The Tom W. Dutton Scholarship Award is presented to a female undergraduate or graduate student for outstanding service to the University community through participation and leadership in community service activities while attending LSU.
Criteria for Selection
- Must be a female undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at LSU in Baton Rouge.
- Must be full-time students in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
- Must possess a cumulative gpa of 3.0 or higher.
- Must demonstrate service to the University community through participation and leadership in community service activities and initiatives while attending LSU.
- Nominations can be made by LSU students, faculty/staff and community members.
- If nominees meet the first three criteria for selection, they will be sent an application which must be completed for review by the selection committee.
- The selection committee will be appointed by a staff member in Campus Life. Committee members shall include:
- Assistant Director for Campus Life, Chair
The selected students will be recommended to the Dean of Students for approval.
- The scholarships will be awarded once per year.
- The amount for scholarships will be either $500 based on service demonstrated by applicant and recommendation by committee.
- The number of scholarships awarded will be based on fund availability each year.
- No student may receive the award more than once while enrolled at LSU.
About the Tom W. Dutton Scholarship Award
In December of 1969, a $10,000 bequest was left to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge by the late Tom W. Dutton. Dutton was a member of the LSU Board of Supervisors from 1940-1967. He also served as the Vice-Chair from 1940-1944 and the Chairman from 1950-1952.
In February of 1973, a resolution by the LSU Board of Supervisors established an endowment fund known as the “Tom W. Dutton Scholarship Fund.” The purpose of the fund was to provide financial assistance to female undergraduate and graduate students.
In January of 1983, a recommendation to establish the award was made by Mr. L.L. Pesson, former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.