GE/LNESC Scholarship

The partnership between the General Electric Foundation and the LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding minority students in completing their college education. The program is directed specifically to disadvantaged minority students with career interests in business or engineering.



About the GE/LNESC National Scholarship 


The GE/LNESC Scholarship Program awards $5,000 scholarships to qualified minority students who are enrolled as business or engineering majors. Applicants must be working towards a bachelor's degree at an accredited US college or university, and must be classified as college sophomores in the fall. The $5,000 awards will be divided into two equal disbursements made in the fall and spring. Scholarship awards are sent directly to the recipient’s college or university and deposited in the recipient’s name. The funds will be allocated toward the payment of tuition and academic fees, and the purchase of required educational materials and books. The school is custodian of the funds and will disburse the award consistent with the purpose of this program.


Recipients are required to be enrolled as full time students and to maintain a cumulative college grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent to be eligible for the second scholarship disbursement.  After completion of the fall semester, recipients must submit a copy of their fall grade report and proof of their full-time spring enrollment status to the LNESC National Office to receive the spring semester disbursement.  Recipients will be eligible to renew the scholarship for up to three years based on academic performance.


Who is eligible? 


Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship: 

  • Must be a minority student pursuing full-time studies leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S. 

  • Must be classified as a college sophomore in the fall semester

  • Must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent

  • Must be a business or engineering major

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident


Application Process


Application is currently CLOSED

  • Student application

  • College transcript

  • Resume

  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to the GE/LULAC Scholarship Selection Committee (at least one letter of recommendation must be from a college professor)

  • Personal statement of not more than 300 words describing the professional and career goals your studies are leading to







2015 GE/LNESC Scholarship Recipients