Scholarships Overview | LSU Office of Business Student Success





    Scholarship Overview

    LSU and the E. J. Ourso College of Business award scholarships each year based on student need and merit. Students can apply for university-wide or college-specific scholarships.

    University-wide Scholarships
    Students do not apply for university awards; they are automatically considered. For incoming first-year students, LSU’s application for admission serves as the application for all university scholarships. Current students at LSU are encouraged to keep their scholarship application on myLSU up-to-date.

    For questions about scholarships awarded by the university, visit the LSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

    E. J. Ourso College of Business Scholarships
    Once admitted to the E. J. Ourso College of Business, students with a 3.0 or higher overall GPA will receive a link to the scholarship application in the fall semester. Students are encouraged to watch for this message and pay close attention to the application deadline.

    The college awards about 100 scholarships per academic year, most of which are $1000 one-time awards. Half of these require financial need as determined on the Federal Aid application. Applicants are automatically considered for any scholarship for which they are eligible. A committee of college faculty members, who are responsible for ensuring that applicants meet donor requirements, selects the award winners.  

    Applicants should note that they will be required to share a range of information related to current activities and future plans (for example, career interest, activities, work experience, etc.). Students will also have an opportunity to explain any extenuating circumstances or financial need they may have. It is recommended that applicants be as thorough as possible when completing the application – if questions are left blank, students cannot be considered for certain awards.

    For more information on scholarships, email the Office of Business Student Success, or call 225-578-3211.

    Donor and Prospective Donor Information
    Our students need more financial support than ever before, and increased scholarship funding is LSU’s most pressing fundraising priority. Scholarship availability is directly tied to LSU’s ability to successfully recruit students in the long-term, fulfilling our mission as Louisiana’s flagship university. Scholarships are essential to closing the access gap for students with financial need, attracting the best and brightest students at all socioeconomic levels, and for providing the critical retention dollars that see our students through graduation.

    Higher education is facing deep declines in students applying for college, coupled with the increased financial need among many students. Scholarships alleviate these issues and ensure that LSU continues to educate students who become industry leaders. In so doing, we secure the future of Louisiana, strengthen the communities around the world where our graduates live, and improve the quality of life for generations of families.

    We are incredibly grateful for the generous support of our donors who invest in scholarships that benefit the E. J. Ourso College of Business students. If you would like to support scholarships within the college, please consider making a gift here.