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.
- Jillian Davis, a senior majoring in communication disorders from Bellaire, Texas
- Florencia Scaglia Drusini, a junior majoring in biochemistry from Broussard, Louisiana
- Amanda Fontenot, a junior majoring in coastal environmental science from Houston, Texas
- Danielle Kelley, a 2016 master’s graduate in mass communication from Zachary, Louisiana
- Lillian LaGrange, a sophomore majoring in economics from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Samantha Lanjewar, a junior majoring in animal/dairy/poultry Science from Valhalla, New York
- Camille Prejean, a senior majoring in biological sciences from Lafayette, Louisiana
- Chloe Riviere, a junior majoring in political science and international studies from New Orleans, Louisiana
- Victoria Smorodinova, a sophomore majoring in finance from Lake Arthur, Louisiana
- Latrissia Torres, a junior majoring in mass communication with a concentration in public relations from Slidell, Louisiana
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 $250 or $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.
- Adrianna Castilla, a senior majoring in kinesiology from Union City, Calif.
- Alex Lassard, a junior majoring biological engineering from Denham Springs, La.
- Erin Wilbanks, a senior majoring in biological sciences from Denham Springs, La.
- Julia Terese, a senior majoring in nutritional sciences from Baton Rouge, La.
- Kaelen Delaune, a junior majoring in business management from Metairie, La.
- Kassidy Noto, a senior majoring in business management from Baton Rouge, La.
- Katelyn McCoy, a senior majoring in psychology from Lake Charles, La.
- Katherine Latham, a senior majoring in public relations from Metairie, La.
- Maria Do, a senior majoring in public relations from New Orleans, La.
- Victoria Callais, a senior majoring in liberal arts from Denham Springs, La.
- Sarah Corie, a sociology sophomore from Baton Rouge
- Kimberly D’Souza, a mathematics graduate student from Marrero, La.
- Amber Elworth, an anthropology graduate student from Ruston, La.
- Dari Green, a sociology graduate student from New Orleans
- Courtney Irwin, a mechanical engineering senior from New Orleans
- Lindsey Miller, a mass communication junior concentrated in public relations from Baton Rouge
- Chi Nguyen, a biological sciences senior from Larose, La.
- Castel Sweet, a sociology graduate student from Memphis, Tenn.
- Danielle Thomas, a sociology graduate student from Frankfort, Ky.
- Rachael Welborn, a marketing senior from Slidell, La.