Scholarships for Undergraduate Students
Major LSU Scholarships
- Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)
- Entering Freshmen Scholarships
- Transfer Student Scholarships
LSU Honors College Scholarships
- Scholarships for Entering Freshmen and Current Students
- Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
- Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Chemical Engineering Scholarships
Scholarships for Current Students
LSU’s College of Engineering offers more than 500 scholarships to its engineering, computer science, and construction management students. Scholarships for entering freshman are limited, but as you advance in your academic career you become eligible for more scholarships based on your GPA, major, and extracurricular activities.
At the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, students will receive an email asking that they update their scholarship application via MyLSU. Updating information is very easy:
- Log into MyLSU.
- Go to the Financial Services section.
- Update the Scholarship Application section appropriately.
To improve the chances of receiving a scholarship, students should upload a resume, a personal statement, and a financial need statement.
Then, the college and department scholarship committees review the information of all eligible students and award scholarships. If a student is chosen to receive a scholarship, they will be notified by email.
Our generous alumni and corporate partners provide the majority of scholarships offered by the LSU College of Engineering and its departments. For this reason, students are asked to provide a written thank you note and fill out a scholarship recipient questionnaire after they receive a scholarship. Any student who does not provide a thank you note or fill out a scholarship questionnaire may have their scholarship money withheld or become ineligible to receive future scholarships from the College of Engineering.
- "C" or better in CHE 2171
- 3.0 GPA or above in ChE courses
- 3.0 overall GPA
- minimum of one semester at LSU
- full-time enrollment as a chemical engineering major
- US citizen or permanent resident
- currently enrolled in ChE course(s)
Based on the special needs of some students, additional scholarships may be available for those with a GPA below 3.0.
The department has a limited number of scholarships available to award to our students. Awardees are selected from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes based on academic performance at LSU. The money is primarily provided by industries interested in attracting the attention of our best students.
It is the policy of the department not to grant scholarships to students who already hold a College of Engineering scholarship. Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of six semesters.
General Scholarship Application Questions
- How does the scholarship process work?
The College of Engineering downloads student data from the university for all undergraduate students admitted to the College of Engineering and those intending to major in engineering, computer science or construction management. That data is then uploaded into the COE Scholarship Database, which is used to create your student profile. Selection committees from each department and the college will select students for scholarships using information in the student profile as well as additional documents that are uploaded to your student profile. The awarding period will typically last for a period of two months, starting with the fourteenth class day. Scholarships are awarded one semester at a time.
- How do I access the student portal of the database?
The student portal can be found at http://scholarship-student.eng.lsu.edu.
- When may I update my student profile in the Online Application System?
You will receive notification by email when the awarding cycle opens. At that time, you may log into the system and upload your information.
- Do I need to update my profile each semester?
Yes. It is advisable that you update your profile each semester, since documents attached to your profile expire at the end of each awarding cycle.
- Who do I contact if I cannot access the Online Application System?
If you have trouble accessing the College of Engineering’s Online Application System, please email email@example.com with your name and PAWS ID.
- Do I need to fill out separate applications for each scholarship?
No. The Online Application System will consider your information for all scholarships for which you are eligible.
- Can I send my application by email?
No. The LSU College of Engineering will not accept emailed applications or documents.
- Are any students not eligible for scholarships?
Yes. Part-time students, students pursuing a second undergraduate degree, or those classified as re-enrollees are not eligible to receive scholarships based on university policy. Also, those students classified as transfer students will need to be entered manually.
- What is a Personal Statement?
A personal statement briefly describes your financial need, background information, or any other information you want to provide that may be considered in awarding scholarships. It is also an opportunity to explain circumstances that are not evident in the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA form.
- What is a Work Verification Letter?
A work verification letter is a document from your supervisor stating the company/agency you are employed by and your average hours worked per week. The letter must be signed by your supervisor. A new letter is required each semester for full consideration of all College of Engineering scholarships.
- Do you need a copy of my FAFSA or tax forms?
No. We retrieve and confirm this with the Office of Enrollment Management.
- I haven’t completed the FAFSA. Is it required?
The FAFSA is preferred, but not required, when one of the scholarship criteria or preferences is financial need.
- Should I attach my resume?
Attaching a resume to your scholarship application is strongly recommended, but it is not mandatory.
- Who can write my letters of recommendation?
People who are most familiar with your academic and work qualities and goals, such as college instructors, faculty/staff advisors, work supervisors, and/or mentors, should write your letters of recommendation.
- Will I need to submit additional information after completing the online application?
It is possible some scholarships may require certain documentation or more detailed essays. You will be contacted by email if that is needed.
Award & Acknowledgement Questions
- When will I know if I receive a scholarship?
You will be notified by email if you are chosen to receive a scholarship from the College of Engineering or one of the departments. Be sure to check your junk mail folder often, as this email is sometimes misdirected there.
- Will I need to write a thank you note?
Yes. As a scholarship recipient, you are required to fill out a scholarship recipient survey and write a thank you note to the donor who funded your scholarship. A specific donor name will be provided to you in a separate email after you receive confirmation of your scholarship. If you do not write a thank you note and fill out the required scholarship recipient profile, it is highly likely that you will be ineligible to receive future scholarships, and the College of Engineering reserves the right to revoke your scholarship.
- How do I receive the cash award of the scholarship?
If you are selected for a scholarship, the award amount will be deposited into your bursar account by the end of the awarding period for that semester. These funds will be applied to any outstanding balance you may have and the remaining award amount will be sent to you either by check or direct deposit.
- Who do I contact if I don’t receive my award amount?
If you haven’t received your award amount by the end of the awarding period (Fall, Oct 31; Spring, March 31) contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Alan M. Raymond Endowed Scholarship
- Baker Hughes Scholarship in Chemical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering General Scholarship
- Chevron Texaco Scholarship in Chemical Engineering
- CITGO Petroleum Scholarship in Chemical Engineering
- Clara & Frank R. Groves Sr. Engineering Scholarship
- Eugene R. Cox Scholarship
- Floyd S. Edmiston Jr. Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Gene Perdue Lowe Scholarship
- Gerard Family Undergraduate Scholarship
- Leo Broering Memorial Scholarship
- Lubrizol Scholarship
- Marathon Scholarship in Chemical Engineering
- O. Dewitt Duncan Jr. Endowed Scholarship
- Paul M. Horton Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
- Paul N. Howell Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- R. L. Hartman Memorial Scholarship
- Ram N. Bhatia Scholarship
- Ryan D. Fontenot Scholarship
- Walter G. Middleton Jr. Endowed Scholarship
- William E. McFatter Endowed Scholarship
Other Scholarships & Opportunities
- Diversity Scholarships (Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center)
- ASME - Materials and Energy Recovery (MER) Division Educational Support
- ACS Scholars Program - Scholarships for African American, Hispanic, and American Indian Chemical Science Students
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
- AfterCollege's Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship
- Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars Program
- Charles P. Lake - Rain for Rent Scholarship Program
- The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)
- NASA Internships & Fellowships
- Shell Scholarships
- Affordable Colleges' College Resources & Financial Aid for Hispanic Students