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School of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarships

The following scholarships may be available for the Spring 2019 semester:  The Deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, 2019. To verify the availability of a particular scholarship and to apply, click on the following link:  https://lsus.academicworks.com/ 

H.F. Sockrider, Jr. Pre-Law Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must have earned a total of at least 60 semester hours with an overall GPA of 3.2.
  • The recipient must take LSAT and plan to go to law school. Will complete Law Office Internship and/or Supreme Court Internship, or Supreme Court Historical Society Internship.
  • The recipient must take POLI 211, POLI 411, BLAW 332 and CJ 453.
  • Amount to be awarded: $250 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Allena J. Longfellow Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a graduate student in the M.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences Program with a graduate GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • The recipient must be fully admitted to the M.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences Program.
  • The recipient must have completed at least one core course and demonstrated service to the community, university or MLA.
  • Amount to be awarded: $500 annually, each spring semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Walter O. Bigby Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must be majoring in English or History, and must have earned a total of at least 30 semester hours but fewer than 90 with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and an LSUS GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Financial need may also be considered.
  • The recipient must enroll in both the fall and spring semesters and must complete at least 15 hours.
  • Amount to be awarded: $500 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

John and Joanna Magale Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must be age 25 or younger, not eligible for TOPS, and enrolled in a program in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • The recipient must complete at least six credit hours each semester and maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Amount to be awarded: $500 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

LSU-S Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must be enrolled full-time in a program in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and must have earned a total of at least 60 semester hours with a GPA of 2.5.
  • Consideration will be given to academic performance, financial need, and extra curricular activities.
  • The recipient must not be receiving any other type of grant or scholarship regardless of funding source.
  • Amount to be awarded: $500 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Milton Finley Scholarship for Excellence in History & Social Sciences

  • The recipient must be a full-time student majoring in History, Criminal Justice, or Sociology seeking first undergraduate degree.
  • The recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Amount to be awarded: $350 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Eric Brock Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full-time student with at least 60 credit hours majoring in History, Sociology, or Criminal Justice, with a 3.0 GPA.
  • All applicants must submit a scholarly research paper to Dr. Gary Joiner.
  • Amount to be awarded: $300 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Cory Katherine Hiers MLA Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a fully-admitted student in the M.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences Program with a graduate GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • The recipient must have completed one core course.
  • Amount to be awarded: $200 per year (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Rodney Spigener Endowed Scholarship

  • The recipient must have a demonstrated interest in attending law school.
  • The recipient must take POLI 211, POLI 411, and CJ 453.
  • The recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Amount to be awarded: $250 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Dept. of Communications Academic Award Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a declared Communications Major, and must have completed graduation plan.
  • No grade below "C" on all communications/mass communications courses and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • The recipient must reapply for scholarship each semester to qualify. Academic Advisor must be a member of the Dept. of Communications Faculty.
  • Amount to be awarded: $100 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Dr. Norman A. Dolch Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full-time student and a member of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance with online profile at Nonprofit Leadership Alliance in Kansas City, MO.
  • The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and a record of volunteer service.
  • The recipient must write three essays to questions provided (contact Stacey Hargis for essay questions). New applications are required each semester.
  • Amount to be awarded: $250 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Dr. Bernadette Jones Palombo Memorial Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full time student with at least 60 credit hours, seeking a degree in Criminal Justice and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • The recipient must also present a publishable paper on an historical topic in order to receive the scholarship.
  • Amount to be awarded: $250 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

American Studies Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full time student.
  • The recipient must show a need for assistance in attending the Washington Semester.
  • Amount to be awarded: $1,000 per summer semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

LSUS Washington Semester Program Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a full time student.
  • The recipient must attend the Washington Semester.
  • Amount to be awarded: $1,000 per summer semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Zeak Buckner Writing Scholarship

  • The recipient must be an undergraduate Humanities or Social Sciences Major.
  • Must submit an eight page or more paper written during the current academic year (year prior to the award) that showcases his/her scholarly or creative writing.
  • The written paper must be unpublished and the student's original work.
  • Amount to be awarded: $200 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Byrd / Fitzgerald Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a graduate of Byrd High School pursuing a degree in English or English Education and has a special interest in writing.
  • The recipient must be an entering freshman and a full-time student.
  • Amount to be awarded: $300 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Evelyn Herring English Club Scholarship

  • The recipient must be a member of the English Club and demonstrate active club participation.
  • The recipient must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Amount to be awarded: $250 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

MS in Nonprofit Scholarship

  • The recipient must be enrolled in six credit hours of Nonprofit Administration courses.
  • The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Amount to be awarded: $250 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

H. J. Sachs Scholarship

  • The recipient must be an English or English Education Major.
  • Consideration will be given to academic performance, academic area, and financial need.
  • Amount to be awarded: $300 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Shreveport Historic Perservation Society

  • The recipient must be a History Major and in good standing with the University.
  • The recipient must research an approved topic on Shreveport Downtown Neighborhoods and prepare a conference quality project on said topic.
  • The recipient must be prepared to present project to the Shreveport Historical Preservation Society.
  • Amount to be awarded: $250 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)

Simons-Lincove Scholarship

  • The recipient must have earned at least 60 hours, and have completed 6 credit hours of foreign language.
  • The recipient must have an overall GPA of 3.25.
  • Amount to be awarded: $750 per semester (may be increased or decreased depending on available funds)
 
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