Each LSU Family Council member is asked to serve on one of three committees:
Emergency Support Fund Committee
The Student Emergency Support Fund benefits students in need of support for emergency situations. The fund has helped
students who have experienced total loss due to fires, tragic/unexpected death of
a parent/family member, and sudden loss of employment. LSU Family Council members
serving on this Committee review Emergency Support Fund applications and provide a
recommendation on funding to Student Affairs staff via email within 24 hours.
Family Association Scholarship Committee
Since 2010, the LSU Family Association has awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships
to students of Family Association members. The Family Scholarship Fund helps alleviates financial burdens on students with a $1,000 scholarship funded by
the annual LSU Foundation Phone Campaign as well as through individual donations.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievement, involvement, and
leadership and/or service in the LSU community. LSU Family Council members serving
on this Committee participate in the (second round) selection process by reviewing
applicant responses to two short essay questions and resumes and submitting scores
and recommendations to Student Affairs staff via email.
Every year, the LSU Family Council provides up to $10,000 total to be awarded to up
to three LSU departments, programs, or initiatives. Members of the Grant Committee
review the first round of applications and choose three finalists to present at the
Spring Family Council Meeting. The final three can be awarded up to $5,000 in support
of their department or program. Grants are funded by the LSU Family Council Fund.