LSU Promise Scholars

LSU Promise Scholars

Welcome to LSU!

We’re excited to invite you to participate in the LSU Promise Scholars Program! Please explore this page to learn more about our exclusive program. 

LSU Promise Scholar activities are only available to students who receive the LSU Pelican Promise Scholarship. Other CAS programs and resources are available to all LSU students. Please check the CAS website.

The Choose Your Adventure segment of Welcome Week provides you with options to attend different types of academic boot camps. These boot camps can help jump start your transition to college learning.  


As a Pelican Promise Scholarship recipient, you can register for the LSU Promise Scholar Program during Choose Your Adventure.

Academic Boot Camp Sponsor For Cost
LSU Promise Scholars Center for Academic Success Any student who has been awarded the Pelican Promise Scholarship Free


If you attend one of the following alternative academic boot camps, you are still eligible to participate in additional Promise Scholar activities after Welcome Week. 

Academic Boot Camp Sponsor For Cost
Student Support Services Office of Student Support Services Students notified of eligibility Free
Music and Dramatic Arts College of Music and Dramatic Arts Music and Dramatic Arts Majors Free
Geaux Engineering College of Engineering Engineering Majors $50
Geaux Pre-Law College of Humanities & Social Sciences Students interested in attending law school Free
BIOS/CHEMIOS College of Science Biology/Chemistry Majors Scholarships Available
Pre-Scholars Academy Student Success  Students enrolled in the Pre-Scholars Academy Program Free


  • Obtain skills and strategies essential for your transition to college life and learning.
  • Gain access to exclusive resources and opportunities.
  • Engage with peers and foster relationships to create a community at LSU.
  • Meet a team of individuals to help support your progress and celebrate your successes.

  • Incoming LSU Freshmen only
  • Pelican Promise Scholarship Recipient

This program is designed to fully support students in their college experience. To receive the maximum benefits and gain access to exclusive opportunities, participants will be expected to attend the following:

  • Welcome Week programming (the entire 2 day LSU Promise Scholar Choose Your Adventure Program)
  • Fall Semester
    • At least one Promise Scholar event
      • Event opportunities will be communicated through email, website, and Discord
    • At least one CAS academic event (Sign up on Navigate):
      • Academic Coaching
      • Small Group Strategy Session
      • Math Strategies Workshop
      • Biology Strategies Workshop
      • Chemistry Strategies Workshop
      • Finals Prep Workshop
    • A one-on-one consultation in one of the following offices (Sign up on Navigate):
      • Academic Advising
      • Career Center (One-on-One Appointment)
      • Financial Aid Counselor (One-on-One Appointment)
  • Spring Semester
    • At least one Promise Scholar program event
      • Event opportunities will be communicated through email, website, and Discord
    • At least one CAS academic event:
      • Impact (Your GPA) Workshop
      • Academic Coaching
      • Small Group Strategy Session
      • Math Strategies Workshop
      • Biology Strategies Workshop
      • Chemistry Strategies Workshop
      • Finals Prep Workshop
    •  End of Year Celebration

All sessions will be held via Zoom from 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. 
The link for registration can be found in the email from LSU Orientation. Register for the session that best fits your schedule.  

  • Tuesday, June 18
  • Wednesday, June 26
  • Thursday, July 11
  • Monday, July 15

To request a link to a recording of the information session please email

Exclusive LSU Promise Scholar Programming

Attend this 2 day program to get a jump start on your college experience during the Choose Your Adventure portion of Welcome Week.  More information will be provided during the virtual information sessions.


Thursday, August 17

  • Continental Breakfast/Check-in
    • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Introductory Session
    • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Navigating the College Classroom
    • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch (on your own)
    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Faculty/Student Panel
    • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Critical Thinking Strategy Session
    • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Small Group Activity
    • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, August 18

  • Continental Breakfast/Check-in
    • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Time Management
    • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Small Group Activity
    • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Lunch (on your own)
    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Testing Center Tour
    • 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Problem Solving Strategy Session
    • 1:15 p.m.– 2:15 p.m.
  • Small Group Activity
    • 2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Closing Session with dinner
    • 4:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.

  • Registration is through Promise Scholar invitation only
  • Meet in the Center for Academic Success, basement of Coates Hall

How to Build a Resume Workshop

  • Wednesday, September 20, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Stay on Track
A workshop by Financial Aid and UCFY to answer your questions about scholarships, FAFSA, advising, planning your schedule for Spring, and more!

  • Thursday, October 19, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wellness Before Finals
  • Tuesday, November 14, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Registration is through Promise Scholar invitation only
  • Meet in the Center for Academic Success, basement of Coates Hall

Learn about programs that help students be successful both inside and outside the classroom through experiences like research, travel, career exploration, and service.

  • Tuesday, January 30, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Money Matters
Learn about money management and developing a budget.

  • Thursday, February 29, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Find your people, immerse yourself in community, and thrive on campus.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


P.E.L.I.C.A.N Mentoring Program

The P.E.L.I.C.A.N mentor program will be launching its first group of peer mentors during the start of the 2023 Fall Semester. The mentors have experienced the Promise Scholar program firsthand and have fulfilled all program requirements. The goal of a peer mentor is to foster relationships between an incoming student and a student who has already completed the LSU Promise Scholars Program. A peer mentor is a key component in helping students enhance their college experience by introducing them to a community and keeping them accountable throughout their first year. Peer mentors are also meant to connect students with resources on campus and guide them by providing tools for success.    

We created the name P.E.L.I.C.A.N not only to symbolize its significance in the state of Louisiana but also as an acronym to represent the purpose of the P.E.L.I.C.A.N mentorship program. 
P.E.L.I.C.A.N stands for: 

Peers: Relatable relationships  
Enriching: Enhance their college experience through relationships and support 
Learning: Tools for success 
Innovating: Accepting change and creating new ways to approach learning 
Connecting: With LSU communities 
Acclimating: Helping the mentees transition from high school to college  
Navigating: Finding and using campus resources  

These peer mentorship positions are only available to our past LSU Promise Scholar participants who fulfilled all the program requirements during their freshman year.

  • Attend training by CAS staff. Training will occur via Zoom during the summer before the Fall semester.  
  • Attend in-person training by CAS staff during Welcome Week.   
  • Meet with one of the Promise Scholars Coordinators bi-weekly to discuss progress, issues, and/or ideas.  
  • Set up weekly office hours.   
  • Log hours in Workday.  
  • Create a short summary of mentee meetings and outreach.  
  • Help with at least one Promise Scholar event each semester.   
  • Assist with the LSU Promise Scholar End of the Year event.  
  • Help with program outreach.   
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Create a connection with your assigned mentee through one-on-one meetings, outings (money provided via gift card by CAS), and check-in calls/texts/emails.   
  • Inform your mentee of when office hours will be available so they can drop in if needed.   
  • Support mentees by informing them about campus resources and events, such as when workshops are happening through CAS.  
  • Guide mentees through the transition from high school to college by providing a positive example and encouraging successful behavior (i.e. class attendance, completing homework, etc.).   
  • Build an inclusive and respectful environment for all mentees.   

  • Gain leadership and other career readiness skills
  • Get paid to help your fellow Promise Scholar students navigate their freshman year
  • Work flexible hours
  • Help shape the peer mentor program

  • Completed the LSU Promise Scholars Program.  
  • Be enrolled as a full-time LSU student.  
  • Must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.  
  • Must be available to work during Welcome Week.   
  • Must be able to dedicate up to 10 hours a week during the semester.   

  • Must have complete the LSU Promise Scholar Program and meet all minimum qualifications.
  • To apply, please contact the LSU Promise Scholar Coordinator, Nicole Walker (

Promise Scholar Partners

Olinde Career Center

University College - Center for Freshman Year

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Cale P. & Katherine Smith Student Financial Management Center

LSU Auxiliary Services

Retention and Student Success

LSU Parent and Family Programs

Student Government

Campus Federal