Scholarships and Awards

The Staff Senate has scholarships and award opportunities for LSU staff members:

  • Staff Senate Scholarship
  • Staff Senate Fee Support Scholarship
  • LSU Staff Stripes Award
  • LSU Staff and Faculty Career Excellence and Enrichment Award

The Staff Senate Scholarship was created to offer direct assistance to dependents of any staff member, active or retired, of LSU. The $500 scholarship, awarded as $250 per semester, is to be used as the recipient deems necessary and is funded by donations from staff members.

  • Dependents of any staff member, active or retired, at LSU.
  • The recipient must have earned 24 hours of credit with at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • The recipient must maintain his/her average to receive the award for both semesters.
  • This award is for only for undergraduates.

The Staff Senate Fee Support Scholarship was created in 2006 to offer financial assistance to eligible staff members who are in active pursuit of a degree from the main campus of LSU.

The LSU Staff Senate recognizes that furthering one’s education can positively enhance the professional development, skills, and career longevity of the staff. The scholarship was also created in an effort to retain and develop those employees who have earned their degree in the hope that they will continue to serve the University and further its core mission.

Contingent upon available funding, the award will cover the costs associated with non-exempt fees for one, three-hour course at the graduate or undergraduate level for the fall or spring semester. Scholarships will not be awarded for the summer semester.

Any staff member from the LSU main campus is qualified under the following conditions:

  • Must be an active, full-time staff member at LSU for a minimum of one year.
  • Must meet all the requirements of the LSU Staff Tuition Exemption program administered through LSU’s Office of HRM.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 hours as a graduate student or 30 hours as an undergraduate and are currently enrolled in a minimum of three semester hours.
  • GPA requirements for undergraduate students are 2.0; GPA requirements for graduate students are 3.5.

A committee of representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid administers the application process and selects the recipient(s) in the fall of each year for staff dependents and in the fall and spring of each year for staff members.

For more information, please contact the Staff Senate Office at 578-8566 or by email at

Nominations are solicited and accepted for the LSU Staff Stripes Award. Faculty and staff of Louisiana State University are encouraged to nominate staff members in recognition of outstanding service to the University. All staff of LSU are eligible for nomination. Nominees must be currently employed by LSU for at least one year. Self-nominations are not accepted. 

A competitive award program in which funds can be used for costs associated with staff and instructor professional development activities including conferences, training, certificate programs, or other educational opportunities. The award will be administered by representatives from Staff Senate, Faculty Senate, and Departments. These representatives will be appointed by Staff Senate and Faculty Senate leadership. This award is funded through specified philanthropic giving to the LSU Foundation.

Award amounts vary and can be up to $1000.

Thank you for applying for the LSU Staff and Faculty Career Excellence and Enrichment Award. We are committed to career development and enrichment for staff and instructors. Please make sure to click “submit” at the end of the application. You will receive an automatic confirmation that the application has been submitted for review. The committee will meet after the application deadline each year.

Award Applications

All applications will be received by the Staff Senate Administrative Coordinator. The Staff Senate Administrative Coordinator will redact names of applicants and any other identifying information prior to the committee receiving and reviewing the applications to ensure a fair and non-biased selection process.

Disclaimer: The review committee reserves the right to thoroughly consider each application and the disbursement of funds. As a result, partial or no funding may be allocated.