F. Malcolm Hood Memorial Scholarship


The Center for Energy Studies (CES) at Louisiana State University offers the F. Malcolm Hood Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established to honor one of the original supporters of CES. The purpose of the scholarship is to support the educational goals of LSU students interested in energy-related fields, with a particular emphasis on energy policy. Two scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each.


The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who will be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior during the fall semester, with GPAs of 3.5 or higher. Graduating seniors are not eligible. While the award will preference students interested in energy policy, students from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply, provided they are able to show past and/or current dedication to energy-related research and/or coursework.

Application & Essay Requirements

Each applicant is required to submit an essay of no more than one single-spaced page of type expressing his or her educational and career goals as they relate to energy and/or energy policy.

Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

Must be U. S. citizen or a foreign national with permanent residency

  • GPA/academic achievement.
  • Essay: Quality of content and writing and interest in energy or energy policy and a potential career in this area.
  • Extracurricular activities related to or demonstrating past and ongoing interest in energy and energy-policy-related areas.

Recipient Expectations

  • Recipient will agree to provide name, résumé and contact information and agree that their essay submission will be made available to the public.
  • Recipient will be required to attend at least one CES Industry Associates Advisory Council meeting in Baton Rouge, La., on the LSU campus in order to be introduced as the Hood Scholarship recipient.
  • Recipient will attempt to attend at least one other CES event, such as a conference or special speakers seminar.

Required Application Information*

*NOTE: Applications are not being accepted at this time.

To apply, email the Center at ces@lsu.edu with the following information:

  1. Email subject: F. Malcolm Hood Memorial Scholarship
  2. Name
  3. Address
  4. City
  5. State
  6. Zip Code
  7. Telephone Number
  8. Email Address
  9. LSU ID Number
  10. GPA
  11. Classification (Sophomore, Junior, Senior)
  12. Major
  13. Minor or Concentration
  14. Energy Related Research
  15. Energy Related Work Experience
  16. Attach an Essay of no more than one single-spaced page of type expressing your educational and career goals as they relate to the energy industry, with a particular emphasis on energy policy related to the oil and gas industry. It should be formatted as a Microsoft Word or PDF document.
  17. Consent: By submitting this information, I authorize that all information provided on this application, including any and all personal and academic data may be shared with the CES scholarship committee and the scholarship's sponsor for review. If awarded the scholarship, I acknowledge that all of the above referenced data may be included in public announcements of the award. Your data will be securely retained indefinitely.
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