Scholarships Overview | LSU Office of Business Student Success


Scholarship Overview

LSU and the E. J. Ourso College of Business award scholarships each year based on student need and merit. LSU's online scholarship system, Blackbaud Award Management (BAM), helps students across the university in their scholarship search. This system will enable you to search for and apply to various available opportunities funded through the LSU Foundation. Students can log in using their myLSU credentials. 

University-wide Scholarships

Students are automatically considered for university-wide scholarships administered by the LSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. For incoming first-year students, LSU’s application for admission serves as the application for all university scholarships. Current students at LSU are encouraged to keep their scholarship application on myLSU up-to-date. For questions about scholarships awarded by the university, contact the LSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

E. J. Ourso College of Business Scholarships

The E. J. Ourso College of Business awards roughly 100 scholarships per academic year. Most of these scholarships are one-time awards ranging up to $1000. Many of these require financial need as determined on the Federal Aid application. Unlike university-wide awards, students must complete an application to be considered. Scholarship applicants are automatically considered for any scholarship for which they are eligible. A committee of college faculty members, who are responsible for ensuring that applicants meet donor requirements, selects the award winners.  

Applicants should note that they will be required to share a range of information related to current activities and future plans (for example, career interests, activities, work experience, etc.). Students will also have an opportunity to explain any extenuating circumstances or financial needs they may have. It is recommended that applicants be as thorough as possible when completing the application – if questions are left blank, students cannot be considered for certain awards.

In addition to more traditional scholarships, the Lagniappe Internship Opportunity Fund aims to reduce financial barriers that can come with accepting an internship, like travel or temporary moving expenses, low-paying or unpaid positions, and expenses associated with living in a major metropolitan city. All full-time E. J. Ourso College of Business undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Learn more about this unique program.

Scholarship applications will open November 1, 2021. Students who are interested in applying may do so through Blackbaud Award Management (BAM), located under Financial Services in myLSU.

For questions or more information on scholarships awarded by the E. J. Ourso College of Business, email the Office of Business Student Success, or call 225-578-3211.

Donor and Prospective Donor Information

Our students need more financial support than ever before, and increased scholarship funding is LSU’s most pressing fundraising priority. Scholarship availability is directly tied to LSU’s ability to successfully recruit students in the long-term, fulfilling our mission as Louisiana’s flagship university. Scholarships are essential to closing the access gap for students with financial need, attracting the best and brightest students at all socioeconomic levels, and for providing the critical retention dollars that see our students through graduation.

Higher education is facing deep declines in students applying for college, coupled with the increased financial need among many students. Scholarships alleviate these issues and ensure that LSU continues to educate students who become industry leaders. In so doing, we secure the future of Louisiana, strengthen the communities around the world where our graduates live, and improve the quality of life for generations of families.

We are incredibly grateful for the generous support of our donors who invest in scholarships that benefit the E. J. Ourso College of Business students. If you would like to support scholarships within the college, please consider making a gift here.