Entering Freshman University Scholarships | LSU Financial Aid & Scholarships

Entering Freshman Scholarships

We value our students as more than just a test score, and we are committed to providing access to one of the nation's most valued degrees for all students. LSU is consistently ranked a Top Value by Kiplinger, Forbes, Money and SmartAsset.

Our holistic scholarship review process allows for a comprehensive evaluation of each applicant. Several factors are weighed in the scholarship awarding process, including, but not limited to: academic transcripts, standardized test scores, family background, achievements in and out of the classroom, letters of recommendation from an academic source, involvement, leadership, service, and demonstration of financial need. 

Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen, transfer students, Louisiana residents, and out-of-state residents. We are committed to being a smart investment in your educational journey, and as a result, scholarship dollar amounts have historically been adjusted and increased year over year.

The Common Application is used for both admissions and scholarship review, so all future students are encouraged to apply by the published deadlines.

Learn more about top merit-based scholarships.

$1 Billion

awarded in financial aid and scholarships each year


for improving students' socioeconomic status


of students receive scholarships or aid




Awards range in value from $500 per year to a full ride.  

  • Merit-Based Scholarships
  • Legacy Scholarships
  • Major-Specific Scholarships
  • Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Research Scholarships
  • Work Study Awards
  • Need-Based Awards
  • Federal Grants
  • Federal Loans

LSU is one of only a handful of universities in the nation to award the prestigious Stamps Scholarship.