Scholarship Information

LSU's office of Student Aid & Scholarships offers numerous opportunities for students seeking scholarship assistance. To learn more about scholarships and application deadlines, visit their website. A complete listing of scholarships awarded at LSU is available in the Financial Aid & Scholarship section of the LSU General Catalog.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application needed to apply for all federal and state aid programs. Indicate Louisiana State University (code#00201) in the school release section of the application. In most cases, you and your parents will need to complete this application. You can get the FAFSA from your high school guidance office or any college financial aid office. Use this form if you have never applied for aid. If you applied for aid in the previous year, you may receive the Federal Renewal Application, which should be updated and submitted instead of the FAFSA. 

The petroleum industry demonstrates its confidence in the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering and its need for top petroleum engineers by offering more than 40 undergraduate scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 per academic year. Scholarships are renewable for the spring semester provided the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average and maintains satisfactory progress toward a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering.

Learn about the scholarship process for upperclassmen.

Learn about the available scholarships for incoming freshmen.

Scholarship Opportunities:


The Joseph King McMahon Petroleum Scholarship

The Joseph King McMahon Petroleum Engineering Scholarship was established in 2006. The purpose of the scholarship is to aid students who are interested in pursuing the study of petroleum engineering. Students should demonstrate a willingness and ability to maintain a high level of academic achievement along with leadership and involvement within their college and the community. It is hoped that the recipient of this scholarship will someday be in a position to give back to the petroleum industry and encourage others to pursue this field. This is what Joseph King McMahon did during a lifetime in the petroleum industry.


Application closes March 1, 2016

Summer Research Opportunities:

ORNL Challenge Program for Undergraduates

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the first cohort of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Challenge participants in summer 2016! This innovative new internship program at ORNL invites undergraduate juniors and seniors to help develop their own unique method for solving a complex and challenging scientific research problem. The program is geared towards students who think outside of the box and are ready to put their problem solving skills to the test.

ORNL’s two grand research Challenges for 2016 focus on “Simulation and Design of Artificial Model Magnets” and “Distributed Energy Research – Powering Microgrids.” To apply for the ORNL Challenge Program, applicants must write a proposal that identifies possible solutions to one of these two research Challenges. If the student’s proposal is chosen as one of the top choices, the applicant will be offered a 10-week summer 2016 internship at ORNL, to implement their research solution. A competitive stipend ($650/week), furnished housing and utilities, travel assistance, and professional development activities, will be included as part of the internship.

Applicants must be junior or senior undergraduate students currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university. There are no citizenship requirements or GPA requirements to apply.

Find the full Challenge descriptions, the proposal template and the application link on our website: www.orau.org/ornlchallenge. For questions about the program, email Nicie Murphy, nicie.murphy@orau.org or ORNLedu@orau.org. Take advantage of the additional time, and submit your application!

Deadline for applications: February 19, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. 

The Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) Intermship

The Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has launched a new summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about advanced composites technologies to aid in the creation of low-cost and energy-efficient manufacturing. Summer 2016 IACMI internship participants will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and interact with scientists and engineers who are at the top of the advanced composites and manufacturing fields. Program participants will receive a weekly stipend ($600 for undergraduates, and $750 for graduate students) for the duration of the program, a housing allowance up to $175 weekly, and travel limited expenses to-and-from the internship site.

Interested applicants will have the opportunity to apply for internships at one of five IACMI partner locations:

 Program requires that applicants must:

 Application deadline: March 15th, 2016.

Program dates: June 6th – August 12th, 2016 (10 weeks)

 For more info on the program, visit the IACMI Internship website at www.orau.org/IACMI. If you have any questions about the program, contact Dr. Nicie Murphy at nicie.murphy@orau.org. 

West Virginia University

1. REU: Research in Chemistry

Applications are now open for the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded REU Site: Research in Chemistry at West Virginia University (Award # CHE-1559654). This REU Site provides participants (~10 participants per year) with ten-weeks of summer research experiences that are intellectually stimulating, have societal relevance, and improve participants’ research self-efficacy by rapidly moving participants from dependence to a relatively independent status. Site objectives are to:

REU Program Dates -  May 23-July 29, 2016

REU Site Location - The C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV 

REU participants must be/have:

Benefits -  Stipend of $5,000 ($500/week for 10-weeks), lodging, meal expenses, travel reimbursement to/from REU Site (limited to ~$250/participant) and comprehensive training to move participants toward intellectual and research independence. 

Application Deadline -  March 18, 2016.

2. REU: NanoSAFE

We offer a unique summer research experience for undergraduate students in science, engineering, or mathematics disciplines. The program is pending funded by the National Science Foundation Divisions of Materials Research and Chemistry (DMR-1004431) with recreational activities funded by WVU Research Corporation and the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. Our program runs May -July and takes place at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

Please visit our website for application instructions.

To be eligible for the 2016 Multifunctional-REU program, you must:

Participants will receive:

Application Deadline -  March 18, 2016.

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