Community Service Scholarship

General Information
Community Service Scholarships are partial to full scholarships offered to incoming freshmen who apply for the scholarship in a timely fashion and are selected by the Office of Undergraduate Admission based on academic credentials and a history of commitment to community service. About 30 Community Service Scholars are announced each year.

An application must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admission to be considered for the Community Service Scholarship.

Students may receive a Community Service Scholarship in combination with another Tulane merit scholarship if a specific combination is announced on the Community Service Scholarship award letter from the Office of Undergraduate Admission (this is frequently the case), but the Community Service Scholarship may not be combined with Mayoral Scholarship, Legislative Scholarship, ROTC scholarship, Faculty-Staff Tuition Waiver or Tuition Exchange Scholarship. Students may combine the award with a need-based scholarship once all other scholarships are included in need analysis and/or Valedictorian Scholarship. Students found guilty of violations of the Code of Academic Conduct will forfeit all remaining portions of Community Service Scholarship that they have been offered.

Application Procedure
An application can be obtained from the Office of Undergraduate Admission. It is due in by January 15. Winners are announced in April.

General Renewal Conditions
The scholarships are renewed each year provided the student satisfies community service requirements, maintains the cumulative grade point average as stipulated when the scholarship was announced (usually, this is 2.700) and continuous enrollment in a full-time undergraduate division.

The scholarship is not applicable to summer semesters and is not applicable for students who are not charged full-time undergraduate division tuition at the standard rate.

Seniors in their last semester before graduation who are not required to take a full load in order to graduate (and of course who are being charged undergraduate tuition at the standard full-time undergraduate division rate) may still receive a portion of the tuition scholarship, but the amount will be adjusted on a pro-rated basis by the reduction inĀ undergraduateĀ tuition from the full-time rate.

Other students who enroll in or drop to less than full-time in the fall semester will have their scholarship reduced on a pro-rated basis by their tuition reduction, if any. They will be allowed to retain their tuition scholarship for the spring semester provided they enroll full-time, but may lose eligibility for all following years since the scholarship guidelines require that students maintain continuous full-time enrollment. Students who enroll in or drop to less than full-time in the spring semester will have their tuition scholarship reduced on a pro-rated basis by their tuition reduction, if any, but may lose eligibility for the scholarship in future semesters.

Students who take an approved leave of absence may regain their scholarship upon their return provided they continue to meet all academic and enrollment conditions and submit documentation verifying the approved leave of absence. Acceptable documentation is either a copy of their college's approved leave of absence form or a letter from their academic dean's office confirming the terms and length of the student's approved leave of absence.

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