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Finance Academy Scholars

The Finance Academy Scholars is a select group of high-achieving seniors and very special juniors and sophomores who were nominated by the faculty based upon their LSU undergraduate finance related endeavors. The Finance Academy Scholars is currently honorary. Through time, we expect the Finance Academy Scholars to become a self-sustaining group of high-achieving finance students who adopt an "iron sharpens iron" mentality, pushing each other and underclassmen to excel.

The average GPA of the first Finance Academy Scholars is an impressive 3.83! However, members of the Finance Academy Scholars are expected to excel in and out of the classroom. Members were nominated based upon non-GPA criteria, such as Bloomberg Certification, financial literacy involvement, Student Finance Association leadership, Wall Street alumni trip participation, finance career recruiting, finance internship recruiting, mock interview participation, résumé building, CFA exam participation, Junior Achievement involvement, and finance curriculum development. Most members of the Finance Academy Scholars have played an active role in recruiting and instilling a "high expectations attitude" into the minds of sophomore and first-year LSU finance students.