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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Application deadline: Last Friday in April, each calendar year.

You have financial options with your college planning, and we're here to help you find the best options for your situation.

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.

How Can I Apply for a Chemistry Department Scholarship?

  1. Compose an application packet with a cover letter containing:
  • your name
  • mailing address
  • ULID
  • major
  • year at UL Lafayette
  • email address
  • phone number
  • Also, include a copy of your official or unofficial transcript
  1. Submit your application packet to:

Dr. Wu Xu, Department Head
Department of Chemistry
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
P.O. Box 44370
Lafayette LA 70504-4370

Who is Eligible for a Chemistry Department Scholarship?

  • All chemistry majors and double majors (chemistry major with another major) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply.
  • You must be a Full-Time student
  • You are not eligible if you have a minor in chemistry.
  • Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to apply.
  • Note: If you are awarded a Chemistry Department Scholarship, you are required to be a chemistry major for the whole year of your award; changing your major will result in loss of the scholarship.

What are the available Scholarships?

Marvin and Warren Boudreaux Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry

Marvin and Warren Boudreaux graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Southwestern Louisiana Institute. Their generous gift to this university helps to fund this scholarship for Chemistry majors, as well as endowed professorships and research labs bearing their names.

Dr. Richard S. Perkins Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry

Charles V. Perniciaro has established this scholarship on behalf of one of his mentors at the University. Dr. Richard S. Perkins was one of the many outstanding instructors that Charles was privileged to study under at UL Lafayette. He first met Dr. Perkins in the fall of 1975, when Charles was a young and shy student in Dr. Perkins’s freshman honor’s chemistry class. Dr. Perkins’s lectures were humorous and filled with anecdotal stories, some of which Charles still remembers today. Charles consulted Dr. Perkins during his office hours for help on chemistry homework, and Dr. Perkins was always willing to help him. After Charles completed freshman chemistry, he continued to stop by to visit with Dr. Perkins on a regular basis. Dr. Perkins’s teaching, inspiration, and advice on both chemistry and life have helped greatly during Charles’s career. Dr. Perkins is one of a handful of mentors that Charles feels greatly indebted to for their personal sacrifice and inspiration. Charles also recognizes how many other students at UL Lafayette have benefited from Dr. Perkins teaching expertise and advice.

Cora Mae Savoy Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry

Cora Mae Segura Savoy was born in New Iberia, Louisiana in 1912. She served as a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (then, Southwestern Louisiana Institute) for forty-seven years. She passed away on September 22, 1979. This scholarship has been set up in memory of her years of dedication and love of chemistry education.

UL Lafayette Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship required application at the UL Lafayette Alumni Association website.