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New Student Undergraduate Academic Scholarships

We understand the importance of affordability when making a commitment on your educational journey. University of Holy Cross offers academic scholarships to new full-time First Year and Transfer applicants based on academic achievement. All applicants for admission are considered and there is no separate application process. Standardized test scores are not required for these scholarships. Students who are accepted for admission to UHC will be automatically reviewed for an academic scholarship of up to $6,000 annually, and up to $24,000 in total over a four-year period. Students are notified of eligibility for academic scholarships at the time of admission. The award is renewable each year for four years or until the student satisfies the degree requirements, whichever comes first, provided the student remains in good academic standing and maintains satisfactory academic progress with the University.

University of Holy Cross Scholarship Opportunities

  • Academic Scholarships: New full-time First-Year and Transfer applicants for admissions are automatically considered and there is no separate application.
  • UHC General Scholarship Application: All applicants for admissions are encouraged to submit a scholarship application to be considered for additional funds. Review requirements and submit your application here.
  • Campus Housing Scholarship: All students who are new to campus housing will receive a $1,500 scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Presidential Scholarship: must be an entering freshman with a minimum GPA of 3.75 and a minimum ACT of 23. It is a four year scholarship, excluding summer session.
  • Fr. Basil Moreau Scholarship: must be an entering freshman with a minimum GPA of 3.75 and a minimum ACT of 23. It is a four year scholarship, excluding summer session.

TOPS Scholarship Information

Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a comprehensive program of state merit-based scholarships for Louisiana residents and one of the most innovative and progressive student assistance programs in the nation. As a student at UHC, you can be eligible for our institutional scholarships as well as the TOPS scholarship.

Please complete a FAFSA 2024-2025 (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to be considered for the TOPS scholarship. School code: 002023. TOPS Award Amount is contingent upon a determination by BOR/LOSFA that the student is eligible and upon appropriations by the Louisiana Legislature to fully fund the program.

Outside Scholarships

There are organizations outside of UHC that assist students with scholarships. Students are responsible for researching and applying for “outside” grants and scholarships. UHC encourages students to research scholarships and fellowships in a library's reference section, through online searches, by asking local organizations, or by using a personalized search.

Resources to find outside scholarships include, but are not limited to:

Questions? Contact Us!

Office of Financial Aid
(504) 398-2133