LSU's Office of Student Aid & Scholarships offers numerous opportunities for students seeking scholarship assistance. 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 2018 SPE Delta Scholarship Program

SPE Delta is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in the oil and gas industry.  The program has a focus on the Louisiana region along with nearby Mississippi and Florida schools.  Detailed applicant criteria and submission instructions are included in the application form.  Download application here.  

If there are any questions, please fee free to contact the SPE Delta Scholarship Chair, Ryan Smith, of

Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship

SPE is offering the “The Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship” program to petroleum engineering students. The scholarship will be given to an outstanding student who plans to enter a university and pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering. The scholarship aims to cover the financial expenses of a student planning to enroll in petroleum engineering.

Award Amount: $5000 per year for up to four years of university study.
Deadline: April 15, 2018


To be eligible for the scholarship you must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must intend to enroll in petroleum engineering in a recognized university program according to your country or region, leading to an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering
  • Must become an SPE member once eligible
  • Comply with sanction policy of SPF
  • Complete the electronic application submission process

If awarded, each semester, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a petroleum engineering class by the beginning of the second year of university
  • Remain in petroleum engineering degree program
  • Maintain at least 2/3 of a full academic load
  • Have and maintain a satisfactory average of scores/marks for the current semester and cumulative total

To Apply:

  • Submit the online application form by noon CDT (UTC-5) on 15 April.
  • You must submit at least one recommendation and documentation for entry exams (if applicable).

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

2018 Joseph King McMahon Petroleum Scholarship application