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Scholarships

The Honors Program offers a number of competitive scholarships to its students each semester.  The following information gives you information on each scholarship.
Scholarship deadlines can be found on the applications for each semester.

Fall Scholarships

Keith Lindley Scholarship

(2) Keith Lindley Scholarships are awarded each fall, one to an Engineering Major and one to a Science Major. Keith Lindley was a businessman in Lafayette who befriended Honors.  During his lifetime he encouraged students in Engineering and Science and would often appear to hand out the scholarship to the recipient.

Qualifications: Students must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior and must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
Award: $1,500 ($750 per semester)*
 

Dr. Louis Houston 

(1) Houston Scholarship is awarded in the fall. Dr. Louis Houston was a professor in the Physics Department. This scholarship was donated by one of Dr. Houston’s students.

Qualifications: Students must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior and the award is based on financial need
Award: Amount Varies Each Fall and will be indicated on the Scholarship Application.
 

Maise & Grant Molett Scholarship

(2)Molett Scholarships are awarded each fall. Grant Molett, a Lafayette businessman, became a friend of Honors after a visit with Dr. Pat Rickels. He donated a copy machine, this scholarship and a fund for Seminar awards to the Honors Program. We miss both Mr. Molett and his wife Maise.

Qualifications: Students must have a gpa of 3.5 or higher and be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior.
Award: $1,000 ($500 per semester)*
 

Honors Alumni Scholarship

(1) Honors Alumni Scholarship is awarded each fall. Each year Honors alumni donate at various levels to the foundation to create this scholarship.

Qualifications: Students must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior and the award is based on financial need.
Award: Amount Varies Each Fall and will be indicated on the Scholarship Application.
 

Raymond Bourque, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

(2) Bourque scholarships are available each fall. Mr. Bourque’s daughter was a previous Honors student and Chair of the Honors Board. She donated this scholarship on her father’s behalf.

Qualifications: Students must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior with a 3.2 GPA and the award is based on financial need, extracurricular activities, and/or community involvement.
Award: $500 ($250 per semester)
 

Gordan Rickels Endowed Honors Scholarship

One Rickels Endowed Scholarship is awarded each fall.
Drs. Milton and Pat Rickels created this scholarship to Honor their son who died early in life in a tragic automobile accident. This celebrates Gordan’s life and his love of music.

Qualifications: Students must be a full-time freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in good standing and an active member of the program. They must be a major in the Humanities (English, History, Philosophy, or Modern Languages) and demonstrate a love of music by continuing studies, performance and/or composition.
Award: Amount Varies Each Fall and will be indicated on the application.
 

Oran Robert Perry Burke Memorial Scholarship

Five to six (5-6) Burke Scholarships are awarded each fall. Dr. James Lee Burke was a former English professor at our University. Today he is an accomplished novelist. He is perhaps best known for his Dave Robichaux detective novels.

Qualifications: Students must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior with a 3.2 GPA or higher.
Award: $1,000 for one semester
 

Anne M. and Dwight T. Coles Endowed Honors Scholarship


Anne and Dwight Coles are former Honors students who met and married during college. Today they are both successful in business and enjoy scuba diving and taking beautiful underwater photographs. In October of 2012 they began to donate a series of Honors scholarships to their beloved program.

Qualifications: Students must be a US Citizen, an active member of the Honors Program, a sophomore or above the semester they are to receive the funds and must continue to carry a 3.5 GPA or above.

 

Mary Ellen and Richard Stegall Honors Scholarship

Mary Ellen Stegall is a current professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the psychology department that also works in the Honors Program as a faculty advisor to seminar, and as a professor for multiple course sections of PSYC 115, the Honors version of PSYC 110. Her and her husband, Richard Stegall, have graciously donated this award of $1,000 per semester, which will be given out as two (2) awards, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

Qualifications: Student must be in good standing with the University Honors Program, maintain a 3.2 Cumulative GPA, be a Sophomore or above the semester they are to receive funds, and major in Psychology (Fall semester)
Award: $500 for one semester.
 

Spring Scholarships

Gordan Rickels Endowed Honors Scholarship

(1) Rickels Endowed Scholarship is awarded each fall.
Drs. Milton and Pat Rickels created this scholarship to Honor their son who died early in life in a tragic automobile accident. This celebrates Gordan’s life and his love of music.

Qualifications: Students must be a full-time freshman, sophomore, junior or senior in good standing and an active member of the program. They must be a major in the Humanities (English, History, Philosophy, or Modern Languages) and demonstrate a love of music by continuing studies, performance and/or composition.
Award: Amount Varies Each Fall and will be indicated on the application.
 

James Devin Moncus Family Foundation Scholarship

(1-2) two-year scholarships are awarded to students who will be entering their Junior Year in the Fall. Mr. Moncus is an accomplished businessman who has been a steward of the Lafayette community, including the university. These scholarships are paid out each semester for two years.

Qualifications: Students must be a student entering their junior year with a 3.2 GPA or above and must have graduated from a Lafayette Parish High School. (Please note this does not indicate they must have graduated from Lafayette High.)
Award: $10,000 to be given in the amount of $2,500 each semester for 4 semesters.
 

Oran Robert Perry Burke Memorial Scholarship

Five to six (5-6) Burke Scholarships are awarded each Fall and Spring. Dr. James Lee Burke was a former English professor at our University. Today he is an accomplished novelist. He is perhaps best known for his Dave Robichaux detective novels.

Qualifications:  Students must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior with a 3.2 GPA or higher. This scholarship is awarded based on need.
Award: $1,000 for one semester
 

Mary Ellen and Richard Stegall Honors Scholarship

Mary Ellen Stegall is a current professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the psychology department that also works in the Honors Program as a faculty advisor to seminar, and as a professor for multiple course sections of PSYC 115, the Honors version of PSYC 110. Her and her husband, Richard Stegall, have graciously donated this award of $1,000 per semester, which will be given out as two (2) awards, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

Qualifications: Student must be in good standing with the University Honors Program, maintain a 3.2 Cumulative GPA, be a Sophomore or above the semester they are to receive funds, and major in Education (Spring semester)
Award: $500 for one semester.
 

Note: Dr. Frederick is the university liason for the Goldwater Scholarship and the Udall Scholarships.  Please see those links to check for information and deadlines.

UL Lafayette Honors Program 3rd Floor Fundraiser

 

Go Here to See Pictures from the 2016 Honors Soiree d'Excellence

In 2014 the Honors Program presented a night of enchantment and pride, the Honors Soiree' d'Excellence. The Honors Program was able to raise nearly $5,000 with the help and proceeds of many students, professors, and community leaders for the expansion of the 3rd Floor of Judice-Rickels Hall. In 2016, the Honors Program supplied another opportunity for individuals, family members, alumni, and friends of the program to gather and dine in honor of the program and in order to raise funds for the 3rd floor expansion. Provided is a brief video created by Honors Students explaining our continued need.

If you would like to help us continue to increase the expansion of our 3rd floor, please do not hesitate to donate.

Donations can be made by clicking here.