Currently enrolled students are the primary recipient of LSU Foundation awards. Scholarships offered each year vary according to funding. Traditionally, enrolled students must have a minimum of 24 earned hours with a 3.0 overall GPA to receive consideration.
LSU Foundation Awards are also available for entering freshmen and transfer students. Information for these awards is gathered from the admission application.
Steps to Apply for Enrolled Students
Step 1: Complete the scholarship application on myLSU
Continuing LSU students can be evaluated for scholarship opportunities by completing the scholarship application available on myLSU under financial services.
Step 2: Reapply each year on myLSU
Students should complete this application each academic year to ensure the most accurate information is on file for review.
Step 3: Contact your senior college
In addition to this scholarship application on myLSU, continuing students should check with their academic college to inquire about any additional scholarship application requirements or opportunities.
For an example of scholarship opportunities for students, view a comprehensive list of awards offered in the past year in the LSU Online Catalog. LSU Foundation awards are listed in the “Other Scholarships and Awards” category.
LSU Foundation Award Thank You Letters
All recipients of an LSU Foundation Award are required to write thank you letters to their award donors.
Send Letters toOffice of Enrollment Management Attn: Scholarship Counselor 1146 Pleasant Hall Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Please note: Do not mail letters directly to award donors.
- Tell the donor about yourself: your hometown, family background, high school, and other experiences that led to your choice to study at LSU
- Tell the donor about your present situation: classification and major, things you enjoy about college or look forward to at college, organizations in which you participate, and your future plans
- Tell the donor what you hope to accomplish at LSU: future career plans, how the scholarship will help you
- Do not mention the amount of your scholarship award
- Pay special attention to the format of the letter
- Write neatly. The donors have taken the time to give. It’s courteous to take the time to write legibly.
- Use a blue or black pen, never a pencil or colored pen.
- Beware of grammatical errors. You communicate your intelligence through correct spelling and correct grammar. Type your letter first, then write it to avoid spelling or grammatical errors. If an error is found in your letter, you will be asked to redo the letter.
- You are encouraged to use 8.5” x 11” paper or nice, light-colored stationery. If you do not have stationery, use a clean, unruled sheet of paper.
- Always put your return address (mailing and email) on the thank you letter so the donor can write if they choose
- Use the scholarship name in your letter
Please note: Follow the concept, not the letter verbatim.
January 10, 2012
Jerry K. Engrstudent
1717 4th Street Apt. 12
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Mr. and Mrs. William E Generousgrad
Houston, Texas 77077
Dear Mr. and Mrs. William E. Generousgrad:
Thank you very much for your contribution to Louisiana State University. I am the 2012-2013 recipient of the Mr. and Mrs. William E. Generousgrad Annual Scholarship.
Allow me to tell you about myself. I come from a family of seven from Alexandria, Louisiana. In high school, I was active in the electronics club, the Society for Future Scientists and the jazz ensemble. I knew I wanted to study electrical engineering in college. I was just a few points short of being a National Merit Finalist, which was disappointing. However, I am in the top 10% of my class.
I chose LSU because of the influence of two people, my high school physics teacher and my dad. My dad is an engineer with Astrotech and my physics teacher is a LSU graduate. Through my dad I know the rewards of being an engineer and my high school teacher sold me on the merits of LSU’s engineering program. Now that I am here, I know I made the right choice!
I am a sophomore in Electrical Engineering. If all goes well, I should graduate in the spring of 2016. I am particularly interested in computer architecture, and I am looking toward graduate school, either here or at a school in California, where my grandparents live. I ultimately want to be an electrical engineering professor and share with the next generation of engineers all the exciting things they can do with an engineering degree.
Without your scholarship, I would be in student financial loan debt. You have helped to relieve a financial burden for me and my parents, who are supporting three other children in college.
Once again, thank you for your support of LSU. Please realize that it is deeply appreciated.
Jerry K. Engrstudent