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President's Alumni Scholarship

Top Merit-Based Scholarship

***The scholarship competition for the 2021-2022 academic year is closed.  The competition for the 2022-2023 academic year will open in August 2022.

The President’s Alumni Scholarship, one of the top merit-based scholarships on campus, is funded through the LSU Alumni Association from an endowment made in memory of Ola and Ruth Cain by Gordon A. Cain and Mary H. Cain.


Prospective freshmen, with a strong record of high academic achievement, leadership, and service, are nominated for consideration through the admissions process. Prospective students must apply to the university through the Common Application by the scholarship priority deadline, December 15, to be considered. The Office of Enrollment Management, in consultation with the Ogden Honors College, considers applications and selects students to advance to the scholarship competition.


This award includes:

  • Full cost of attendance for four years (covers tuition, fees, room & board, books, supplies, etc.)
    • Louisiana resident value: approx. $33,000 per year
    • Non-Louisiana resident value: approx. $50,000 per year
  • $2,000 study abroad stipend
  • The opportunity to earn up to an additional $1,550 per year by participating in the President's Future Leaders in Research Program 


To retain the award from year to year, students must remain in good standing with the Honors College and satisfactory progress toward College Honors is required.


December 15, 2022


Dr. Garrett Fontenot

Manager of Fellowship Advising and Honorific Scholarships

Office: (225)-578-4170


Phil Verpil

Associate Director of Academic Services/Admission/Records Admissions and Student Aid 

Office: (225)-578-3103