LSU’s College of Engineering offers more than 500 scholarships to its engineering, computer science, and construction management students. Scholarships for entering freshman are limited, but as you advance in your academic career you become eligible for more scholarships based on your GPA, major, and extracurricular activities.
At the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, students will receive an email asking that they update their scholarship application via MyLSU. Updating information is very easy:
To improve the chances of receiving a scholarship, students should upload a resume, a personal statement, and a financial need statement at http://scholarship-student.eng.lsu.edu.
Then, the college and department scholarship committees review the information of all eligible students and award scholarships. If a student is chosen to receive a scholarship, they will be notified by email.
Our generous alumni and corporate partners provide the majority of scholarships offered by the LSU College of Engineering and its departments. For this reason, students are asked to provide a written thank you note and fill out a scholarship recipient questionnaire after they receive a scholarship. Any student who does not provide a thank you note or fill out a scholarship questionnaire may have their scholarship money withheld or become ineligible to receive future scholarships from the College of Engineering.
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Based on the special needs of some students, additional scholarships may be available for those with a GPA below 3.0.
The department has a limited number of scholarships available to award to our students. Awardees are selected from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes based on academic performance at LSU. The money is primarily provided by industries interested in attracting the attention of our best students.
It is the policy of the department not to grant scholarships to students who already hold a College of Engineering scholarship. Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of six semesters.
The College of Engineering downloads student data from the university for all undergraduate
students admitted to the College of Engineering and those intending to major in engineering,
computer science or construction management. That data is then uploaded into the COE
Scholarship Database, which is used to create your student profile. Selection committees
from each department and the college will select students for scholarships using information
in the student profile as well as additional documents that are uploaded to your student
profile. The awarding period will typically last for a period of two months, starting
with the fourteenth class day. Scholarships are awarded one semester at a time.
The student portal can be found at http://scholarship-student.eng.lsu.edu.
You will receive notification by email when the awarding cycle opens. At that time,
you may log into the system and upload your information.
Yes. It is advisable that you update your profile each semester, since documents attached
to your profile expire at the end of each awarding cycle.
If you have trouble accessing the College of Engineering’s Online Application System,
please email Maureen Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and PAWS ID.
No. The Online Application System will consider your information for all scholarships
for which you are eligible.
No. The LSU College of Engineering will not accept emailed applications or documents.
Yes. Part-time students, students pursuing a second undergraduate degree, or those
classified as re-enrollees are not eligible to receive scholarships based on university
policy. Also, those students classified as transfer students will need to be entered
A personal statement briefly describes your financial need, background information,
or any other information you want to provide that may be considered in awarding scholarships.
It is also an opportunity to explain circumstances that are not evident in the Expected
Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA form.
A work verification letter is a document from your supervisor stating the company/agency
you are employed by and your average hours worked per week. The letter must be signed
by your supervisor. A new letter is required each semester for full consideration
of all College of Engineering scholarships.
No. We retrieve and confirm this with the Office of Enrollment Management.
The FAFSA is preferred, but not required, when one of the scholarship criteria or
preferences is financial need.
Attaching a resume to your scholarship application is strongly recommended, but it
is not mandatory.
People who are most familiar with your academic and work qualities and goals, such
as college instructors, faculty/staff advisors, work supervisors, and/or mentors, should
write your letters of recommendation.
It is possible some scholarships may require certain documentation or more detailed essays. You will be contacted by email if that is needed.
You will be notified by email if you are chosen to receive a scholarship from the College of Engineering or one of the departments. Be sure to check your junk mail folder often, as this email is sometimes misdirected there.
Yes. As a scholarship recipient, you are required to fill out a scholarship recipient survey and write a thank you note to the donor who funded your scholarship. A specific donor name will be provided to you in a separate email after you receive confirmation of your scholarship. If you do not write a thank you note and fill out the required scholarship recipient profile, it is highly likely that you will be ineligible to receive future scholarships, and the College of Engineering reserves the right to revoke your scholarship.
If you are selected for a scholarship, the award amount will be deposited into your bursar account by the end of the awarding period for that semester. These funds will be applied to any outstanding balance you may have and the remaining award amount will be sent to you either by check or direct deposit.
If you haven’t received your award amount by the end of the awarding period (Fall, Oct 31; Spring, March 31) contact Maureen Robertson at email@example.com.