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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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.

The following scholarships may be available to qualified undergraduate students. Check each scholarship for eligibility requirements. Additional information may be available in the Department of Biology office (BLD 108).

Jack E. Theall Jr. and Gladys P. Theall Endowed Biology Scholarship


  • majoring in Biology with concentration in Resource Biology & Biodiversity
  • Junior or Senior status
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher

The value of this scholarship varies ($1100 for the 2014-2015 academic year). To apply, complete the Biology Scholarship Application Form and submit it, along with a current transcript, to Dr. James Albert, c/o the Department of Biology office (BLD 108).  The deadline for application is typically in December.

The Rockefeller State Wildlife Scholarship

A competitive scholarship that awards $2000 annually for an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in forestry, wildlife or marine science at a Louisiana Public College or University. Eligibility:

  • Louisiana resident for at least one year prior to July 1st of the scholarship award year
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in a Louisiana Public College or University majoring in forestry, wildlife or marine science with the intent of obtaining a degree in that field
  • Must have earned at least 60 hours of college credit and have at least a 2.50 cumulative college GPA

Additional details can be found at the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance website (search for "rockefeller"). To apply, complete the "ROCKEFELLER STATE WILDLIFE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION"; instructions for submission are given on the application.  Deadline for receipt of the application by LOSFA is no later than July 1 immediately before the academic year you wish to be considered. If your Application is not received by the July 1 deadline, but is received by December 1, you may be eligible for the next spring semester, if funds are available. You must also have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

UL Lafayette Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

The Alumni Association is proud to offer 10 Endowed Scholarships each year. These award $2,000 per academic year ($1,000 each Fall and Spring) to a senior-level student in each academic college and one from the Association of Future Alumni (AFA). The endowments were established in November 2000 with the first awards distributed in the Fall semester 2001. See the UL Alumni Association Scholarship page for eligibility and other information.

Edmund B. Stueben Fund for Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Support

This fund provides support to full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students for the purpose of defraying page, plate-photo or other publication charges, or for travel expenses in connection with the presentation of a research paper at a scientific meeting. Contact the the Department of Biology office (BLD 108) for more information.