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The Southern University System Foundation Scholarship program provides significant financial support for high achieving SU students. The scholarships are available at all five campuses: Southern University Agriculture and Extension Center, Southern University Baton Rouge, Southern University Law Center, Southern University New Orleans, and Southern University Shreveport.

Our scholarships are categorized as endowed and non-endowed scholarships.

An ENDOWED scholarship is a scholarship where the benefactor(s) has made a contribution(s) to an assigned scholarship fund where the original contribution(s) remain intact. The scheduled investment income from the aforementioned contribution(s) are then used to make annual scholarship award determinations.

A NON-ENDOWED scholarship is a scholarship where the benefactor(s) makes a regular contribution(s) to an assigned scholarship fund. The contributions are then used to make annual scholarship award determinations.

All applications must be submitted with the following required documentation, if applicable: Personal information to include permanent and/or local mailing address, email, phone; Parent/Guardian personal information to include household data; High School transcript, grades, GPA, FAFSA award, ACT/SAT scores, resume’, short bio, 1-3 recommendation letters, list of financial aid applied for and received for upcoming academic year.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS – ONLINE ONLY


Scholarship Application Opens: December 1st
Scholarship Application Closes: January 15th
Award Notification: March 1st

Disbursements: September and February


Endowed Scholarships

A.Z. Young Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: John Breaux Department: Various Summary of Criteria: The recipient shall be a full-time student at Southern University who is majoring in history, political science, mass communication, sociology, psychology or public administration. The recipient must be a citizen of the United States, a resident or native of Louisiana, and must be a sophomore or higher. The recipient shall also have a true financial need and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.

Average Award: Not Available 2020 – 2021

Ben Johnson Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Johnson Family Department: Various Code: E012 Summary of Criteria: The recipient shall be a full-time incoming student or continuing student having graduated from a Louisiana High School, maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher. The recipient shall have a financial need.

Average Award: $1,000


Brenda & Lennel G. Paul Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Brenda & Lennel Paul Department: History Department, SUBR Code: E029 Summary of Criteria: SUBR student must unequivocally have financial needs, maintain a 2.5 GPA, must be in good standing with the University, provide character reference letter, and must be a sophomore or junior. Recommendation must be by department chairman and two designees.

Average Award: $1,250 per year Contact at (225) 771-8101

Carrie W. McHenry Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Carrie W. McHenry Department: Various Code: E058 Summary of Criteria: This scholarship is awarded to an incoming high school graduate who plans to enroll in a four-year baccalaureate degree program at the Southern University Baton Rouge campus. The recipient shall be a graduating high school senior and demonstrate significant financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. The student must also prove that she/he is a first-generation college student and have a GPA of 3.0 or above and an ACT score of 21 or its SAT equivalent. The student must also exhibit leadership ability through extracurricular or community service activities.

Average Award: $5,000 per year

City National Bank Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: City National Bank Department: Business Code: E005 Summary of Criteria: The recipient shall be a full-time incoming student or continuing student having graduated from a Louisiana High School, maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA or higher. The recipient shall have a financial need and submit a narrative that demonstrates leadership skills through extracurricular activities or community activities.

Average Award: $1,000 per year

College of Engineering BP 1, 2, & 3

Type: Endowed Benefactor: BP Corporation North America (Larry Thomas GM) Department: College of Engineering, SUBR Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Incoming SUBR freshmen must have a 23 or above ACT score or a cumulative score of 1497 or higher on the SAT. Must be a current SUBR students with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher to apply.

Average Award: Not Available 2020 – 2021

Cynthia N. Clemmons Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Myrtle E. David Department: Visual and Performing Arts, SUBR Code: E002 Summary of Criteria: The recipient must be a sophomore or junior level student in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Southern University Baton Rouge and planning a career in piano or vocal music with a 3.0 GPA or better. Student must be a citizen of the United States, have a financial need, and must be an SU Student and a DeBose Piano Competition Contestant of Highest Achievement College Level VB.

Average Award: $500 per year

Dr. George E. Robinson Jr. Scholarship Endowment

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Gwendolyn J. Robinson Department: Agriculture & Home Economics, SUBR first time freshmen. Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Student must have been accepted and enrolled in SUBR as a full-time student at the undergraduate level, declare a major in agriculture with an animal science concentration, complete and submit an application to the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumers Science by March 1. Student must have earned a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in high school courses for seven semesters and a score of 21 or higher on the ACT or equivalent SAT, and meet other requirements consistent with the SUS System policies.

Average Award: Not Available 2020 – 2021

Emma C. Glynn & Joseph R. Glynn Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Emma C. & Joseph R. Glynn Department: College of Education Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Must be admitted to SUBR as a full-time student at the undergraduate level, have earned a 2.3 GPA or better in high school for at least six semesters or maintain a 2.0 GPA or better, and student must have a financial need.

Average Award: $500 per year

Irving J. & Darlene A. Matthews Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Irving J. & Darlene A. Matthews Department: College of Business, SUBR Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Student must be an African-American incoming male freshmen with a demonstrated financial and social need, be a full-time student on the Baton Rouge campus, provide a written statement of educational goals, produce two letters of recommendations; matriculate in a department within the College of Business, must have a minimum ACT score of 18 or a 3.0 GPA for the last two years of high school, must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four years as long as student maintains a 2.5 GPA or above.

Average Award: $1,000 per year

Irving J. & Darlene A. Matthews Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Irving J. & Darlene A. Matthews Department: College of Engineering, SUBR Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Student must be an African-American incoming male freshmen with a demonstrated financial and social need, be a full-time student on the Baton Rouge campus, provide a written statement of educational goals, produce two letters of recommendations to probe for character traits, values and motivation; matriculate in a department within the College of Engineering, must have a minimum ACT score of 18 or a 3.0 GPA for the last two years of high school, must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four years as long as student maintains a 2.5 GPA or above.

Average Award: $1,000 per year

Jack Binion/MBE Incubator Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Lacy M. Johnson- -Jack Binion Incubator Fund INC Department: College of Business, SUBR Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Must be a student at Southern University Shreveport and have a 3.0 GPA or better.

Average Award: $2,000 per year

Knights of Peter Claver Council #119 Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Knights of Peter Claver Council #119 Department: Various Code: E047 Summary of Criteria: Must be a resident of North Iberville area, Iberville Parish, LA which includes the municipalities of Grosse Tete, Maringouin, and Rosedale, La. The student must attend college/university as a full-time undergraduate student, must submit a high school transcript with a current 2.8 GPA or higher, must submit current ACT score of 20 or higher, and provide a letter demonstrating need for financial assistance with undergraduate college/university’s tuition and fees. Tuition assistance shall be provided for freshmen year only.

Average Award: $1,500 per year

Lolalisa DeCarlo King Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: David Clark Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: The scholarship recipient shall be an active member of the Beta Psi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The student must also community service centered qualities as explained in one page short essay that is to be submitted upon application. The scholarship recipient must be a full-time student attending Southern University and A&M College with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient maintains the above criteria.

Average Award: $1,000 per year

Louis Brock Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Virgie Brock – SU Alumni St. Louis Chapter Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: SUBR student must be a graduating senior who attended a high school located in the greater St. Louis area. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, have some participation in physical fitness either on a sports team and/or participation in regular physical education classes will suffice.

Average Award: $5,000 per year


Mary Meadors Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Meadors Family Department: Various Code: E013 Summary of Criteria: Summary of Criteria: The recipient shall be a full-time incoming student or continuing student having graduated from a Louisiana High School, maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA or higher. The recipient shall have a financial need and submit a narrative that demonstrates leadership skills through extracurricular activities or community activities.

Average Award: $1,000 per year


Melvin and Sylvia Sanders Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Melvin and Sylvia Sanders Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Must be a full-time minority student from Louisiana at Southern University Baton Rouge with a 3.0 GPA, be of good moral character, and demonstrates leadership ability and financial need.

Average Award: $1,500 per year

Percy and Eva Butler Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Eva M. & Percy E. Butler Sr. Department: College of Education, SUBR Code: E049 Summary of Criteria: Student must have completed high school in an Iberville Parish school, or West Baton Rouge Parish school and pursuing a degree in a major in the SUBR College of Education. The student must be a full-time undergraduate, and demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The award is renewable if the recipient maintains the above criteria.

Average Award: $1,000 per year

Procter & Gamble Black Managers Leadership Team

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Procter & Gamble Department: College of Business, SUBR Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Must be a SUBR full-time minority student from Louisiana, have a 3.0 GPA, be of good moral character and demonstrate leadership ability and financial need.

Average Award: Not Available 2020 – 2021

Raising Cane’s Endowed Scholarship by Todd and Gwen Graves

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Todd and Gwen Graves Department: College of Business Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: The scholarship recipient shall be a fulltime student attending Southern University and A&M College. The selected recipient must be pursuing a degree within the College of Business. Qualifying students must be classified as a freshman or above with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The student must also demonstrate the financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award is renewable if the recipient maintains the above criteria.

Average Award: Not Available 2020 – 2021

Sandy Bonhomme Snedecor Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Dr. Sonya J. Snedecor Department: STEM Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Student must be a full-time freshmen or above student at Southern University Baton Rouge majoring in a STEM curriculum, and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or above. Special consideration will be given to those demonstrating financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Average Award: $2,500 per year


SU Class of 1938 Honors Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Melba Simmons & A. Williams M.D. Department: Various Code: E011 Summary of Criteria: Must be a full-time student at SUBR and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Average Award: $500 per year


SU Class of 1967 Honors Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Class Officers Deamer and Ware Department: Various Code: E051 Summary of Criteria: Must be an incoming or continuing full-time student at SUBR and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Community service and extracurricular school involvement and demonstrate a financial need.

Average Award: $1,000 per year


Winford Roan, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed Benefactor: Winford Sr., and Lucille Roan Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Must be a SUBR full-time student and have a 2.5 GPA or above, be in good standing with SUBR, and demonstrate a financial need.

Average Award: $1,000 per year

Non-Endowed Scholarships

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Department: College of Science & Agriculture, SUBR Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and major in science and agriculture at SUBR.

Average Award: $1,500 per year


ACS-HACH Land Grant Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: American Chemical Society Department: Education/Chemistry Code: 0000 Summary of Criteria: Each scholar must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grade scale. Each scholar must be, and continue to be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student. Each scholar must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and have a declared major in Chemistry and demonstrate a commitment to become to become a high school chemistry teacher. Each scholar must agree to submit a brief annual written statement to the Donor describing their career status for the first five years following graduation.

Average Award: $10,000 per year

Anna M. Jones Scholar-1880 Society Scholarship

Benefactor: Anna Jones Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Incoming freshmen must have a 23 or above ACT score or a cumulative score of 1497 or higher on the SAT and current SU students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher to apply.

Average Award: $3,600 per year


AKA – Phi Psi Omega Chapter Book Award

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: AKA-Phi Psi Omega Chapter Department: Various Code: 0000 Summary of Criteria: Applicant must meet the following criteria: be an Ohio resident and graduate of a Cincinnati area High School within a 20-mile radius; Have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.3; Be an undergraduate with a financial need. The award is renewable if the recipient maintains the above criteria.

Average Award: $500 per year

Alice Coleman Brown Memorial Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Alice Coleman Brown Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Recipients are selected twice annually. Student must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at SUBR, possess a reputation of good character, participate in community service activities or faith-based involvement or extracurricular school involvement, maintain a 2.6 GPA or higher, complete all sections of the Alice Coleman Brown Memorial Scholarship application form, submit an essay on the topic stated on page two of the application, and submit one letter of recommendation from SU professor or other university professional. Click here for application to Alice Coleman Brown Memorial Scholarship.

Average Award: $1,500 per year

Browns Group Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: James and Betty Brown Department: College of Business Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Residents of Houstons, Texas or North Webster Parish, Louisiana preferred. Students must be full time at SUBR or SUS in good standing with the university and have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Special considertation will be given to those demonstrating financial needs.

Average Award: $500 per year

Caroline Francois, Eola Mae, and Blanche Minerva Jones Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Caroline Francois, Eola Mae, and Blanche Minerva Jones Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Must be a Top Jags Woman student meeting the Honors College/Timbuktu Academy eligibility requirements and be classified as a college sophomore.

Average Award: $1,000 per year

Chris and Katie Bakken Scholarship

Due Date: February 1, 2018 Summary of Criteria: Candidates must be full-time students in good standing in the Electrical Engineering Department at Southern University, Baton Rouge. Candidates must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and a GPA of 2.5 or higher during the semester prior to receiving the scholarship. Candidates must demonstrate a financial need for this scholarship

Average Award: $10,160 per year Contact Dr. Fred Lacy at (225) 771-2541

Dow Alumni Scholarship Fund

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Dow Chemicals Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Student must maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA or better, be accepted into the SU System, be a graduate of an accredited Louisiana School-If currently in SU System, applicant must be a Louisiana school graduate. The student must be a minority, U.S. Citizen and be matriculating towards first undergraduate degree and indicate a financial need.

Average Award: $1,500 per year

Dr. Nodie M. Washington Chemistry Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Dr. Nodie M. Washington Department: Chemistry Code: 0045 Summary of Criteria: Student must be a sophomore Chemistry major with a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0-grade scale.

Average Award: $2,500 per year

Ego and Cassandra Hayes Scholar- 1880 Society Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Ego and Cassandra Hayes Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Incoming freshmen must have a 23 or above ACT score or a cumulative score of 1497 or higher on the SAT and current SU students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher to apply.

Average Award: $5,000 per year

Entergy Louisiana Scholar- 1880 Society Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Entergy Louisiana Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Incoming SUBR freshmen must have a 23 or above ACT score or a cumulative score of 1497 or higher on the SAT and current SU students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher to apply.

Average Award: $5,000 per year

Golden Roots Scholarship Fund

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: ExxonMobile Foundation-Matching Gifts Program Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Student must maintain at least a 2.8 GPA, be a resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, be enrolled full-time at Southern University Baton Rouge, an undergraduate student and cannot be receiving a TOPS scholarship, and the student must have a remaining financial need after receiving grants or scholarship aid.

Average Award: Tuition Only

Human Nutrition & Food Department

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Dr. Celeste Clark Department: Food and Nutrition, SUBR Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Student must be a SUBR sophomore studying dietetics and/or food management and in good academic standing, maintain a 3.0 GPA or above, completed freshmen year and in second semester of freshmen year when applying; and must be willing to be advised and mentored during curricula study. Students who transfer from Dietetics/Nutrition, Food Management or into another college will no longer be eligible to receive the scholarship.

Average Award: $5,000 per year

Joshua Hayward Burnett Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Joshua Hayward Burnett Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Student must be a fulltime SUBR undergraduate student, a graduate of an Ascension Parish, Louisiana high school, and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Special consideration will be given to those demonstrating financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award is renewable if the recipient maintains the above criteria

Average Award: $2,500 per year


Leon E. Valdry Scholar- 1880 Society Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Leon E. Valdry Department: Various Code: 0121 Summary of Criteria: Incoming freshmen must have a 23 or above ACT score or a cumulative score of 1497 or higher on the SAT and current SU students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher to apply.

Average Award: $5,000 per year


Lorena Jack Chavis & Family Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Lorena Jack Chavis Department: Elementary Education, SUBR Code: 0035 Summary of Criteria: Student must be a full-time student at Southern University Baton Rouge, must be a graduating teacher candidate majoring in Elementary Education and will receive a teacher certification in both Elementary and Special Education, must be of good moral character, demonstrates leadership ability and financial need, and must have a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Average Award: $500 per year

PALISADES HOUSING RELIEF SCHOLARSHIPS

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Palisades/Emet Capital Management Department: SUBR Campus Summary of Criteria: The Palisades/Emet Capital Management is offering housing relief scholarships to Southern University Baton Rouge full time students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must reside in The Palisades and submit a narrative outlining how you would benefit from the scholarship. Evidence of financial need and work study, transcript will be used in selection. 28 recipients will be selected each academic year. The scholarship is not reoccurring — students must apply for the award annually.

Average Award: $3000 reduction in rent on a 10-month lease


Raising Cane’s Annual Scholarship by Todd and Gwen Graves

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Todd and Gwen Graves Department: College of Business Code: 0049 Summary of Criteria: The scholarship recipient shall be a fulltime student attending Southern University and A&M College. The selected recipient must be pursuing a degree within the College of Business. Qualifying students must be classified as a freshman or above with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The student must also demonstrate the financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award is renewable if the recipient maintains the above criteria.

Average Award: $5,000 per year

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Robert Henry Lee Athletic Scholarship Fund

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Patricia Washington Department: College of Education and/or Athletic Department, SUBR Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Must be a full-time SUBR student and either a student athletic or physical education major, must be of good moral character, demonstrates leadership ability and financial need, must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Average Award: $1,000 per year

Southern University System Foundation Scholar- 1880 Society Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: SUS Foundation Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Incoming freshmen must have a 23 or above ACT score or a cumulative score of 1497 or higher on the SAT and current SU students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher to apply.

Average Award: $3,600 per year


Theus and Ayers Memorial Scholarship

Type: Non-EndowedBenefactor: Loretta Theus Department: Various Code: 0070 Summary of Criteria: Incoming freshmen, must have a 21 or above ACT score or a cumulative SAT score of 1060 or higher. Must be a current full-time Undergraduate Southern University System student with a 2.5 GPA or higher to apply. The award is renewable if the recipient maintains the above criteria and demonstrates need for financial assistance.

Average Award: $1,000 per year

Whitney Bank Scholar- 1880 Society Scholarship

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Whitney Bank Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Incoming freshmen must have a 23 or above ACT score or a cumulative score of 1497 or higher on the SAT and current SU students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher to apply.

Average Award: $3,800 per year

Willie Honeywood Smith Scholarship Fund

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: AKA/Beta Psi 1998 Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Must be a full-time student at SUBR, be an active member of the Beta psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated on the campus of Southern University Baton Rouge, must demonstrate leadership ability in the sorority, in the community and on the SUBR campus, must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and must not be a graduating senior at the time of selection.

Average Award: $500 per year

Willie T. & Clara Byrd Square Memorial Scholarship “Book Award”

Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Willie T. & Clara Byrd Square Department: Various Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Student must be a resident of the Scotlandville community and a graduate of Scotlandville High School, must be enrolled at Southern University Baton Rouge full-time and an undergraduate student, and must have a remaining financial need after receiving grants or scholarship aid based on the FAFSA information and the Expected Family Contribution.

Relatives of the Square family cannot qualify for this scholarship.

Average Award: $500 per year

Yes I Can Scholarship

The purpose of the Yes I Can Scholarship is to provide support, reward, recognition, and encouragement for high school graduates from St. John the Baptist Parish who have demonstrated excellence in academics leadership, and citizenship. Type: Non-Endowed Benefactor: Chester and Gloria Lee Department: Engineering, Science, Education, Math, Computer Science, and Business Due Date: February 1 Summary of Criteria: Must finish in top ten percentage of high school class, be accepted for admission at Southern University Baton Rouge, demonstrate financial need after scholarships and grants, maintain a 2.8 GPA or higher, and major in one of the following areas: Engineering, Science, Education, Math, Computer Science, and Business.

Average Award: $7,500 per year

Southern University System Campuses

For additional scholarship opportunities, please visit the following websites.

Southern University Agriculture and Extension Center

Southern University Baton Rouge

Southern University Law Center

Southern University New Orleans

Southern University Shreveport

Southern University System

Southern University Laboratory School