As part of an effort to reconnect the LSU family, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved, at its October meeting, the Louisiana Tiger Legacy Scholarship Program. The scholarships program will begin with the summer/fall 2017 incoming class.
The scholarship will be a fixed amount, academic merit-based scholarship awarded to incoming, full-time, Louisiana resident freshman or transfer students whose parent(s) either graduated from or are currently employed at LSU’s flagship campus. Similar scholarships are common in higher education.
“LSU is constantly seeking ways to stay ahead of the competitively marketplace, and to save Louisiana students from being poached by out-of-state colleges,” said LSU President F. King Alexander. “The Louisiana Tiger Legacy Scholarship Program is designed to reconnect with LSU alumni and build loyalty across several generations.”
The LA Tiger Legacy program will provide incoming freshmen who have a 24-25 ACT or SAT equivalent with an annual $500 scholarship, a $750 scholarship to incoming freshmen with a 26-27 ACT or SAT equivalent and a $1,000 scholarship to incoming freshmen with a 28 or above ACT score or SAT equivalent. Transfer students must be admitted to LSU and have at least 30 credit hours.
The program will provide an annual $750 scholarship to incoming qualified transfers who have a 3.0 – 3.49 GPA, and $1,000 to incoming qualified transfers who have a 3.5 or above GPA.
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