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University Partnership: LSU

LSU



LSU is a proud partner with City Year—having made history in 2011 as the first public university in the country to formalize a University Partnership. Civic engagement and community service are central to LSU’s mission and remain highest priorities that guide our strategic plan.


Background

Enriched by Louisiana's natural and cultural distinctiveness, the community of learning at Louisiana's national Flagship University readies students to meet the environmental, social, economic, scientific, creative, and educational challenges that confront us locally and globally in the twenty-first century. Learning together, the students who begin their intellectual journey with us and the faculty whose research translates discovery into purpose make LSU a beacon of excellence. LSU represents the largest institution of higher education in the state and is the only public university in the state to be designated a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity. Among a handful of distinguished universities to enjoy Land, Sea, and Space Grant status, LSU offers vital research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students as it transforms new technology into enterprise and lends expertise to solve endemic problems.


Benefits offered by LSU

 Application Fee Award - Undergrad programs  Yes
 Application Fee Award - Graduate programs  Yes
 Enrollment Deferral (graduate programs only)  Yes
 Scholarship (graduate programs only)  2
 Scholarship Amount (graduate programs only)  100% tuition scholarship

 


Applying to LSU with Application Fee Award (Undergraduate & Graduate Schools)

 

  1. How to Apply to an Undergraduate Program:
    • Begin an online application at www.lsu.edu/admissions. Save the application prior to submission.
    • Contact City Year’s National Alumni Affairs office to request a verification letter. Verification should be sent from the National Alumni Affairs office directly to admissions@lsu.edu. Once City Year affiliation has been confirmed, the application fees will be paid from the Academic Support Fund.
    • Submit official high school transcript and official ACT/SAT test scores to complete application process.
  2.  How to Apply to a Graduate Program
    • Complete the online application at www.lsu.edu/gradapply. Save the application prior to submission.
    • Before submitting the application (when you reach the point that payment is necessary), have City Year’s National Alumni Affairs office send a verification letter directly to gradadm@lsu.edu.
    • Once your participation in City Year is confirmed, the application fees will be paid from the Academic Support Fund and you will be contacted by the Admissions Office to access your application in order to complete the online submission process.
    • Submit one official transcript from each college or university attended; and submit official GRE or GMAT test scores (as applicable) to complete the application process.

 

 

Admission Deferments for City Year (Graduate School)

 

For graduate degree programs: Once a student has been admitted to a Graduate Program and wishes to defer their admission status to a future term, the student must:

  1. Request a deferment in writing to the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management. The request should indicate the reason for the deferment (City Year service) and the future semester to which he or she wishes to defer.
  2. Once the request is received and reviewed, a decision will be mailed to the student.

 

Deferments are not offered for undergraduate degree programs. City Year corps members, alumni, and staff are encouraged to reapply to the University. At that time, these persons will be eligible to receive the application fee award.

 

Applying for the LSU University Partner Scholarship (Graduate School)

 

A minimum of two (2) full scholarships will be awarded per academic calendar year. All persons affiliated with City Year and admitted to an LSU graduate program are eligible to apply. Criteria and submission guidelines for the scholarship can be attained by emailing the LSU Office of Community University Partnership at lsucup@lsu.edu.

 

Criteria and Required Documents:

 

 

  1. Must be an affiliate of City Year (corps member or alum; currently employed staff personnel). Verification will be required from City Year.
  2. Must be enrolled full time in a degree-granting graduate level program at LSU.
  3. Must be in academic and disciplinary good standing with the University.
  4. Must provide a resume, to not exceed three (3) pages. Resumes should include a comprehensive education background and cumulative grade point averages of any previously granted undergraduate or graduate degree. Resumes should also include applicant’s contact information (phone number, e-mail address).
  5. Must provide a personal a statement, no longer than one page, regarding your service through City Year and its impact on your educational goals.
  6. Must provide a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation from persons who can speak to your time with City Year (one must come from CY Executive Director and one from direct CY Manager).

 

Guidelines for Submission:

 

  1. Applicants are encouraged to e-mail lsucup@lsu.edu for questions or points of clarification prior to the deadline. Please do not contact the office to request a deadline extension.
  2. Resume, personal statement, and letters of recommendation should be mailed to: LSU Office of Community-University Partnerships, 3960 West Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803; electronic submissions are encouraged and can be e-mailed to lsucup@lsu.edu. Documents must be sent in PDF format. Faxed submissions will not be accepted.
  3. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to applicants when their packets are received. Please do not contact the office for further inquiries regarding the selection timetable.

 

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. Corps members, alumni and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines, and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.


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