Scholarship Spotlights


Elijah Hanzy III, Sophomore

Hometown: Gibson, Louisiana

Major: Natural Resource Ecology & Management

Scholarship: BASF Endowed Scholarship


How does this scholarship help you?

Receiving this scholarship is such an honor and motivator. Seeing my hard work pay off encourages me to continue to work even harder. The incentive to maintain a 2.5 GPA motivates me to focus and work on my education even more intensely. This scholarship will also help alleviate some of the stress and worry of affording college.

What are your career goals?

I plan to study the behavioral patterns of different animal species. I also wish to lead field research teams in different countries. I hope to one day figure out methods to save endangered animals and conserve their natural environments. If I am unable to travel the world, I will work as a zoo curator.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in?

I am involved in Tigers 4 Tigers, of which I currently hold the position of treasurer. I am also a first year fellow in the LSU Black Male Leadership Initiative.



Chrystal Kerbo

Chrystal Kerbo, Junior

Hometown: Deming, New Mexico

Major: Animal Sciences

Scholarship: Dean's Award Scholarship

How does this scholarship help you?

This scholarship will help me continue my education and get me one step closer to graduating from LSU and making my dreams come true.

What are your career goals?

After graduation my plans are split between two different things, veterinary school or graduate school. Both will help me with my overall career goals, which include opening and maintaining emergency veterinary hospitals to help in more urban areas where companion animals are at a all time high and more 24 hour veterinary hospitals are needed.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in?

I am the President of the Club MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences). I am also a member of ASA (Ag Student Association) and NSCS (National Society of Collegiate Scholars).