F. Malcolm Hood Memorial Scholarship


The Center for Energy Studies (CES) at Louisiana State University offers the F. Malcolm Hood Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established to honor one of the original supporters of CES. The purpose of the scholarship is to support the educational goals of LSU students interested in energy-related fields, with a particular emphasis on energy policy. Two scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each.


The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who will be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior during the fall semester, with GPAs of 3.5 or higher. Graduating seniors are not eligible. While the award will preference students interested in energy policy, students from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply, provided they are able to show past and/or current dedication to energy-related research and/or coursework.

Application & Essay Requirements

Each applicant is required to submit an essay of no more than one single-spaced page of type expressing his or her educational and career goals as they relate to energy and/or energy policy.

Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

Must be U.S. citizen or a foreign national with permanent residency.

  • GPA/academic achievement.
  • Essay: Quality of content and writing and interest in energy or energy policy and a potential career in this area.
  • Extracurricular activities related to or demonstrating past and ongoing interest in energy and energy-policy-related areas.

Recipient Expectations

  • Recipient will agree to provide name, résumé and contact information and agree that their essay submission will be made available to the public.
  • Recipient will be required to attend at least one CES Industry Associates Advisory Council meeting in Baton Rouge, La., on the LSU campus in order to be introduced as the Hood Scholarship recipient.
  • Recipient will attempt to attend at least one other CES event, such as a conference or special speakers seminar.

To Apply

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Application deadline:  March 1.

Scholarships are awarded each spring. Awards are issued at the start of the fall and/or spring semester each year and are processed through student accounts.