Application Information 


The Application will open Friday, January 7, 2022. The application must be submitted online via a customized LSU Summer Scholars Program Application link. There, you can start, stop, and finish the application at any time using your login and password before the May1, 2022 deadline. The application consists of the following: 

2022 LSU Summer Scholars Application

  • Personal General Information
  • Two recommender evaluations; at least one must be high school representative
  • Academic Information and Leadership experience, including an uploaded PDF copy of your official high school transcript, any dual-enrollment transcripts, and a résumé.
  • A Personal Statement and Essay Portion Section

Program Eligibility

Students selected to participate in the Summer Scholars Program must:

  • Be a member of historically underrepresented minority group:
    • African American
    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Asian American
    • Native American / Alaskan Native
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
    • Two or more races, when one or more are from the preceding racial and ethnic categories in this list
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Be admitted to LSU for the Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 semester terms as a first-year freshman
  • Have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA
  • Have a competitive ACT score or SAT score **Non-test applicants are welcome to apply**
  • Be available to attend the Summer Scholars Program for the entire seven-week summer session: June 27 – August 9, 2022
  • Be available to attend ALL classes during the LSU Summer Session C term: July 6 – August 8, 2022
  • Plan to continue enrollment and graduate from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
  • Demonstrate exceptional academic ability and achievement, having a 24 or higher composite score on the ACT (or SAT equivalent) and a 3.0 or above cumulative unweighted GPA

The Scholarship

Summer Scholar Program participants will be awarded a summer only scholarship that will cover tuition, housing, and a meal plan. Students will also participate in cultural enrichment experiences and celebrate summer accomplishments at a closing ceremony.

Program participants may be required to cover some LSU fees and additional expenses such as parking, books, and other incidental charges.

The Summer Scholar Scholarship includes the following:

  • Tuition for 6 hour credit courses ($1,844.80)
  • Required Tuition Fees ($309.20)
  • Operational Fee ($36)
  • Nonresident Fee for Out of State Students ($4,104)
  • Housing in a Residential Hall for Summer Session C Term ($1,527.60)
  • Summer Meal Plan from July 5 – August 8, 2022 

The following fees are the responsibility of the participant:

LSU Summer Orientation Fee ($160)

**Bengal Bound Orientation is required for ALL incoming freshmen. Students who paid the Fall Bengal Bound Orientation Fee will NOT be additional charged the Summer Bengal Bound Orientation Fee. Your payment will be credited to the Summer Bengal Bound Orientation Fee. 

  • Academic Excellence Fee ($123)
  • Student Excellence Fee ($419)
  • Building Use Fee ($24)
  • Technology Fee ($30)
  • Textbooks/Materials/Class Fee (Average $300 for 2 classes)
  • Summer Campus Parking –only if parking vehicle on campus ($80)
  • Meals prior to July 5 and above what SSP provides

Note: The LSU Board of Supervisors may modify above fees without advanced notice. To view the most updated tuition and fee schedule, please click on this link to view the LSU Budget and Planning Fee Schedules.