Senior Brady Luminais Awarded Prestigious LSU Stamps Scholarship

Posted April 19, 2024 / Last updated April 30, 2024

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Senior Brady Luminais has been awarded the prestigious Stamps Scholarship at Louisiana State University. Alongside the Stamps Scholarship, Luminais will also receive the Flagship Scholars Resident Scholarship and LA Tiger Legacy Excellence Award from LSU. Luminais attended St. Catherine of Sienna and Christian Brothers School and is the son of Brad and Brandy Luminais.

Luminais’ journey at Jesuit has been marked by a blend of academic excellence, leadership, and service. As a junior, Luminais achieved a 36 on the ACT. He has been an active student leader and member of several co-curriculars as the treasurer of the National Honor Society and senior representative of Mu Alpha Theta. His engagement extends to the Jesuit Medical Society, Big Brother Program, Peer Support, and the Sports Analysis Club, and he has also served as a Eucharistic Minister and Kairos Retreat Leader.

Beyond the classroom, Luminais has dedicated himself to service, earning the 2022-23 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team Member of the Year Award for his fundraising efforts within the Louisiana/Mississippi Chapter. His service journey also took him to Guatemala, where he contributed to the Courts for Kids Program by helping build a multi-sports court for local children, showcasing his commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of others.

“Brady is a remarkable young individual who embodies a unique blend of determination, faithfulness, competitiveness, and intelligence,” said college counselor Susan Yelton. “His ability to maintain balance in his life, combining intelligence with a profound commitment to his community, sets him apart as a remarkable individual.”

The rigorous selection process for the Stamps Scholarship includes several essays and a competitive a panel interview during LSU’s Scholars Weekend. Luminais has plans to major in biological sciences in LSU’s pre-medicine program.

Luminais also received nominations or finalist designations for the following awards that he will forgo to accept his Stamps Scholarship:

  • University of Florida: Distinguished Scholar Scholarship
  • Auburn University: Academic Presidential Scholarship
  • Alabama: UA Leadership & Achievement Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship

The Stamps Scholarship, LSU’s highest merit-based award, recognizes the top 15 incoming freshmen for their exceptional academic and leadership capabilities. The Stamps Scholars Program, established in 2006 by Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps IV, supports over 40 colleges and universities nationwide, offering scholars an enriched educational experience.

Stamps Scholarship Award
• Full cost of attendance for four years (covers tuition, fees, room & board, books, supplies, etc.)
• Up to $14,000 in enrichment experiences.
• The opportunity to earn up to $1,550/yr. through the President’s Future Leaders in Research Program.
• A one-time use $1,100 laptop stipend

Above all, Jesuit relentlessly pursues God’s greater glory. While students’ academic accolades reflect the school’s mission, they are not the mission itself. They instead signify that Blue Jays are becoming the men that they were made to be: men of faith and men for others.

Alongside celebrating students who attain these academic accomplishments, Jesuit also highlights graduating seniors who are named winners of highly selective merit-based national scholarship competitions. Click here to read about more of these students.