Lamar University is dedicated to helping students achieve their 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. These scholarships are made possible by generous donations from alumni and friends. Most scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement. Other factors such as academic major, leadership ability and specialized skills (athletics, marching band, art, music, etc.) also may be considered in awarding scholarships. For priority consideration for Lamar University scholarships, apply no later than February 1 each year.
Mirabeau Presidential Scholars Program
Outstanding incoming freshmen with exceptionally strong academic records are invited to apply for LU’s Mirabeau Presidential Scholarship program. Mirabeau Presidential 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 Presidential Scholarship applicants must first apply and be accepted for admission to Lamar University. To apply for a Mirabeau Presidential Scholarship, each student should submit a letter of interest that presents a personal statement of his or her academic goals and intended major, along with a current resume, and three letters of recommendation (two of which must be from the applicant's current teachers). If the student has already been awarded scholarships by Lamar University, that fact must be disclosed in the application. All application materials should be submitted no later than December 14, 2013 to:
Office of the Provost
P.O. Box 10002
Beaumont, TX 77710
To apply for all general Lamar University scholarships and some scholarships in individual majors submit a scholarship application no later than February 1. The application may be completed online at Apply Texas or may be downloaded here (PDF) and mailed to:
P.O. Box 10009
Beaumont, TX 77710
Students who have chosen an academic major also should check with their colleges and academic departments to find out what other scholarships are available and how they can apply. Incoming engineering majors may be eligible for the Engineering Excellence Scholarship.
Additionally, LU offers scholarships through the Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship Program and through the LU Honors Program. The Southeast Texas Legends Scholarship application may be downloaded from this page. Incoming freshmen who apply for the Honors Program will automatically be considered for honors scholarships. Continuing honors students and transfers will find information on applying for honors scholarships on the Honors Program link.
Other Scholarships Opportunities
Many groups and organizations other than the university offer competitive scholarships as well. Incoming freshmen should check with their high school counselors for information on scholarship opportunities.