In addition to providing numerous scholarships to current LSU Engineering students each year, the College of Engineering also has several competitive scholarships available to qualified first-year engineering students.

The awards detailed below share a common application but are selective according to their own eligibility requirements. The application deadline for fall 2017 awards has already passed. Below are brief descriptions of the fall 2017 scholarships. Please note that the availability, eligibility criteria, and funding of scholarships vary from year to year.


LSU Engineering Traditions Scholarship

The LSU Engineering Traditions Scholarship was created to honor the legacy of our alumni by “paying it forward” to inspire tomorrow’s engineering leaders. This competitive scholarship application is open to entering freshmen who are committed to pursuing a degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Computer Science.

Although any student who meets the general requirements will be considered for the award, priority will be given to the biological or legally adopted children or grandchildren of LSU Engineering, Construction Management or Computer Science graduates. Note: alumni/legacy connections to other colleges/departments at LSU will not be given priority.


The Ronald E. and Cecilia M. Rinard Scholarship

The Ronald and Cecilia Rinard Scholarship is highly selective and is awarded annually to a small group of students committed to majoring in either Petroleum Engineering or Environmental Engineering.


The Gene and Betty Van Norman Engineering Scholarship

The Gene and Betty Van Norman Scholarship is made possible by Betty Van Norman’s generous donation to the Northshore Community Foundation. This award will be given to a single student entering LSU in an engineering discipline in fall 2017. Special consideration will be given to female students who have demonstrated financial need (as provided on the FAFSA).

Questions or concerns 

Please contact Andy Osborn, Recruiting and Outreach Manager at