Applying for Freshman Scholarships and TOPS


  • The application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships serves as the application for all university level scholarships available at LSU for entering freshmen, but the College of Agriculture has a separate application for scholarships. 

  • Students must sumbit a College of Agriculture scholarship application for consideration. All students who have been accepted to LSU and indicated a major in the College of Agriculture as his/her first choice will receive an email and letter by mail inviting them to submit an essay. Scholarship emails will begin going out around the first week of November, and will continue to be sent until mid-January. Due to award deadlines, only students who have been accepted up to this point will receive consideration. You can access the College of Agriculture scholarship application here on November 1st

    College of Agriculture scholarship application

  • College of Agriculture scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, involvement in extracurricular activities, demonstrated leadership and maturity, and financial need. The College offers a variety of one year and four year awards, ranging in value from $500 - $3,000 per year. Applicants will be considered for all awards that they meet the criteria for, but can only receive one award from the College.

  • For information on scholarships awarded by individual departments, please contact the department directly. A list of departments can be found here.

  •  For Frequently Asked Questions regarding financial aid, please click here.

  • Students receiving the TOPS award should review the TOPS criteria and retention requirements to ensure they continue to remain eligible for their award.


64 Parish Strong

From beef production in Bossier to sugarcane in St. James to apparel design in Orleans, agriculture is a part of every parish of the state, and we want students from every parish to be a part of the College of Agriculture! We are offering a $1,000 scholarship to one eligible student from each parish.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Must be accepted to LSU
  • Must be majoring in agriculture
  • Must submit a College of Agriculture scholarship application
  • 3.0 GPA preference

Applications open November 1, 2017

For more information, contact:
Amanda Martin at

For giving opportunities, contact:
Lindsey Fussell at