Forever Loyal

Undergraduate Scholarships

Funding for undergraduate scholarships is vital to our goal of providing educational attainment opportunities for Louisiana students, including first-generation college students, and to recruiting and retaining top academic and athletic performers, as well as those students who distinguish themselves by their loyalty, work ethic, and leadership qualities.

Presidential Scholarships

Gift of $40,000 for a one-time named award / Gift of $250,000 for a named endowment

The most highly recruited incoming freshmen are those with an ACT score of 33 or higher. Universities recognize that the prestige in attracting such students helps their institutional reputation in myriad ways. These academic superstars bring their intellect and passion for learning to classroom discussions, lab experiments, and study groups. Louisiana Tech Presidential Scholarships are four-year awards th at will significantly help us compete for these top performers.

First-Generation Scholarships

Gift of $20,000 for a one-time named award / Gift of $125,000 for a named endowment

Almost half the students at Louisiana Tech are working to become the first in their family to graduate college. If they succeed, their achievement can change the trajectory of their entire family’s expectations and aspirations. Louisiana Tech’s extraordinary student support, especially in the first year, helps first-generation students succeed, but four-year scholarships are vital if these students are to overcome the often-daunting financial obstacles they face in earning a college degree.

Athletic Scholarships

Gift of $10,000 for a one-time named award / Gift of $250,000 for a named endowment

These scholarships, which can be designated for a favorite sport, help Louisiana Tech recruit top prospects and provide those students with the financial assistance to achieve their goals as a student and as an athlete.

Ever Loyal Scholarships

Gift of $3,000 for a one-time named award / Gift of $75,000 for a named endowment

Many of Tech’s most successful students and graduates don’t come to campus with sky-high ACT scores.  What they do bring – or develop in their time at Tech – are qualities that don’t show up on test scores: outstanding work ethic, loyalty, leadership, and a heart for service.  This scholarship, awarded for one year, but renewable in succeeding years, is for those students.

Retention Scholarships

Gift of $75,000 for a named endowment

Every Tech professor has stories about the promising student who hits a “life happens” event – often a family medical or financial crisis – that derails college dreams.  Retention Scholarship Endowments can help students overcome these unexpected obstacles by providing financial assistance as needed to get back on track. While the majority of these awards will go to undergraduates, they also are available to graduate students.

Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantships

Gift of $3,000 for a one-time named award / Gift of $75,000 for a named endowment

A hybrid of a traditional scholarship and a research/teaching assistantship, these undergraduate awards allow donors to support students financially as the students gain valuable hands-on experience and assist Tech faculty.  Recipients of these awards will work about 10 hours a week, assisting faculty in research laboratories or supporting teaching by supervising lab sessions, mentoring students, or helping with grading.

Book or Laptop Scholarships

One-time gift of $300

These relatively small awards might be all it takes to keep a student in school.  They also will help Louisiana Tech move away from fixed computer labs, which don’t encourage collaboration and require continual equipment maintenance and upgrades. While the majority of these awards will go to undergraduates, they also are available to graduate students.