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Scholarships & Financial Aid

For more information regarding the scholarships listed here, contact the Department of Political Science.  Amounts and precise requirements may vary. Visit the Office of Scholarships or the Office of Financial Aid to learn about additional financial support.

Tom and Lena Ritchie Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Requirements:

  1.   U.S. Citizen
  2.   Louisiana resident
  3.   Senior graduating in Fall,  Spring, or Summer
  4.   Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  5.   Have taken the LSAT
  6.   Intend to attend law school
  7.   Any major eligible, but priority consideration to POLS/Pre-Law majors

Award: Up to ten awards of $1,500-$2,000 each, depending on the number of eligible applicants

John B. Breaux  Endowded Sscholarship

Requirements:

  1.   High School graduate entering his/her freshman year
  2.   Political Science/Pre-Law major
  3.   A native and resident of Louisiana
  4.   A Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA

Award:  $1,400 annually over two semesters ($700 Fall and $700 spring)

Retention:  2.5 semester GPA

Dr. Robert Crisler/Herbert M. Levine Award for Writing

Requirements:

  1. Awarded to the best paper submitted by a Political Science/Pre-Law student each semester.
  2. Professors in the department will submit potential papers from previous semester to a faculty committee for final judgment.

Award:  One-time payment of $50

William Albert Martin Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Requirements:

  1.   First-time freshman
  2.   A U.S. citizen and Louisiana resident
  3.   Political Science major
  4.   A 3.0 cumulative GPA
  5.   Preference given to a graduate of Gueydan High School, thereafter Graduates of Vermilion Parish high schools.

Award: Two awards of $1,400 annually over two semesters ($700 Fall and Spring)

Retention: 2.5 semester GPA

Edwin D. Mouton Award

Requirements:

  1.   Louisiana natives
  2.   Graduated from a Louisiana high school
  3.   Junior or senior Political Science/Pre-Law major

Award: One-time payment of $400

Joseph Onebane Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Requirements:

  1.   U.S. citizen and Louisiana resident
  2.   Completed sophomore year at UL Lafayette
  3.   A minimum 3.2 GPA
  4.   Majoring in Business administration or Political Science or interested in pursuing an education in law and currently majoring in any bachelor degree within the College of Business Administration or the College of Liberal Arts.

Award:  Tuition for the Fall and Spring semester

Retention: Full time student and Earned a 3.0 GPA for the Fall semester

Police Jury Association of Louisiana Scholarship

Requirements:

  1.   Resident of Louisiana and graduated from a Louisiana high school
  2.   Good moral character and a worthy grade point average
  3.   Entering senior year in Political Science, Government, or Social Studies Education.
  4.   Teach government after graduation

Award:  One-time payment of $500

Roy and Helen Theriot Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Requirements:

  1.   Louisiana high school graduate and a first-time freshman
  2.   U.S. Citizen and Louisiana resident
  3.   A resident of greater Acadiana area
  4.   Participating in either UL Lafayette Scholarship Testing Program or Distinguished Freshman Program and plan to major in Political Science/Pre-Law, French or History

Award:  $200 annually over two semesters ($100 Fall and Spring)

Retention: 3.0 GPA during the Fall semester

Walter R. Craddock Endowed Scholarship

Requirements:

  1.   Awarded on the basis of academic merit and professional promise
  2.   Junior or Senior
  3.   Majoring in Philosophy, History, or Political Science
  4.   Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA

Award:   Award 2 @ $200 annually over two semesters ( $100 fall and $100 Spring)
Retention:  3.0 Fall semester GPA

Joel L. Fletcher Scholarship

Requirements:

  1.   U.S. citizen
  2.   Senior in any college
  3.   3.2 GPA
  4.   Financial Aid needed
  5.   Involvement and Activities

Award: Two awards of $400 for the Spring Semester: One male and one female

G. L. Coussan Honor Scholarship

Requirements:

  1.   No more than 30 semester hours
  2.   Resident of and have attended headstart, kindergarten, elementary, or high school in one of the following parishes: Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermillion

Award:  $700 annually over two semesters; $350 for Fall and Spring semester

Retention: 2.5 GPA for the Fall semester

The Colonel Thomas Ritchie Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Requirements:

  1.   Louisiana native who graduated from a Louisiana high school
  2.   Sophomore with 30-50 semester hours
  3.   Political Science/Pre-Law major
  4.   3.0 cumulative GPA
  5.   Selection is made on the basis of academic achievements, financial need, initiative, and industry, and contribution to the Political Science program at the university.

Award:   $500 annually over two semesters ($250 for the Fall and Spring semester)

Retention: (3.0 GPA for the Fall semester)