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Scholarship Information


The department is active in obtaining summer employment in the petroleum engineering industry. In addition, the petroleum industry indicates its need for top petroleum engineers as well as its confidence in the LSU program by offering more than 40 undergraduate scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 per year.

Petroleum Engineering Alumni Scholarships are also available to you as an incoming freshman. We invite students with an ACT score of 25 or a SAT score of 1140 to apply for petroleum engineering alumni scholarships. Students with an ACT score of 28 or an SAT score of 1240 automatically qualify for a $1000.00 scholarship for the fall semester provided they follow a prescribed program of study. These scholarships are renewable each semester provided the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average. To apply for a department scholarship, contact Fred Thurber.

Learn how we distribute scholarships. The application for admission is the application for LSU scholarships.  The scholarship priority date for fall applicants is December 15; therefore, any student who applies by that date will automatically be in consideration for our academic scholarships.  LSU awards scholarships in the form of full and partial tuition exemptions, room and board scholarships, cash stipends, and employment opportunities to students meeting certain academic qualifications.  Scholarships for entering freshmen are competitive and are awarded mainly on the basis of standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) and high school academic record.  Students from under-represented populations may be selected on the basis of alternate criteria.  Scholarships for continuing students are generally awarded by the individual colleges on the basis of academic record, financial need, activities, or other accomplishments.  A complete listing of scholarships awarded at LSU  is available in the Financial Aid & Scholarship section of the LSU General Catalog.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application needed to apply for all federal and state aid programs.  Indicate Louisiana State University (code#00201) in the school release section of the application.  In most cases, you and your parents will need to complete this application. You can get the FAFSA from your high school guidance office or any college financial aid office.  Use this form if you have never applied for aid.  If you applied for aid in the previous year, you may receive the Federal Renewal Application, which should be updated and submitted instead of the FAFSA.

You may apply for financial aid any time after January 1 to attend LSU for the upcoming summer, fall, and spring semesters.  It is recommended that your application be submitted no later that March 1 for summer or fall enrollment, or October 1 for spring-only enrollment.  The priority date for TOPS is April 15 and the official deadline is July 1.  It is most important that you complete the financial aid application process early enough each year for your award to be in place prior to the mailing of fee bills.  Otherwise, you will be responsible for payment of your fees by the due date.

How to apply

Apply online for undergraduate admission. In addition, students with an ACT score of 25 or higher may qualify for full scholarships to attend LSU's Summer Geology Camp in Colorado for incoming freshmen. Students earn eight credit hours in geology during this six-week camp. (A limited number of slots exist for the summer camp. Please let us know if you are interested as soon as possible.)

For more information contact Fred Thurber.



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