University College Scholarships and Awards

Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships for incoming freshman and continuing students awarded by University College generally require no formal application.  Information is queried from the LSU Financial Aid and Scholarships office to determine the students who meet the criteria for each scholarship, then a committee reviews the information from the qualifying lists.  Selection is based on the criteria set forth by each scholarship.

Teaching Awards

Nominations are being accepted and must be submitted electronically no later than Friday February 16, 2024 to

George H. Deer Distinguished Teaching Award

George H. Deer Distinguished Teaching Award is open to any LSU faculty member who teaches courses for which University College students are enrolled, both the Center for Freshman Year (UCFY) and the Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC). Typically, these courses are 1000- and 2000- level classes. Nominations should be restricted to persons having taught University College students in three of the past four regular semesters including the semester in which the award is made.

Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award

Alumni Association Teaching Assistant Award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching ability and service to students. At the freshman level (1000- and 2000- level courses) teaching assistants make up a significant portion of the instructional program. The nominations are limited to graduate teaching assistants who have an academic or fiscal year appointment.

Advisor of the Year Award 

Advisor of the Year Award is based on the national criteria of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). The award is designed to honor individuals who are making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising and to disseminate information about these contributions to other professionals in the field. Only one nominee will be selected. The nominee selected from the campus will become LSU’s Advisor of the Year and his/her name will be submitted as LSU’s representative for national competition as National Advisor of the Year. Any individual employed as an academic advisor at LSU may be nominated. The nominee need not be a NACADA member.