The LSUS Alumni Association plays an active part in funding scholarships for LSUS students.
The Alumni Association Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship is fully funded at more than $137,000. The interest earned on this principal provides four $1,000 scholarships annually to deserving juniors or seniors in each of the colleges or disciplines. Applications are available in the Dean's Offices.
The Alumni Association also raises funds for annual academic scholarships for members of LSUS sports teams. These scholarships are funded through the alumni golf tournament, the Pilots Golf Classic.
Two of the Association's 2012-13 scholarship winners, Sierra Smith and Amy Krohn, spoke at the Annual Meeting in May 2013.
Sierra is a senior science major. After graduating, she plans to continue her education in the LSU Health Shreveport occupational therapy program. Her participation in the LSUS Dual enrollment program at Benton High School and the encouragement of her instructor, who was obtaining his graduate degree from LSUS, were key motivators in her choice of LSUS. Although Sierra had full-tuition offers from several out-of-state colleges, she chose LSUS because of the great opportunities she expected to have here. "LSUS has given me the knowledge I need to further my life goals. I thank you all for giving me and others the opportunity to continue reaching our dreams by providing the Alumni Scholarship."
Amy graduated with Honors in May 2013, receiving a BS in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She has already joined the LSUS Alumni Association. Amy is a non-traditional student whose husband and daughter are also attending LSUS. Another daughter is applying to LSUS as well! Amy secured a full-time position shortly after graduation. Her future plans include gaining a master's degree in a psychology field and moving on with her Doctorate in Psychology! "The Alumni Scholarships helped bridge the gap between student loans and general living expenses as I completed my last two semesters before graduation."