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Scholarships

The LSUS Alumni Association plays an active part in funding scholarships for LSUS students.

The Alumni Association Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship is fully funded. 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.

In October 2017 the new Alumni Association Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarship was approved. The application process for Graduate Students will be announced in the future.

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.

To date we have awarded 125 separate undergrad scholarships. Please see some of our recipients' comments below.

David A. Okuampa, graduated in Molecular and Cellular Biology in May of 2017 and said, "I'm honored to be a recipient of the LSUS Alumni Scholarship. Receiving this scholarship has motivated me to work harder and harder all the time in pursuit of my educational and career goals. Also, this is an exemplary means for me to give back to the community when I also become an Alumni. This scholarship has relieved me of so many educational hurdles. A big THANKS to all LSUS ALUMNI for such generous support. I truly appreciate it. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. I'm planning on going to medical school!"

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Kelsey Ellender graduated Cum Laude in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in molecular and cellular biology. Also a part of the Women's Soccer, Tennis & Cross Country teams, she said, "The Alumni Association Athletic Scholarship relieved some of the financial burden that accompanied moving away from home for college. This money allowed me to ultimately play sports without the stress of working full-time and taking out loans. Being chosen for this scholarship showed me the value of work ethic, and helped me form expectations for myself in light of future LSUS athletes. LSUS more than prepared me for the academic world, but being part of LSUS athletics shaped me into a better future professional. I am six months into the LSU Health Shreveport's Physician Assistant program and will graduate in August of 2018!"

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Michael Hammons graduated in December of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. He said, "The LSUS Alumni Scholarship meant that my hard work was not wasted, but was recognized. All the work I've done has been noticed by those who appreciate the idea of hard work and commitment to education, and they felt that I deserved this opportunity. The scholarship helped relieve some of the pressure of financial obligations. Being in college has had its times of expensive moments. However, the scholarship has paved the way for me to get through LSUS. My hope is to pursue the full-time career I aim to work in!"

Trang D. Hoang said, "I received the Alumni Association Scholarship in the fall of 2015. I was in my pre-student teaching semester so it couldn't have come at a better time. I needed to cut my work hours in order to place my focus on student teaching, and I was worried about what that could mean for me financially. The scholarship provided me with some assurance that I was going to be okay during this time period, and I could not be more grateful. I graduated May of 2016 with my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and certifications in English Second Language and Special Education. I am currently continuing my education through the LSUS Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Academically Gifted. I hope to begin teaching again in the next few months!"

Sierra Smith

Sierra Smith graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and has continued 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 Krohn

Amy Krohn graduated with honors in May 2013, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She has already joined the LSUS Alumni Association. Amy was a non-traditional student whose husband and daughter were also attending LSUS. She has another daughter who 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."