Music Scholarship Retention Requirements
Students are required to enroll full time through the 14th class day each semester, maintain a 2.75 overall GPA and earn 24 credit hours each year. Retention of this scholarship is contingent upon available funding. This scholarship funding is also contingent upon the student’s contribution to LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts music programs as directed by the recommending music faculty. Any changes in student’s participation in LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts music programs could be subject to faculty review and possible scholarship cancellation.
The scholarship shall be withdrawn for any semester in which the recipient drops to part-time status prior to the completion of the 14th class day unless it is the student’s graduating semester. The student will be eligible for funds in the subsequent semester provided all other criteria are met.
Additionally, retention of all University scholarships is contingent upon available funding.
Students who do not maintain the required 2.75 cumulative GPA or earn 24 credit hours at the end of each spring semester will be placed on scholarship probation. When a student is placed on scholarship probation, the student will be given the opportunity to submit an appeal to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships if they demonstrate exceptional circumstances. Appeals will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and the College of Music & Dramatic Arts. Students will not receive funding from their scholarship while on scholarship probation.
Students will be given one full academic year beginning spring intersession through the end of the spring semester of the year immediately following their placement on probation, to bring their cumulative GPA to the required 2.75. Students will be given the spring intersession, summer, and summer intersession to earn the required 24 credit hours. If a student achieves the required 2.75 cumulative GPA or 24 hours within the timeframe above, the student can contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships after all official grades have posted for the semester to request a review for reinstatement for the upcoming semester. Students approved for reinstatement will not have their scholarship’s original expiration date extended.
Students who fail to attain the required 2.75 cumulative GPA following the one academic year defined as beginning spring intersession through the end of the spring semester of the year immediately following their placement on probation will have their scholarship permanently cancelled. Students who fail to attain the required 24 hours by the end of the summer intersession following their placement on probation will have their scholarship permanently cancelled.
Students who resign or fail to maintain continuous enrollment during the fall and spring semesters will have their scholarship permanently cancelled unless an approved Scholarship Hold is on file with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.