UL expands scholarship to include more out-of-state students
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is extending its Legacy scholarship to students whose parents attended any Louisiana state-accredited college.
Announced on the university’s website Feb. 13, the out-of-state fee-waiving scholarship formerly applied only for students whose parents attended UL Lafayette. Instead, students with one parent who received his or her associate’s degree from any Louisiana institution may receive a non-resident fee exemption; the fee is around $6,800 per semester. Legacy students may also be considered for in-state scholarship opportunities, according to the scholarship’s page.
DeWayne Bowie, Ph.D., vice president of university Enrollment Management, said the change was made after years of discussion among university officials.
“In our effort to bring some of these students home… we expanded our Legacy Scholarship to these students,” Bowie said.
According to the UL Lafayette website, the total enrollment in 2016 was 19,188 students, 1,442 of whom were out-of-state admissions. The scholarship has an annual value of $13,728.
Out-of-state students enrolled in UL Lafayette hoping to receive the scholarship must bring the required documents to the registrar’s office. Along with their birth certificate and a cover letter, students must bring a verification of their parent’s college degree from a Louisiana university. This must be a verification letter from the parent’s college or a transcript.
“A diploma won’t be sufficient,” Bowie stated.
The student’s name, ULID and cellphone number must also be submitted to the office physically or via email, mail or fax.