NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship

The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding undergraduate Latino students attending a U.S. post-secondary institution with an interest in the media and entertainment industry. The Program awards ten (10) $5,000 national scholarships to qualified rising sophomores and juniors and is sponsored by NBCUniversal and administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC).


Scholarship Program

The scholarship award of $5,000 will be divided into two equal disbursements of $2,500 made in the fall and spring.  Scholarships are non-renewable. Recipients are required to enroll as a full-time student and 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 grade report and enrollment verification for the spring semester to the national office in order to receive the spring check disbursement. 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 the custodian of the funds and will disburse the award consistent with the purpose of this program.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Must be a college sophomore or junior enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.

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

  • Must be a U. S. Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, or have legal authorization to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

  • Must have an interest in the media and entertainment industry; all majors are welcome. 



Applicants must submit the following by the deadline of July 24

  • Completed online application, including submission of the following:

    • College transcript with proof of cumulative grade point average

    • Three letters of recommendation, including a complete telephone number and email address for each reference

2019-20 NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Recipients

Fordham University
Economics & Marketing
George Mason University
Film and Video Studies
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Southern California
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
Full Sail University
Digital Cinematography
Washington University in St. Louis
University of New Mexico
Business Administration
Northern Virginia Community College

About NBCUniversal


NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. To learn more visit: www.nbcuniversal.com.

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