LSU Austin Scholarships
The Austin Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association offers two chapter scholarships to "Greater Austin Area" students (Austin and surrounding areas - think Central Texas) that are one-time awards of $1,000 per year ($500 per semester). One is for ENTERING FRESHMEN and the other is for RETURNING STUDENTS. Through our annual fundraiser, started way back in 1991, we have managed to raise over $80,000 for our scholarships! It couldn't happen without the hard work and support of everyone involved! THANK YOU!
Applicants, please fill out and mail in your scholarship application package so that it is received by us by March 1st, 2013. Mailing information is included on the application forms. You may also email your application package to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you opt for email, please make sure to white-out or somehow cover up your social security number. If mailing in the application package, photocopies of required documents are perfectly fine.
Minimum requirements to apply are:
- GPA 3.0 - 4.0 and ACT = 20 or SAT = 950
- GPA 2.8 - 2.99 and ACT = 21 or SAT = 990
Jeremy Jackson, our entering freshman scholarship winner, is a graduate from Bowie High School in South Austin in which he has been admitted into the LSU School of Architecture for the start of Fall 2012. Jeremy tutors underclassmen in mathematics, came 1st place at the Bowie High School Science Fair in 2010, has been able to maintain being in the top 4% of his class (out of 692 students) while also being the Varsity team captain of the Bowie High School Football team. Outside of school life, Jeremy is active at his church (Oak Hill Methodist) and works at the YMCA of Austin. The LSU Austin Alumni wish Jeremy all the best during his LSU career!
Amanda Davis, our returning student scholarship winner, is currently a senior at LSU, currently double-majoring in Psychology and Criminology. She has decided to go ahead and get a minor in Social Work so that she can use her minor for graduate school. Amanda plans to work with troubled teens and adults coping with relationship failures. When time permits, she volunteers with V.I.P.S. as a Reading Friend for a student's struggling in an underfunded school and is also involved in the LSU Psychology Club/Psi Chi as the club's Secretary. The LSU Austin Alumni are proud to award Amanda Davis with our 2012-2013 returning student scholarship!
I wanted to say Thank You to the Austin Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association. Thank you so much for offering me this scholarship and for providing me with the opportunity to continue my education at LSU. I am so proud to be from a city that gives so generously to students! This scholarship came at the exact moment that I desperately needed it and for that I can't thank you guys enough! I am humbled and honored to have received this award. Thank you.
p.s. GEAUX TIGERS!
Nolon Young, our entering freshman scholarship winner, is a senior at Regents School of Austin. He is a varsity baseball player and golfer and is in honors co-ed choir. He has maintained a 3.85 GPA while also staying busy with volunteer activities and work. The LSU Austin Alumni salute this well-rounded young man and wish him the best on his freshman year at LSU!
Dear Austin LSU Alumni Board,
Thank you for selecting me as the recipient of the 2011-12 academic year scholarship. I am excited to learn the trades of finance in the E.J. Ourso College of Business! I appreciate your consideration especially in these times of budget cutbacks.
Christopher Carmouche, our returning student scholarship winner, is a senior at LSU. This sports administration major/business minor has maintained a high GPA all four years at LSU. Christopher stays busy with organizations like being the vice president of the LSU College Republicans and the Student Organization for Sports Managment as well as community service and volunteering. The LSU Austin Alumni are proud to honor Christopher Carmouche with our 2011-2012 scholarship!
Dear Members of the Board,
I would like to express my sincere appreciation for being selected as the recipient of the returning student LSU Austin Scholarship. As my college career is coming closer to an end, this scholarship could not have come at a better time. Once again, thank you so much.
Congratulations to our 2010-2011 Scholarship winners!
Radmon Rice, our entering freshman scholarship winner, is a senior at Stephen F. Austin High School. He is a varsity soccer player and an honor band trombone player. The LSU Austin Alumni salute this well-rounded young man and wish him the best on his freshman year at LSU!
Emelia “May” Wright, our returning student scholarship winner, is a Junior at LSU. This Music Ed. Major/Math minor has obtained Honors Distinction and has made the Chancellor’s Honor Roll every semester she has been in school. May stays busy with organizations like the Methodist student ministry and Habitat for Humanity. The LSU Austin Alumni are proud to honor May Wright with our 2010-2011 scholarship!
Congratulations to our 2009-2010 Scholarship winners!
Chris Mericas is a student at McNeil High School in Austin. He is the school’s swim team captain and a volunteer swim coach. Chris is also an Eagle Scout.
Sallie Hobbs is a student at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin. She heads up the Spanish Club and is a section leader on the LBJ Band. Her father Henry has both bachelor and graduate degrees from LSU.
Congratulations to our 2008-2009 Scholarship winners!
Kaleigh Carter is a student at Lake Travis High School and a very active one at that! She is a member of the National Honor Society, a cheerleading captain, PALS, honor roll, gifted and talented program, and National Society of High School Scholars!
Aicacia Young is a student at Regents School of Austin. She is a National Merit Commended student and participates in varsity basketball, swimming, cheerleading, and cross country!
Our 2007-2008 returning student award goes to Chiemeka Duru of Leander, Texas. Congratulations Chiemeka!!
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