Macy's Emergency Scholarship Fund


The Macy's Emergency Scholarship Fund is a joint partnership between LNESC & Macy’s to provide financial resources to deserving students facing economic hardship and immediate monetary need that, if not met, could result in an inability to complete classes or a degree program.


Emergency financial need resulting from the following will qualify students for funding: 

  • change in family income/support

  • loss of job

  • death of an immediate family member

  • natural disaster

  • pending eviction or home foreclosure

  • burglary

  • fire

*Poor financial choices do not constitute an emergency financial need (e.g. credit card debit, poor use of financial aid funding, personal loans to family or friends).  


Macy's Emergency Scholarships are non-renewable and applicants cannot be recipients of other LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) Scholarships at the time of application. Award amounts vary based on need, but should not exceed $500 due to an overwhelming number of applicants.


Eligibility Requirements 

To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Puerto Rico

  • Must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university and in good standing

  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent


Application Process


To apply, please submit the following via email to  

  • Completed and signed application

  • Essay explaining immediate financial need

  • Budget detailing amount of funds requested along with supporting documentation, such as statement from university

  • Proof of full-time enrollment, including cumulative GPA

       Incomplete applications will not be considered

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About Macy’s

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.