Scholarships for College of Science Majors
Majors in the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology and Geophysics, Physics and Astronomy or Mathematics.

SOARS Scholars Receive

  • Up to $10,000 scholarship/year with annual renewals possible
  • 1:1 mentoring by LSU science/math faculty and advisors
  • Career coaching
  • Personal and professional development
  • Preparation for research opportunities


  • Junior or Senior
  • Demonstrated financial need (Pell or Pelican Promise eligible)
  • Enrolled full time
  • Majoring in a degree program within the College of Science (Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics)
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Note: SOARS is not accepting applications at this time.

Meet the SOARS Scholars

Name Area of Study
Abbie Bui Biological Sciences
Alexandra Ball Biological Sciences
Cory Riley Mathematics - Mathematical Statistics
Dykia Williams Biological Sciences
Dylan Jones Biochemistry
Elena Dilworth Biological Sciences - Marine Biology
Erica Clement Mathematics - Secondary Education
Jayden Turner Mathematics - Actuarial Science
Jelani Smith Biological Sciences
Lauren Rogers Biological Sciences
Liam Lopez Mathematics - Mathematical Statistics
Mackenzie Weeks Biological Sciences
Madison Ferguson Biochemistry
Nathaniel Wrobel Physics - Astronomy; Mechanical Engineering
Nena Nguyen Biochemistry
Reem Qayssar Biological Sciences
Ria Salway Biological Sciences - Marine Biology
Ryan Brown Physics - Astronomy
Thao Nguyen Mathematics
Toby Mosher Biochemistry; Microbiology
Zoe Mixon Mathematics - Mathematical Statistics


For further information, please contact Valerie Stampley at