University College Scholarships

Scholarships awarded by University College generally require no formal application.  Information is queried from the LSU Student Aid and Scholarship office to determine the students who meet the criteria for each scholarship, then a committee reviews the information from the qualifying lists.  Committee review and selection is based on the criteria set forth by each scholarship.

University College Awards

Nominations are being accepted and must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, January 12, 2018 to ucscholarships@lsu.edu.

GEORGE H. DEER DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD is open to any LSU faculty member
who teaches courses for which University College students are enrolled, both the Center for
Freshman Year (UCFY) and the Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC). Typically, these
courses are 1000- and 2000- level classes. Nominations should be restricted to persons having taught
University College students in three of the past four regular semesters including the semester in which
the award is made.

Criteria: Nominations should be made on the basis of excellence in teaching, genuine
interest in students, outstanding relationships with colleagues, and demonstrated leadership in the
promotion of improved instructional programs.

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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARD is given in recognition of
outstanding teaching ability and service to students. At the freshman level (1000- and 2000- level
courses) teaching assistants make up a significant portion of the instructional program. The nominations
are limited to graduate teaching assistants who have an academic or fiscal year appointment.

Criteria: Nominations should be made on the basis of excellence in teaching, genuine
interest in students, outstanding relationships with colleagues, and demonstrated leadership in the
promotion of improved instructional programs.

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ADVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD is based on the national criteria of the National Academic
Advising Association (NACADA). The award is designed to honor individuals who are making
significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising and to disseminate information about
these contributions to other professionals in the field. Only one nominee will be selected. The nominee
selected from the campus will become LSU’s Advisor of the Year and his/her name will be submitted as
LSU’s representative for national competition as National Advisor of the Year. Any individual
employed as an academic advisor at LSU may be nominated. The nominee need not be a NACADA
member.

Criteria: Nominations will be evaluated on the evidence of effective advising qualities and practices that distinguish the nominee as an outstanding Academic Advisor.
Reference specific award eligibility, criteria, and nomination procedures as cited.

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