LSU's office of Student Aid & Scholarships offers numerous opportunities for students seeking scholarship assistance. To learn more about scholarships and application deadlines, visit their website. A complete listing of scholarships awarded at LSU is available in the Financial Aid & Scholarship section of the LSU General Catalog.

 The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application needed to apply for all federal and state aid programs. Indicate Louisiana State University (code#00201) in the school release section of the application. In most cases, you and your parents will need to complete this application. You can get the FAFSA from your high school guidance office or any college financial aid office. Use this form if you have never applied for aid. If you applied for aid in the previous year, you may receive the Federal Renewal Application, which should be updated and submitted instead of the FAFSA. 

The petroleum industry demonstrates its confidence in the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering and its need for top petroleum engineers by offering more than 40 undergraduate scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 per academic year. Scholarships are renewable for the spring semester provided the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average and maintains satisfactory progress toward a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering.

Learn about the scholarship process for upperclassmen.

Learn about the available scholarships for incoming freshmen.

Scholarship Opportunities   

The Joseph King McMahon Petroleum Scholarship

The Joseph King McMahon Petroleum Engineering Scholarship was established in 2006. The purpose of the scholarship is to aid students who are interested in pursuing the study of petroleum engineering. Students should demonstrate a willingness and ability to maintain a high level of academic achievement along with leadership and involvement within their college and the community. It is hoped that the recipient of this scholarship will someday be in a position to give back to the petroleum industry and encourage others to pursue this field. This is what Joseph King McMahon did during a lifetime in the petroleum industry.


  1. Must be a U. S. citizen.
  2. Must be majoring in Petroleum engineering (declared major).
  3. Must be an overall GPA of 3.0 or better (current transcript required).
  4. Must be classified as a sophomore or higher when completing application.  The scholarship shall be used only for an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering.
  5. Must be enrolled as a full time student for the duration of the scholarship.
  6. Must demonstrate leadership abilities and involvement in student and community organizations.
  7. Must submit application with requested attachments by March 1, 2018

SPE Delta Scholarship Program