Get to Know President Tate's Scholarship First Agenda

March 06, 2023

The Scholarship First Agenda is LSU's commitment to achieving excellence in all areas—for our students’ success and to elevate Louisiana for the benefit of all by prioritizing strategic investments in five key areas: Agriculture, Biotechnology, Coast, Defense, and Energy.

"The Scholarship First Agenda is about a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in everything we do," LSU President William F. Tate IV said when he introduced the plan.

"It is about exceptional academic scholarship in the form of research and creative works. It is about carving out financial pathways that allow students of talent to pursue an LSU education without barriers. And it is about using our intellectual and human capital to create innovative and timely advances in critical areas that better the lives of our friends and neighbors."

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