Graduate School Awards

Marcus B. Christian Scholarship

Who is Eligible: African American and other under-represented U.S. minority students accepted to Doctoral or Master’s degree programs with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and/or 3.5 graduate GPA are eligible for this award. Strong preference is given to Louisiana residents and to graduates of historically black institutions.  Students must be nominated by their program at the time of admission.

What it Covers: This scholarship provides a waiver of tuition, gradate enhancement fee for the academic year (fall and spring). Master's students completing degrees requiring 30-45 credit hours may receive for up to two (2) years. Master's students completing degrees requiring 60 credit hours may receive for up to 3 years. Doctoral students may receive for up to four (4) years.

Master’s Scholarship

Who is Eligible:  Any student fully admitted into a Master’s degree program, with 3.0 undergraduate and/or 3.5 graduate GPA is eligible for this award.  Students must be nominated by their program at the time of admission. 

What it Covers: This scholarship provides a waiver of tuition, graduate enhancement fee for the academic year (fall and spring).  Master's students completing degrees requiring 30-45 credit hours may receive for up to two (2) years. Master's students completing degrees requiring 60 credit hours may receive for up to three (3) years.

Doctoral Scholarship

Who is Eligible: Any student fully admitted into a Doctoral degree program, with 3.0 undergraduate and/or 3.5 graduate GPA is eligible for this award.

What it Covers: This scholarship provides a waiver of tuition, graduate enhancement fee for the academic year (fall and spring). Students may receive this award for up to four (4) years.

Lagniappe Award

Who is Eligible: Any student fully admitted into a Doctoral or Master's degree program, with 3.0 undergraduate and/or 3.5 graduate GPA is eligible for this award.  Students must be nominated by their program at the time of admission.  

What it Covers: This scholarship provides a waiver of 70% of the nonresident fee for the academic year (fall and spring). Students may receive this award for up to four (4) years for Doctoral and up to two (2) years for Master's.

Under-represented U.S. Minority refers to: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, American Indian and Alaska Native persons.