Scholarships for Freshmen

Entering freshmen apply for LSU and mass communication scholarships through the LSU admissions application online. When you complete your application and choose mass communication as a major, you will also complete an activities and awards section that becomes your scholarship application. The priority deadline for all scholarships (including mass communication scholarships) at LSU is December 15. The final deadline for all mass communication freshmen scholarships is early spring.

Luke S. Bashore Scholarship

Randy and Gail Bashore of Fork Union, Va. established a scholarship in memory of their son, Luke, an LSU Manship School junior, who died in an automobile accident in 2008. The four-year scholarship is for out-of state students interested in broadcast journalism or digital media communication. “Luke truly loved being a part of the Manship School,” said Gail Bashore, Luke’s mother. “He would be pleased to know that many students are going to benefit in the future from this scholarship.”

Albert and Virginia Bunch Memorial Scholarship

Established by Martha Bunch in memory of her parents, this scholarship is awarded each fall to a full-time freshman who plans to major in mass communication. The recipient must retain a 2.5/4.0 grade point average. The award is renewable for up to four years and is limited to earnings from the endowment. 

Katheryn Pate Callahan Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a full-time freshman enrolled in the Manship School. The recipient is selected annually and must have an interest in print journalism. Financial need is also a consideration.

Freeport-McMoran Minority Scholarships

Funded by Freeport-McMoran, these one-year scholarships of $1,250 per semester or $2,500 per year is awarded to incoming freshman who is recognized by federal guidelines as members of a minority group. These students must be mass communication majors with a commitment to a professional career in mass communication. 

Overton Scholarship

A four year scholarship for students majoring in print journalism.

Manship Scholars

Funded by members of the Manship family, the Manship Scholars program provides outstanding students who are majoring in mass communication with funds to cover tuition, some expenses, and most fees. To be eligible, students must have a superior scholastic record and an ACT composite score of at least 26. The scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters. Students must maintain a 3.33/4.0 LSU grade point average as a major in mass communication.