Posted on April 24th in General

New Transfer Scholarship: The University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans (UNO) is now offering a new scholarship specifically for Phi Theta Kappa members: $1,000 per semester.

UNO’s main campus is located on the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, just minutes away from the world-class food, historic charm, and exciting nightlife of the French Quarter. UNO invites members to visit and find out why it’s Louisiana’s premier metropolitan university. People travel to New Orleans from all over the world to experience a culture that can’t be found elsewhere. UNO students see yet another side of the city — the savvy, entrepreneurial one that’s fueling a renaissance.

Since its founding, UNO has been committed to diversity and inclusion. In 1958, the University of New Orleans opened its doors as the first fully integrated public university in the South. The University has educated students from all 64 Louisiana parishes, all 50 states, and more than 130 countries, bringing together a variety of talented and motivated students so that they may learn, interact, and pursue their career goals.

UNO offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs and world-class research opportunities. The university has been named one of the nation’s best colleges by The Princeton Review, Forbes, and one of the top 1,000 universities in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UNO among the national universities whose students graduate with the lightest debt loads. Nearly 77 percent of students receive some form of financial assistance every year, totaling more than $41 million dollars in financial aid and scholarships.

Ninety percent of UNO students are employed two years after graduation, according to UNO was also ranked number one in Louisiana for highest early career salaries.

Learn more about the University of New Orleans and its PTK scholarship in this brief Q&A.

Tell us about your college’s new transfer scholarship for members of Phi Theta Kappa.

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship that UNO offers is a competitive two-year award that recognizes the hard work of transfer students who are PTK members. Recipients will be awarded $1,000 per semester, $2,000 annually.

Why does your college feel that it is important to offer a scholarship opportunity for members?

Here at the University of New Orleans, we have a diverse population of students. Whether they are first-time freshman, transfers students, or adult students, we confidently give them the same opportunities and take pride in their growth. For us to be able to offer Phi Theta Kappa members a scholarship designated specifically for them demonstrates that we want to recognize their ability and offer an environment that will give them the chance to continue their growth as well as further their abilities within our Privateer family.

In your opinion, what is one of the most impressive things about your college?

At the University of New Orleans, we have so many opportunities for our students to gain insight about themselves. College is not just for growing academically and preparing for your career. It’s also a chance to learn more about yourself and obtain a well-rounded outlook of the world. The University of New Orleans creates an atmosphere that enriches our students because it is established and maintained by our students. Knowing you are a part of what gives this university its character stays with you beyond your college career and gives you a sense of pride.

Are there important dates PTK members need to know?

See UNO’s admission deadlines and schedule a visit to learn more.

Find more transfer opportunities exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members at

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