FAQs About Scholarships

How do I submit a scholarship application?

  • Sign into myScholarships using your LEA username (email username) and password.

    Prospective students must first apply for admission through ApplyTexas.org. Your username and password will then be sent via email.

  • Answer all required questions. 

    To be considered for the largest number of scholarships, also answer any optional questions that apply to you.

  • Complete the Special Information Question to increase scholarship eligibility.

    To complete this question, prepare a Word or PDF document with the following information and upload it to the application where prompted:

    1. Activities you have been involved in and any leadership positions held
    2. Honors and awards received
    3. List long term professional/career goals and ambitions
    4. Why you selected your particular major
    5. Anything else you would like us to know when considering your application.
  • Fill in the electronic signature and today's date BEFORE clicking the finish and submit button.

Who can apply?

Currently enrolled LU students and prospective students who have applied to Lamar University through ApplyTexas.org.

Can I only apply for scholarship opportunities that are recommended to me?

No, the system will suggest scholarship opportunities based on your general scholarship application. You may also browse all scholarships and apply to additional scholarships for which you may be qualified.

I could not sign in to scholarship applications; what should I do?

If you are a prospective student, be sure that you are using the username and password sent to you after your submission to ApplyTexas.
If you need to reset your password, use the password reset tool. You may also Contact Us.

If you are a current student, you may need to reset your password.   

Tips for sign-in:

  • Your username and password are the same as your LEA username and password
  • Do not include @lea in your username
  • Current students: your username is NOT your L number

How will I know if I have received a scholarship award?

You will receive an email notification requesting that you sign into the scholarship application system. 

Please follow the instructions in order to accept the terms and conditions of the scholarship award. Completing this step, and fulfilling any additional requirements listed, will ensure receipt of your award. You will receive a new email for every scholarship you are awarded.

May I save my application and come back to it later?

Yes, you may save and return to your general application prior to submitting it for consideration. Incomplete scholarship opportunities will appear in “Drafted” on your Home tab.

How long before I am notified about receiving an award?

Different scholarship committees meet at different times to make scholarship offers. Most offers are made late in the fall semester or early in the spring for the following academic year.

Who is considered a full-time student?

1) full-time undergraduate students who are taking 12 or more credit hours during a long semester

2) full-time graduate students who are taking 9 or more credit hours during a long semester.

Why do some (or all) of the scholarship opportunities say “ended” in the deadline column?

These scholarships are not currently accepting applications. They may reopen again in a future term.

Why do some scholarship opportunities list award amounts and some say “varies?”

Most scholarship award amounts vary somewhat from term to term. We have done our best to estimate those with regular award amounts for your information.

How can I replace an uploaded document in an already submitted General Application?

Upload another file, select the new one in the drop down box, then click the "Update General Application" button.

If the General Application has been only saved and not submitted, click "Finish and continue".

If you are not completely sure you are ready to submit your application, click "Save and Keep Editing" until you are ready to submit the completed application.