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Financial Aid & Scholarships

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UL College of Engineering Scholarships

The UL College of Engineering has several scholarships available for you in varying levels of your academic career. These scholarships are based on the donations of numerous individuals and corporations and are awarded via departmental committees with college and university level approvals. Donors set up particular guidelines for their restricted gift. The departmental selection committees review your application information along with the guidelines of the varying scholarships in the awards process.

Some scholarships may be for entering freshmen from the State of Louisiana, some may not have a preferred domicile, and other scholarships may be for student leadership in the varying engineering society student chapters, while others may be for sophomores, juniors, and/or seniors. Each scholarship has its own set of guidelines based on criteria developed by the donors. These scholarships also vary in the award amounts based on the individual scholarship criteria and fund balances.

Freshman Scholarships

Incoming Freshman

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2024-Spring 2025 cycle is June 30, 2024. Only students who have completed the UL Lafayette admission application who are not currently taking any classes here at the University may apply. To download the application file click on the "Apply Here" button below.

You can email ( or mail the completed form back to the College of Engineering. Mailing addresses are included on the form.

To view a full list of all scholarships available for current students in the College of Engineering click here.

For more information about departmental scholarships contact:

Civil Engineering – Dr. McManis, Department Chair –  337-482-6847

Chemical Engineering – Dr. Hernandez, Department Chair –  337-482-6562

Electrical and Computer Engineering – Dr. Bayoumi, Department Chair –  337-482-6568

Engineering Technology – Dr. Houston, Department Chair –   337-482-6968

Mechanical Engineering – Dr. Barhorst, Department Chair –   337-482-6517

Petroleum Engineering – Dr. Hernandex, Interim Department Head –  337-482-6555

University Scholarships

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has a variety of scholarship opportunities available. These scholarships include awards for in-state, out-of-state, international, first-time freshmen, first generation, and/or transfer students. The University’s Office of Scholarship is housed on the second floor of Martin Hall, room 260. The office is open Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and Fridays, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Visit the UL Office of Scholarships website or call 337-482-6515 for more information.

Financial Aid

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is among the top 10 percent of the most affordable four-year public universities in the United States. Providing a high-quality education at an affordable rate has been a hallmark of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The university also makes an effort to assist qualified students with financial aid. For further information please see the University’s financial aid website where you can find useful information about tuition and the cost of living.

Ideally, paying for your education is a long-term process of building and using a collection of savings, institutional aid, free money, and—if necessary—loans. However, there are many avenues for financing your education. Find out how financial aid and scholarships can help the financial pressure.