by LSUA Division of Strategic Communications

LSUA is pleased to announce the opening of the Howard and Eloise Mulder Scholarship for one first-time freshman attending in Fall 2023 and for one current student. This full-ride scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship given to new students at LSUA.

This year, LSUA is excited to offer this scholarship to an entering first-year student for Fall 2023 and a currently enrolled student.

This scholarship will be awarded to a first-time freshman student who has shown exceptional academic success with an overall 3.5 GPA or better in high school.  The recipient must be admitted to LSUA no later than February 15, 2023. Additionally, a scholarship will be awarded to a current LSUA student who meets the same academic criteria. This scholarship cannot be used for students pursuing a 100% online degree.

The award will cover the full cost of a semester’s tuition, fees, books, and on-campus housing and meal plans incurred as a direct result of the recipient’s attendance at LSUA.  This scholarship will pay any outstanding balance after applying for state and federal free financial aid, not including loans.

Any interested, qualifying student must submit the application to the Enrollment Management Office no later than February 1, 2023.  In addition, the student must apply for admission to and receive acceptance to LSUA.  The scholarship committee will review all applications submitted and select final candidates no later than February 15, 2023.  Finalists will be invited to an on-campus interview with a selection committee on March 11, 2023.

The scholarship will be awarded for no more than eight consecutive semesters (fall and spring) provided that the student has maintained a 3.5 cumulative GPA for all coursework taken.  No awards will be made for the summer sessions.

Howard and Eloise Mulder provided leadership to the Louisiana State University at Alexandria Foundation, having served on its Board of Directors since its establishment in 1993.  They provided extensive gifts to LSUA students, faculty, and staff through the LSUA Foundation.

As a part of the gift that Mr. and Mrs. Mulder provided to LSUA, an endowed scholarship for students has been established that is known as the Howard and Eloise Mulder Endowed Scholarship Fund at Louisiana State University of Alexandria. Students receiving the scholarship will be known as a Mulder Scholar.

For more information, and to complete the application for the Howard and Eloise Mulder Scholarship, visit


Pictured [L-R] – Dr. Paul Coreil, LSUA Chancellor; Makenzie Mulberry, 2022-2023 Mulder Scholar; Melinda Anderson, LSUA Chief of Staff

Photo credit – Nathan Parish

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