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Department of Engineering - Scholarships

Department of Engineering - Scholarships

McNeese State University engineering students have the following three scholarship opportunities.

  • General McNeese Scholarships
  • Endowed Engineering Scholarships
  • Other Forms of Support

General McNeese Scholarships

Prospective and current engineering students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Testing to request information and assistance in meeting their scholarship.

Each year McNeese students receive over $5 million in university and private scholarships, exemptions, and awards. The Scholarship Office coordinates the application/selection/disbursement processes for the MSU academic scholarship program. In addition, they administer the disbursement of all university non-athletic scholarships. Staff provide workshops on the scholarship search and application processes. The Scholarships Office also administers the Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) and private scholarships awarded by various organizations, companies, and entities.

The Office of Scholarships and Testing is located in Kaufman Hall Room 156. They can be contacted at 337.475.5140, or 1.800.622.3352 Ext. 5140 or

Their web page is located at

Endowed Engineering Scholarships

In addition to the general McNeese State University scholarships, several endowed engineering scholarships are available for undergraduate engineering students. These scholarships are made available by generous donations from local industries and private donors. The requirements and limitations for the scholarships vary widely, and include factors such as field of study, grade point average, residency, and classification level. To apply for a scholarship, contact Dr. Julie Mendez, Engineering Scholarship Committee Chairman,

Scholarship applications are reviewed each June for the following academic year. Occasionally, however, some scholarships may become available mid-year, so it is a good idea to apply at any time. An updated application should be made prior to June of each year if your classification or GPA changes significantly.

Click on the following links to see the Endowed Engineering Scholarship recipients and their majors:
Year 2009-10
Year 2008-09
Year 2007-08
Year 2006-07

D. Walter Jessen, Sr. scholarship

The D. Walter Jessen, Sr. scholarship in civil engineering was established by the five Scottish Rite Bodies of Louisiana in honor of D. W. Jessen, Sr., Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, Free and Accepted Masons, and Sovereign Grand Inspector General of Scottish Rlte Masons in the Orient of Louisiana, at his mandatory retirement at the age of eighty (80) years. Under this scholarship, a grant of $2,000 will be awarded annually to rising Junior or Senior students enrolled in an accredited Civil Engineering curriculum at a Louisiana college or unjversity. Each grant will be awarded to a student who is in the upper half of his/her class, has demonstrated leadership capabilities through involvement in engineering college and campus activities, and shows potential for development into a motivated, innovative, well-rounded and successful practicing professional engineer. Financial need will be a significant determining factor. The student will submit a 300-500 word essay explaining how hislher leadership role in college will help in attaining his/her goals and objectives as a practicing engineer.

The deadline to apply is June 1 of each year. Download an application.

Other Forms of Support

Propulsion Engineering Program through the US Navy