College of Science Scholarships and Awards

 

The LSU College of Science awards scholarships to entering freshman and continuing students each academic year. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of donors whose investment in the college will help ensure the success of future generations of scientists.

To be considered for a College of Science scholarship or award, students must intend to pursue and make progress towards a declared major in the LSU College of Science.

Entering Freshman Scholarships 

The College of Science freshman scholarships are determined by a committee appointed by the dean of the college. Consistent with the LSU Student Aid Office, students who meet the university priority deadline will be considered for scholarships. The college uses the information provided by the student on their LSU admission application to determine scholarship eligibility.  If needed, eligible students will be contacted and asked to complete an application. Based on applications received, recipients will be selected and notified by mid spring semester.

Students applying for undergraduate admission to LSU and interested in financial aid opportunities should review the steps to apply and the deadlines using the LSU Office Enrollment Management Office of Financial Aid website for guidance.

Continuing Student Scholarships

Once students have been admitted into the College of Science, students may be eligible for continuing student scholarships. These scholarships and awards are allotted to high achieving students making significant impact in their major department. A continuing student scholarship can be awarded through the student’s major department or the College of Science Dean’s Office. We encourage all of our students to participate in a research experience in the department, be active in discipline specific student organizations, and engage community service activities.  Departments typically nominate students for scholarships and nominated students are contacted if further information is needed.

Outstanding Student Awards

These awards are distributed each year to the Outstanding Sophomore, Junior, or Senior with a declared major in the College of Science. Students can self-nominate or be nominated by another student, faculty or staff member. A call for nominations usually begins during the early spring semester. Requests are sent via email from science@lsu.edu and posted to social media platforms.

Note: Currently, College of Science scholarships are listed in the LSU General Catalog.  Effective 2019-2020, colleges will be responsible for maintaining a list of college scholarships on their website and will no longer be included in the university catalog. Only a link to the college website will be included.

College of Science Dean’s and Departmental Scholarships

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; pursuing a career in medicine or nursing; 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.

 
Department of Biological Sciences

  • 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.


Department of Chemistry

  • 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.
  • 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.

 
Department of Geology and Geophysics

  • 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.

 

Department of Mathematics

  • 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.


Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • 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.