Aug 25, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
2019-2020 General Catalog

Financial Aid and Scholarships




AMY MARIX
Director
JESSICA OTT
Associate Director
AIMEE THIBODEAUX
Assistant Director
RACHEL STANSBURY
Assistant Director

OFFICE OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT: FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
OFFICE: 1146 Pleasant Hall
TELEPHONE: 225-578-3103
FAX: 225-578-6300
E-MAIL: financialaid@lsu.edu
                scholarships@lsu.edu
WEBSITE: www.lsu.edu/financialaid

LSU awards scholarships in the form of cash awards, tuition and nonresident fee exemptions, room and board, and employment opportunities to students who meet qualifications.

In addition to the scholarship programs, the Office of Enrollment Management administers a number of federally funded and state funded financial aid programs. The total amount of funding disbursed annually through these programs is approximately $300 million.

LSU Scholarships

We value our students as more than just a test score, and we are committed to providing access to one of the nation’s most valued degrees for all students. LSU is consistently ranked a Top Value by Kiplinger, Forbes, Money and SmartAsset.

Our holistic scholarship review process allows for a comprehensive evaluation of each applicant. Several factors are weighed in the scholarship awarding process, including, but not limited to: academic transcripts, standardized test scores, family background, achievements in and out of the classroom, and letters of recommendation from an academic source, involvement, leadership, service, and demonstration of financial need.

Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen, transfer students, Louisiana residents, and out-of-state residents. We are committed to being a smart investment in your educational journey, and as a result, scholarship dollar amounts have historically been adjusted and increased year over year.

The Common Application is used for both admissions and scholarship review, so all future students are encouraged to apply by the published deadlines.

Awards range in value from $500 per year to a full ride. 

  • Merit-Based Scholarships
  • Legacy Scholarships
  • Major-Specific Scholarships
  • Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Research Scholarships
  • Work Study Awards
  • Need-Based Awards
  • Federal Grants
  • Federal Loans
  • LSU is one of only a handful of universities in the nation to award the prestigious Stamps Scholarship.

Scholarships and Awards Restricted to a Particular Field of Study

Students interested in applying for the following scholarships and awards should check with the individual colleges for up-to-date information concerning amounts and requirements. Those scholarships and awards marked with one asterisk (*) are funded through the LSU Foundation. Those marked with two asterisks (**) are sponsored by the LSU Alumni Association.

Scholarships by College

College of Music & Dramatic Arts

Awards

Baton Rouge Community Concert Band Award (1:varies) Awarded to full-time music major, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Lucille J. Blum Award in Music (2:varies) Awarded to vocal and instrumental students receiving BM degree with highest GPA at graduation.

Tiger Marching Band Award (varies:$1,000) Every Tiger Marching Band member eligible for cash service award at end of each fall semester; participation by audition only with minimum GPA of 2.00.

Scholarships

Gloria Anderson Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Voice & Opera (1:varies) Awarded to GR studying voice or opera, full-time with a GPA of 3.0; awarded by the School of Music.

Joan Arceneaux Babin Scholarship (varies) Music major, min GPA 2.75 UG, 3.0 GR, and financial need

George Brown Memorial Fund (varies) UG or GR full-time students in violin performance, with a 3.0 GPA min.

Calhoun Family Scholarship (varies) Awarded to a non-Louisiana resident Theatre student by the Department of Theatre.

Constance Knox Carroll Piano Scholarship (varies) Full-time graduate or undergraduate student in piano or piano pedagogy, min. GPA 2.75 UG, 3.0 GR.

David Chang Memorial Scholarship (1:$1,500) Outstanding violin student; awarded by Sch. of Music.

Finkelstein Memorial Scholarship in Instrumental Music (varies) Full-time UG or GR instrumental major in good standing.

Frances Greer Scholarship in Voice (varies) UG/GR music majors in voice; awarded by the School of Music.

*Forrest F. Griffen Memorial Scholarship (varies) Outstanding UG/GR tuba or low brass student(s); awarded by low brass faculty.

Paul Groves Voice Scholarship (varies) Full-time student, min GPA 3.0, and recommendation from voice faculty.

King Sollberger Educational Scholarship in Music (varies) Full-time freshman LA or MS resident, 2.5 GPA, and financial need. May be extended for multiple years.

Frances Taylor Kurzweg Distinguished Pianists Scholarship (2:varies) GR; awarded to student by recommendation of the Director of the School of Music.

The Charles Lamar Family Scholarship (varies) Graduate student, min 3.0 GPA.

Baton Rouge Music Club, Marshall Peery Scholarship (1:varies) JR voice student, by audition; awarded by Baton Rouge Music Club.

Baton Rouge Music Club, Gertrude Bott Saucier Scholarship (1:varies) JR instrumental student, by audition.

Opera Guild of Baton Rouge Scholarship (2:varies) Outstanding voice student who is (or will be) enrolled in opera workshop; awarded by School of Music.

Gladys Means Loyd Scholarship (1:fee waiver for two sem.) JR/SR or female GR in theatre; academic ability and talent; awarded by theatre faculty.

Susie Chancey-O’Quinn Travel Grant Fund for MFA Directors (varies) Meritorious student directors in Theatre MFA program in need of travel funds to conferences off-campus or as apprentices on professional productions; awarded by Dept. of Theatre.

John Patterson Scholarship (varies) Outstanding bassoon student(s); awarded by the Director of the School of Music.

Piano Pedagogy Scholarship (varies) UG/GR piano pedagogy major; GPA; awarded by the School of Music.

Theodore Presser Foundation Scholarship (1:varies) Outstanding UG in School of Music; awarded by School of Music.

William Pryor Scholarship in Jazz (varies) Full-time undergraduate in performance, min GPA 2.75, participation and excellence in jazz.

Earl Redding Memorial Prize in Musical Theatre (1:varies) UG concentrating in voice; awarded by School of Music.

*Claude L. Shaver Scholarship (1:fee waiver) JR/SR/GR in theatre; academic ability and theatre talent; awarded by theatre faculty.

Oramay Welch Young Scholarship (varies) Awarded to gifted incoming music student.

Frank Collins Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) UG/GR concentrating in organ; awarded by School of Music.

*Helen Libbey Cordiner Scholarship in Violin (1:varies) UG violin student; awarded by School of Music.

*Dr. Michael A. Galasso Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) UG incoming violin student; awarded by School of Music.

Jack Guerry Piano Fund (varies) Full-time student in piano performance, 3.0 GPA.

Ernest Harrison Scholarship of Excellence in Oboe & Chamber Music (varies) Full-time graduate student in oboe performance, 3.0 GPA min.

Alvin Earl Hatton Memorial Scholarship (varies) Key-board students; preference to organ; awarded by School of Music.

*L. Bruce & Mary Floy Jones Memorial Scholarship (varies) UG/GR majoring in music education; excellent academic record; awarded by School of Music.

Louise Kinney Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG FT with a GPA of 3.0; awarded by the Director of the School of Music.

*Kenneth Klaus Viola Scholarship (1:varies) Student concentrating in strings in School of Music; musical and academic ability and financial need; awarded by Sch. of Music.

*Byron Lamb Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) Outstanding UG/GR tuba or low brass student; awarded by School of Music.

Carleton Liddle Scholarship in Piano (varies) Awarded by School of Music.

Mary Sue Chamber Scholarship in Music (varies) Awarded by School of Music.

William M. Newman Opera Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG/GR involved in an LSU Opera production; awarded by the Director of the School of Music.

Richard F. Norem, Sr. Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to outstanding JR, SR, or GR student concentrating in Horn; musical and academic ability; citizenship; awarded by the School of Music.

Earl W. Redding Memorial Scholarship in Musical Theater (varies) Full-time junior, senior or grad student, 2.75 GPA min, audition by Music Club of Baton Rouge

Brent Rhodes Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG studying percussion.

The Richinse Endowment in Music (varies) Awarded to outstanding UG or GR students demonstrating musical and academic ability; awarded by the School of Music.

Ronald D. Ross Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG/GR with a 3.0 GPA (UG, 3.25 (GR); musical ability; awarded by the Director of the School of Music.

Linda Brenneman Schneider Memorial Scholarship for LSU Opera (varies) full-time student in voice, min GPA 2.75 UG, 3.0 GR, and financial need.

*Barrett and Mae Stout Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) SR music student; distinguished gpa in music theory and lit.; awarded by School of Music.

Everett & Jeanne Timm Flute Scholarship (varies) Graduate or undergraduate student in flute, 3.0 GPA min.

Jesse “Jeff” & Patricia Van Pelt Scholarship for Choral Music (varies) Full-time student in choral studies, 2.75 GPA UG, 3.0 GPA GR and financial need

Voice/Opera Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG/GR studying voice or opera, FT with a GPA of 2.75 (UG), 3.0 (GR); awarded by the School of Music.

J Forrest West Scholarship in Music (varies) full-time student (soph, jr., sr, grad), 3.0 GPA and financial need

College of Science

*American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary A. R. Choppin Scholarship UG; enrolled or planning to enroll in Col. of Sci.; LA resident; participated in LA Boys’ or Girls’ State; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Ann and Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr. College of Science Undergraduate Scholarship UG full time; enrolled in the Col. of Sci.; academic excellence

*Anna and Willie Austin Scholarship UG full time: major in math or phys.; 3.0 GPA; financial need; preference given to a female student; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Arthur R. Choppin Scholarship UG: SO/JR/SR; in Col. of Sci.; awarded by Col. of Sci.

Charles Edward Coates Undergraduate Honor Award UG full time; major in Col. of Sci.; academic excellence; awarded by the Col. of Sci.

*Charles R. Egedy, Jr. Science Residential College Scholarship UG: Incoming FR in the Sci. Res. Col.; outstanding academic credentials; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Clarence and Ann Cazalot Geaux Teach Scholarship UG full time; in Col. of Sci.; enrolled in Geaux Teach program; awarded for JR and SR years; awarded by the Col. of Sci.

*Dean’s Science Emerging Excellence Scholarship UG: Incoming FR; major in Col. of Sci.; enrolled in the honors college; academic excellence; priority given to underrepresented populations; awarded by the Col. of Sci.

*Dennison Family Scholarship in Science UG full time; Incoming FR; major in Col. of Sci.; 3.0 GPA; financial need; preference given to underrepresented populations; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Elizabeth L. Schweigerdt, M.D. Memorial Student Award UG full time JR/SR; in Col. of Sci.; 3.5 GPA; preference given to female students who plan to attend medical school; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Ernie Hill Memorial Scholarship UG full time; in Col. of Sci. in good academic standing; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Ernie Hill Scholarship in Science UG; majoring in chem. or biol. sci.; U.S. resident; awarded for academic excellence; awarded by Col. of Sci.

**Frank Jr. and Phyllis Heroy Endowed Scholarship UG full time; Incoming FR or continuing student who has completed 30 hrs.; major in Col. of Sci. or Engr.; 3.0 GPA; awarded by Col. of Sci. and Col. of Engr. on alternating years.

*Dr. Gene C. Robinson and Elaine G. Robinson Memorial Science Honors Scholarship UG; major in chem.; enrolled in Honors College; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Houston Foot & Ankle Scholarship UG full time; major in Col. of Sci.; financial need considered; preference given to Texas resident; pursing a career in medicine or nusring; awarded by the Col. of Sci.

*Johnny Dardenne, Sr. Texas Tiger Tournament Scholarship UG; major in Col. of Sci.; academic ability; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Pat Bodin Geaux Teach Early Offer Endowed Scholarship UG full time; major in Col. of Sci.; enrolled in Geaux Teach program; minimum 3.0 GPA; offered as Incoming FR to be awarded during JR and SR years; awarded by the Col. of Sci.

**Peter Burland Endowed Scholarship UG: SO/JR/SR; major in chem. or math; 3.0 GPA; nominated by Col. of Sci.; awarded by Alumni Assoc.*Ron and Mary Neal Science Honors Scholarship UG; major in Col. of Sci.; enrolled in Honors College; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Scott and Susan Brodie Science Honors Scholarship UG; major in Col. of Sci.; enrolled in Honors College; awarded by Col. of Sci.

Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship UG; in Col. of Sci.; academic ability; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Willie Belle Shockley Scholarship UG full time; math or phys. major in Col. of Sci.; 3.0 GPA; preference given to a female student; financial need; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Winnie Wong-Ng Annual Science Honors Scholarship UG full time; major in Col. of Sci. with preference for chem. major; 3.5 GPA; academic excellence; enrolled in the Honors College; awarded by the Col. of Sci.

College of Science-BIOL

*Brandon J. Latiolais Memorial Scholarship UG:SR; major in biol. sci.; premedical student; minimum 3.5 GPA; awarded by Col. of Sci.

**Michael F. Ippolito Memorial Endowed Scholarship UG; major in biol. sci. or marine biology; minimum 3.0 GPA; awarded by Alumni Assoc.  

*Virginia R. Williams Memorial Scholarship UG; preference given to an outstanding female major in biochem.; 3.0 GPA; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*William A. Pryor Scholarship in Biological Sciences UG; major in biochem.; awarded for academic excellence; awarded by Col. of Sci.

College of Science-CHEM

*ACS-Hach Land Grant Scholars Scholarship UG; major in chem.; concentration in secondary education; 3.0 GPA; awarded by Dept. of Chem.

*Dr. James E. Coleman Chemistry Scholarship major in chem.; 3.0 GPA; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Copolymer Foundation Endowed Scholarship UG full time; major in chem.; awarded by Col. of Sci.

I. H. Gottlieb Memorial Scholarship UG; major in chem.; LA resident; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*Patrick F. Taylor Scholarship in Chemistry UG; major in chem.; academic ability; financial need; awarded by Dept. of Chem.

*William A. Pryor Scholarship for Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) UG; major in chem.; member of LSU SAACS organization; awarded by Col. of Sci.

*W. W. Tison Memorial Scholarship UG; major­ in or planning to major in chem.; awarded by Col. of Sci.

College of Science -GEOLP

*Adam Sturlese Memorial Scholarship Major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Ben Stanley Geology Field Camp Scholarship UG full time; attending the LSU Geology Field Camp; academic achievement; financial need; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Billy and Ann Harrison Field Camp Scholarship UG; major in geol.; for use at summer camp; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Candace L. Hays and Ronnie D. Johnson Scholarship UG full time; major in geol.; female; minority; academic ability; attending field camp; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Charles L. Jones Scholarship in Geology & Geophysics UG; major in geol; academic ability; financial need; U.S. citizen; awarded by Patrick F. Taylor Foundation on recommendation.

*Chevron Energy Leaders Graduate Scholarship in Geology Fund GR; GRE score of above 300; energy career interest; financial need; underrepresented population preferred

*Debra & James Anderson Superior Graduate Scholarship GR: MS; major in geol.

*Dr. & Mrs. H. V. Howe Memorial Scholarship UG/GR; major in geol.; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Dr. A. E. “Sandy” Sandberg Scholarship UG; major in geol.; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Dr. Joe Hazel Memorial Student Award UG; major in geol.; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*George N. May Memorial Scholarship UG:FR; major in geol.; academic ability; financial need; awarded by Dept of Geol. & Geophys.

*Geology General Scholarship  UG/GR full time; major in geol.; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*H. V. Andersen Endowed Scholarship UG:JR/SR; major in geol.; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Harriet Cameron Belchic Memorial Scholarship UG; major in geol.; academic ability; financial need; geol. field camp; preference given to women with 3.0 GPA; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Houston Energy, L.P. Graduate Student Scholarship GR:MS/PhD; major in geol.

**John J. Capdevielle Endowed Scholarship UG:SR full time; major in geol.; LA resident, academic ability; nominated by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.; awarded by LSU Alumni Association[KTL1] 

*John O’ Keefe Barry Endowed Scholarship UG; major in geol.; LA resident; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*John T. Mestayer Memorial Scholarship UG:JR/SR; major in geol.; academic ability; financial need; geol. field camp; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Laura Cordell & John P “Jay” Moffitt Distinguished Fellowship GR:MS; major in geol.

*Laurice Sistrunk Scholarship UG:SO full time; major in geol. or pet. engr.; LA resident; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Leo W. Hough Geology Scholarship UG full time; major in geol.; academic ability; financial need; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Major J. S. Slack, Jr. Memorial Scholarship UG; major in geol. or pet. engr.; LA resident; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Marathon Oil Company Geology Scholarship UG/GR; major in geol.; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Mary Jo Klosterman Superior Graduate Student Scholarship GR:MS/PhD; major in geol.

*Mary Jo Klosterman Superior Graduate Student Scholarship #2 GR:MS/PhD; major in geol.

*Masters of Geoscience Program Underrepresented Students Support Fund GR/MS; minority student; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys

*Monica Donellan Memorial Scholarship UG:JR/SR; major in geol.; financial need; geol. field camp; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

**Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Millican Scholarship UG:FR; major in geol.; financial need; 2.5 GPA; may be renewed for four yrs.; nominated by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.; awarded by LSU Alumni Associa­tion.

New Orleans Geological Society Jules and Olga Braunstein Memorial Major in geol.; academic ability; nominated by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.; awarded by N.O. Geological Society.

New Orleans Geological Society Lee Meltzer Memorial GR; major in geol.; academic ability; nomi­nat­ed by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.; award­ed by N.O. Geological Society.

*Patrick F. Taylor Scholarship in Geology and Geophysics UG; major in geol.; U.S. citizen; academic ability; financial need; awarded by Patrick F. Taylor Foundation on recommendation; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Prof. W. A. van den Bold LSU Geology Field Camp Scholarship UG full time; major in geol.; attending the LSU Geology Field Camp; academic achievement; financial need; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

*Sid and Peggy Bonner Scholarship UG:SO or higher; major in geol.; minimum 3.0 GPA; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophys.

College of Science-MATH

**Demarcus D. Smith, III Undergraduate Scholarships UG full time; minimum 3.0 GPA; awarded by Dept. of Math

*Dr. Pasquale Porcelli Math Fund UG; One award for SO math majors with credit in MATH 1550 and 1552; two awards for JR math majors with at least 19 hours of mathematics numbered 1550 or above; awarded by Dept. of Math.

College of Science-PHYS

*Dr. R. Greg Hussey Scholarship for Excellence in Physics UG; major in phys.; selected by Dept. of Phys. & Astr.; awarded by the Col. of Sci.

Other Scholarships and Awards

*Albert L. Clary Memorial Scholarship (varies) Awarded to EF alumnus of Louisiana Boys State or Girls State; financial need must be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Alexander P. Tureaud, Sr., Chapter Endowed Scholarship (varies) Awarded to EF; minimum 3.00 GPA and 18 ACT; US resident; preference to siblings of alumni; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Anna R. Meyer Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG from Ouachita Parish; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Ben Mayer Scholarship (varies:$350) LA resident with demonstrated academic ability and financial need; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Bernice and R. J. Stoker Scholarship (varies:$1,000) Awarded to UG; preference for graduates from Sabine or Caddo Parishes; financial need may considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Bingham Cushman Stewart Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG based on academic credentials; preference to family of Boh Bros. Construction Co. employees; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Board of Supervisors Scholarship (varies) Awarded by individual members of the LSU Board of Supervisors for UG in the amount of the UG tuition and GR/professional students in the amount of GR tuition. A limited number of nonresident fee exemptions are available to qualified undergraduate students. Applications available at www.lsusystem.lsu.edu.

Caffee, Davenport, and Wilkinson Scholarship (varies) Awarded to SO, JR, or SR; minimum 3.0 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Campus Club of LSU Scholarship (varies) Awarded to children or grandchilden of dues paying members of LSU Campus Club; minimum 3.0 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Captain John Adrian Martin Memorial Scholarship (1:$1,000) Awarded to EF; graduate of Woodlawn High School (B.R., LA); andidates recommended by High School principal; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Carolyn H. Hargrave Scholarship (varies:$1,000) Awarded to UG; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Cary J. Richardson Memorial Fund (varies) Awarded to EF; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Charles B. Sherrouse Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG; graduate of Franklin Parish high school; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Chep Morrison Memorial Scholarship (1:$950) Awarded to UG; major in pre-law; minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Chick-Fil-A Bowl Endowed Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; preference to graduate of Play It Smart Program in Atlanta, Georgia; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Christin Claire Cosby Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to graduate of Live Oak high school; minimum 2.8 GPA; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Clarence P. Dunbar Scholarship (2:$1,200) Awarded to EF; graduate of a St. Landry Parish high school; awarded by assorted Cmte.

*Collis B. Temple, Sr. Endowed Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG; financial need shall be considered; preference to minority students; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Dallas/Ft. Worth LSU Alumni Chapter Scholarship (1:$1,000) Awarded to UG resident of D/FW; minimum 3.00 GPA and 23 ACT; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Dallas Legacy Award (1:$1,500) Awarded to UG; graduate of D/FW area high school; minimum 3.00 GPA and 26 ACT; dependent of Alumni Association of Dallas member; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Danton Whitley Scholarship (1:$1,000) Awarded to SO, JR, or SR; minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Dean Carolyn Collins Distinguished Scholar and Citizenship Scholarship (varies) Awarded to FR or SO; minority student demonstrating academic excellence and community service; 3.3 GPA; preference to residents; awarded by assorted cmte.

*Delta Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Fraternity Award (varies) Awarded to SO, JR, or SR; minimum 3.00 GPA; preference for members, alumnae, legacies, or relatives; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Dennison Family Scholarship (varies) Awarded to EF; must be enrolled in college of engineering, science, or the E. J. Ourso College of Business; minimum 3.0 GPA; preference to an under-represented group, must be a recipient of the federal Pell Grant, financial need shall be considered;  awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Donald W. Keller Family Scholarship (varies:$1,000) Awarded to UG; resident of TX; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Dr. Ben H. and Clare Roy Thibodeaux Scholarship (varies:$1,000) Awarded to UG from high schools in certain parishes; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Dr. Charles Henry Voss Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG; LA resident; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Fannie Guy Memorial Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; graduate of DeSoto Parish high school; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Farmer’s Grain Terminal Scholarship (1:$2,000) Awarded to EF; minimum 3.0 GPA; graduate of high school from certain parishes; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Foster Jones Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to EF; graduate of a Richland Parish high school; outstanding ACT scores and academic ability; selected by LSU Foundation Cmnte.

*Fred Fenn Endwoed Scholarship (varies) Awarded to EF; outstanding GPA, ACT scores, and class rank; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*General Gordon Ingersoll Scholarshp (varies:$1,000) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

George F. Baumann Estate Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*George W. Hollinshead Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; preference to graduates of Avoyelles Parish in agriculture or education; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Georgia Pacific Foundation/Port Hudson Scholarship (1:$1,500) Awarded to EF; graduate of Zachary High School; major in engineering; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Gertrude Bott Saucier Scholarship (varies:$800) Awarded to UG; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Gillis W. Long Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG; LA resident; major in pre-law, pol. sci., or government; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Harry and Edna Tate Halbedel Trust Scholarship (varies:$500) Awarded to SO, JR, or SR; financial need shall be considered; shows high level of leadership/service; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Harry and Ruth Henderlite Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*J. Leon Clark Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG or GRAD; financial need shall be considered; minimum 2.5 GPA; nominated by Baptist Collegiate Ministry and awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Jacob R. Bankston Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; physical/systemic disability; financial need may be considered; application from Disability Services; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*James M. Koenecke Memorial Scholarship (varies) Awarded to EF; outstanding academic and leadership qualities; minimum 3.25 GPA and 25 ACT; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*James S. and Paula K. McHugh (varies) Awarded to GR; minimum 3.0 GPA; US citizen; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Jeffrey Bouton Memorial Graduate Award (varies) Awarded to GR; majoring in Forestry, Herpathalogy, Oceanography, Recreational Therapy, or Veterinary Medicine; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*John Boyd and William Terry Mitchell Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; must be from specified state; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Joseph A. Kleinpeter Scholarship for Engineering and Science (1:varies) Awarded to UG; majoring in engineering or science/mathematics; minimum 3.00 GPA and 23 ACT; preference for graduates of Amite High School , Oak Forest Academy, and residents of Tangipahoa Parish; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Judge D. Irvin Couvillion Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; minimum 2.0 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Joseph F. Dohrer Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to EF; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Knights of Pythias Memorial Scholarship (1:$1,000) Awarded to EF; minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Landon Farris Von Kanel Endowed Scholarship (varies) Awarded to EF; minimum 2.5 GPA; preference to residents of the Cayman Islands and MS; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Legislative Act 353 of the 1974 Regular Session (varies) Awarded to UG; dependents of law enforcement officers or fire fighters killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty in Louisiana (who register as full-time students) receive exemptions from tuition, on-campus room and board, and book allowances. Applications available at www.lsu.edu/scholarships.

*Leon Guerin-Al Evans-Al Girior Memorial Scholarship (4:varies) Awarded to UG; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Leslie G. Gruber Scholarship (1:$1,000) Awarded to EF; graduate of TN high school; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*LSU Foundation General Scholarship Fund (varies) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*LSU Foundation Merit Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*LSU Foundation Strategic Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA; targets strategic areas of low enrollment; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*LSU Foundation Opportunity Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; financial need must be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

LSU Kiwanis Club Scholarship (1:$1,000) Awarded to UG; dependent of LSU staff member; minimum 30 hours earned and 2.50 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*LSU Staff Senate Scholarship (1:$500) Awarded to UG; dependent of LSU current or retired staff member; minimum 24 hours earned and 2.50 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Marilu Remolina Scholarship (1:$500) Awarded to UG; foreign born or the child of foreign born parents; international students are not eligible; student must file FAFSA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Martin Foundation Scholarship (varies:$1,000) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA and 23 ACT; major in forestry, mechanical engineering, or industrial engineering; preference to family of Martin Lumber Co. employees; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Mattye F. McGivney Memorial Scholarship (varies: $1,000) Awarded to SO, JR, or SR; LA resident; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Mike McNeal Memorial Scholarship (1:$500) Awarded to EF; graduate of Tara High School; major in Business; minimum 3.3 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Olson Family Endowed Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA; LA resident; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Pam Kinamore Memorial Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; major in Art & Design; minimum 3.00 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Philip J. Barbier Memorial Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Roland Kizer Student Body President Scholarship (1:$500) Awarded to student body president as of October 1st; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Rose Long McFarland Scholarship (varies) Awarded to JR or SR; major in Science; financial need may be considered; preference to single mothers; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Police Jury Association of LA Award (1:$500) Awarded to JR; LA resident; major in pol. sci., government, or education; awarded by Police Jury Association of LA, Inc.

*Sigma Chi Endowed Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; member of LSU Sigma Chi fraternity; minimum 2. 5 GPA; demonstrated leadership ability and personal character; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Skip Bertman Leadership Scholarship (varies:$1,000) Awarded to EF; minimum 2.75 GPA; demonstrated outstanding leadership ability; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Sports Diva Scholarshp (varies) Awarded to UG; preference to first generation and female students; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Susan Wang Redfearn Memorial Award (varies) Awarded to UG; participate in Campus Crusade for Christ, Chapel on Campus College Ministry, or Navigators; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Graduate Scholarships and Awards

For additional information on scholarships and awards for students in the Graduate School or professional schools, see the publications issued by those divisions and The Graduate School  section of this catalog.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

LSU administers all Title IV federal programs which are based on a student’s demonstrated financial need. Funds received from the federal programs help students to cover school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. All such programs are subject to regulations authorized by the United States Department of Education, as well as university policies consistent with these federal regulations and are subject to change.

Detailed information on these programs can be found on the Internet at www.lsu.edu/financialaid.

Eligibility for Financial Aid

All students must meet the following criteria to apply for Title IV federal aid—grants, work study, and loans:

  • Be enrolled as a regular student in a degree-granting or certificate program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (permanent resident).
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (most programs—regular semesters: undergraduate, six hours; graduate, five hours;
  • Not be in default on prior student loans or owe a refund on a federal grant.
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress as described in the section, Satisfactory Academic Progress for Purposes of Financial Aid Eligibility.

Application for Federal Financial Aid

Students who wish to apply for the programs described in this section should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at studentaid.ed.gov. It is recommended that the application be filed no later than March 1 for summer or fall enrollment or October 1 for spring enrollment. These applications cover aid awarded for the upcoming academic year (beginning with the summer term) and application must be made each year.

Once the Office of Enrollment Management has received your FAFSA, additional documentation will be requested through your myLSU accounts. To receive a loan for the academic year, the deadline to return all required documents is the first business day of May. To receive a semester only loan, the deadline to return all required documents is:

  • Summer-only loans—July 15th
  • Fall-only loans—First business day of December
  • Spring-only loans—First business day of May

For consideration for Pell grants only, documents may be accepted later than the stated dates. Check with the Financial Aid Office for deadlines.

Once all documents are processed, an award letter will be sent via the student’s myLSU account to allow them to accept or decline their aid. The deadline for a student to accept a loan is:

  • Semester-only loans—First day of final exams for that semester
  • Academic-year loans (summer/fall/spring or fall/spring loans)—First day of spring semester final exams

Please note that students will not receive an award notice until all verification documents have been properly submitted and processed. Documents submitted after the stated deadlines may not result in an award. Students submitting documents after the stated deadlines may jeopardize their opportunity to receive funding for that academic year.

For additional information on these programs, as well as, information regarding how financial need is determined and an LSU student’s cost of attendance, visit www.lsu.edu/financialaid.

Grants

  • Federal Pell Grants—Undergraduate students working toward their first degree are eligible for consideration. Eligibility is determined by a federal need analysis formula.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants—Undergraduate students working toward their first degree, who show exceptional financial need may qualify. Funds are limited.
  • Louisiana Go Grants—Undergraduate students working toward their first degree, who demonstrate financial need not exceeding 60% of need based eligibility after deducting their Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and all federal/state/institutional grant. Funds are limited.
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant—Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled in an eligible program, maintain a 3.25 GPA, and commit to teach in high-need filed, at a low-income school, for at least four years within eight years of completing the program for which the grant was awarded.

Campus-Based Programs

  • Federal Work-Study Program—Campus jobs provided to full-time students, not on academic probation, who show financial need. Students earn an hourly wage (beginning at minimum wage) and are paid every two weeks. Students who are awarded Federal Work-Study employment have the option of choosing job sites designated as community service agencies. Funds are limited.

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans

LSU participates in the following Loan Programs:

  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans—Based on financial need, the interest on this loan does not accrue while the student is in school. Payments are deferred until six months after the student ceases being enrolled on at least a half-time basis.
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans—This program enables students to borrow, regardless of need. Interest will accrue on this loan while the student is enrolled, and may be paid or capitalized as agreed by the borrower and the lender.
  • Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)—This program allows parents of dependent students to borrow per year up to the cost of education, less any other aid. The repayment period begins on the day the loan is disbursed, and the first installment to the DOE is due within 60 days of that date. This loan is not based on need.
  • Direct Graduate PLUS Loans (GRAD PLUS)—This program is a loan for graduate and professional students that are taken in their own name. This loan will give these students a valuable federal loan alternative to private loans. Just like parent borrowers, these students will be able to borrow under the PLUS program up to the cost of education less other aid received. In addition, these borrowers will have to meet the same credit eligibility requirements that apply to parent borrowers.

Loan disbursements normally occur the week prior to the start of classes. Depending on the award package, loans will be disbursed accordingly: (1) summer, fall, and spring loans will occur in three equal disbursements; (2) fall and spring loans will occur in two equal disbursements; and (3) semester only loans will disburse in one disbursement at the start of the semester. All federal aid funds are applied directly to your student account in the Office of Bursar Operations. If the amount credited to your account is greater than the amount you owe to the university, you will be issued a refund for the credit balance. Allow up to seven business days for the Office of Bursar Operations to process a direct deposit or refund check.

Students borrowing under the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program described above, except Parent PLUS, are required by federal regulation to have an entrance counseling session before they receive their first disbursement at LSU. This brief online session explains important information about borrowing student loans and money management during school. When a student borrower graduates, resigns, or otherwise ceases to be enrolled on at least a half-time basis at LSU, he/she is required to attend an exit counseling session. The online session explains what the borrower should expect upon entering loan repayment. Entrance and Exit counseling can be accomplished at www.studentloans.gov.

Loan Cancellation

The deadlines for a student (or parent in the case of a PLUS loan) to cancel one or more of their loans or disbursements of their loan(s), is as follows:

  • Academic year loans: 1st business day of May
  • Summer only loans: July 15th
  • Fall only loans: 1st business day of December
  • Spring only loans: 1st business day of May

Contact the Office of Enrollment Management for information on how to complete this process. Exceptions to the stated deadlines will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Purposes of Financial Aid Eligibility

Undergraduate Students

In order to receive financial aid, a student must be making “satisfactory academic progress. For the purpose of participating in any of the federal student aid programs, the LSU Office of Enrollment Management has established the following policy for determining satisfactory academic progress for undergraduate students:

  • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each fall, spring, and summer semester.
  • Students must earn at least 67 percent of all hours attempted.
  • Students may only receive financial aid for a maximum of 180 attempted credit hours (243 for a five year curricula).
  • Students pursuing multiple bachelor’s degrees may only receive financial aid for a maximum timeframe of 150 percent of the minimum hours to complete the degree minus the hours completed as general education courses.

If these established criteria are not met at the end of the fall, spring, or summer semesters, students may seek to appeal if mitigating circumstances affected their academic performance. For a student to re-establish eligibility they must either (1) receive an approved appeal or (2) meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements at the end of the next semester in which they enroll. The complete Satisfactory Academic Progress policy may be viewed at www.lsu.edu/financialaid.

Graduate/Professional Students

For the purpose of participating in any of the federal student aid programs, the LSU Office of Enrollment Management has established the following policy for determining satisfactory progress for graduate and professional students:

Graduate Students:

  • Students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each fall, spring, and summer semester.
  • Students must earn at least 67 percent of all hours attempted.
  • Students may only receive financial aid for a maximum of 45 attempted credit hours.
  • Students pursuing multiple master’s degrees will be allowed an additional 150 percent of the published length of the academic program.
  • Doctorate students may receive financial aid for a maximum of seven years from the first semester of their program.

Professional Students:

  • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each fall, spring, and summer semester.
  • Students must earn at least 67 percent of all hours attempted.
  • Students pursuing DVM degrees may only receive financial aid for a maximum of 267 attempted credit hours.
  • JD/CL students may receive financial aid for a maximum of 141 attempted credit hours.

If these established criteria are not met at the end of the fall, spring, or summer semesters, students may seek to appeal if mitigating circumstances affected their academic performance. Students are notified when they are not considered to be making satisfactory academic progress at the end of each semester. For a student to re-establish eligibility they must either (1) receive an approved appeal or (2) meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements at the end of the next semester in which they enroll. The complete Satisfactory Academic Progress policy is available online.

Resignations/Unofficial Withdrawals

Students who receive financial aid funds and then resign or unofficially withdraw (cease attendance) during the first 60 percent of the enrollment period will be required to repay all or part of the aid they received. The amount of aid that must be returned is based on the period of time the student remained enrolled. Detailed information regarding the return of funds and postwithdrawal disbursements, if applicable, is located at www.lsu.edu/financialaid.

Federal aid must be returned within 45 days to the appropriate programs in the following order: Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, PLUS (Parent) Loans, Graduate PLUS Loan, Pell Grants, and SEOG. The amount of aid to be returned will be calculated at the time of resignation. For unofficial withdrawals, the amount will be calculated at the end of the enrollment period. Until this obligation is settled, requests for academic transcripts will not be processed and any further financial aid may be in jeopardy.

Campus Employment

Those students who want to work on campus, but do not qualify on the basis of financial need, may seek regular student employment by contacting various departments on campus. Only full-time students who are not on academic probation are eligible to hold campus jobs. Graduating seniors who are part-time in their final semester may have permission to work in a campus job. The LSU Olinde Career Center location in the Student Union provides assistance to those who seek part-time, internship, co-op, or volunteer positions on and off campus. Graduate students should inquire about the availability of assistantships in their departmental offices. For additional information, visit Olinde Career Center.

Short-Term LSU Loans

Full-time students, who have completed registration, and have not received a credit balance check, may apply for short-term Hiram Student Loans in the amount of $300 for undergraduate students and $500 for graduate/professional students. Students must not be on academic probation to receive these loans. Students must have repaid any prior short-term loans to be eligible. Loans are made starting on the first day of classes and continues for the first two weeks of classes. Students are permitted a maximum of 60 days to repay the loan in full. A 2 percent service charge is assessed on the amount borrowed. This 2 percent service charge is equivalent to an annual interest rate of 12 percent.

Hiram Student Loans are to be repaid at the Office of Bursar Operations, 125 Thomas Boyd Hall, on or before the maturity date shown on the promissory note signed by the student at the time the loan was negotiated. Students who fail to repay Hiram Student Loans by the maturity date may jeopardize their chances of receiving future loans.

Accounts that must be turned over to LSU’s attorneys for collection are assessed an additional collection fee. All international students who are interested in Hiram Loans should contact the International Student Office prior to receiving loans or working in jobs on campus.

Veteran’s Benefits

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, Pleasant Hall, assists students who qualify for various Veterans Affairs educational benefits, Louisiana National Guard, or Dependents’ State Aid exemptions. Students should contact the Office of Veterans Affairs to request processing of enrollment certifications for each term they will receive the benefit.

More information is available at the Office of Veterans Affairs website: www.lsu.edu/vetaffairs.