The cost of higher education is constantly on the rise, making financing a college degree extremely difficult for many families. This is particularly true of the Latino community. In fact, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, 77% of Latinos say that the cost of education is a key reason why they do not go to college or fail to finish once they have started. Given these facts, LNESC & LULAC partner with companies and grassroots organizations to provide high-need students with scholarship dollars.

Since 1973, LNESC has awarded nearly

$27 million in scholarships.

LNESC and LULAC 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:


LULAC National Scholarship Fund

ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship

NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship

Macy's Emergency Scholarship

Non-LNESC Scholarship Opportunities