This award was established through an award to the College of Engineering from the Board of Regents. Each year, the College of Engineering submits a proposal for potential funding. Historically, the Fellowship is $30,000 from the Board of Regents and $5,000 from a supplement from the student's home department for a total award of $35,000 per year for four years.

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident planning to enroll in one of our engineering programs. The requested Fellowships are focused in four overlapping areas. The areas are:

  • Increasing the diversity of engineering graduate students
  • Fostering Ph.D.s to enter academia
  • Promoting economic development
  • Conducting research to improve quality of life with a specific focus on energy and infrastructure

The Fellowship is for four years. These awards are for entering graduate students only - not those currently enrolled. Once awarded, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA.

Clayton Program

This award was established through an endowment by 1959 LSU graduates, Donald W. and Gloria Pichon Clayton, to support the College of Engineering in its quest for excellence. Donald W. Clayton is an alumnus of the Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering, and a 1993 inductee into the College of Engineering Hall of Distinction. The stipends may vary from $10,000 to $20,000 a year, depending on the student's year in the degree program and the funds available. The recipient should be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident enrolled or coming into an engineering Ph.D. program and desirous of entering the teaching profession.

To qualify for the Assistantship, the student must also receive, in addition, a minimum of $15,000 per year in graduate assistantship from his or her engineering department or other source such as reasearch grants/contracts, other assistantships, etc. The total award will thus be $25,000, $30,000 and $35,000 per year per student for the three-year program of study. A letter of support should be included in the application from the student's department/major professor obligating the $15,000 per year support funds.

Applications for both programs can be submitted online here.