Spring 2023 Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate Scholarships & Awards

CC&E Award Description Recipient(s)
Andrew L. “Drew” Wilbert Memorial Award

Established in 2008, this scholarship recognizes CES or Marine Biology majors (juniors or seniors) with a 3.25+ GPA who display environmental awareness, appreciation of nature, and in interest in conservation. 

Generously donated by family, friends, and CC&E’s Coast and Environment Graduate Organization, in memory of Drew Wilbert.

Stephanie Procopio
Marion Vise
Anne Atherton Adrian Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2019, this award recognizes an outstanding junior or senior pursuing a CES degree with a 3.0+ GPA who intends to pursue a career in the private sector.

Generously donated by George and Susan Atherton with matching funds from ExxonMobil, in honor of their daughter Anne Atherton Adrian. 

Jessica Wilson
Bert Turner Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2013, this undergraduate scholarship recognizes CES majors with a 3.25+ GPA and a demonstrated financial need. 

Generously donated by Moo and Martin Svendson 

Madeline Parrott
Kaitlyn Thomas
Callais Scholarship for the Advancement of Louisiana's Coastal and Marine Industries

Established in 2020, this four-year renewable scholarship recognizes CES freshmen with a 2.5+ GPA. Preference is given to students who engage in community service. 

Generously donated by Mike and Blanche Callais

Dakota Sievers
Candace Chun Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2011, this renewable scholarship recognizes CES (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) and DES students with a 3.25+ GPA. Special consideration is given to women and individuals from underrepresented communities.

Generously donated by Dr. Ed Laws

Anissa Hyde
Alicia Durfee
Rowan Pringle
Zoe Muhammad
Coypu Endowed Scholarship in Coastal Environmental Science for Workforce Development

Established in 2012, this scholarship recognizes CES majors (sophomores and juniors) with a 3.00+ GPA who intend on pursuing a position that supports the societal and environmental needs of coastal regions.

Generously donated by the Coypu Foundation

Hugh Coffin
Tiger Athletic Foundation Student Scholarship Donated by the Tiger Athletic Foundation, this award recognizes CES seniors with 3.30+ GPA. Lauren Landholm
Morgan Coleman
Emma Field
CC&E Undergraduate Student Symposium Presented to a CC&E undergraduate student in recognition of their outstanding research presentation Madeline Fryer
CC&E Undergraduate Scholarship Award This scholarship recognizes CES undergraduate students with a 3.00+ GPA.  Katherine Aranda


Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences - Scholarships & Awards

CC&E Award Description Recipient
CCA/Sealy Family Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1996, this award recognizes a DOCS graduate student with a 3.0+ GPA conducting research on Louisiana estuarine or marine finfish that is primarily related and directly beneficial to recreation fishery.

Generously donated by the J. Pollard Sealy, Jr. family and Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana

Brondum Krebs
Joseph Lipsey, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Award

Established in 1978, this award recognizes an LSU student who will pursue a graduate degree from the Dept. of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences without interruption, immediately after earning a previous degree at LSU. The recipient should intend to remain in Louisiana upon graduation. 

Generously donated by Richard A. & Joseph Lipsey, Jr.

Matthew Parker

Joseph Lipsey, Jr. & Richard A. Lipsey Excellence in Teaching Award

Established in 1995, this award recognizes a DOCS faculty member who excels in teaching, mentoring, professional accomplishments, and contributions to the college. 

Generously donated by Richard A. & Joseph Lipsey, Jr.

John White

William H. Patrick, Jr., Scholarship for Wetlands Expertise


Established in 2019, this scholarship recognizes DOCS graduate student(s) with a 3.5+ GPA and a research focus on wetlands. 

Generously donated by Dr. Ruth Patrick, in memory of Boyd Professor Bill Patrick

Lee Potter

DOCS Prestigious Publication Award

Established in January 2023, this award recognizes the best paper published each year by faculty in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences.

Giulio Mariotti

“Lag in response of coastal barrier-island retreat to sea-level rise” Nature Geoscience (2022)

Mendelssohn-McKee Student Travel Award in Wetland Science


Thanks to DOCS Professor Emeritus Irving A. Mendelssohn and his wife, USGS Scientist Emeritus, Karen McKee, graduate students will be able to conduct research and travel to conferences, something that Mendelssohn and McKee—both career wetland scientists—recognize as crucial for early career scientists. This award was founded in 2023.

Lee Potter


Department of Environmental Sciences - Scholarships & Awards

CC&E Award Description Recipient(s)
DES Graduate Student Support Fund Presented by friends of the Department of Environmental Sciences, this award provides support to an incoming graduate student in the Department of Environmental Sciences based on financial need Melaan Bender
Robert Allison
DES Sustainable Environment Honor Presented by CC&E, this award recognizes an outstanding research thesis that furthers the understanding of social and ecological resilience Fahmida Akhter
Kayne's Fire Award This award recognizes a DES teaching assistant who encourages undergraduates’ excitement about science. This award is in memory of Nathaniel “Kayne” Finley, an LSU student with a passion for science. Kejin Wang
Kuniko Fujisaki Honor Award   Established in 1995, this award is presented by the Dept. of Environmental Sciences to recognize a graduate research assistant in the Dept. of Environmental Sciences for outstanding service John Penton
Meritorious Teaching Award In 2023, an anonymous donor established an endowed Meritorious Teaching Award for faculty in DES. This award was inspired by the Joseph Lipsey, Jr. and Richard Lipsey Teaching Award for faculty in DOCS.  Brian Snyder


CC&E Scholarships & Awards

CC&E Award Description Recipient(s)

Richard A. & Joseph Lipsey, Jr. Graduate Student Incentive Award

Established in 2011, this award honors top-level, incoming graduate students in DOCS or DES with a 3.0+ GPA.

Generously donated by Richard A. & Joseph Lipsey, Jr.

Emily Hudgins
Sophia Lingo
Dr. Theodore B. “Ted” Ford, III Memorial Fellowship

Established in 1985, this award recognizes a full-time graduate student studying and conducting research related to marine fisheries

Generously donated by the Ford family, in memory of Ted Ford, LSU Professor Emeritus in marine sciences and former Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Mischa Schultz
Warren J. "Whip" Mermilliod, III Memorial Award

Established in 1994, this scholarship recognizes master's students with a GPA of 3.0+ for their thesis research in coastal aquatic natural resources.

Generously donated by the family of Whip Mermilliod in his memory, Iris Mermilliod donor representative

Jacob Cheng
Dr. James Gosselink Scholarship

LSU Emeritus Professor James Gosselink was a revered leader in wetland ecology for more than 40 years. A recipient of the National Wetlands Award, the late Dr. Gosselink authored and co-authored numerous scientific contributions including Wetlands, a premier reference book on wetland ecology, now in its fifth edition. He served as Chair of the Department of Marine Sciences (later renamed  “Oceanography & Coastal Sciences”) for 26 years. This scholarship is given in his honor by his family.

Natalie Matherne
CC&E Endowment for Excellence Graduate Student Fellowship Fund


Mischa Schultz
CC&E Graduate Student Symposium Award

Presented to a CC&E graduate student in recognition of their outstanding research presentation

1st Place: Hannah Beck

2nd Place: Yusik Won

CC&E Student Scholarship Fund

Funds from Giving Day support one or more students who have a 3.0 or higher GPA and are full-time students in CC&E.

Maya Tessler
Cameron Collins

CC&E Outstanding Dissertation


Rubayet Mostafiz

CC&E Outstanding Faculty Research Award

Presented by CC&E, this award recognizes tenure-track or tenured faculty for exceptional research and scholarly activities, as evidenced by publications, presentations, and grantsmanship.

Rebeca de Jesús Crespo 

Dean's Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes faculty and staff for outstanding service.

Kathe Falls

CC&E Outstanding Administrative Staff Award

Presented every other year, this award recognizes outstanding service by a member of the CC&E administrative team

Alaric Haag

Award for Leadership in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

This award recognizes CC&E graduate students, faculty, and staff members who demonstrate a positive and inclusive attitude towards all, promote institutional policies and practices that reinforce DEI efforts, serve as a DEI role model, and provide faculty and/or student mentoring opportunities while supporting DEI-related educational and professional development opportunities.

* This award rotates annually between a faculty or staff and a graduate student. 

Trinity Johnson


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