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Scholarships at FranU


Scholarship Opportunities That Support Your Education

Located in Baton Rouge and one of the nation’s most affordable private Catholic institutions, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is proud to offer several scholarships to incoming students. FranU awards scholarships in the form of tuition exemptions to students meeting certain academic qualifications. Incoming student scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of high school or college GPA. Upon admission to the University, students will also be automatically considered for the Presidential, Dean’s, and Tau Transfer scholarships. Additional scholarship opportunities for first-time students will be awarded based on specific criteria. All scholarships at FranU are competitive.



The following scholarships are automatically considered with your admission to FranU. Awards may not be combined.


Dean’s Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding first-time freshmen who are scholastic achievers. The minimum criteria is an unweighted high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher. This award is a scholarship package valued at up to $3,000 annually for a maximum of four years.

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding first-time freshmen who are scholastic achievers and show promise of continuing such performance in college and beyond. The minimum criteria is an unweighted high school grade point average of 3.5 or higher. This award is a scholarship package valued at up to $5,000 annually for a maximum of four years.

Franciscan Peer Leader Scholarship

The Franciscan Peer Leader Scholarship is awarded to 15 outstanding first-time freshmen who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and leadership skills. The minimum criteria is an unweighted high school grade point average of 3.25 or higher. Students who meet the criteria will be asked to interview for this competitive award. This award is a scholarship package valued at up to $6,000 annually for a maximum of four years.

Students who accept this award will be members of the Franciscan Peer Leaders, a prestigious group of dedicated servant leaders across FranU's campus. These students will also be invited to a Scholarship Day which attending will give them the opportunity to compete for the fellowship listed below.

Franciscan Peer Leader Fellowship

The Franciscan Peer Leader Fellowship is awarded to 5 outstanding first-time freshmen who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and leadership skills, and show promise of continuing such performance at the university and beyond. The minimum criteria is an unweighted high school grade point average of 3.25 or higher. Students who complete an interview, submit a video, and attend Scholarship Day will be considered for this award. This award is a scholarship package valued at full tuition and fees (less TOPS and federal aid) annually for a maximum of four years. Students who accept this award will be members of the Franciscan Peer Leaders, a prestigious group of dedicated servant leaders across FranU's campus.

Tau Transfer Scholarship

The Tau Transfer Scholarship is awarded to 35 collegiate scholars. The minimum criteria is an overall college grade point average of 3.0 or higher for students with 12 or more earned college hours. This award is a scholarship package valued at up to $4,500 annually for a maximum of three years.

Additional scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Aside from scholarships for incoming freshmen students, there are also scholarship opportunities for graduate students or students enrolling in specific programs.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Sisters Graduate Scholarship

Through support from the Louisiana State Board of Regents and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, the FMOL Sisters Graduate Scholarship is awarded to FranU graduate students to help offset their educational expenses.

See the 2021 FMOL Sisters Graduate Scholarship recipients.

Registered Behavior Technician Certificate Scholarship

Thanks in part to a generous donation from the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation, the RBT Scholarship is available to students enrolled in the Registered Behavior Technician Certificate program on a first come, first served basis. There are additional eligibility requirements for this scholarship.

Learn more about requirements for the RBT Scholarship.


Scholarships Outside FranU

Deciding how you’ll fund your college education is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. At FranU, parents and students are encouraged to explore other scholarship options. There are many need- or merit-based scholarships available, which can be found online or in your local community through research. The compiled list below is a small sampling of scholarships offered.

Join a Community Invested in Your Success, Join FranU

The scholarship opportunities at FranU make your decision-making process that much easier. With scholarships for freshman, graduate and transfer students — including scholarships that you’re automatically considered for when admitted — we’re sure we can help you find an aid solution that works for you. What’s more, we can connect you with scholarship opportunities outside of the University, making your options even broader!

Take the next step — start or complete your application today. For more questions about scholarships, contact our financial aid team!