Financial aid at Centenary is both merit- and need-based. All applicants are encouraged to file the FAFSA to make themselves eligible for the widest variety of financial aid.

Explore your options below, and contact our Financial Aid staff with your questions!

Academic Scholarships

All applicants to Centenary are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships. These scholarships are renewable for up to three years for students who remain in good standing.

View academic scholarships

Institutional Scholarships & Grants

In addition to academic merit scholarships, Centenary also offers a variety of other scholarships and grants. Many of these institutional awards require the FAFSA.

Learn about institutional scholarships & grants

Artistic Merit Awards (Art, Music, Theater)

Artistic merit/talent awards are determined through audition or portfolio review by art, music, and theater faculty.

Learn about talent awards


The Federal Direct Loan is a low-interest loan designed to help students bridge gaps between scholarships and the cost of attendance.

Learn about student loans

State & Federal Grants

Filing the FAFSA is the first step toward applying for grant programs such as Louisiana's TOPS and the federal Pell Grant.

Learn about state & federal grants

Federal Work-Study

Work-study jobs provide part-time employment to students to help pay for educational and personal expenses.

Learn about work study

VA Benefits

Centenary participates in several federal programs offering financial aid to United States veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families.

Learn about all VA benefits

Louisiana Live Your Dream Program

The Louisiana, Live Your Dream program helps make a Centenary education accessible to high-achieving Louisiana students. If you receive a Pell grant and are eligible for the Louisiana TOPS Honors Award, you can take advantage of Louisiana, Live Your Dream. Learn more here.

Lauren Benoit

Music Education, Class of 2016

"My scholarship made it possible for me to attend Centenary, where I received a really unique education full of hands-on experiences that helped me grow as a musician and future music educator. Now I'm excited to start my career as an elementary school music teacher here in Shreveport."

Contact Info

Office of Financial Aid

2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, LA 71104