Lamar University’s Distinguished Scholars scholarship is open to incoming Freshman with SAT scores ranging from 1080 to 1190 or ACT scores from 25 to 28 that also rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class. This scholarship is intended to renew for 4 years, for $2500 for each long semester (fall/spring). In order to remain on the scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and full time enrollment (12 hours). Should a recipient fall below these requirements they will forfeit the remaining iterations of the scholarship. Students are able to submit an appeal in the event of extenuating circumstances. Appeals are not guaranteed to be approved .