Prospective Students 2020-08-06T14:52:13+00:00

Prospective Students

Established in 1987 as the state’s only designated honors college, Scholars’ College offers students the opportunity to pursue their academic and personal goals in a supportive atmosphere. Our core curriculum combines great books-based courses with courses in mathematics and sciences to provide students with a strong foundation for their more focused study in one of our concentrations or in a traditional major.

As part of Northwestern State University, the Scholars’ College offers the best of both worlds: the small classes and personal attention of a liberal arts college with the resources, opportunities, and tuition of a state university. The curriculum is based on the Great Books program, and provides discussion-based courses and an intellectual community. The faculty offers guidance and support throughout your academic career and beyond. As the state’s only designated honors college, the Scholars’ College offers a unique and challenging curriculum that will prepare you for any graduate program, professional program, or career.

Scholars’ Day

Scholars’ Day is a great opportunity to learn more about the state’s designated honors college, the Scholars’ College. You will meet other students who share your interest in a honors education. You will be able to attend classes, explore our majors, meet our faculty, attend a parent and student panel, tour the campus, and get all of your questions answered about the Scholars’ College. Learn more here.

Interested in applying?

Here are the Admissions Criteria:

  • Complete 19 units of the Louisiana Regents’ high school core curriculum or comparable curriculum
  • minimum recommended ACT Composite of 27 with no subscore below 20 or 1220 SAT with no subscore below 480
  • minimum recommended high school GPA of 3.3 or better unweighted on a 4.0 scale in the Regents’ curriculum or comparable curriculum

Complete the NSU application for admission and contact the Scholars’ Recruiter Forrest Middlebrook, Jr. at middlebrookf@nsula.edu or 318-663-0134. Also, come to Scholars’ Day – sit in on a class, meet the faculty and students, and see what the Scholars’ College and Northwestern State have to offer. Register here for Scholars’ Day or schedule a personalized campus tour here.

Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, and Other Opportunities

This document contains information on a variety of scholarships, fellowships, internships, and other opportunities that can supplement your educational experience. The upper list is a general listing of scholarship and fellowship opportunities. The lower list is arranged alphabetically according to subject area. Visit the National Association of Fellowship Advisors website for more opportunities.

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