Summer Scholars

2023 LSU Summer Scholars Program

LSU University College’s Summer Scholars is a seven-week summer bridge program that prepares selected under-represented students to make a successful transition from high school to the University. This summer experience offers students the opportunity to become adjusted to the academic, personal, and social challenges they may encounter at LSU. Students are provided with a structured environment conducive to building the fundamental skills necessary to enhance the likelihood of successful completion of a baccalaureate degree.  In addition to tutoring, students will attend academic and leadership development workshops, receive extensive academic counseling, and participate in social and cultural activities. Students selected as LSU Summer Scholars are awarded a summer only scholarship that covers tuition, housing, and a meal plan.

2023 Dates and Deadlines

Program Schedule Date
Application Opens January 4, 2023 (Friday)
Application Deadline  April 24, 2023 (Monday)
Notified of Status May 12, 2023 (Friday)
Confirm Attendance May 22, 2023 (Monday)
Summer Scholars Orientation/Move-In  June 26, 2023 (Monday)
Summer Scholars Class Trip to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama June 29-30, 2023
LSU Summer Session C Classes Begin July 3, 2023 (Tuesday)
Final Class and Final exams August 5 & 7, 2023 (Saturday & Monday)
Closing ceremony August 8, 2023 (Tuesday evening/Time tbd)


2022 Nona Mack-Haynes Scholarship Recipient 

Allyssia Clayton 



LSU Cares


Students selected to participate in the Summer Scholars Program must:
  • Be a member of an under-represented minority group
    • African American
    • Hispanic/Latino
    • Asian American
    • Native American/Alaskan Native
    • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
    • Two or more races, when one or more are from the preceding racial and ethnic categories in this list.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Be admitted to LSU for the Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 semester terms as a first-year freshman
  • Have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA
  • Have a competitive ACT score or SAT score **Non-test applicants are welcome to apply**
  • Be available to attend the Summer Scholars Program for the entire seven-week summer session: June 26 – August 8, 2023
  • Be available to attend ALL classes during the LSU Summer Session C term: July 7 – August 7, 2023
  • Plan to continue enrollment and graduate from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
View more information about applying.