The Southern California LSU Alumni chapter has an endowed scholarship that is awarded to a qualified LSU student from the Southern California area. The scholarship is funded from a portion of our membership dues and proceeds from fundraisers held at the crawfish boil and other chapter events. The chapter initially raised $20,000 to endow the scholarship and has increased that amount to over $85,000.
The award recipient may receive up to $2000 cash per year ($1000 per semester). No awards are made for the summer term. Scholarships are awarded on a one year basis and candidates may re-apply for up to 4 years total.
If you are or know of a worthy recipient from the Southern California area that will be attending LSU in the fall, please forward their name to us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Form to be Completed and Returned by March 15 for consideration for Fall Semester:
- Preference is given to residents of the Southern California Alumni Chapter area which includes Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. Consideration is given to all students from the state of California.
- 3.0 High School GPA
- 25 ACT Score
Please reference the LSU website for additional scholarship opportunities.
Donations to the Scholarship Fund Can Be Sent To:
Southern California LSU Alumni Association
c/o Ham Homan
47 Pamela Way
Cota de Caza, CA 92679
Please note Charles Jeffery Scholarship fund on the check.
Some Notes from Our Scholars
From Nick, Feb, 2016:
I have greatly enjoyed my first semester and a half at LSU. It has been a place where I have felt at home and gained many new experiences. I am currently working with KLSU, the school’s on-campus radio station, as a sport reporter. I give on-air sports updates daily and report on various sporting events. I plan on applying to LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication towards the end of this current semester in order to further my education in the mass communication field. I hope to work as a radio broadcaster, doing both play-by-play and radio show sports casting. My favorite things about the school include it’s enormous sense of community, the way that it exposes me to different people and cultures that I never experienced while living in Southern California and the resources that it has available to help me in any academic or professional pursuits. After the time that I have spent at LSU, I am more than sure that I made the right decision in coming here and I am excited for the three and a half years that I have left at the university. Nicholas Halaby
From Carl, Spring 2015:
I am graduating this May with Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a concentration in Political Communication and a minor in history. I am wrapping my last class, Introduction to Leadership Development, this semester. I am still working as a student assistant in the Office of Diversity, where I have been since I began classes three and a half years ago. I also recently took a job as a research assistant for LJR Custom Strategies, a boutique public opinion research firm out of New Orleans, and will be assisting one of my professors on some of his research on the effectiveness of direct mail this semester as well.
As I look forward to the next few years, I am grateful for a number of opportunities that have been presented to me. My professors have encouraged me to pursue a graduate education and I am currently applying to LSU Law and the LSU Graduate School for the Political Communication Master’s program. I am also currently being recruited to serve as a regional director for my fraternity, SigEp.
I sincerely appreciate the support that the Southern California chapter of the LSU Alumni Association has shown me over the past 10 years. I will never forget the encouragement that I received to attend LSU when I went to the spring crawfish boils, even at the age of 11 or 12, and the generosity the chapter has shown me over the last several years in its support of my education.
Attending LSU has been an absolute privilege. The experiences I have had and the relationships I have built have been invaluable to me personally, academically and professionally. I truly cannot thank you and the rest of the chapter enough.