Scholarship Policy and Award Guidelines

  • To be considered for most scholarships as a CURRENT student, you must have earned at least 26 LSSU credits, but not attempted more than 124 (including transfer credits) prior to the semester.
  • New student eligibility review will include high school GPA, ACT/SAT scores and prior college cumulative GPA.
  • Unless otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for all scholarships.
  • Full-time enrollment (12 or more credits at LSSU per semester) is required for most scholarships. Exception: Students at LSSU Regional Centers that meet consortium agreement requirements, if enrolled at least half-time (6+ credits) at LSSU, may use a semester of eligibility at a prorated amount.
  • New scholarships may upgrade or replace a current LSSU awards. Determination will be made on a case-by-case basis situation.
  • LSSU policy prohibits the award of LSSU scholarship funds beyond the cost of tuition.
  • Scholarships and other institutional funds provided as grants or scholarships or stipends for campus R&B students, will not exceed the basic rate cost of housing and board.  This includes RA Grant, LSSU Supplemental Grant, the LSSU Housing Grant and all room and board components of Board of Trustees scholarships.
  • Full tuition scholarships are awarded for 12-17 credits per semester and do NOT include any fees. Full tuition scholarships will not be awarded to students who receive waivers of tuition.
  • Renewable scholarships will not exceed four years or 124 earned credits.
  • Scholarships offered to students in specific majors will be withdrawn if the student changes majors or fails to earn credits toward the appropriate major.
  • A written Thanking Your Donor Letter to the donor is required for all recipients.