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Rosenwald Hall, Suite 203
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

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M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Institutional Scholarships

Dillard University offers a competitive Scholarship/Grant Package to eligible first-year students who demonstrated strong academic performance in high school.The primary criterion used to determine a student’s eligibility is based on the students’ ACT/SAT score and Cumulative Grade Point Average(GPA). 

However, in one or more of the scholarship and/or grant awards, there are other components that can factor into the student’s eligibility which includes: State of Residence, Housing (on-campus vs. off campus), and other Resources (Grant/Scholarships) the student may be receiving.

All students who are regularly admitted to Dillard University have a strong chance of being awarded one of the following merit based awards! 

Please know that acceptance into Dillard University does not guarantee one of the below scholarships. Scholarship dollars are limited, thus Dillard University reserves the right, without notice, to limit (or not offer) any one of the scholarship discussed below. The University will, in writing, notify all student of their eligible scholarship.

Dillard University commencement

Merit-Based Awards

Available to incoming freshman. No internal application needed. Eligibility for merit-based awards is determined based on student’s; SAT/ACT score and GPA.

Every student who is admitted to Dillard University will be considered for one of the following awards based on their presented credentials. A general overview of each award criteria is listed below.

All Scholarship award amounts are based on yearly disbursement for fall and springand are based on full-time enrollment.Students must complete 24 credit hours at the end of the Spring semester and retain therequired GPA for the respective scholarship award to be considered for scholarship renewal.

  • Amounts are reviewed and subject to change annually

University ScholarshipPresidential ScholarshipDean’s ScholarshipMerit ScholarshipDU Grand I
Full Tuition Room & BoardFull Tuition$10,000$8,000$6,000
With ACT/SAT Scores3.8 GPA or higher 27 ACT or 1220 SAT or highe3.67 – 3.799 GPA 25 ACT or 1200 SAT or higher3.0 – 3.599 21 ACT or 1060 SAT or higher2.75 GPA or higher 19 ACT or 990 SAT or higher2.5 GPA or higher 18 ACT or 960 SAT or higher
W/O ACT/SAT ScoresNot AvailableNot Available3.6 GPA or higher Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher while enrolled at DU3.25 – 3.59 GPA Maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher while enrolled at DU3.0 – 3.249 GPA Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher while enrolled at DU

Dillard University will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth and will reopen on Thursday, June 20, at 8 a.m.