will be a gap scholarship to fill the gap between tuition and mandatory fees and awarded financial aid, with an amount not to exceed $5,000.00 annually.

LCTCS RESPONSIBILITIES

LCTCS colleges with active PTK chapters will notify active PTK members that they are guaranteed admission to UHC and qualify for the UHC /LCTCS Heart & Mind Transfer Scholarship upon completion of an associate’s degree. Additionally, LCTCS colleges will annually forward the directory information of all active PTK members to UHC.

The LCTCS will host an annual luncheon where PTK graduates from around the state will be invited to attend, and representatives from UHC will be given the opportunity to address the graduates.

RENEWAL AND TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT

This agreement may be amended by mutual written agreement of both parties at any time. This agreement will remain in effect for four (4) years following signing and is renewable based on the consent of the signatory parties. LCTCS and UHC reserve the right to terminate the agreement upon service of written notice to the other party 90 days prior to the date of termination. No existing scholarships, offered or awarded, or opportunities for renewal shall be impacted by any amendment or termination.

All notices (including, without limitation, approvals, consents and exercises of rights or options) required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed served, if by personal delivery or by facsimile, on the date the same is actually received by the addressee thereof, or if by mail, two business days after the same is deposited with the United States Postal Service (or its successors) for mailing by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, postage fully prepaid, addressed as hereinafter set forth, or, if by overnight messenger service to the address as hereinafter set forth. All notices shall be addressed as follows or to such other address as the party entitled to receive such notice may, from time to time hereinafter designate by giving written notice pursuant hereto:

University of Holy Cross
Attn: Hayden Wagner/Director of Financial Aid
4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131


 

4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131 (504) 394-7744 or 1-800-259-7744

A Ministry of the Marianites of Holy Cross: Educating Hearts and Minds

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