Top Merit-Based Scholarships

Since 2012, LSU has been a proud partner of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, which provides merit scholarships to the brightest and most outstanding undergraduate freshmen admitted to Louisiana State University. This elite award offers a full cost of attendance for four years, as well as an unprecedented level of funding for enrichment experiences. Stamps Scholars are directed to resources that will help cultivate each scholar's intellectual distinction, initiative, and commitment to service, leadership, global knowledge, and career exploration.

Prospective freshmen, with a strong record of high academic achievement, leadership, and service, are nominated for consideration through the admissions process. Prospective students must complete their application to the university through the Common Application, and submit all required documentation by the scholarship priority deadline, December 15, to be considered. The Office of Enrollment Management, in consultation with the Ogden Honors College, considers completed applications and selects students to advance to the scholarship competition. Please see the calendar below for more details.

Scholarship Calendar

Date Event Details
December 15 Application Deadline This is the scholarship priority deadline for LSU. You must submit a completed application to the university through the Common Application by this date to be considered for the Stamps Scholars and President's Alumni Scholars Programs.
Late December Status Update Students who are selected as semifinalists will be notified and will be asked to submit an essay and resume.
Late January Finalists Invited Semifinalists' essays and resumes will be reviewed, and finalists will be selected and invited to attend Scholars Weekend, where they will participate in an in-person interview.
March 6-7, 2020 Scholars Weekend Activities Scholars weekend activities and interviews will be held on LSU's campus on Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 2020. In keeping with best practices of the nation's most prestigious scholarship programs, we regret that no interviews will be scheduled on alternate dates, and participants must attend all activities for the weekend. 

 

Stamps Scholarship recipients will receive the following:

  • Full cost of attendance for four years (covers tuition, fees, room & board, books, supplies, etc.)
    • Louisiana resident value: approx. $33,000 per year
    • Non-Louisiana resident value: approx. $50,000 per year
  • A potential $14,000 for enrichment experiences
  • The opportunity to earn up to an additional $1,550 per year by participating in the President's Future Leaders in Research Program
  • A one-time use $1100 laptop stipend

The President's Alumni Scholars Award recipients will receive the following:

  • Full cost of attendance for four years (covers tuition, fees, room & board, books, supplies, etc.)
    • Louisiana resident value: approx. $33,000 per year
    • Non-Louisiana resident value: approx. $50,000 per year
  • $2,000 study abroad stipend
  • The opportunity to earn up to an additional $1,550 per year by participating in the President's Future Leaders in Research Program