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Financial Aid � Scholarships



KATHLEEN M. SCIACCHETANO
Director
PATRICK DIETRICH
Associate Director
KIM DUDLEY
Associate Director
CHRISTINE DAY
Assistant Director
JAMES LaJAUNIE
Assistant Director
TERRY MARTIN
Assistant Director
Office of Student Aid & Scholarships
202 Himes Hall
225/578-3103
FAX 225/578-6300
WEBSITE � www.lsu.edu/financialaid
LSU awards scholarships in the form of full and partial tuition exemptions, cash stipends, and employment opportunities to students who meet certain academic qualifications.

The scholarships listed for entering freshmen are awarded mainly on the basis of standardized test scores (ACT/SAT) and high school record.

In addition to the scholarship programs, the LSU Office of Student Aid & Scholarships administers a number of federally funded financial aid programs totaling approximately $82 million annually for students who qualify on the basis of need.

LSU SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO ENTERING FRESHMEN

Most awards listed below are valid for one year of undergraduate study. Each may be renewed annually as long as the recipient meets academic requirements. The maximum term of the award is four years or until the recipient receives an undergraduate degree, whichever occurs first.

Louisiana residents selected for the scholarships listed below will likely qualify for tuition assistance and cash stipends through the state's TOPS program. See the section titled "Louisiana's Tuition Opportunity Program for Students, TOPS."

Chancellor's Alumni Scholarships

These scholarships are funded through the LSU Alumni Association and through endowments made to the University by Gordon A. Cain and Fred H. Fenn. Candidates must have either an American College Test (ACT) composite score of at least 33 or a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of at least 1450, as well as an overall high school average of "A" in English, mathematics, social studies, and natural sciences. The students selected receive either:

� A cash award of $12,000 ($3,000 per year) over a four year period
or
� A cash award of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) and an on-campus room and board scholarship. The room and board scholarship covers the cost of a two student, air conditioned room and the Resident Tiger meal plan.

Recipients also have the opportunity to earn an additional $6,200 ($1,550 per year) through participation in the Chancellor's Scholars Engaged in Undergraduate Research program. Through this program students are assigned to work with individual faculty members engaged in research projects.

LSU Merit/Achievement
Scholarships

Only college-sponsored National Merit/Achievement Finalists who have indicated LSU as their first choice school are eligible for consideration. National Merit/Achievement Scholars receive:

� A cash scholarship sponsored by the LSU Alumni Association ranging from $3,000 to $8,000 ($750 - $2,000 per year) over a four-year period.

� An opportunity to earn an additional $6,200 ($1,550 per year) through participation in the Chancellor's Scholars Engaged in Undergraduate Research program. Through this program students are assigned to work with individual faculty members engaged in research projects.

Nonresident students also receive a tuition exemption scholarship for nonresidents.

LSU Alumni
Association Scholarships

Excellent standardized test scores and an excellent high school record are required for these scholarships. Each of the 100 recipients will receive:
� A cash scholarship from the LSU Alumni Association of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) over a four-year period.

� An opportunity to earn an additional $6,200 ($1,550 per year) through participation in the Chancellor's Scholars Engaged in Undergraduate Research program. Through this program students are assigned to work with individual faculty members engaged in research projects.

Nonresident students also receive a tuition exemption scholarship for nonresidents.
NOTE: Students qualifying as both a National Merit/Achievement Finalist and an LSU Alumni Scholar will have the option of choosing either:
� The cash award of $4,000 ($1,000 per year) that accompanies the LSU Alumni Scholarship
or
� An on campus room and board scholarship that covers the cost of a two-student, air conditioned room and the Resident Tiger meal plan.
Students in this category also receive the cash award that accompanies the LSU Merit/ Achievement Scholarship (see above).

LSU Centennial Award

Approximately 150 awards at $2,000 ($500 per year) are available to Louisiana residents with excellent standardized test scores and high school record. National Merit/ Achievement Semifinalists are also eligible for consideration. Additionally, recipients will receive an offer to become a Chancellor's Student Aide, working in a campus job suited to their abilities and interests.

Tuition Exemption Scholarships for Nonresidents

To be eligible for consideration for these scholarships, an entering freshman must have an excellent high school academic record, particularly in English and mathematics, and must have very strong standardized test scores. Students who are officially designated as National Merit or National Achievement semifinalists, as well as students in special categories, are also eligible for consideration.

These awards are in the form of a tuition and nonresident fee exemption. Recipients may also receive an offer to become a Chancellor's Student Aide, working in a campus job suited to their abilities and interests.

Nonresident Fee Waiver Program

Nonresident students with commendable academic records, as well as students in special categories, will be considered for these scholarships. These awards will be in the form of an exemption from the nonresident fee.

Chancellor's Leadership
Scholarships

Approximately 100 awards valued at $1,000 ($500 per semester) for one year are available. To be considered for this award, applicants must demonstrate excellent leadership skills, possess commendable high school academic records and strong standardized test scores (ACT or SAT), and must be recommended by their high school principal. Applications may be obtained through the high school in early February or by writing to Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship, 208 Coates Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803.

Chancellor's Student Aide Program

This program provides an opportunity for students to work in one of many departments on campus and earn up to $1,550 per year. These awards are made on the basis of standardized test scores and high school academic record. Approximately 550 new awards are available each year.

LSU Honor Awards for ROTC Scholars

High school students who qualify for Air Force, Army, or Navy ROTC scholarships, as well as students who are selected as "alternates" or "advanced designees," receive a room and dining plan exemption (on-campus charges with certain limitations), providing all ROTC and academic requirements are maintained.

Valedictorian Awards

Louisiana residents graduating as valedictorian receive a one-time cash award of $300 in the fall semester of the freshman year. To receive this award, the high school principal should submit a letter to the Office of Student Aid & Scholarships certifying the student's status.

Application Procedure

The LSU "Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships" must be submitted, along with an official high school transcript, standardized test scores, and all other required information, to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 110 Thomas Boyd Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, as soon as possible following the junior year of high school. The deadline for full consideration for LSU's scholarship programs is December 1.

Students should take the ACT or SAT no later than the October testing date of the senior year in high school and indicate LSU as one of their college choices.Students who become National Merit or National Achievement finalists should indicate LSU as their first choice school to ensure receiving priority consideration for certain scholarships.

All students who meet admission criteria will be evaluated further to identify qualified candidates for scholarship consideration.
Notification of scholarship recipients normally begins in December and continues until early April.
Some scholarship programs may require additional application materials.

TOPS--Louisiana's Tuition Opportunity Program for Students

Louisiana residents meeting certain eligibility requirements will qualify for tuition assistance and, in some cases, cash stipends through this state-funded program. TOPS has three components: (1) the Opportunity Awardprovides tuition assistance for four years; (2) the Performance Awardprovides tuition assistance and a $400 per year cash stipend for four years; and (3) the Honors Awardprovides tuition assistance and a cash stipend of $800 per year for four years. Each of these components has certain ACT score and gpa requirements; in addition, all TOPS awards require 16.5 units of specified high school course work.

To apply for TOPS awards, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which corresponds to the year in which the student plans to enroll, must be submitted by the deadline published in the FAFSA.

More detailed information on these programs may be obtained from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, Scholarship Division, P. O. Box 91202, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-9202 or by visiting their website at www.osfa.state.la.us.

OTHER LSU SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

There are two types of scholarships listed below--those restricted to students according to their major or college and those that are open to all students regardless of their major or college. Both types, however, may be restricted to students of specified classification, place of residence, or some other characteristic consistent with the principles of equal opportunity and/or affirmative action. Most scholarships are restricted to full-time students.

Applications for scholarships administered by the Faculty Senate Committee on Student Aid and Scholarships may be obtained from the Office of Student Aid & Scholarships, 202 Himes Hall or 208 Coates Hall. All other applications, when required, may be obtained from the department or college listed in the description of the scholarship.

The description of each scholarship follows the same format: title; number given and annual amount of each, e.g. "(2:$300)" means that two scholarships are awarded per year at $300 each; any criteria or restrictions; and the group that determines which students will receive the scholarship. The following abbreviations are used in the scholarship descriptions:

FR freshman
SOsophomore
JRjunior
SRsenior
UGundergraduate
GRgraduate student
LA Louisiana
yryear
gpagrade-point average
SA&SCom Stud. Aid & Schol. Com.
EBR East Baton Rouge Parish

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.

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE

Agriculture Development Council Scholarship (varies:$1,000)Full-time UG student in the Col. of Agr. who has been regularly admitted to the university and is in good academic standing; awarded by Col. of Agr.

American Cyanamid Scholarship (varies:$1,000)Open to any FR or continuing student majoring in the Col. of Agr.; preference shall be given to African American applicants; awarded by Col. of Agr.

E. M. Barham Memorial Scholarship (1:$1,000)Entering FR in for./wild./fish. with a minimum high school gpa of 3.0 and 22 ACT composite; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Capital Bank & Trust Agricultural Scholarship (1:$1,000)Full-time upperclassman enrolled in the Col. of Agr.; LA resident with a strong interest in the banking profession and a desire to enter that field upon graduation; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Century Club Scholarship (varies:$1,000)Entering FR in the Col. of Agr. with a minimum high school gpa of 3.0 and 22 ACT composite; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Chancellor's Classic Golf ScholarshipFull-time undergraduate student in the Col. of Agr. in good standing with a 2.50 gpa and must have an expressed interest in a Col. of Agr. major.

Charles Stewart Churchill Memorial Scholarship (8:$500)UG with 30 hrs. earned and a minimum overall gpa of 3.0; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Dixie Jubilee Horse Show, Inc. Scholarship (1:$1,000)SR majoring in animal science with a minimum 2.0 gpa who has demonstrated a professional or personal equine interest; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Sibyl and Joseph Dorè Memorial Scholarship (2:$2,000)One SO majoring in plant & soil systems with a minimum 2.5 gpa; one SR majoring in agribusiness or plant & soil systems with a minimum 3.0 gpa; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Downtown Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge Agriculture Scholarship (2:$1,000)Entering FR with a minimum high school gpa of 2.75 and 21 ACT composite; LA resident; awarded by Col. of Agr.

FFA and4-H High School Activity AwardOne-time award; valid only for the fr year. Applicants must be recognized winners by State FFA Association or State 4-H office. Entering full-time UG FR enrolled in the Col. of Ag. who are winners of 4-H club short course annual competition and FFA State contests;

George Fasting Scholarship (varies:varies)Full-time UG in the Col. of Agr. who has been regularly admitted and is in good academic standing; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Federal Land Bank Association Scholarship (varies:$1,000)Entering FR with a minimum high school gpa of 3.0 and a 22 ACT composite; LA resident; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Murphy J. Foster Scholarship (1:$1,000)Entering FR in Col. of Agr. with a minimum high school gpa of 3.0 and 22 ACT composite; preferably from St. Mary, Iberia, Vermilion or surrounding parishes; majoring in agribusiness or plant & soil systems; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Joseph W. Freeland International Agriculture Scholarship (1:varies)Graduate of EAP-Zamorano; must be classified as either JR or SR; awarded by Col. of Agr.

J. B. Frye, Jr. Scholarship in Dairy Science (varies:$1,000)Undergraduate majoring in dairy food technology or dairy production; FR must have minimum high school gpa of 3.0; all others must have minimum overall gpa of 2.5; awarded by Col. of Agr.

S. W. "Buck" Gladden, Jr. Memorial/Coastal Conservation Association Scholarship FundFull-time undergraduate enrolled in the Col. of Agr. and majoring in wildlife and fisheries. Recipient must have an overall gpa of at least 3.00 Preference shall be given to students with financial needs. Recipients may retain for additional years provided funds are available and all criteria are satisfied.

James D. Graugnard-LA Farm Bureau Scholarship (varies:$1,000)Entering FR in the Col. of Agr. with a minimum high school gpa of 3.0 and 22 ACT composite; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair/George Simoneaux Scholarship (1:$1,000)Full-time JR or SR in the Col. of Agr. with a minimum overall gpa of 3.0; resident of East Baton Rouge, Ascension, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Saint Helena or West Baton Rouge Parish; participant in County Agent 4-H or FFA programs; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Iberia Parish Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship (varies:$1,000)UG with 30 hrs. earned and a minimum overall gpa of 2.75; resident of Iberia Parish and graduate of an accredited Iberia Parish High School.

Mac Kasaoka Memorial Scholarship (varies:$1,000)Entering FR in the Col. of Agr. with a minimum high school gpa of 3.0 and 21 ACT composite; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Lloyd Lauden Scholarship (1:varies)UG in the Col. of Agr. majoring in agribusiness, or nutrition, food & culinary science, or plant & soil systems; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Dean J. G. Lee, Jr. Scholarship (varies:$1,000)Entering FR in the Col. of Agr. with a minimum high school gpa of 2.5 and 21 ACT composite; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Louisiana Cattle Women-Emily Smith Fairchild Memorial Scholarship (1:$750)Full-time JR in the Col. of Agr. with a minimum overall gpa of 2.5; parents or grandparents must belong to the LA Cattlemen's Assoc.; preference given to a female; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Louisiana Divisions of American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists ScholarshipFull-time jr or sr enrolled in the Col. of Ag. majoring in ag. bus., biol. engr., envir. mgt. syst., or plant & soil syst. (agronomic crops or soil science); applicant must have a min, 3.00 gpa.; preference will be given to residents of sugar cane producing parishes.

Louisiana Seedsmen's Association Scholarship (2:$950)JR or SR majoring in plant & soil systems with a minimum overall gpa of 2.75; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Emile A. Maier Endowed Scholarship in Agriculture (1:varies)Full-time UG in the Col. of Agr.; preference given to male who has financial need; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Blanche E. and Dennis V. McClosky ScholarshipFull-time student enrolled in the Col. of Ag. pursuing a major in ornamental horticulture; preference shall be given to LA
residents; applicant must have a min. 2.75 gpa; recipient may retain scholarship for up to four years provided all criteria is satisfied.

David B. Means Memorial Endowed Scholarship (1:$1,000)Entering FR majoring in agribusiness, animal science, dairy science, or plant & soil systems; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Laurie S. and Helen N. Mobley Scholarship (1:$750)Entering FR in the Col. of Agr. with a minimum high school gpa of 3.0 and 22 ACT composite; resident of Pointe Coupee Parish; awarded by Col. of Agr.

Shelby Robert Family Endowed Memorial ScholarshipEntering full-time fr enrolled in the College of Ag. pursuing a mj in agri bus. or an. sci.; applicant must be a LA resident with a min 3.00 HS gpa and ACT score of 22.

Staplcotn ScholarshipFull-time FR enrolled in the Col. of Ag. who qualify for TOPS, SO, JR, and SR with a college gpa of 2.75. Must be a resident of LA with priority given to those students whose families are involved in cotton farming or connected to the cotton industry.

James W. and Edna F. Trott Scholarship (1:varies)Full-time UG in the Col. of Agr. who is in good academic standing; awarded by Col. of Agr.

COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

AIA/AAF Scholarships (varies)Awarded on a competitive basis to 4th- or 5th-yr. students in arch. by the Nat. Am. Inst. of Architects.

Alpha Rho Chi Medal (1)Graduating student in arch. with outstanding service to school and/or profession.

American Institute of Architects Certificate (1)Graduating student in arch. with 2nd highest gpa; awarded by Nat. Am. Inst. of Architects through Sch. of Arch.

American Institute of Architects Medal (1)Graduating student in arch. with highest gpa; awarded by Nat. Am. Inst. of Architects through the Sch. of Arch.

American Society of Landscape Architecture (1:$500)Based on scholarship and financial need; awarded by Sch. of Land. Arch.

Charles Craig International Travel Award in Memory of Joseph Aurbach (1:$5,000)Outstanding student in the School of Art.

Certificate of Merit, American Society of Landscape Architects (1)Outstanding SR in land. arch.; awarded by Sch. of Land. Arch.

Miriam Garic Barranger Scholarship (1:$1,000 annually as funds become available)
UG in ceramics; awarded by Sch. of Art.

Baton Rouge Art League Award (1:$250)
JR/SR/GR in art with minimum 3.00 gpa; awarded by Sch. of Art.

Atwell E. Champion Scholarship (1:$500)
UG in land. arch.; 2.50 or better gpa; awarded by Sch. of Land. Arch.

Dean's Medals (4)
Outstanding graduate in arch., art, interior des.; and land. arch.; evaluation of portfolio and potential in professional field; nominated by faculty; awarded
by dean.

*Terry Devine Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)
4th- or 5th-yr. student in arch.; awarded by Sch. of Arch.

*Caroline Durieux Scholarship (varies)
UG in art; awarded by Sch. of Art.

J. Kenneth Edmiston Memorial Scholarship (2:$500)
JR, SR concentrating in ceramics, graphic design, painting/ drawing, printmaking, or sculpture; 3.00 gpa; apply
each semester; awarded by Sch. of Art.

I. Vincent Guaccero Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)
SR interior design major with demonstrated outstanding design capability; awarded by Sch of Art.

*Harvey Scholarship (2:tuition)
5th-yr. student in arch. and land. arch.; awarded by Sch. of Arch. and Sch. of Land. Arch. based on academic performance and financial need.

William Hornsey Scholarship (1:$350)
Based on scholarship and financial need; awarded by the Sch. of Land. Arch.

Landscape Architecture Endowment (varies:varies)
Based on scholarship and financial need; awarded by the Sch. of Land. Arch.

*Alice Hovey Littlefield Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)
Female UG in land. arch.; awarded by Sch. of Land. Arch.

Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc., Scholarship (varies:varies)
Outstanding student in land. arch.; LA resident; based on scholarship and financial need; awarded by Sch. of Land. Arch.

Outstanding Undergraduate Painter (2:varies)
Awarded by painting faculty based on portfolio, School of Art.

Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior Award (1:Certif.)
SR with highest gpa; selected by dean, Col. of A & D.

*Helen Adams Reich Memorial Scholarship (6:$500)
Preference to nonresident UG in land. arch.; awarded by Sch. of Land. Arch.

*Root and Associates Scholarship in Graphic Design (1:$500)
Student in graphic desn.; awarded by Sch. of Art.

Dixon Smith Educational Scholarship (1:varies)
SR interior des. major; awarded by Sch. of Art.

Torre Scholarship in Landscape Architecture (1:varies)
Awarded to outstanding UG in design through the Sch. of Land. Arch.

Scott Gerard Verrett Scholarship (1:varies)
JR interior des. major; gpa of 3.00 or better; true financial need; awarded by Sch. of Art.

Woods and Water Club ScholarshipSee College of Agriculture.

Yarberry's Scholarship Fund (1:$125)
JR in graphic design; awarded by Sch. of Art.

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Air Force ROTC ScholarshipFour-year scholarship for entering FR desiring career as military officer; two- and three-year programs available for qualified SO/JR/SR; see ROTC for details.

Army ROTC ScholarshipFour-year scholarship for entering FR desiring to serve as Army officers; two- and three-year on-campus scholarships available for students attending LSU; see ROTC or Military Science for details.

Arts and Sciences Advisory Council Scholarship (2: $1,000)A&S student with financial need; must have 3.40 gpa overall and in LSU System; awarded by the Col. of A&S.

Arts and Sciences Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship (2:$1,000)A&S student with financial need; must have a 3.40 gpa overall and in LSU System; awarded by the Col. of A&S.

Robert N. Bersuder Endowed Scholarship (2:varies)Outstanding JR in history.

George C. and Merrit D. Betts Endowed Scholarship (varies:varies)Nonresident of Louisiana; must be U.S. citizen; 3.50 overall gpa and in LSU System; awarded by the Col. of A&S.

Sheldon Beychock Chancellor's Leadership Scholarships in Political Science (8:$1,000)Two scholarships for entering FR students; two for SO; two for JR; and two for SR; gpa of 3.00 and/or ACT of 25; awarded by a scholarship committee selected from Dept. of Pol. Sci.

George Warren Bofinger Endowed Scholarship (2:varies)A&S student with financial need; must have 3.40 overall gpa and in LSU System; awarded by the Col. of A&S.

Roderick Lewis Carleton Fellowship (1:$450)GR in pol. sci.; awarded by Dept. of Pol. Sci.

William M. Clarke Scholarship (varies:varies)Full-time UG majoring in Classics with overall LSU gpa of at least 3.00 and at least 3.30 in Classics. Must have completed one year residence at LSU and have shown significant progress toward a degree in Classics (Latin, Greek, or equivalent); awarded by Dept. of For. Lang. & Lit.

College Supply Book Store Award (2:varies)Outstanding SO and JR UG soc. major; awarded by Dept. of Soc.

Gary A. Crump Scholarship (1:varies)Outstanding JR in history.

ENT Audiology Fellowship (2:$2,500)GR in final yr. of master's program in audiology; outstanding academic and clinical performance; one awarded each sem. by Dept. of Comm. Sci. & Dis.

Kenneth S. Falk Award (1:$450 and plaque)UG in Greek; based on recommendation of head of classics; awarded by Dept. of For. Lang. & Lit.

Undine Livaudais Fitzgerald Award (1:varies)Outstanding French student participating in LSU in Paris program; awarded by Dept. of French Studies.

Fred C. Frey Memorial Scholarship Award (varies:varies)Competition for outstanding scholarly paper by UG soc. majors; awarded by the Dept. of Soc.

K. W. Gilbert, Jr., Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing (1:varies)For creative writing major; for excellence in writing; chosen by writing teachers.

Betti and Robert Giles Senior Mathematics Award (varies:$250)For outstanding scholastic performance by SR students majoring in math.; awarded by Dept. of Math.

Paul Grosser Award (1:$200)Graduate student teaching award; awarded by Dept. of Pol. Sci.

Andrew A. Gunby Award (1:$50 and plaque)Outstanding graduating SR in Latin; awarded by Dept. of For. Lang. & Lit.

William G. Haag Award (2:$100)M.S. and Ph.D. students in geog. & anth. presenting the most outstanding papers in professional meetings; awarded by Dept. of Geog. & Anth.

Elliott Dow Healy Memorial Fellowship (varies:varies)Outstanding GR in French language, literature, or culture; special preference given to students in Old French and/or Old Provencal; awarded by Dept. of French Studies.

Henry V. Howe Memorial Scholarship FundSee College of Basic Sciences.

Elise S. and Charles E. Kaufman Endowed Scholarship (2:varies)A&S student with financial need; must have 3.40 overall gpa and in LSU System; awarded by the Col. of A&S.

*Agatha LaCroix Award (1:varies)Outstanding student in French; awarded by Dept. of French Studies.

Lange-Button-King Scholarship (1:$600)JR or SR in religious studies with special interest and aptitude in religious studies and in natural or social sci.; awarded by rel. studies faculty.

LSU Athletic Department Endowed Scholarship (1:$500)A&S student with financial need; must have 3.40 gpa overall and in LSU System; awarded one year at a time by the Col. of A&S; can be renewed.

David Oxley Memorial Graduate Student Teaching Award (2:$250)Awarded by the Dept. of Math.

*Louis and Lena Peranio Scholarship (2:$250)Student in gen. studies; 36 hours in residence in the division prior to receiving award; at least 2.50 gpa; awarded by Div. of Gen. Studies.

Emogene Pliner Fellowship (1:$750)GR in pol. sci.; awarded by Dept. of Pol. Sci.

Pasquale Porcelli Undergraduate Scholarship (3:$500)One award for SO students with credit in MATH 1550 and 1552; two awards for JR students with at least 19 hours of mathematics numbered 1550 or above; awarded by Dept. of Math.

Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior Award (1:Certif.)SR with highest gpa; selected by dean, Col. of A&S.

Police Jury Association of Louisiana Scholarship (1:$250)SR in pol. sci.; LA resident; graduate of LA high school; awarded by Dept. of Pol. Sci.

*Roddy L. Richard General Studies Scholarship (2:varies)At least 36 hours in gen. studies curriculum; full-time; at least 3.00 gpa.

Richard J. Russell Awards n Physical Geography (varies: up to $1,500)GR in geography conducting field research in physical geography; awarded y Dept. of Geog. &
Anth.

Corinne L. Saucier Romance Language Scholarship (1:$1,000)Graduating SR in French or Spanish; for advanced study at LSU or in foreign country; preference to students planning to teach; awarded by Dept. of For. Lang. & Lit. and Dept. of French Studies.

Edward Salmond Shirley Scholarship in Philosophy (1:$700)UG or GR majoring in philosophy; awarded by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Barbara Sims Newsletter Scholarship (1:$500)A&S student with financial need; must have 3.40 overall gpa and in LSU System; awarded by Col. of A&S.

James M. Smith, Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Romance Languages (varies:varies)Outstanding UG majoring in a Romance Language; awarded by Dept. of For. Lang. & Lit. and Dept. of French Studies.

Harvey Jay and Betty Adele Jacobs Schwartzberg Fellowship (1:$500)First year GR student in A&S; 3.50 UG overall gpa and in LSU System; awarded by the Col. of A&S.

Adam Shelby Holmes Trappey Memorial Scholarship(1:varies)Most outstanding incoming GR in French; awarded by Dept. of French Studies.

Clara Tucker Scholarship (1:$1,500) Female GR in pol. sci.; awarded by Dept. of Pol. Sci.

Gary J. Weill Memorial Scholarship (1:$500)GR in pol. sci. pursuing career in public sector; awarded by Dept. of Pol. Sci.

Robert C. West Field Research Award (varies:up to $1,500)GR in geog. & anth. conducting field work for thesis or dissertation; awarded by Dept. of Geog. & Anth.

John Hazard Wildman Scholarship Fund (1:varies)UG creative writing major; for excellence in writing; open competition among majors each spring; chosen by writing teachers.

Ross Willis College Supply Book Store Award (1:varies)Outstanding SR UG soc. major; awarded by the Dept. of Soc.

COLLEGE OF BASIC SCIENCES

*H. V. Anderson Endowment (1:$500)UG major in geology; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

*H. V. Anderson Endowment (1:$500)GR major in paleontology; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Amoco Foundation, Inc. (1:$1,500)UG major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

ARCO (1:$1,500)UG major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

*John O. Barry Endowment (1:$500)UG major in geol.; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Harriet Cameron Belchic Memorial Fund (2:$1250)UG major in geol.; academic ability; financial need; Geol. Field Camp; preference given to women with 3.00 gpa; awarded by the Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

British Petroleum (1:$1,000)UG major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

British Petroleum (1:$1,000)GR major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Burlington Resources (1:$1,000)UG major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Burlington Resources (2:$1,000)GR major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Callaway Memorial Scholarship Fund for Graduate Students in Physics (varies:varies)GR major in physics or astronomy; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Phys. & Astr.

Ganesh Chanmugam Memorial Fund for Graduate Students in Physics and Astronomy (1:varies)Ph.D. graduate whose dissertation has been judged as outstanding among all recent graduates; awarded by Dept. of Phys. & Astr.

Chevron (2:$1,000)UG or GR major in geol; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Chevron Undergraduate Scholarship (4:$500)UG major in computer sci.; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci.

*A. R. Choppin Scholarship (3:$1,000)SO/JR/SR in Col. of Basic Sci.; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci.

*A. R. Choppin American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship (1:$1,000)UG enrolled or planning to enroll in Col. of Basic Sci.; LA resident; former citizen of LA Boys' or Girls' State; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci.

Charles E. Coates Undergraduate Honor Award (1:$750, plus resident and nonresident fee waiver)UG enrolled or planning to enroll in Col. of Basic Sci. with at least 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci.

Conoco Scholarship (2:$500)UG in computer sci.; based on academic excellence; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci.

*Copolymer Rubber and Chemical Corporation Foundation Scholarship (4:$500)UG in chem. with outstanding academic ability; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci.

*Monica Donellan Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)UG major in geol.; financial need; geol. field camp; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

*East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society Premedical Scholarship (1:$500)SR LA resident, pursuing career as M.D.; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci.

Exxon Foundation (1:$1,000)UG major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Exxon Foundation (1:$1,000)GR major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

I. H. Gottlieb Memorial Scholarship (1:$800)UG in chem. or chem. engr.; LA resident; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci. and Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Greater Baton Rouge SHRM Scholarship (1:$1,000)SR in human resource management; attended LA high school; member SHRM; 3.00 gpa; awarded by the Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Houston Geological Society (1:$2,500) GR major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; nominated by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics; awarded by the Houston Geological Society.

*H. V. Howe Endowment (1:$500)UG major in geol.; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

*Dr. & Mrs. Howe Endowment (1:$500)GR major in geol.; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

IMA Baton Rouge Chapter Scholarship (1:$500)Member of LSU student chapter of IMA; 3.00 gpa; majoring in acct or fin.; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

*Keen-Morris Prize (1-3:varies)Outstanding SR in phys.; awarded by Dept. of Phys. & Astron.

Kerr-McGee Corp. (1:$500)UG major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept of Geol. & Geophysics.

*Brandon J. Latiolais Memorial Scholarship (1:$1,000)SR premedical student in the Dept of Biol. Sci.; at least 3.5 gpa; awarded by the Col. of Basic Sci.

*Adrian Virginia Lazarus Memorial Scholarship (1:$600)UG in computer sci.; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci.

Marathon Oil Co. Scholarship (1:$1,250)GR major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

*Andrea Kay Martin Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)JR or SR major in computer sci.; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci.

*George May Endowment (1:$2,500)FR major in geol; academic ability; financial need; awarded by Dept of Geol. & Geophysics.

*Charles S. McCleskey Memorial Scholarship (4:varies)Awards to three JR students in microbiology, at least one of whom is a minority; award to one outstanding graduating SR in microbiology; awarded by Dept. of Biol. Sci.

*John Mestayer Memorial (1:$500)JR/SR in geol.; financial need and academic record; geol. field camp; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

**Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Millican Scholarship (1:$1,000)FR major in geol.; financial need; 2.50 gpa; may be renewed for 4 yrs.; nominated by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics; awarded by LSU Alumni Association.

Mobil Oil (1:$1,000)GR major in geol; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept of Geol. & Geophysics.

New Orleans Geological Society Jules and Olga Braunstein Memorial (1 SR:$2,000; 1 JR:$1,500; 1 SO:$1,500)Geol. major; academic ability; nominated by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics; awarded by N.O. Geological Society.

New Orleans Geological Society Lee Meltzer Memorial (1:$2,000)GR major in geol.; academic ability; nominated by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics; awarded by N.O. Geological Society.

*P.H. O'Bannon Endowment (1:$1,000)UG major in geol; academic ability; awarded by Dept of Geol. & Geophysics.

Glen H. Olds, Jr. Endowed Scholarship (3:waries)MBA with concentration in ISDS or MS in ISDS; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Pennzoil (1:$500)UG major in geol; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept of Geol. & Geophysics.

Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior Award (1:Certif.)SR with highest gpa; selected by dean, Col. of Basic Sci.

*A. E. Sandberg Endowment (1:$500)UG major in geol.; academic ability; awarded by Dept of Geol. & Geophysics.

Dr. A. E. "Sandy" Sandberg Scholarship (1-3:varies)UG major in geol.; academic ability; awarded by the Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Shell Foundation (1:$19,000)GR major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; Ph.D. candidate interested in a teaching career; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Jerry Singleton Scholarship (1:$300)UG or GR student majoring in internal auditing; demonstrating integrity and commitment to profession; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

*Laurice Sistrunk Memorial Scholarship (1:$500)UG major in geol. or pet. engr.; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

SSA Consultants, Inc. Scholarship (2:$500, fall & spring)SO/JR/SR with 3.00 gpa and financial need; any major in the Col. of Bus. Admin.; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Star Enterprise Scholarship (1:$1,000)JR or SR in computer sci.; 2.70 gpa; U.S. citizenship or permanent residence; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci.

*Major J. S. Slack, Jr. Endowment (1:$500)UG major in geol. or pet. engr.; LA resident; academic ability; geol. field camp; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

*Adam Sturlese Endowment (1:$500)JR or SR major in geol.; academic ability; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Texaco Foundation (1:$1,000)UG major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Texaco Foundation (3:$1,000)GR major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

*W. W. Tison Memorial Scholarship (1:$800)UG majoring or planning to major in chem.; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci.

Union Pacific Foundation (1:$1,000)UG major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Union Pacific Foundation (1:$1,000)GR major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

Unocal (1:$1,000)UG major in geol.; academic ability; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Geol. & Geophysics.

*Virginia R. Williams Memorial Scholarship (1:$1,000)Outstanding female UG in biochem. or chem. or male UG in biochem.; minimum 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Basic Sci.

E. J. OURSO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Accenture Excellence Fund (1:$1,000)JR/SR in ISDS; 3.00 gpa; demonstrate responsibility, leadership, citizenship. Awarded by Col of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

AIPAGIA Educational Foundation (GILSBAR) (1:$1,000) JR in ISDS, FIN or ACCT interested in the insurance industry.

Arst, Paul, and Ellen Scholarship (1:$1400)JR/SR in finance or risk insurance; financial need; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Adm. Scholarship Committee.

Arthur Anderson and Co. LLP (1:varies)Most active member of Beta Alpha Psi; awarded by Col. of Bus. Adm. Scholarship Committee.

Association of Government Accountants (1:varies)JR or SR interested in governmental accounting; 2.50 gpa; must be U.S. citizen and LA resident; awarded by Col. of Bus. Adm. Scholarship Committee.

ASWA, American Society of Women Accountants Scholarship (1:$500)Outstanding female UG or GR accounting major; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Dept. of Accounting Scholarship Committee in the spring.

Bank of West Baton Rouge (1:varies)Most active student in Accounting Society; awarded by Col. of Bus. Adm. Scholarship Committee.

Baton Rouge Chapter of IMA (1:$500)Finance or accounting major; UG or GR student; 3.00 gpa; member of the LSU student chapter of IMA; cannot be graduating during semester of award; selected by the faculty adviser of the LSU student chapter of IMA.

B.R. Board of Realtors-Ingalls, Frances R. Scholarship (1:$1,000)JR/SR interested in real estate; LA resident.

B.R. Business Report MBA Scholarship (1:$500)Graduate MBA student with financial need; 3.00 gpa; awarded in the spring by Col. of Bus. Adm. Scholarship Committee.

Lonnie H. Bearry Scholarship (1:varies)Outstanding SO/JR in Acct.; awarded by Col. of Bus. Scholarship Committee.

Becker/Conviser Duffy CPA Review Scholarship (1:varies)Outstanding graduating SR in ACCT.; must be in an acct. organization; 3.75 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Adm. Scholarship Committee.

Hannis T. Bourgeois & Co. (1:varies)JR in ACCT.; outstanding character, leadership, extracurricular activities, and academic achievement; awarded by Col. of Bus. Adm. Scholarship Committee.

Capital Bank & Trust-Easterly, Embree K. Scholarship (1:$1,000)Outstanding JR/SR in FIN with desire to enter finance or banking upon graduation; student must be a LA resident with financial need; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Adm. Scholarship Committee.

Capital Bank & Trust-Hamrick Holloway Finance Scholarship (1:varies)JR/SR in FIN or Banking; student must be a LA resident with financial need; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Century 21 Brokers of LA Scholarship (1:varies)JR/SR in Real Estate; student must be a LA resident; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

L.A. Champagne Memorial Scholarship (3:$1000)SO in ACCT.; 2.70 gpa; financial need; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Chevron Information Technology Scholarship (8:$500)JR(2), SR, or GR. student in ISDS, ISDS-MIS, or ISDS-OM; 3.00 gpa; involved in extracurricular activities; financial need.

Chow Endowed Scholarship (1:varies)JR/SR in ISDS or ISDS-MIS; 2.50 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

John L. Davidson Scholarship Fund (1:varies) JR/SR with 3.00 gpa; any major; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Deloitte & Touche LLP (1:varies)JR in ACCT.; student must have outstanding character, leadership, and academic qualifications; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Mr. and Mrs. R. Irby Didier, Sr. Endowed Memorial (1:$250)Outstanding SR in banking; must begin SR year in fall semester; native LA resident with financial need; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

J. Clifford Doiron Scholarship (1:varies)UG in Col. of Bus. Admin.

Tommy Doiron & Jimmy Webb Memorial (4:$1,000)SO with less than 60 credit hours; 2.50gpa minimum; financial need; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Dow Chemical Co. Award (varies:varies)Awarded for demonstration of excellence in cost accounting; awarded y the Dept. of Accounting Scholarship Committee.

Clarence Dunn Accounting Dept. Recognition Awards (1:varies)ACCT majors deserving of special recognition by accounting faculty; awarded by Acct. Dept. Faculty.

Dupont Finance Scholarship (2:$500)One UG and one GR student majoring in finance; 3.50 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

El Paso Energy Scholarship (1:$2,000)JR/SR in accounting; financial need; 3.50 gpa; awarded y by the Dept. of Accounting Scholarship Committee.

Enron Corporation Award (1:varies)Graduate ACCT. student specializing in tax; 3.50 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Adm. Scholarship Committee.

Enron Corporation Award--Accounting (1:varies)GR or UG in acct.; 3.50 gpa; involvement in campus activities; awarded by the Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Ernst & Young LLP (1:varies)Outstanding JR in ACCT. with career interest in public acct.; 3.50 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Exxon Scholarship (2:$1,000)Outstanding JR in ISDS; awarded by the Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Exxon Scholarship (1:varies)Outstanding GR student in ACCT intending to make college teaching a career.

David H. Garland Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)UG student displaying leadership, academic ability, and citizenship; LA resident; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Lewis Gottlieb Memorial Scholarship (1:$2500)Second year GR student candidate for MS in finance or MBA with concentration in finance; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Greater B. R. Society for Human Resource Management (1:$2,000)SR in management with concentration in human resource management; 3.00 gpa; member of Society for Human Resource Management; awarded by the Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Halliburton Energy Services Accounting Graduate Scholarships (1:$2500)GR student in ACCT. or MBA student with UG in ACCT.; financial need; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee in the fall.

Halliburton Energy Services Accounting Scholarships (7:$500)UG student in ACCT.; financial need; awarded in spring by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Halliburton Energy Services Accounting Scholarships (3:$500) UG student in ACCT.; financial need; awarded in spring by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Hawthorn, Waymouth, and Carroll Scholarship (1:varies)SR in ACCT.; ability to succeed in public accounting with local practitioner; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Paul and Theresa Hendershot Scholarship (1:$550) SR in MKT; scholastic achievement; financial need; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Mack H. Hornbeak Scholarship (1:$850)UG or GR student in Gen. Bus. or banking and finance; financial need; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

IIA-Baton Rouge Chapter (1:$300)Outstanding GR student in Internal Auditing; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin Scholarship Committee.

Josh and Florence Kantrow Memorial Scholarship (1:$500)MBA student with strong academic performance and gpa; financial need; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Allison R. Kolb Memorial Award (1:$1000)Outstanding JR/SR in banking or finance; financial need; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

KPMG Peat Marwick LLP (1:varies)UG with highest average in basic auditing; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Barry S. Leithhead Internal Audit Award (1:$300)International student, who has demonstrated the commitment to the internal auditing profession; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Russell Lobdell Memorial Scholarship (varies:varies)SO with outstanding academic qualifications, financial need, and demonstrated qualities of leadership; 3.00 gpa; graduate of a Baton Rouge high school; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Roger McDaniel Leadership Award (1:$300)UG in Internal Auditing demonstrating outstanding leadership; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Justine Mendelsohn Fund (1:$500)UG student with financial need; preference given to female student; 2.50 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Lloyd F. Morrison Scholarship (1:varies)GR teaching assistant who has excelled in teaching; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Glen H. Olds, Jr. Scholarship (2:$2,000)Full-time GR in ISDS; 3.00 gpa; awarded by the Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

J. Clifford Ourso, Sr. Scholarship (Hancock Bank) (1:$330)UG student enrolled in at least 12 hours; school, community, or civic involvement; graduate of EBR high school; financial need; 2.50 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Ourso Family Scholarships (varies:$2,500)Outstanding first year MBA student; UG gpa 3.20 or better; GMAT 600 or better.

James H. Owen Scholarship (varies:varies)UG ACCT student who promises to attain the high personal and professional standards of Dr. Owen; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Reymond Holmes Pope Scholarship (varies:$1000)JR in Bus. Adm.; 3.00 gpa; LA resident; awarded by LSU Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Postlethwaite & Netterville, CPAs, Auditing Award (1:varies)JR/SR in accounting with outstanding ability in auditing; awarded by the Dept. of Accounting Scholarship Committee.

Postlethwaite & Netterville, CPAs, Tax Award (1:varies)JR/SR in ACCT with outstanding ability in taxation; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Price Waterhouse LLP (1:varies)Outstanding JR in ACCT; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

R. T. Reckling Memorial Scholarship (1:$700)JR majoring in ITF; leadership and citizenship qualities; LA resident with financial need; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Colleen Reed Opportunity Scholarship (1:$300)UG in LSUIAPS exemplifying "progress through sharing;" awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Richard Roy Memorial Scholarship (1:$300)Outstanding UG student in Internal Auditing Program; 3.00 gpa; leadership; profession in Internal Auditing; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Shell Oil Department Grant (2:$500)SO/JR/SR majoring in ISDS; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Jerry Singleton Award (1:$300)Full-time UG or GR majoring in internal auditing with integrity and commitment to profession; awarded by the Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

SLCPA-Baton Rouge Chapter (varies)SO planning to major in ACCT.; outstanding GR student in ACCT; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Russell L. Sledge Scholarship (4:$2,500)Outstanding MBA students in the Col. of Bus. Admin. with financial need; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (1:$1000)Issued every 3 years.

Kitty B. Strain Scholarship (1:varies)JR/SR female student in the Col. of Bus. Admin.; 3.0 gpa.

Texaco ISDS Scholorship (3:$1000)SO, JR majoring in ISDS-MIS; Leadership; extra curricular activities; participation in honor society; 3.00 gpa, must be eligible to work in U.S.

E. J. Thomas + R. P. Courtney Leadership Scholarship (1:varies)SO with financial need; gpa of 3.00 or better; leadership responsibility in high school and citizenship; from one of the following high schools: Holy Savior Catholic H.S., Alexandria; Robert E. Lee H.S., B.R.; Redemptorist H.S., B.R.; or Catholic H.S., B.R.

Tiger Athletic Foundation Award (2:$1000)UG student highly qualified based on leadership and scholarship; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Gil and Bea Urban Scholarship (1:varies)UG ACCT major; awarded by Col. of Bus. Admin. Scholarship Committee.

Travis Varner Memorial (1:varies)Non-graduating JR/SR majoring in ISDS; 3.00 gpa; member of AITP; leadership; citizenship; financial need.

W. Leroy Ward, Sr. Memorial Scholarship (1:$700)UG in finance or banking; min 3.00 gpa; financial need; graduate of EBR parish high school; resident of EBR parish or surrounding parishes.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

All scholarships require students to maintain full-time status.

Paul and Ellen Arst Scholarship (1:varies)GR in curriculum & instruction, Col. of Educ., pursuing special education certification; 3.00 gpa; financial need.

Jane Atchison Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)JR in Col. of Educ. seeking elementary certification; 2.00 gpa; financial need.

Barnidge-Texas Tiger Endowed Scholarship (1:varies)SO/JR/SR in Col. of Educ. with at least 3.00 high school gpa and 26 minimum on ACT/SAT equivalent; 3.00 LSU gpa semester/cumulative.

Marietta Boon Endowment Scholarship (1:varies)SR in Col. of Educ.; financial need; 3.00 gpa.

*Association of Classroom Teachers of East Baton Rouge Parish Endowed Scholarship (1:varies)JR/SR in educ.; graduate of EBR public high school; 3.00 gpa.

Kathleen G. Clements Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)SO/JR/SR in Col. of Educ. with at least 3.00 gpa; financial need; graduate of public high school in Ascension, E.B.R., or Livingston parishes; awarded by Col. of Educ. and Alpha Delta Kappa.

William Rodney Cline Philosophy of Education Scholarship (1:varies)GR in Col. of Educ.; UG degree from LA university or college.

Imogene & Thomas P. Dutsch Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)GR in Col. of Educ.; ;master's level student pursuing initial certification as a teacher in LA.

College of Education General Scholarship (1:varies)Full-time UG in Col. of Educ.; 3.00 gpa; financial need considered.

Nancy Ruth Johnson Scholarship (1:varies)GR in Col. of Educ.; art education; cumulative 3.00 gpa.

Shirley Thomassee Johnson Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)SO/JR/SR in Col. of Educ. with at least a 3.00 gpa.

Albert H. LeBlanc Endowed Fellowship (1:varies)GR in Col. of Educ. seeking initial certification in English education or English major seeking Col. of Educ. graduate degree; 3.00 gpa; resident of and willing to teach in LA.

Marjorie Longsdorf Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)FR, incoming; EBR high school graduate, with preference given to BR Magnet High School; Col of Educ. major; at least 3.00 gpa.

Clyde L. Madden Memorial Endowment (1:varies)Full-time student in Col. of Educ.; financial need.

Dr. Guy C. Mitchell Education Scholarship (1:varies)SO/JR in Col. of Educ.; 3.00 gpa; LA student with true financial need; recipient can receive scholarship for two academic years; awarded by Col. of Educ.

Robert E. and Earleen Dryer Nolan Scholarship in the Col. of Educ. (1:$750)SR in Col. of Educ. with at least a 3.00 gpa; recipient can only receive once; awarded by Col. of Educ.

Lillian Oleson Scholarship (varies:varies)Full-time GR student in good standing in Col. of Educ.

Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior Award (1:Certif.)SR with highest gpa; selected by dean, Col. of Educ.

Dean E. B. Robert Scholarship (1:varies)Full-time advanced GR student in good standing in Col. of Educ.

Fred G. Thatcher Fellowship (1:varies)Full-time GR student pursuing Ed.S. or Ph.D. in administration or supervision; valid LA teaching certificate and 5 years teaching experience.

Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship (varies:varies)Full-time UG in good standing in Col. of Educ.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Awards

American Institute of Chemists Award (1:certificate)UG in chem. engr. with outstanding leadership ability, character, and scholarship.

*Michael A. Clause Memorial Fund Award (1:varies)UG in civil engr.

*Chemical Engineering Junior Award (varies:$100)JR in chem. engr. with highest gpa at end of yr.; awarded by Dept. of Chem. Engr.

*Jesse Coates Award (1:varies)UG in chem. engr. who shows most outstanding leadership.

Dow Outstanding Junior Award (1:$1,000)JR in chem. engr.; scholarship, activities, professionalism; awarded by Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Paul M. Horton Award (1:$300)Outstanding LSU chem. engr. graduate who enters LSU Graduate School.

*Pegues Award (1:medal and certificate)UG in civil engr.

*John J. Seip Memorial Scholarship Award (1:varies)GR in Audubon Sugar Institute, studying sugar technology; awarded by Seip Award Com. of A.S.I.

Norbert Rillieux Award (1:$250 and Plaque)Outstanding African-American graduate in engr.

Freshman Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships in Petroleum Engineering (varies:$3-4,000)FR in pet. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Pet. Engr.

Louisiana Chemical and Petroleum Industries Freshman Scholarships in Chemical Engineering (20:$500)FR in chem. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Boykin and Mable Pegues Scholarship (40:$500)FR in engr.; awarded by Col. of Engr.

Other Scholarships

Yalcin B. Acar Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)UG in civil engr.; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Dept. of Civil & Envr. Engr.

*Ned Adler Memorial Scholarship (1:$1,000)UG in mech. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Mech. Engr.

W. R. Aldrich Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in engr.; graduate of LA high school; need and academic achievement; awarded by Col. of Engr.

*Allied Chemical Scholarship (varies:$1,000)UG in chem. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Amoco Foundation Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in pet. engr.; renewable; awarded by Dept. of Pet. Engr.

Associated General Contractors of Louisiana, Inc. (varies: $500/yr.)SO in const. mgt.; selection based on need and association with construction industry; awarded by Dept. of Const. Mgt.

*Associated General Contractors Construction Industry Advancement Program of Lafayette and Vicinity Scholarship (2:$500)Full-time student in Dept. of Const. Mgt. (30 hours completed) with satisfactory scholastic record; resident of Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, or Vermilion Parish; awarded by Acadian Chapter, AGC of LA, Inc.

BASF Corporation Engineering Scholarship (1:$1,200)UG in engr.; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Engr.

Baker-Hughes Foundation Award in Mechanical Engineering (varies:varies)JR/SR in mech. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Mech. Engr.

Baker-Hughes Foundation Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering (varies:varies)JR/SR in pet. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Pet. Engr.

Harold T. Barr Memorial ScholarshipUG in biol. engr.; 2.75 gpa and financial need; awarded by Dept. of Biol. & Agr. Engr.

Robert G. Bryan Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in pet. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Pet. Engr.

*Ben Burns Student Fund (varies)For SR student projects and/or scholarships in the Dept. of Mech. Engr.; awarded by Dept. of Mech. Engr.

CAMECO (3:$500)UG in biol. engr.; 2.25 gpa; awarded by Dept. of Biol. & Agr. Engr.

Chevron Oil Company Scholarships in Chemical Engineering (varies:$1,000)UG in chem. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Chevron Oil Company Scholarships in Petroleum Engineering (varies:varies)UG in pet. engr.; U.S. citizen or permanent immigration visa; awarded by Dept. of Pet.
Engr.

COE Alumni Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in engr.; awarded by the Col. of Engr.

B. C. Craft Memorial Foundation Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in pet. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Pet. Engr.

William H. and Tanya B. Ditto Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in elec. engr.; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Dept. of Elec. Engr.

O. Dewitt Duncan Scholarship (varies:varies)Full-time UG in chem. engr. With 2.50 gpa; awarded by the Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Dupont/Conoco Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering (varies:varies)Outstanding UG in pet. engr.; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Pet. Engr.

Herman Engel Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in engr.; awarded by Col. of Engr.

Gerard Family Undergraduate Scholarship in Chemical Engineering (varies:$1,000)UG in chem. engr.; LA resident; awarded by Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Frank J. Germano Scholarship (varies:$1,000)SO/JR/SR in civil engr.; financial need; awarded by Dept. of Civil & Envr. Engr.

*Henry Gilbert Scholarship (varies:varies)UG/GR in pet. engr.; preferably from New York area; awarded by Dept. of Pet. Engr.

*Michael Glassell Memorial Scholarship Fund (3:$1,000)UG in civil engr.; awarded by Dept. of Civil & Envr. Engr., Interfraternity Athletic Council president, and AE
president.

Clara and Frank Groves, Sr. Scholarship (1:$1,200)UG in chem. engr., awarded by Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Gulf South Compression Conference Scholarship (7:$1,500)SO/JR/SR in chem., civil, elec., ind., mech., or pet. engr.; need and academic promise; awarded by Col. of
Engr.

*R. L. Hartman Scholarship (1:$1,000)JR in chem. engr.; 3.00 gpa; financial need; native Louisianian; awarded by Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Home Builders Association Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship in Construction (2:$320)Entering FR in const. mgt.; graduate of LA high school; awarded by the sponsor.

Paul M. Horton Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship (varies:$1,000)UG in chem. engr.; 3.50 gpa; financial need; awarded by Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Houston-LSU Alumni Scholarship (varies:varies)Full-time UG in Col. of Engr. with ACT of 27; Houston area residents given precedence; awarded by the Col. of Engr.

*Industrial Engineering Sustaining Scholarship (varies: varies)UG in ind. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Ind. & Manf. Systems Engr.

Oscar K. Kimbler Scholarship (varies:varies)Full-time UG in pet. engr.; awarded by the Dept. of Pet. Engr.

Albert Pierre Levy Scholarship (1:varies)UG in mech. engr.; financial need; LA resident; awarded by Dept. of Mech. Engr.

Louisiana Engineering Societies Auxiliary (Baton Rouge Chapter) Award (2:$1,000)UG in engineering; based on need and academic promise; awarded by Col. of Engr.

*Louisiana Engineering Society Auxiliary (New Orleans Chapter)--Samuel McCain Young Scholarship (1:$1,000)UG in civil engr. from N. O. area; apply to Dept. of Civil & Envr. Engr.

Louisiana Engineering Society, Baton Rouge Chapter Scholarship (1:$500)UG in engr.; need and academic promise; awarded jointly by Col. of Engr. and LES-BR.

Clarence O. Magee Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in engr.; 2.50 gpa; awarded by Col. of Engr.

Marathon Oil Company Scholarship in Chemical Engineering (3:$1,100)UG in chem. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Marathon Oil Company Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering (varies:varies)UG in pet. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Pet. Engr.

Mansel M. Mayeux Honorary ScholarshipUG in biol. engr.; 2.25 gpa and financial need; awarded by Dept. of Biol. & Agr. Engr.

McDermott Corporation Scholarship (3:$1,000)JR/SR in civil engr.; awarded by Dept. of Civil & Envr. Engr.

William McFatter Scholarship (varies:varies)Full-time UG in chem. engr.; awarded by the Dept. of Chem. Engr.

National Association of Women in Construction Scholarship (1:$500)Full-time female student recommended by professor; must have good gpa and plan to pursue a career in const. mgt.; awarded by Nat. Assoc. of Women in Const., BR Chapter No. 6.

Noland Scholarship (2:$1,000)UG in civil engr.; 2.00 gpa; awarded by Dept. of Civil & Envr. Engr.

Richard O'Shields Scholarship (varies:$1,000)UG in engr.; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Engr.

Boykin and Mable Pegues Scholarship (80:$1,000)UG in chem. engr., civil engr., elec. engr., ind. engr., mech. engr., and pet. engr.; awarded by Col. of Engr.

Petroleum Engineering Alumni Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in pet. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Pet. Engr.

Phillips Petroleum Scholarship in Chemical Engineering (1:$1,000)UG in chem. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Chem. Engr.

PPG Industries Scholarship (varies:$1,000)UG in chem. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Wiley D. Poole Memorial ScholarshipUG in biol. engr.; 2.75 gpa and financial need.; awarded by dept. of Biol. & Agr. Engr.

Raytheon Scholarship (1:$1,000)JR in engr.; awarded by Col. of Engr.

George Reymond Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in elec. engr.; 2.50 gpa; awarded by Dept. of Elec. Engr.

Routh Family Scholarship (varies:varies)JR or SR in chem. engr., elec. engr., or pet. engr.; awarded by Col. of Engr.

Schlumberger Foundation, Inc., Scholarship (varies:varies)JR/SR in pet. engr.; awarded by Col. of Engr. and Dept. of Pet. Engr.

Hermann Schluter Family Scholarship (1:$1,000)SO or above in engr.; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Col. of Engr.

T. H. Scott Scholarship in Agricultural Engineering (2:$300)UG with 2.50 average in agr. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Biol. & Agr. Engr.

John E. Seip Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in chem. engr.; awarded by the Dept. of Chem. Engr.

Charles E. Severance Endowed FellowshipGR & U.S. citizen, full-time stud. maj. in biol. and agr. engr., financial need and 4-H exp. preferred.

Society of Petroleum Engineers, Delta Section, Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in pet. engr.; awarded by Soc. of Pet. Engrs.

Society of Petroleum Engineers, Evangeline Section, Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in pet. engr.; awarded by Soc. of Pet. Engrs.

Society of Petroleum Engineers, South Louisiana Section Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in pet. engr.; awarded by Soc. of Pet. Engrs.

James Sturgis Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in mech. engr.; U.S. citizen; awarded by Dept. of Mech. Engr.

Texaco Foundation Scholarship (varies:varies)UG in pet. engr.; awarded by Dept. of Pet. Engr.

Carl H. Thomas Memorial ScholarshipSR in biol. engr.; 2.99 gpa or above; awarded Dept. of Biol. & Agr. Engr.

Turner Industries LTD Scholarship (2:$3,000)Full-time JR in Col. of Engr. with 3.00 overall gpa; pursuing career in construction or engineering; financial need; U.S. citizen. Awarded by Col. of Engr.

Uniroyal Scholarship (varies:varies)JR in envr. engr.; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Dept. of Civil & Envr. Engr.

Gail Robinson Wilbur Scholarship (1:$1,000)SO female; awarded by Col. of Engr.

Louis Windham Memorial Scholarship (2:$250)SO in agr. engr. with 2.50 gpa; awarded by the Dept. of Biol. & Agr. Engr.

Scott-Windham Scholarship SO in biol. engr.; 2.5 gpa and financial need; awarded by Dept. of Biol., and Agr. Engr.

*Floyd W. Womack, Sr., Scholarship (varies:$1,000)Student in const. mgt.; awarded by Dept. of Const. Mgt.

MANSHIP SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION

Patricia Wilson Baldridge Memorial Scholarship (1:$250)JR or SR female majoring in mass comm.; 3.20 gpa; strong record of campus extra-curricular activities; awarded by the Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

John Blanchard "Top 100" Scholarship (varies) FR majoring in mass comm.; must be among top 100 entering students; awarded by SA&S Com.

Lillian Bourdier Top-100 Endowed Scholarship (2:varies)FR majoring in mass comm. or English (taking courses in mass comm.); awarded by Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

Albert and Virginia Bunch Scholarship (1:varies)Entering FR in mass comm.; awarded by Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

John Henderson Cade Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)Full-time print or broadcast communications major with 3.00 overall gpa; must display talent and enthusiasm for writing and have evidence of financial need.

*Margaret Dixon Mass Communication Award (1:varies)SR female in mass comm.; media achievement; awarded by Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

Robert Ewing Scholarship (varies:varies)JR or SR in mass comm. who has attended LSU at least one yr. and has 3.50 gpa; awarded by Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

Jim Featherston Scholarship (1:varies)JR in mass comm. who has attended LSU since FR year; 3.00 gpa; interest in print journalism; awarded by Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

Freeport-McMoRan Minority Scholarship (1:$1,000)FR majoring in mass comm.; awarded by the Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

*Roberta Gilkison Falk Student Travel Grants (varies:varies)Meritorious mass comm. students; awarded by Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

*Walter Hitesman Scholarship (3:$500 per sem)FR mass comm. student having financial need and showing great promise as a journalist; awarded by Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

Roland T. , Jr. and Malva Haynes HusonFull time UG mass comm. major with financial need; preference given to print journalism students.

Johns Memorial Scholarship (1:$1,500)Mass comm. major with interest in agric. journalism; additional funding available for approved travel; awarded by the LSU Agric. Ctr.

*Benjamin F. Leeper Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)JR in mass comm.; interest in photography; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

Manship Scholarship (varies:varies)Entering FR in mass comm. with superior scholastic record; at least 26 composite score on ACT; renewable; awarded by Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

Nancy Norris Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)Full-time mass comm. major with at least 3.00 overall gpa; may reapply for additional year.

Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior Award (1:Certif.)SR with highest gpa; selected by dean, Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

Bryan Putman Memorial Scholarship (varies:$200 per sem.)SO/JR/SR in mass comm. with 3.00 gpa; awarded by Manship Sch. of Mass Comm to financially needy students.

Melvin and Charlotte Schexnayder Scholarship (1:varies)Entering FR with demonstrated interest in journalism; or SO or JR full-time mass comm. major in print journalism.

*Joseph M. Silverberg Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)SR in news-editorial; graduate of LA high school; 3.00 gpa; awarded by Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

Byron St. Dizier Endowed Scholarship (1:varies)SR in mass. com. with demonstrated ability for and commitment to print or broadcast journalism; awarded by Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

Bart Swanson Memorial Scholarship (1:varies)UG/GR majoring in mass comm., planning a career in sports reporting; awarded annually by the Manship Sch. of Mass Comm.

Jean Wheeler Memorial Scholarship (1:$500)UG female with demonstrated interest in mass comm. and/or theatre; 3.00 gpa; awarded by L'Acadienne Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television, in consultation with faculty of relevant departments.

WRKF Scholarship (1:$500)Mass comm. major; 60 hours minimum; 2.75 gpa required.

David Yates Memorial Award (1:varies)
Outstanding SR male majoring in mass comm.; selected each spring.

COLLEGE OF MUSIC & DRAMATIC ARTS

Awards

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

Louisiana Federation of Music Clubs Honor Award (2:$25 fee exemption/sem.)High school student earning superior rating in voice, piano, or violin in State Competition Festival sponsored by LA Federation of Music Clubs; awarded on recommendation of dean.

Tiger Marching Band Award (varies:$640)Every Tiger Marching Band member eligible for cash service award at end of each fall semester; participation by audition only; full-time student with minimum gpa of 2.00.

Annual Scholarships

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


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.

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

Music Activity Scholarship (varies)
UG/GR; renewable; based on competitive auditions and academic standing; awarded by dean.

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 Sch. 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 M.F.A. Directors (varies:varies)
Meritorious student directors in Theatre M.F.A. 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 Sch. of Music.

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


The Graduate School

Introduction

This chapter contains information for individuals considering graduate study at Louisiana State University, as well as for enrolled students, faculty, and staff.

For prospective students: this chapter provides a guide to LSU’s resources for graduate and professional study, the expertise of the graduate faculty, and other pertinent matters, including application procedures and criteria, graduate assistantships and fellowships, and degree requirements.

For enrolled students, faculty, and staff: this chapter serves as a handbook for graduate study at LSU. The rules and regulations of The Graduate School, as well as detailed descriptions of requirements for advanced degrees, are included.

This Graduate School chapter presents a flexible program of the current graduate educational plans, offerings, and requirements that may be altered from time to time to carry out the purposes and objectives of Louisiana State University. The provisions of this chapter do not constitute an offer for a contract that may be accepted by students through registration and enrollment in the university. The university reserves the right to change any provision, offering, or requirement at any time within the student’s period of study at LSU.

Graduate Programs

Information on specific degree programs or areas of study is available directly from the department offering the degree. Further information is available online at www.gradschool.lsu.edu. A complete listing of all graduate programs, concentrations and minors is available here.

LSU has developed flexible rules for the composition of advisory committees for master’s and doctoral students, allowing students to work with professors from several departments. It is not possible to get a clear picture of the resources of the university without looking beyond the formal boundaries of the graduate program to which one is applying or in which one is enrolled.

A complete listing of graduate course offerings may be found in the Courses of Instruction  section.

Since some graduate courses are offered in a two- or three-year rotation, persons interested in knowing the specific courses available in a given academic year should request lists of graduate course offerings directly from the departments in which they are interested.

Admission

Applicants must be admitted to both The Graduate School and to a specific graduate program. All prospective graduate students must complete the online application that can be found at www.lsu.edu/gradapply.

Some departments require additional information. Details regarding such requirements can be found in the departmental pages herein or at the website for the specific department.

Administration

GARY R. BYERLY
Dean

MARIE M. HAMILTON
Assistant Dean

CHANTELLE V. COLLIER
Assistant to the Dean

RENÉE L. A. RENEGAR
Director of Student Services

CLOVIER I. TORRY
Director of Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity

Concepts and Purpose

Doctoral research programs are the essential defining feature of a university. LSU’s status as one of the top 70 research universities in the nation and its classification as Research-Extensive by the Carnegie Foundation, depend chiefly on two criteria held to be prime indicators that an institution is a major center for the creation of new knowledge: research funding and doctoral education, both of which ensure the training of future generations of scholars. The synergy between our nationally renowned faculty and our graduate student population helps to keep Louisiana and the nation on the leading edge of discovery.

The Graduate School’s primary purposes are:

  • Supporting a broad array of graduate degree programs and extensive research opportunities designed to attract, educate, and graduate highly qualified students;
  • Supporting faculty who are excellent teacher-scholars, nationally competitive in research and creative activities, and who, with staff and students, contribute to solving economic, cultural, environmental, educational, and social challenges via development of new resources.

The Graduate School administers more than 120 graduate degree programs offered at LSU. LSU’s Graduate School was established because the university recognized its obligation to provide an environment for research and inquiry and to make the results of these activities available to the public.

As the state’s center of academic research and advanced studies, The Graduate School administers a more extensive and comprehensive program than any other educational institution in Louisiana.

LSU offers doctoral programs in 50 major fields of study. These programs offer opportunities for advanced training and research in all areas of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Master’s degree programs are offered in 74 major fields. These range from Master of Fine Arts degrees in creative writing, studio art, and theatre, to professional degree programs in social work, business administration, and library and information science.

Additional information about specific graduate and professional programs is published in catalogs and brochures that may be obtained from individual departments or schools at the addresses listed in this chapter. This information may also be accessed online through the LSU homepage: www.lsu.edu.

History and Organization

The first awarded graduate degree on record was a master’s degree in civil engineering awarded in 1869. By 1890, 14 master’s degrees had been awarded, and by 1909, 32 individuals had received graduate diplomas. In 1909, the Graduate Department was established; the general supervision of graduate work was vested in a Committee on Graduate Courses. During the period from 1909 to 1931, 439 master’s degrees were awarded.

In 1931, The Graduate School was established, and the first graduate dean, Charles W. Pipkin, was appointed. The former Committee on Graduate Studies was reorganized into a Graduate Council. Doctoral programs were also established in 1931, and the first doctorate was awarded in 1935. From 1931 through spring 2012, 9,993 Doctor of Philosophy degrees, 576 doctorates other than Doctor of Philosophy degrees, and 50,465 master’s degrees were awarded. The total number of advanced degrees awarded by LSU thus reached 61,034.

The Graduate School is administered by the graduate dean, in consultation with the Graduate Council. This council is composed of the dean of The Graduate School, who serves as ex-officio member, and 16 faculty members appointed for rotating terms of five years each by the graduate dean with the concurrence of the provost. The council considers proposals for new degree programs, recommends graduate faculty membership classifications, and recommends changes in Graduate School policy.

Admission to Graduate Study

Admission to The Graduate School is awarded on the basis of evidence of academic achievement and promise. Applications of students who meet The Graduate School requirements are forwarded to the appropriate academic units for final approval.

Certain programs require higher admission standards than those of The Graduate School. Due to the high demand for many graduate programs, meeting the minimum requirements of The Graduate School does not guarantee admission into a particular program.

General Information

Applicants meeting the following requirements are eligible for regular admission to The Graduate School. Applicants failing to meet all requirements may be granted probationary admission, provided other substantial evidence of capacity to do satisfactory graduate work—including outstanding performance in post baccalaureate and/or graduate work, high Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, where appropriate), and other outstanding achievement—is presented.

Applicants with unsatisfactory undergraduate records who have completed a minimum of nine hours of graded graduate course work with at least a 3.33 graduate grade point average (GPA) (“A” = 4.0) in a graduate program and who have acceptable GRE scores (GMAT, where applicable) will be considered for admission.

Applicants who appear admissible on the basis of unofficial and/or incomplete transcripts of previous work or unofficial test scores, but who are unable to supply the required records prior to registration, may be granted provisional admission. Subsequent enrollment will not be permitted until all provisions are met. Provisional admission does not guarantee subsequent regular admission to The Graduate School.

Admission to a Degree Program

Regular Admission

Regular admission is awarded to applicants who intend to pursue a degree and meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 (“A”= 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or last half-degree requirement) and a 3.00 GPA or better on any graduate work already completed. International applicants must have at least a 3.00 GPA, or equivalent, on all college-level work attempted.
  • Acceptable GRE scores (in some cases, a high GRE may be used to compensate for a low GPA). An acceptable GMAT score is required for graduate programs in the E. J. Ourso College of Business, except for the MS and PhD in economics. The MPA program and the Information Systems & Decision Sciences program will accept either the GRE or the GMAT.
    • Certain professional master’s programs allow work experience to be substituted for either the GRE or GMAT. Please contact the department to which you intend to apply to determine their requirements for admission to the master’s degree.
  • Acceptance by the graduate faculty in the applicant’s area of study. Applicants who are narrowly trained or who have taken a significant amount of work on a pass-fail basis or in ungraded courses may be required to submit scores on GRE Subject (Advanced) Tests before their applications can be considered. Consult individual departments for additional admission requirements.

Probationary Admission

Applicants who fail to meet one or more of the requirements for regular admission may be admitted on probation, provided additional evidence of capacity to do satisfactory work is presented. Such evidence might include superior performance in a substantial amount of post baccalaureate work, high GRE scores (GMAT scores, when appropriate), and other achievements.

Students entering on probation will remain on probation until the completion of nine hours of graduate-level, graded courses (“A,” “B,” and “C” only) with at least a 3.00 average. Part-time students entering on probation and registering for fewer than nine hours may be dropped from The Graduate School if their GPA is less than 3.00 during any semester in which they are registered.

Students admitted on probation may not be appointed to assistantships or fellowships until they attain good academic standing. (See PS-21 for additional information.)

Provisional Admission

Provisional admission may be considered for applicants who appear to be admissible on the basis of the credentials submitted, but who are unable to supply all of the required official records prior to registration. Students admitted provisionally must submit complete and satisfactory records within 60 days (45 days in summer term) after the first day of class for the semester in which graduate study begins. If these credentials are not received by the date specified, or if they prove to be unsatisfactory, students will not be permitted to register for the following semester. Provisional admission does not guarantee subsequent regular admission.

Admission of International Students

Applicants who have completed degree requirements outside the U.S. must present all of the following:

  • A complete and accurate chronological outline of all previous college-level education.
  • Authorized school or university records—transcripts, marksheets, certificates of degrees—showing all courses taken and all grades received (with certified translations if the records are in a language other than English).
  • A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, with a grade point average equivalent to a “B” or better on all previous undergraduate work (or last half-degree requirement) from an accredited college or university.
  • Verification of the availability of sufficient funds to meet all costs while studying at LSU as an F-1 student before the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility will be processed. For the current list of estimated expenses for international students, please visit International Services’ website at www.oip.lsu.edu/iso/Dates%20and%20costs.htm.
  • GRE Test scores (GMAT where appropriate).
  • A satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

English Proficiency

An applicant whose native language is not English and/or who has been educated outside of the U.S. in a country or province where English is not the only official language must demonstrate proof of English proficiency by submitting either a TOEFL or an IELTS score before the application is evaluated for admission.

TOEFL:

On the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the following minimum scores are required for admission:

  • 550 (paper-based exam)
  • 213 (computer-based exam)
  • 79 (internet-based exam)

Information regarding TOEFL may be obtained by visiting the official website at www.toefl.org

IELTS:

On the IELTS (International English Language Testing Service), the following minimum score is required for admission:

Information about IELTS may be found at www.ielts.org. IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. Official TOEFL/IELTS scores are those reported directly to LSU by the respective testing service at the request of the student.

Applicants may be exempt from the TOEFL / IELTS requirement if they have completed one of the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree earned from an accredited U.S. institution;
  • A college-level degree showing the completion of post-secondary education in a country where English is the primary official language.

Official transcripts or scores are required showing completion of one of the above before a student can be exempted from the TOEFL/ IELTS requirement. The Office of Graduate Student Services reserves the right to require a satisfactory TOEFL/IELTS score from any applicant. All international students who are admitted will be required to take an English placement test prior to registration.

Application deadlines for international students are the same as for all other applicants; however, because transcripts from foreign universities require special evaluation, prospective international students should begin the application process at least nine to twelve months prior to the semester in which they plan to enroll. Applications received after the deadline dates will be processed for the following semester or summer term. When sufficient scholastic records and acceptable evidence of English proficiency are not received early enough to determine admissibility for the semester for which application is made, consideration for a subsequent semester will be made only upon the applicant’s written request.

Upon arrival on campus and before registration, international applicants (except citizens of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, certain Caribbean islands, and Belize) who have been admitted to The Graduate School must take the LSU Comprehensive English Language Test, consisting of the Michigan Test and a writing sample. Students with teaching duties whose tests indicate a deficiency in English will be required to register for appropriate English composition courses with a reduced load of graduate courses.

All international graduate students awarded graduate teaching assistantships must demonstrate proficiency in English. Any international graduate assistant who has not received a favorable recommendation from this speech course may not teach in any capacity.

An international applicant who has completed an undergraduate degree at an accredited U.S. institution must meet regular admission requirements. Before the applicant can be considered, The Graduate School must receive a satisfactory GRE or GMAT score. An international applicant will not be admitted until this information has been received.

Application Procedures

The application for admission to The Graduate School is accessed at www.lsu.edu/gradapply. Only online applications may be submitted to The Graduate School. Submission of the application fee requires a credit or debit card. The application fee is $50US for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and $70US for all other applicants.

A late fee of $25US is assessed if the application is submitted after the following dates: May 1 for spring intersession, July 15 for summer intersession, May 15 for the fall semester, October 15 for the spring semester, December 1 for winter intersession, and May 15 for the summer term. International applications received after these dates will be processed for the following semester and no late fee will be assessed. Fall applications should be received before the January 1 priority date in order to receive full consideration for assistantships, fellowships, or scholarships for which the applicant has applied.

International applicants are encouraged to determine course availability before applying for summer entry, and they are further encouraged to apply at least nine months in advance of their intended semester of enrollment. Applicants for graduate admission are responsible for the following:

  1. Online Application:
    1. The completed online Application for Admission to Graduate Degree Program (www.lsu.edu/gradapply).
    2. The required application fee and any applicable late fee.
  2. Submitting the following items to The Graduate School:
    1. One set of official transcripts of all previous college or university work from each institution attended. An official transcript bears the official seal of the issuing school. Photocopies, facsimiles, or transcripts marked “issued to student” are not official. Transfer credit posted on the records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from the original institution(s). If the college or university will supply an official transcript in a sealed and signed envelope, the student should obtain the transcript in this manner and submit it unopened. If the college or university will not send official transcripts to a student, please request that a transcript be sent to: LSU Office of Graduate Student Services, 114 David Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Transcripts from the LSU main campus need not be submitted.
    2. A satisfactory score on the verbal and quantitative portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). LSU’s code for GRE reporting is R6373-5. Test information may be obtained from The Graduate School at LSU; graduate schools at most colleges and universities; or by writing to Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6000. Allow at least six weeks for examination results to reach LSU.
      1. Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts program in studio art and theatre, Master of Music, and programs in business administration are not required to submit GRE scores. Applicants for the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing are required to submit GRE scores. Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts program in theatre (specialization in Scenic Technology and Design) are required to submit GRE Scores. Applicants to all other Master of Fine Arts programs in theatre are not required to submit GRE scores.
      2. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required of applicants for all degrees in the E. J. Ourso College of Business, except for the MS and PhD with a major in economics which require the GRE. The Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences and the MPA program will accept either the GRE or GMAT score. Application procedures for the GMAT are the same as described above. This examination may be taken at LSU. The LSU code for GMAT score reporting is R6373-5.
    3. International applicants should also submit:
      1. degree statements and an official English translation of each foreign document
      2. financial statement
      3. a satisfactory score on either the TOEFL or IELTS
    4. Three letters of recommendation; these letters may be submitted electronically through the online application.
  3. Many departments have other specific departmental admission requirements. For specific information, consult the individual departments.

Admission is for the semester requested. Those admitted who do not register must make a written request to be reconsidered for admission for a subsequent semester. Request for a delay of admission will only be considered for two subsequent semesters from the original application semester (intersessions excluded). A new application is required for a delay of more than two semesters from the original semester of application (summer included). The Graduate School will not consider for admission any nonimmigrant that has entered the U.S. on an I-20 issued by another institution until that person has been enrolled for at least one semester at the institution issuing the I-20.

Non-Degree Admission

A student who holds a baccalaureate degree but who does not desire to enroll in a degree program in The Graduate School may enroll as a graduate non-matriculating student. Course work is taken for academic credit, and all rules and regulations for graduate students apply. A student in this category must register for at least one course numbered 4000 or above each semester to maintain graduate status. Courses numbered below 4000 may be taken concurrently with graduate course work.

Enrollment in courses numbered 6000 and above is limited to a total of six semester hours for graduate students in this classification. However, an unlimited number of courses numbered 5999 and below may be taken.

No more than 12 hours of graduate credit taken as a non-matriculating student may be applied toward the requirement for a master’s degree.

No more than 12 hours of combined credit transferred from other schools and earned as an LSU extension or non-matriculating student may be applied toward a master’s degree at LSU. (See “Transfer of Credit”.)

Students wishing to enroll only in courses numbered below 4000 should apply for undergraduate admission through the Office of Enrollment Management, 1146 Pleasant Hall. Students classified as extension students are ineligible to enroll in on-campus courses. Applications for graduate non-degree admission may be completed by accessing the online application at www.lsu.edu/gradapply. Students applying for graduate non-degree admission must submit one official transcript from the highest degree-granting institution and from each institution where graduate credit was earned or attempted. Transcripts must indicate that the applicant has a 2.50 or better GPA on all undergraduate work completed and a 3.00 or better GPA on all graduate work completed. Transcripts should be mailed directly to the LSU Office of Graduate Student Services, 114 David Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. In addition, a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the Internet-based test, or an IELTS score of at least 6.5 must be received before an international student’s application is evaluated for admission. Applicants from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, certain Caribbean islands, Belize, and the United Kingdom are exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement. International students who have received a degree from an accredited institution in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, certain Caribbean islands, or the United Kingdom are also exempt from taking the TOEFL or the IELTS. A nonrefundable application fee must be submitted with the application. The application fee is $50US for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and $70US for all other applications.

Students not regularly admitted to the university may attend classes as auditors, provided they meet all previously mentioned requirements for admission, have written permission from the individual course instructor(s) and the graduate dean, and have made the necessary arrangements and paid the required fees. Prospective auditors should initiate registration by obtaining an “Audit Only” form from the Office of the University Registrar.

Regularly enrolled graduate students may also audit courses with consent of the individual instructor(s). Auditors will not receive degree credit and will not be permitted to take a credit examination on audited course work. However, previously audited courses may be taken for credit. Audited courses do not count in total course loads and are not recorded on official transcripts.

Readmission

Readmission to Original Program

Previously enrolled graduate students who fail to enroll for three or more consecutive semesters (summer term included) must reapply to The Graduate School. Applications for re-entry will be subject to reevaluation under current admission criteria; readmission is not guaranteed.

Official transcripts must be submitted if work has been taken at another institution since the student was last enrolled at LSU. The application deadlines for admission also apply for readmission, as do application fees and late fees.

Readmission with a Change of Program

A student wishing to pursue a degree or program other than the one originally sought and who has not enrolled for three or more semesters (including summer terms) must complete application procedures as described above and comply with the requirements for the new program. Acceptance into one program does not guarantee admission into another. The admission decision ultimately rests with the admission committee of the department or interdepartmental program concerned.

Decisions

All official notifications regarding admission to The Graduate School are conveyed to the student through the online application site. Students must log in to their application to view their admission status.

Graduate Fees & Financial Aid

Graduate student expenses, other than those explained below, will vary with the individual. The Board of Supervisors may change fees and costs for dining plans and housing at any time and without advance notice. Students should check the Office of Budget and Planning’s Website at www.bgtplan.lsu.edu.

The following discussion of fees, required minimum registration, and related matters covers items that apply only to graduate students and for which graduate students and undergraduates are treated differently. For all other fees (vehicle registration, audit, student insurance, the Student Health Center, and the like) see “Undergraduate Fees and Expenses” .

Graduate Fees

Included in university fees for full-time graduate students are subscriptions to the Daily Reveille campus newspaper and Legacy student magazine; a copy of the Gumbo student yearbook; an allocation to Student Government; admission to various athletic events in the spring semester; membership in the LSU Student Union; and reduced golf green fees at the LSU Golf Course.

Student allocations included in university fees are a campus transit fee, a Student Recreational Sports Complex fee, a fee for “The Phone,” a KLSU radio fee, and an LSU Tiger TV fee. Additionally, university fees include a nonrefundable registration fee and a Student Health Center fee.

Application Fees

All applications for graduate admission must be paid when completing the online application process. Additional nonrefundable late fees, where applicable, are assessed for all applications received after the published deadlines for a given semester.

The late application fee also applies to applications for readmission submitted after the established deadline dates. International applicants should consult the section “Admission of International Students” for additional information.

Minimum Graduate Student Registration

Graduate students engaged in the writing of theses or dissertations are expected to register for research hours commensurate with the amount of university resources—faculty time, equipment, library facilities, and/or office space—to be used that semester. Out-of-town students are also expected to register for research hours if they are receiving any faculty advice or direction.

In addition, doctoral candidates must maintain continuous registration for a minimum of three semester hours of credit each regular semester (excluding summers) from the completion of the general examination to the end of the semester in which an approved dissertation is submitted to The Graduate School. Students must be registered for a minimum of one to three semester hours of credit during any semester in which they are taking master’s or doctoral examinations, including the qualifying examinations required by some departments.

“Degree Only” Registration

Students, who have completed all degree requirements, including final examinations taken in a previous semester, may register for “degree only” and pay only the graduation fee. “Degree only” registration is only allowed for students whose theses or dissertations are submitted to The Graduate School on or before the last day to add courses for credit. Non-thesis students may also register “degree only,” provided all degree requirements are met in a previous semester. Degree Only registration must be completed by close of business on the last date to add classes for the semester of graduation.

Audit Fees

Fees for auditing courses are in accordance with the regular semester and summer term fees. Fees for students enrolling for combined credit and audit work will be assessed in accordance with total hours scheduled.

Residency Status for Tuition Purposes

Eligibility for classification as a Louisiana resident is determined by The Graduate School in accordance with university regulations and is based on evidence provided on the application for admission and related documents. Regulations relate primarily to location of the permanent home and place of employment.

A student classified as a resident is one who has abandoned all prior domiciles and has been domiciled in the state of Louisiana continuously for at least one full year (365 days) immediately preceding the first day of classes of the term for which classification as a resident is sought. Physical presence within the state solely for educational purposes without substantial evidence of the intent to remain in Louisiana will not be sufficient for resident classification, regardless of the length of time within the state. Further detailed information is available in PM 31 and on The Graduate School website.

Graduation Fees

  • Master’s degree fee—$35; processing fee, $20
  • Doctoral degree fee—$55; processing fee, $35
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree fee, $40
  • Duplicate diploma fee—$20 (charged if a diploma is ordered and student does not graduate at that commencement)
  • Replacement diploma fee—$30

Special Research Fees

  • For specially planned research programs arranged through the Office of International Programs, departmental research fees are applicable and vary with the individual program.
  • For students in the School of Social Work, an internship fee of $100 per course is assessed. The fee(s) must be paid by all students enrolled in SW 7007 , SW 7008 , SW 7502 , and SW 7503 .
  • For students in the School of Veterinary Medicine, a microscope fee of $40 per semester is assessed to each student in Years I and II of the professional curriculum. Regularly admitted students are not assessed fees in the summer (regardless of the elective blocks taken in Year III and IV). Regularly admitted students accepted from contract states pay the same fees as Louisiana residents, with respective states paying an additional increment as specified by contract.

Tuition and Required Fees

Tuition and required fees are subject to change. For current figures, please visit the website of the Office of Budget and Planning. For information about room rent, dining plans, refunds, and other special fees, see “Undergraduate Fees and Expenses” .

Financial Aid

The university offers financial assistance to graduate students through a variety of programs, including fellowships, assistantships, internships, student jobs, and loans. Since these programs are administered by separate offices, a student interested in applying should contact the appropriate office for more detailed information.

Students should work with their financial aid officer to carefully study the impact of any employment or award on their eligibility for student loans.

Fellowships and Scholarships

The Graduate School offers a number of fellowships and scholarships to exceptional students. Most students can expect to receive some type of aid throughout their graduate careers. In some cases, recipients are required to have completed a minimum amount of graduate work prior to receiving an award. All such assistance is awarded on the basis of the individual’s academic achievements. Interested students should contact the graduate advisor of the department in which they plan to study.

Graduate Enrichment Funds • Superior graduate students awarded departmental assistantships and fellowships in selected departments may receive a monetary enhancement to their departmental assistantship or fellowship. Interested students should contact the graduate advisor of the department in which they plan to study.

Graduate School Dissertation Fellowships • Dissertation fellowships are available to exceptional doctoral students who will begin their final year of study. A maximum one-year (9 month) stipend of $18,000 is awarded. Resident and nonresident tuition are exempted. The recipient will be responsible for paying the required university fees.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that there is a high probability for completion of the dissertation during the fellowship year. Dissertation fellowships are available only to full-time students. For information on application procedures that entail departmental nomination each spring for the following fiscal year, please visit the Financial Assistance section of The Graduate School web page. Interested students should contact the graduate advisor of the department in which they plan to study.

Board of Regents Graduate Fellowship Program (PhD and MFA) • The Louisiana Educational Quality Support Fund provides Board of Regents Graduate Fellowships for exceptionally qualified graduate students in selected professional programs. These awards range from $14,000 to $30,000+ per year for up to four years. Resident and nonresident tuition are exempted. Recipients are responsible for paying required university fees. Academic departments eligible for these awards vary from year to year. Most major areas award these fellowships annually, including humanities, social sciences, basic sciences, arts, design, education, agriculture, and engineering.

Applications must be submitted to the candidate’s department and must include scores on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (or GMAT scores if appropriate), an official transcript of all grade point averages on all college work, a one-page narrative of educational goals, and three letters of recommendation. Interested students should contact the graduate advisor of the department in which they plan to study.

Graduate School Tuition Awards • The graduate dean may award up to 200 tuition exemptions to incoming graduate students from underrepresented groups. These tuition awards provide for an exemption from either the resident fee or both the resident and nonresident fees for up to two years. Recipients are responsible for paying required university fees. Preference will be given to African Americans and students from Latin American countries. Students must be regularly admitted to a graduate program at LSU and be nominated by their department. Interested students should contact the graduate advisor of the department in which they plan to study.

Assistantships

More than 2,000 teaching, research, and service assistantships are awarded annually. All communication regarding graduate assistantships should be directed to the chair of the appropriate department. Applications and supporting credentials are accepted at all times, but priority for graduate assistantships beginning in the fall semester is given to applicants who submit their materials by early January. Students who accept assistantships before April 15 may be free to resign in order to accept another offer up to that date. An acceptance given or left in force after April 15 is a commitment not to accept another appointment without first obtaining formal release from the prior commitment.

A graduate assistantship is intended to be supportive of the student’s educational experience by relating to the graduate program in which the student is enrolled. Proposed appointment to duties unrelated to the student’s major program must have the concurrence of the student’s major department prior to approval by The Graduate School.

Eligibility Requirements • Graduate students with acceptable academic records may be appointed to graduate assistantships. A student admitted on probation may not be appointed to a graduate assistantship until he or she achieves good standing. A graduate student placed on academic probation by The Graduate School for failing to make satisfactory progress may not be appointed or reappointed to a graduate assistantship unless the student’s cumulative/semester grade point average is at least 3.00.

Details and additional information regarding eligibility for a graduate assistantship may be found in PS-21—available online, in the appendices of this chapter, from The Graduate School, and in departmental offices.

Stipends • Graduate assistant stipend levels vary widely depending on the department and assigned duties. Assigned duties may include research, teaching, and/or service. Graduate assistantship appointments may also be for one-third or one-quarter time, with an appropriate adjustment in the stipend. Appointments for more than one-half time require special justification. Although most appointments are made on an academic-year basis, assistantships are available in certain departments during the summer months, with an appropriate adjustment in the stipend. Fiscal year appointments are also available.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

Please see the section entitled “Financial Aid and Scholarships ” in this General Catalog.

 


 

GRADUATE APPLICATION FEES
 FeeFee DeadlineFee if Paid After Deadline
Fall Semester
U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens$50May 15$75
Nonimmigrant Applications$70May 150*
Non-degree Applications$50N/AN/A
Priority Date (for financial assistance)**$50January 1N/A
Spring Semester
U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens$50October 15$75
Nonimmigrant Applications$70October 150*
Non-degree Applications$50N/AN/A
Summer Term
U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens$50May 15$75
Nonimmigrant Applications$70May 150*
Non-degree Applications$50N/AN/A

*International applications received after the deadline will be processed automatically for the following semester or summer term.
**No late fees are associated with the January 25 priority date for full consideration for assistantships and fellowships.

± International applications for nondegree enrollment must be pre-approved and are assessed the $70 international student application fee.

Graduate School Regulations

The following discussion of general Graduate School regulations should be read in conjunction with “Requirements for Advanced Degrees.” Regulations common to graduate and undergraduate students (the Code of Conduct, grade appeals, etc.) are covered in “Regulations .”

Graduate School requirements are minimal, and in many cases, are exceeded by those of individual departments. Statements of specific departmental requirements for degrees are included in the departmental section of this chapter. Most departments also have brochures describing their programs and requirements in detail.

Graduate Student Classification

In order to be classified as a graduate student, half of the credit hours that students are enrolled in per semester must be graduate-level courses that can be applied to the graduate program requirements.

Program Change

Graduate students must assume full responsibility for knowledge of Graduate School policies and departmental requirements concerning their individual degree programs. Advances in knowledge and changes in methodology at times require alterations in degree programs. Therefore, graduate students should be aware of the current regulations and requirements of The Graduate School and of their departments at all times. Current regulations and requirements take precedence over any previously promulgated policies.

Between LSU General Catalog issues, notices of changes will be available from The Graduate School and from each department.

Graduate Credit

A student may receive graduate credit only for courses taught by members of the graduate faculty or other persons approved in advance by the dean of The Graduate School. Except as noted, a student may receive graduate credit only for work taken while officially enrolled as a graduate student.

Any student dropped from a graduate program because of unsatisfactory performance will not be permitted to take courses for credit toward a graduate degree beyond the semester in which the student is dropped.

Graduate students may not take credit examinations in graduate-level courses.

Graduate Credit in Law

Students registered in The Graduate School may receive graduate credit for certain courses offered by the Hebert Law Center if the courses have been approved in advance by the Hebert Law Center and the dean of The Graduate School. Students should submit a written petition to The Graduate School for such approval. They must obtain permission from the vice chancellor of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center in order to register for these courses.

Dual Degree Programs

Students interested in these programs are encouraged to visit the individual program sites.

LSU and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center offer several dual degree programs, allowing a student to earn both the JD/CL and a master’s degree.

Students enrolling in the dual degree programs must be admitted separately to the LSU Graduate School and the Law Center. Students should consult with the admissions office of each institution prior to enrollment.

Each program has specific requirements, which can be found by visiting the websites listed above.

Students successfully completing one of the programs listed above will receive two degrees, a JD/CL awarded by LSU’s Hebert Law Center and a master’s degree awarded by LSU.

Transfer of Credit

Hours transferred may not exceed one-half of the total semester hours of graduate course work (thesis hours excepted) required for the student’s degree program. For example, a maximum of 12 hours may be transferred in a master’s program requiring 24 hours of course work.

A maximum of 12 semester hours of credit earned as an LSU extension or non-matriculating student may, in some cases, be used in a master’s degree program if approved by the department chair and the dean of The Graduate School. This includes a maximum of six hours at the 6000 level and above for LSU extension or non-matriculating credit.

A maximum of 12 hours of transfer credit from other schools may, in some cases, be used in a master’s degree program if approved by the department chair and the dean of The Graduate School. Only six hours applied toward a previous master’s degree may be applied toward a second master’s degree (see “Second Master’s Degree”).

To petition for acceptance of these credits, the student must be currently enrolled, must have completed at least nine hours of graduate residence course work in a degree program at LSU, and must be in good academic standing.

Transfer credit from other accredited schools must have been earned for graduate residence credit. This course work must be judged appropriate to the student’s program by the graduate faculty of the major department, must have been taught by a professor whose credentials are comparable to those of graduate faculty at LSU, and must, in terms of time invested, be comparable to graduate courses at LSU. Transfer work may not be used to fulfill the master’s program requirement that at least one-half of the minimum required credit be in courses at or above the 7000 level.

No more than 12 hours of combined credit transferred from other schools and earned as an LSU extension or nonmatriculating student may be applied toward a master’s degree at LSU. Credit earned as an LSU extension or nonmatriculating student or transferred from another institution must be for course work in which the student earned a grade of “A” or “B.” Courses in which a grade of “C” was earned will not be accepted for transfer into a master’s degree program.

Transfer work must have been completed within five years of the time the student is eligible to petition. Once transfer credit is approved, it is valid as long as the master’s degree is completed within the five-year time limit or the transfer work is within five years of degree completion.

Graduate work transferred from other institutions may be applied toward degree requirements, but the grades earned will not be computed in the LSU graduate average nor will transfer work appear on the official transcript. Graduate course work taken at other campuses within the LSU System is not considered transfer credit, and any number of hours may be applied toward a degree if approved by the chair of the student’s department on this campus.

Graduate Credit for LSU Seniors

Refer here  within the chapter, “Courses of Instruction ,” in this catalog for additional information on enrollment for undergraduate credit in the 4000 or 7000 level courses.

Correspondence Study

No graduate credit is allowed for work done by correspondence study at this or any other university.

Eligibility of Faculty and Staff for Graduate Degrees

LSU System regulations govern LSU employees’ eligibility to work toward graduate degrees. A faculty member above the rank of instructor may not work toward a graduate degree at this university. Other employees who, in the opinion of the Graduate Council, are of equivalent status may not work toward graduate degrees. Non-faculty, professional staff, and/or administrators may pursue master’s degrees; only those who do not hold positions where there is a potential conflict of interest will be permitted to pursue doctoral degrees.

If an employee serving as a professional staff member and/or administrator wishes to pursue a doctoral degree, the employee, his or her immediate supervisor, and the chair of the department in which he or she wishes to pursue the degree must submit to the dean of The Graduate School statements outlining the employee’s job responsibilities and providing an analysis of the independence of the employee’s official duties from the department in which doctoral work is to be taken. The Graduate Council will review these statements and make a recommendation through official channels to the chancellor.

Grades

Graduate Grading System

Grades in The Graduate School have the following meanings:

  • Marks carrying advanced degree credit are “A,” “B,” “C” (up to, but no more than six hours); “S” (satisfactory); and “P” (pass).
  • Marks carrying no credit for advanced degrees are “D” (poor), “F” (fail), “I” (incomplete), “W” (withdrawn), “U” (unsatisfactory), and “NC” (no credit).
  • Cumulative grade point average is the average based only on graduate work graded “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” and “F” (“A” = 4, “B” = 3, “C” = 2, “D” = 1, “F” = 0).
  • Semester grade point average is the average based on graduate and undergraduate work graded “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” and “F.”

“I” Grade: An “I” grade indicates that course performance was satisfactory, but because of circumstances beyond the student’s control, all requirements were not met. Authorization from the dean of The Graduate School is not required to assign an “I” grade to a graduate student.

An “I” grade should never be given to enable a student to do additional work to bring up a deficient grade. A task should not be assigned to a class that will take longer than a semester to complete, thus causing everyone in the class to get an “I” grade. An “I” grade may not be given for a course taken in the semester in which the student graduates if that course is listed on the application for degree or if changing the “I” grade to an “F” would result in the student’s cumulative average being less than 3.00. An “I” grade should never be assigned for thesis/dissertation research. “S” (satisfactory) and “U” (unsatisfactory) grades are given for thesis (8000) and dissertation (9000) research courses up to and including the semester the student graduates.

An “I” grade is valid only until the final day of classes in the next regular semester (fall or spring), whether or not the student is enrolled. “I” grades received in the spring semester or the summer term are valid until the end of classes in the fall semester. “I” grades received in the fall semester are valid until the final day of classes in the spring semester. There will be no extension of time. Responsibility for changing an “I” grade lies both with the student and the faculty member concerned. The faculty member’s failure to submit a “Grade Correction Report” to change the “I” grade by the final day of class for the next regular semester will result in the “I” grade becoming a permanent “F” grade.

Unusual circumstances that preclude a student from completion of course requirements may—at the discretion of the dean of The Graduate School—permit assignment of a permanent “I” grade.

Unusual circumstances might include, but would not be limited to, withdrawal of the student from the university because of prolonged medical problems, or death or resignation of the faculty member concerned, and the absence of another faculty member to supervise the unfinished work. The student must initiate the petition for a permanent “I” grade. This petition must be accompanied by a letter of justification from the faculty member concerned, if possible. The petition must also be endorsed by the chair of the student’s department before it is submitted to the dean of The Graduate School.

“W” grade: A “W” grade indicates that a course has been dropped between the dates specified on the academic calendar . In extraordinary cases, the dean of The Graduate School may authorize a resignation and/or course drop after the last date specified.

The policies and procedures of the university governing grade appeals are described in the section concerning university regulations .

Pass-Fail Option

With approval of the student’s major professor, department chair, instructor of the course involved, and the dean of The Graduate School, a graduate student may register on a pass-fail basis for courses not included in the major or minor requirements. The deadline for changing from pass-fail grading to letter grading, or vice versa, is the last day for adding courses for credit.

If the student’s major department agrees, graduate courses passed with a grade of “P” may be offered for degree credit, but the grade will not be considered in computing the grade point average. For graduate-credit courses, a grade of “P” will be assigned only if the work is of at least “B” quality. A grade of “F” in a pass-fail course will be treated as any other “F.” Some departments have designated certain research and seminar courses to be taught on a pass-fail basis. All students enrolled in these courses will be graded in this manner.

Grade Requirements

Good Standing: Graduate students are considered to be in good academic standing, (making satisfactory academic progress), if they maintain a 3.00 cumulative grade point average on all graduate course work taken within the LSU System and a 3.00 semester average on all  course work (undergraduate and graduate), and earn a grade of “S” in research.

Probation and Dismissal: A student whose cumulative LSU average is below 3.00 will be placed on probation, except that a student whose cumulative average is as low as 2.75 may be dropped from The Graduate School without having a probationary period. For these purposes, a summer term is counted the same as a regular semester. A student already on probation whose cumulative average is below 3.00 will be dropped from The Graduate School. A student receiving a “U” grade in research will be placed on probation. A student receiving a second “U” in research may be dropped from The Graduate School. Rules governing students admitted on probation are provided in “Admission to Graduate Study” in this chapter. The grades recorded determine the student’s academic status, even if the student changes to a different graduate degree program.

Students who have been dropped from a graduate degree program and are ineligible to continue in The Graduate School may not reapply as non-degree students.

Applicants admitted on probation and students placed on probation may not be appointed to a graduate assistantship. Refer to PS-21 for further details concerning assistantships and students on probation.

Academic Dishonesty: Academic integrity and honesty must be fundamental qualities of any graduate student’s program, and a graduate student’s conduct must be above reproach. Academic dishonesty undermines the entire academic enterprise. As a result, it cannot and will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of all students to familiarize themselves with the Code of Student Conduct and other university rules and regulations governing student conduct and activities.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Life has administrative responsibility for coordinating all university disciplinary procedures and practices.

Graduation: To receive a graduate degree, students must be enrolled for the semester and have at least a 3.00 cumulative average on all graduate course work taken that is applicable to the degree program and on all graduate course work taken while registered in The Graduate School. “S” and “P” grades are not considered in determining whether this minimum level of performance has been achieved. A maximum of six credit hours of course work with a grade of “C” may be counted toward degree requirements.

Graduate Registration

Specific registration dates for each semester or summer term are listed on the academic calendar . Registration procedures are published in the semester schedule of classes at the website of the University Registrar.

Course Loads

Any graduate student who is utilizing university facilities and/or faculty time must register for an appropriate course load. Graduate students engaged in writing or defending theses or dissertations are expected to register for research hours commensurate with the amount of university resources (faculty time, equipment, library facilities, and/or office space) to be utilized that semester. There is a continuous registration requirement for doctoral students who have passed the general examination.

Full-time Study in Graduate School

Full-time graduate students are expected to register for at least nine semester hours of work in the fall and spring semesters and six hours in the summer term.

Graduate students may, with prior written approval of the dean of The Graduate School, receive credit for work taken concurrently at another university. For example, LSU has a cooperative registration program with Southern University and some cooperative graduate programs with other universities in Louisiana.

Course Loads of Graduate Assistants

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