University Scholarship Programs
LSU implemented a need-based grant program for Louisiana residents funded by the institution beginning in 2007 to assist students with financial need in paying for college. This program provides a tuition and registration fee exemption to students meeting specific need based criteria. For eligibility and retention details, visit our financial aid website.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
LSU Senior College Scholarships
Each year, the LSU academic colleges review transfer students who intend to major in a curriculum within their college for scholarships available to those specific areas of study. Scholarships vary by academic college. The application for admission also serves as the primary application for all academic college scholarship opportunities. Students selected for one of these scholarships are notified directly by the academic college. Please contact the academic college of your intended major regarding questions about their specific scholarships.
Board of Supervisors Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of individual members of the LSU Board of Supervisors for undergraduate students. Students receiving a TOPS award are not eligible for the Board of Supervisors Scholarship during the fall and spring semesters. For more information on the scholarship program or for an application, please visit the Board of Supervisors website at http://www.lsusystem.edu/index.php/board-of-supervisors/scholarship-information. All completed applications should be returned to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Aid for initial review.
Fee Exemptions for Sons and Daughters of Deceased Faculty Members
This award includes an exemption from all University assessed undergraduate fees for sons and daughters of faculty members who had five or more years of service in the LSU System at the time of death. To apply for this assistance, please contact the Human Resource Management Office at 225-578-8200.
Legislative Act 353
Under Legislative Act 353, children of policemen and firemen killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty in Louisiana receive an exemption from tuition, an exemption from on-campus room and board, and a book allowance. Students are required to enroll full-time to receive this benefit. Complete the Legislative Act 353 Initial Eligibility Form and return it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Aid to begin the application process.
Students contemplating military careers should request from ROTC information about the scholarships offered through the ROTC program. Students can enroll in the Army or Air Force ROTC programs at LSU or cross-enroll in the Navy ROTC program at Southern University.
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program is awarded to students who have been in the foster care system so they can pursue an academic college education or technical and skill training in college to be prepared to enter the workforce meeting the following criteria:
- Be ages 15 to 21, unless you were participating in the Chafee ETV Program at age 21 in which case you can receive ETVs until you are 23; and
- Be in the foster care system, or aged out of the foster care system, or have been under the care of a legal guardian; or
- Have been in the foster care system or under the care of a legal guardian and adopted after age 16; and
- Be enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution; and
- Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each year you are in college.
Complete the Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program Payment Request Form and return it to the Office of Enrollment Management to begin the application process.