BATON ROUGE – The LSU University College’s Summer Scholars program is accepting applications for its Class of 2014.

LSU Summer Scholars is an eight-week summer program that prepares high-achieving, under-represented minority students to make a successful transition from high school to college. The program is only open to 2014 high school graduates who have applied and are eligible for enrollment at LSU. This summer experience offers students the opportunity to become adjusted to the academic, personal and social challenges they may encounter as new freshmen at LSU.

LSU Summer Scholars are provided with a structured environment conducive to building the fundamental skills necessary to enhance the likelihood of successful completion of a bachelor’s degree. The program includes enrollment in six credit hours of coursework; study/discussion groups with supplemental instructors and tutors; social and cultural enrichment activities; residence in on-campus housing for the entire summer term; academic, self-improvement and leadership seminars; and academic advising, course scheduling and career goal development.

LSU Summer Scholars awards scholarships covering tuition, housing, meal plan and cultural and enrichment activities. The deadline for applications is March 7, 2014.

To apply for LSU Summer Scholars Class of 2014, visit www.lsu.edu/ssp.