Summer Scholars

2021 LSU Summer Scholars Program Update:

Currently, Louisiana State University has not completely returned to in-person operations due to COVID-19. Although LSU is preparing for the majority of campus to return to in-person operations for the fall 2021 semester, the 2021 Summer Sessions and Summer Intersession are scheduled to occur in an online format. We revisited our 2021 Summer Scholars Program planning efforts to consider a virtual format, but realized a virtual format would not capture the essence of the program. What makes Summer Scholars so extraordinary are the lifelong relationships and lifetime memories made though in-person workshops, attending classes together, social and cultural activities and living on campus for the first time.  

Therefore, it is with great regret that University College has made the difficult decision to place the program on hiatus for 2021. 

This decision was not made lightly. We consulted with our leadership, Summer Scholars Alumni, and other campus programs before finalizing our decision. The Summer Scholars Program has earned a reputation of excellence for its commitment to the intellectual development of its students since its inception in 1991. “Once a Scholar, ALWAYS a scholar” is a statement Summer Scholars Alumni embrace and it pains us to know that we will not be able to welcome a 2021 class of Summer Scholars participants into this rich legacy. 

Should LSU make adjustments regarding in-person summer classes and campus housing, we will provide an update on our website to indicate if we begin accepting applications for this year. 

Kindest regards,

Ashley Granger, LCSW-BACS
University College Center for Freshman Year
Louisiana State University 
150 Allen Hall, Baton Rouge, LA  70803
office 225-578-7465 | fax 225-578-5762

2020 Nona Mack-Haynes Scholarship Recipient 

Desiree Perkins

“Summer Scholars helps students pursue their dream of Desiree Perkins is a 2018 SSP alum from Ferriday, Louisiana and majoring in English and Sociology. Desiree is a President’s Millennial Scholar and a McNair Scholar. 
LSU Cares


Students selected to participate in the Summer Scholars Program must:
  • Be a member of an under-represented 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.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Be admitted to LSU for the Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 semester terms as a first-year freshman
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA
  • Must have a minimum 24 ACT score or equivalent  SAT score
  • Be available to attend the Summer Scholars Program for the entire nine-week summer session.
  • Be available to attend ALL classes during the LSU Summer term.
  • Plan to continue enrollment and graduate from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
View more information about applying.