Welcome to LNESC

LNESC is committed to empowering our communities through quality educational and leadership programs. We see a promising future through the enrichment of young minds, and investing in the development of our future leaders. We are grateful to have committed partners that help us build on our foundation of 48 years in delivering quality educational and leadership programming.

Education Centers

Our education centers are at the forefront of helping disadvantaged students across the United States and Puerto Rico.

Education and Leadership Programs

Founded in 1973, LNESC began as a financial aid and college admissions outreach program designed to assist low-income, high school student’s admission to college. Throughout decades of service, LNESC has developed programs that follow students through each developmental level, aimed at maximizing the educational potential of Latino youth to help them become life-long learners and leaders.

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LNESC provide a number of important scholarship opportunities; they include awards that range in award amount and have varying eligibility criteria.

Some scholarships are available to all post-secondary students regardless of major and others are available to students pursuing specific degrees. Check out our annual scholarship programs below for details.




We've highlighted and answered some of the most common questions and resources available to students, parents, and teachers.

In the news

The LatinEd Connection

LNESC distributes a quarterly newsletter to inform the community on new education initiatives, field center activities, and announce upcoming events focused on student success.

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Robotics program opens doors for first-generation college students.

Dell Technologies

Dr. Maria Elena Cruz's pilot exposes underserved teenagers in Oxnard, California, to the world of STEM.

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LNESC Kansas City Director offers scholarship search tips

Dos Mundos / Two Worlds

For any high school student considering college or trade school, looking for scholarships is as important than deciding where to attend college – maybe more.

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Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our mission of providing the highest quality educational opportunities to disadvantaged students across the United States of America and Puerto Rico.