Auditor Raises Concerns Over LSU Scholarships
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU says it is in the process of developing criteria for how its Board of Supervisors hands out scholarships. The move follows the release of a legislative auditor's report that found inconsistencies and other lapses.
Just a year ago, the Louisiana Legislature passed a law that requires annual reporting of who receives college scholarships from members of LSU's governing board.
The Advocate reports LSU's 15 governor-appointed and one student-elected board members can award up to 20 scholarships each. The audit found that there still are no specific criteria regarding academic excellence, special talent or financial need, nor did the university keep records of such qualities of recipients.
LSU supervisors gave out 226 scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year, up nine from the year before.
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