We are dedicated to helping you achieve your educational goals, and scholarships are one valuable tool to do that. Each year, LU awards more than 2,000 scholarships providing more than $8 million in assistance to students.

Most scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement. Other factors such as academic major, leadership ability and specialized skills (athletics, marching band, music, etc.) also may be considered in awarding scholarships.

For priority consideration for most scholarships, apply no later than February 1 each year (some unique opportunities require earlier deadlines).

Applying for Scholarships

To see what scholarships are available to you from us, submit an application at Once admitted, you will receive a username and password by letter via email.

Admitted and current students can start the scholarship process online at


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our frequently asked questions page.

Popular Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen Scholarships

Incoming freshmen who have submitted an application for admission to us will receive an LU username and password sent to the email submitted with their admissions application.  This username and password will allow the future student to access all available scholarship opportunities and complete an online application at myScholarships.  This application process is used to apply for both general and departmental scholarships, including those listed on this page.

Mirabeau Scholars Program

Outstanding incoming freshmen with exceptionally strong academic records are invited to apply for LU’s Mirabeau Scholarship program. Mirabeau Scholars receive a full scholarship for four years covering tuition, fees, room and board, and books. Applicants should be first-time-in-college freshmen (dual credit and AP credit are not disqualifying) with a minimum SAT score of 1250 (math and critical reading) or an ACT score of 28 and a record of demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, service and/or creative endeavors. 
Mirabeau Scholarship applicants must first apply and be accepted for admission to Lamar University. To apply for a Mirabeau Scholarship, you should submit a letter of interest that presents a personal statement of your academic goals and intended major, along with a current resume, and three letters of recommendation (two of which must be from your current teachers). If you have already been awarded scholarships by us, that fact must be disclosed in the application. Applications for Mirabeau Scholarships should be submitted online at   All application materials should be submitted no later than December 15.

Other Significant Scholarship Programs for Incoming Freshmen
There are other significant scholarship opportunities available to incoming freshmen that require the completion of a supplemental application and a personal interview for selected finalist. These awards carry significant monetary values.

Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program

Incoming freshmen with established financial need and academic potential are encouraged to apply for the Smith-Hutson Scholarship.  This scholarship provides tuition, fees, books, supplies and on- campus room and board.   You can apply by submitting a Lamar University general scholarship application through AND by completing the specific Smith-Hutson Scholarship Program application via the following link: Smith-Hutson Scholarship Application. You must type or print clearly all appropriate information requested on the Smith-Hutson Scholarship application.  The application will be complete upon the receipt of (1) this completed form; (2) your high school transcript; (3) financial need documentation including requested tax information; (4) an essay describing career goals; and (5) two letters of recommendation.

Students have until Monday, February 1st, 2016 to have the paper application form, essay, letters of recommendation and their high school transcript submitted to our office delivered via our P.O. Box or in person. They will have an additional month to submit their parents’ tax forms (1040 forms for both 2013 and 2014 and W-2 forms for 2015) with an extended deadline of Tuesday, March 1st, 2016.

Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship Program

Incoming freshmen may apply for a prestigious Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship by submitting a Lamar University general scholarship application through AND by completing the specific Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship Program application via the following link: Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship Application.  In addition, you must submit (1) a list of academic, civic and social activities; (2) a 300 word essay on what it means for you to receive a Southeast Texas Legends scholarship; (3) two letters of recommendation; and (4) a copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report. The deadline for receipt of the completed Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship application packet is February 1.

Students will have an additional month to submit their FAFSA Student Aid Report with an extended deadline of Tuesday, March 1st, 2016.

Honors Program

Incoming freshmen who apply for the Honors Program will automatically be considered for honors scholarships. Continuing honors students and transfer students will find information on applying for scholarships on the Honors College website.

Transfer Scholarships

Texas resident transfer students with more than 30 but less than 90 transferable semester credit hours are eligible for a scholarship of up to $3,000 a year. For more information please visit the transfer scholarship website.

Other Scholarships Opportunities

Many groups and organizations other than the university offer competitive scholarships as well. You should check with your high school counselor for information on scholarship opportunities.

Texas State University System Foundation (TSUS) - Edmund P. Kuempel Scholarship

Applications for this scholarship are now available via the following link: Edmund P. Kuempel Scholarship Application. In addition to submitting the application, students must submit:
  1. a one page, double-spaced essay including a statement of your goals and reasons for pursuing your specific degree
  2. an updated transcript
  3. two letters of recommendation from current instructors
  4. a copy of your 2016-2017 FAFSA Student Aid Report
  5. a current resume with a description of your current activities
Completed applications and supporting documentation are required to be received by the Office of your Academic Dean no later than the close of business on March 21, 2016.