Scholarships for Current Students

LSU’s College of Engineering offers more than 600 scholarship awards to its engineering, computer science, and construction management students. Scholarships for entering freshmen are limited, but as you advance in your academic career, you become eligible for more scholarships based on your GPA, major, and extracurricular activities.  The baseline criteria for CoE scholarships is full time enrollment in a CoE curriculum, a cumulative GPA of 2.0, no current scholastic warning or probation, no current SAA probation for academic misconduct, and, for previous CoE scholarship recipients, completion of stewardship activities. Many CoE scholarships have eligibility requirements above these baseline requirements, such as limiting to a specific degree program, state or parish residency, and higher minimum GPA, to name just a few.

New Scholarship Application and Award Software

LSU has launched new scholarship software that allows students to apply for LSU and College of Engineering scholarships in one place: https://lsu.academicworks.com/. Beginning with scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year, the college will follow LSU’s standard application and awarding timeline for most CoE scholarships.* Each year, students will apply for scholarships from October 1 – March 31 for the next academic year. Students selected for scholarships will typically be notified by June 1. Students who receive a CoE scholarship are required to complete stewardship activities (recipient questionnaire and donor(s) thank you note) to maintain scholarship eligibility.

The Scholarship Process

Students can access the scholarship software at https://lsu.academicworks.com/ and log in with their myLSU/PAWS password and ID. Students will be directed to complete the LSU and College of Engineering applications; when these are completed, the student may be directed to a list of other scholarships for which they may be eligible. Click on a scholarship’s name to see the criteria and apply for that scholarship, if eligible.

Scholarship News

The application period for 2021-2022 CoE scholarships running on the standard scholarship timeline closed on April 16, 2021.  CoE has some scholarships for which the application period is outside of the standard scholarship timeline.  Please see immediately below information on CoE scholarships that are currently open. Students can apply for open scholarships at https://lsu.academicworks.com/ by logging on with their myLSU/PAWS ID and password.  Please see “The Scholarship Process” above for detailed information.

The Halliburton Scholars Program

The Halliburton Scholars Program application for the 2021-2022 Halliburton Scholars Program is currently open.  The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 15, 2021. To be eligible to apply, a student must:

  • Be a sophomore, junior or senior at the start of the fall 2021 semester;
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the time of application;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Be pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Petroleum Engineering.

Students can complete an application at https://lsu.academicworks.com/. As part of the application, students will need to upload a current resume.  Please be aware that if you have not completed the LSU and CoE general scholarship applications, you will first be directed to that application before you are able to access the Halliburton scholarship application.

Chevron Energy Leaders Scholarship (CELS)

Chevron Energy Leaders Scholarship (CELS) application for the 2021-2022 Chevron Energy Leaders Scholarship is currently open. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 15, 2021. To be eligible a student must:

  • Be a sophomore, junior or a non-graduating senior at the start of the fall 2021 semester
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2
  • Be pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering
  • Be eligible to work in the United States

Recipients of this scholarship are required to participate in the Chevron Leadership Academy workshops held during the 2021-2022 academic year.  For additional details about this scholarship, please contact coescholarships@lsu.edu.  Students can access the application at https://lsu.academicworks.com/.  If you have not completed the LSU and CoE general scholarship applications, you will first be directed to these applications before you are able to access the CELS scholarship application. Upon completion of the CELS application, please email a current resume to coescholarships@lsu.edu.

*Additional Scholarship Information

Some CoE scholarships have their own application timelines based on how or when the scholarship may be awarded.  Listed below are some CoE scholarships that fall outside of the standard LSU/CoE application timeline. Estimated dates of application period are provided; these dates are subject to change.

  • Chevron Energy Leaders Scholarship – continuing student application period June/July, incoming freshman application period July/August, with the scholarship awarded in August for the upcoming academic year (i.e., beginning in the fall).
  • Halliburton Scholars Program – application period April/May or July/August, with the scholarship awarded in August to begin in the fall.
  • ExxonMobil Diversity Scholarship – when slots are available, application period typically July/August with the scholarship to begin in the fall.
  • S&B Engineering and Contractors Scholarship – application/award during the semester of attendance; Fall application period August, with the award and disbursement in October; Spring application period January, with the award and disbursement in March.
  • BASF Team Chemistry Scholarship – application period July/August, with the scholarship awarded and disbursed in September.
  • Donald W. Clayton Scholarship – application period spring, with the scholarship awarded and disbursed in April.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Below are listed scholarships offered by public, private, or nonprofit entities outside of the college and LSU. This information has been provided by the organization funding the scholarship. Please click on the organization or scholarship name below for deadlines, specific requirements, and access to the application (links active for open scholarships only). The college is not involved in the review of applicants, selection of recipients, or the administration of the external scholarships listed below, but provides this information as a service to College of Engineering students.

The Bengal Group Scholarship – Awarded to students with a commitment to LSU and Louisiana, on the basis of financial need and achievement, with a commitment to help students who may not be able to finish school without outside financial assistance. Application process will re-open in Spring 2020.

The Eugene C. Figg Jr. Civil Engineering Scholarship - Open to students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall 2020 semester and majoring in civil engineering with a focus on bridges. Student must be in good standing, and a member of the student American Society of Civil Engineers. The amount of the award varies by year. Application process will re-open in fall 2019.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship (2019 - 2020) - SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science in the United States. In 2018, SWE disbursed approximately 238 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $830,000. Application process will re-open in December 2019.

AISES Chevron Scholarship (2019 - 2020) – Open to American Indian, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples of North America who are students in higher education. Scholarships are for $5,000 per academic year. Continuing scholarships may be awarded but students must re-apply annually. Application process will re-open in Spring 2020.

GMiS Scholarship (2019 - 2020) – Chevron is partnering with Great Minds in STEM to provide scholarships for high-achieving students of Hispanic origin and/or those who can demonstrate significant leadership or service in the Hispanic community. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math. Application process will re-open in Spring 2020.

Gene and Betty Van Norman Scholarship - Open to sophomores enrolled full-time in any College of Engineering curriculum. Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Award is $12,500/year and may be renewed for two additional years. Application dates will be announced.

Concrete & Aggregates Association of Louisiana Scholarship - Open to full-time sophomores, juniors, or seniors majoring in construction management or civil engineering. The award is $1,000. Application process will re-open in late fall 2019.

Western Dredging Association - Gulf Coast 2019 Student Scholarship Award - Open to students currently enrolled full-time in a science or engineering degree program who have an interest in dredging. Applicants must be a student member of WEDA to apply ($25/year) for the scholarship. Award is $2500, and the deadline to apply is September 30, 2019

LSU Nuclear Regulatory Commission Scholarship - Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled full-time, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a declared minor in Nuclear Power Engineering. Award is $10,000/year and may be renewed for one additional year. Application period will be September 1 - September 15, 2019.

Louisiana Engineering Foundation - LEF currently administers twenty-nine scholarships; open to full-time students pursuing an engineering degree at a college in Louisiana; criteria vary by scholarship. Application period will be open October 1 - December 16, 2019.

William A. Wintz, Jr. Memorial Scholarship - Sponsored by the Louisiana Engineering Society-Baton Rouge Chapter, this scholarship is open to junior or senior engineering students who are active in professional societies and the community, and who demonstrate character representative of a professional engineer.  Application process will re-open in early January, 2020.

The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Gulf Coast Chapter Scholarship - open to students enrolled full-time in the Construction Management degree program, who have completed a minimum of one year of academic studies and have at least one full year of studies remaining at the time of application.  Application process will re-open in April 2020.

Available Scholarships:

Please select your department. 

College of Engineering General Scholarships

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Scholarships

Chemical Engineering Scholarships

Civil and Environmental Engineering Scholarships

Construction Management Scholarships

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Scholarships

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Scholarships

Petroleum Engineering Scholarships


College of Engineering General Scholarships

  • American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Scholarship 
  • Baker Hughes Endowed Scholarship 
  • BASF Academic Excellence Award 
  • BASF Team Chemistry Scholarship 
  • BP Engineering Scholarship Fund 
  • BP Minority Engineering Scholarship 
  • BP Scholarship for Energy in Engineering 
  • BP Scholarship for Energy in Engineering #2 
  • Carl J. Streva Engineering Scholarship 
  • Chevron Graduate Assistantship Supplement Award Scholarship 
  • College of Engineering Alumni Scholarship 
  • College of Engineering General Scholarship 
  • David S. and Martha L. Bunnell Scholarship 
  • Donald J. Waguespack Scholarship 
  • Donald W. Clayton Engineering Excellence Scholarship 
  • Earl and Maryanne Evans Scholarship for Engineering Excellence 
  • Engineering Student Crisis Fund 
  • ExxonMobil Diversity Scholarship 
  • Frank H. Walk Scholarship 
  • Gail Robinson Wilbur Scholarship 
  • Gene and Betty Van Norman Scholarship 
  • Gene and Sylvia Duke Family Scholarship 
  • Henry G. Abbott Scholarship 
  • Hermann Schluter Family Scholarship 
  • Houston-LSU Engineering Scholarship 
  • Jesse Coates Memorial Scholarship 
  • Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation Scholarship 
  • Leonel E. Tustison and Helen L. Tustison Scholarship 
  • Louisiana Asphalt Technology Scholarship 
  • LyondellBasell Industries Scholarship 
  • Mable and Boykin W. Pegues Scholarship 
  • Marathon Engineering Diversity Graduate Fellowship 
  • Marathon Engineering Diversity Scholarship 
  • Marathon Minority Engineering Scholarship 
  • Marathon Oil Undergraduate Minority Scholarship 
  • Michael G. Glassell Memorial Scholarship 
  • Minority Engineering Book Stipend 
  • NACME Scholarship 
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Scholarship 
  • Patrick F. Taylor Scholarship in Engineering 
  • Ralph R. Sinno Civil and Petroleum Engineering Scholarship 
  • Raytheon Company Scholarship 
  • Ronald E. and Cecilia M. Rinard Scholarship 
  • Routh Family Scholarship 
  • S&B Engineers Brookshire Scholarship in Engineering 
  • Scholarship for MEP Students in Chemical Engineering 
  • Shaw Group Scholarship 
  • Shell Engineering Ambassador Scholarship 
  • Society for Women in Engineering 
  • Thomas H. Hopkins Scholarship 
  • TOTAL USA Scholarship 
  • Turner Industries, LTD. Scholarship 
  • William E. McFatter Endowed Scholarship 
  • Willow Johnston Memorial Scholarship

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Scholarships

  • Carl H. and Christie Thomas Family Scholarship 
  • Harold Barr Memorial Scholarship 
  • Mansel M. Mayeux Memorial Scholarship 
  • Richard L. Bengtson Endowed Scholarship 
  • Wiley Poole Memorial Scholarship

Chemical Engineering Scholarships

  • Alan M. Raymond Endowed Scholarship 
  • Baker Hughes Scholarship in Chemical Engineering 
  • Candace Chun Memorial Graduate Student Support 
  • Celanese Chemistry Chemical Engineering Scholarship 
  • 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 
  • Gautreaux Chemical Engineering Award 
  • Gene Perdue Lowe Scholarship 
  • Gerard Family Undergraduate Scholarship 
  • Gordon A. and Mary Cain Fellowship 
  • John J. Seip Memorial Scholarship 
  • Leo Broering Memorial Scholarship 
  • Leo C. Comeaux Chemical Chemical Engineering 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 
  • Walter G. Middleton, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Civil and Environmental Engineering Scholarships

  • W. Noland, Jr. Endowed Scholarship 
  • Baton Rouge Water Company Scholarship 
  • Carter Brown Book Fund 
  • Chevron Texaco Scholarship in Civil Engineering 
  • Civil Engineering General Scholarship 
  • Coast Builders Coalition Scholarship 
  • Dr. Yalcin B. Acar Memorial Scholarship 
  • Environmental Technical Sales, Inc. Scholarship 
  • Erin Krielow Lahr Memorial Scholarship 
  • Frank J. Germano Memorial Scholarship 
  • Frank Mineo Scholarship 
  • James A. Nugent, Jr. Scholarship 
  • Joseph W. Carmena, Sr. Memorial Scholarship 
  • L. Ralph ('49) and Jacqueline L. Dartez Scholarship 
  • McDermott Scholarship 
  • Michael A. Clause Memorial Scholarship 
  • Ray Kazmann Memorial Scholarship 
  • Robert E. Watson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship 
  • Stanley M. and Hilma R. Cothren Scholarship 
  • Uniroyal Chemical Environmental Engineering Scholarship 
  • William F. Crawford Memorial Scholarship

Construction Management Scholarships

  • Associated General Contractors of Louisiana Scholarship 
  • Cajun Industries Award for Diversity in Construction Management 
  • Construction Industry Advisory Council of Lafayette Scholarship 
  • Construction Management Alumni Chapter Scholarship 
  • Construction Management General Scholarship 
  • Floyd W. Womack, Sr. Scholarship 
  • Home Builders Scholarship 
  • John Demarsche Memorial Scholarship 
  • Pile Driving Contractors Association Gulf Coast Chapter Scholarship 
  • Robert B. "Buddy" Tudor Scholarship

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Scholarships

Computer Science

  • Adrian Virginia Lazarus Memorial Scholarship 
  • Andrea Kay Martin Memorial Scholarship 
  • Chevron Texaco Scholarship in Computer Science 
  • Computer Science General Scholarship 
  • Dr. Steven Seiden Memorial Scholarship 
  • S.S. Iyengar Family Scholarship
Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Alden J. and Barbara S. Chauvin Scholarship 
  • Baker Hughes Scholarship in Electrical Engineering 
  • Clint Ourso and Jennifer Romine Scholarship 
  • Dr. Jorge L. Arvena Memorial Scholarship 
  • ECE Doctoral Student Support 
  • ECE General Scholarship 
  • George Reymond Scholarship 
  • Inez and Tom Shockley Scholarship 
  • Jayanti & Suresh Rai Fellowship 
  • Les and Dot Broussard Scholarship
  • Ocmand-Welshons Family Scholarship  
  • Robert G. Flory Scholarship 
  • William H. and Tanya B. Ditto Memorial to Michael B. Voorhies, Marion B. Reed, and Ambrose K. Ramsey Engineering Scholarship

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Scholarships

  • Adler Memorial Scholarship 
  • Albert P. Levy Scholarship 
  • Baker Hughes Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Bill and Joanne Ziegler Energy Scholarship 
  • Chevron Texaco Scholarship in Industrial Engineering 
  • Chevron Texaco Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering 
  • CITGO Petroleum Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Dupont Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Industrial Engineering General Scholarship Fund 
  • Industrial Engineering Sustaining Scholarship 
  • Industrial Technology Club Scholarship 
  • Jack Rettig Scholarship for Academic Excellence 
  • Jack Rettig Scholarship for Academic Excellence 
  • Jack Rettig Scholarship for Academic Excellence 
  • James D. Sturgis Scholarship 
  • Karl German Memorial Scholarship 
  • Louise W. Kinney Scholarship 
  • LSU Scholarship Education Program in Nuclear Power Engineering
  • Marathon Mechanical Engineering Scholarship 
  • Marathon Oil Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering Alumni Scholarship 
  • Mechanical Engineering General Scholarship 
  • Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Support 
  • Tony & Natalie Harper Global Engineering Award #3 
  • Baker Hughes Scholarship in Industrial Engineering

Petroleum Engineering Scholarships

  • Alden J. "Doc" Laborde Scholarship 
  • Amerada Hess Foundation Scholarship 
  • American Association of Drilling Engineers Endowed Scholarship 
  • Amy and Zeke Zeringue Endowed Scholarship 
  • Andrew J. Shoup, Jr. Endowed Scholarship 
  • API Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering 
  • B.C. Craft Scholarship 
  • Baker Hughes Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering 
  • Bill Hise Endowed Scholarship 
  • Bill Holden/NACME Scholarship 
  • Blakely J. & Archie R. Thompson Endowed Scholarship 
  • BP America Endowed Scholarship 
  • BP Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering 
  • Charles M. & Joanne M. Carraway Scholarship 
  • Chevron Texaco Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering 
  • Class of Late 1970's Alumni Scholarship 
  • ConocoPhillips PetE Scholarship 
  • Craft & Hawkins Endowed Scholarship 
  • David Kamolsiri Memorial Scholarship 
  • Devon Energy Corporation Engineering Scholarship 
  • Don Ray George College of Engineering President's Scholarship 
  • Emmett C. Wells, Jr. Scholarship 
  • Francis Falcon Family Scholarship 
  • Geology and Petroleum Field Camp Scholarship 
  • Hawkins and Holden Achievement Award 
  • Henry A. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship 
  • Henry and Nordine Arnaud Scholarship 
  • Henry Markham Krause, Sr. Scholarship 
  • Jimmy Stone Graduate Fellowship in Engineering Excellence 
  • Joe and Kim Reid Scholarship 
  • John B. Brock III Endowed Scholarship 
  • LSU-Houston Petro-Tigers Endowed Scholarship 
  • Marathon Oil Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering 
  • Montez Juneau Endowed Scholarship 
  • Murphy J. Hebert Family Scholarship 
  • Newfield Explorational Company Scholarship 
  • Oscar K. and Sue Kimbler Memorial Scholarship 
  • Petroleum Engineering Alumni Scholarship 
  • Petroleum Engineering General Graduate Student Scholarship 
  • Petroleum Engineering General Scholarship 
  • Petroleum Engineering Industry Textbook Scholarship 
  • Petroleum Engineering Student Paper Competition Scholarship 
  • Return-to-Learn Scholarship 
  • Richard O'Shields Engineering Scholarship 
  • Robert G. Bryan Scholarship 
  • Schlumberger Endowed Scholarship 
  • SPE Delta Section Scholarship in Petro Engineering
  • SPE Evangeline Scholarship in Petro Engineering
  • SPE South Louisiana Section Scholarship 
  • Stokes & Spiehler Endowed Scholarship 
  • Ted Bourgoyne Endowed Scholarship 
  • Tracy W. Khron Family Scholarship 
  • Unocal Foundation Scholarship 
  • W&T Offshore, Inc. Endowed Scholarship 
  • William Flores, Jr. Family Scholarship 
  • Zaki Bassiouni Endowed Scholarship