LNESC Scholarships

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. In effort to close the academic achievement gap, LNESC partners with corporations and grassroots organizations to provide high-need students with scholarship dollars.

LNESC provides a number of important scholarship opportunities, which include awards that range in award amount and have varying eligibility criteria. Some scholarships are available to all post-secondary students regardless of major while others are available to students pursuing specific degrees. For more information on our annual scholarship programs, please click on the opportunities below:

Ford Fund Scholarship

The Ford Fund Scholarship is a new program for two- and four-year college students pursuing STEM-related career areas that support the Electric Vehicles and Advanced Manufacturing Industries.

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LULAC National Scholarship Fund

Help youth in underserved communities make the dream of college enrollment a reality. LNSF is a unique partnership between grassroots advocates and corporations.

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Macy's Emergency Scholarship Fund

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.

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NBCUniversal Media Scholarship

Assist and encourage outstanding undergraduate Latino students attending a U.S. post-secondary institution with an interest in the media and entertainment industry.

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Non-LNESC Affiliated Scholarships

LNESC hopes to simplify the scholarship research process by providing students with information on available scholarships that you otherwise may not be aware of.

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Program Impact

Since 1973, LNESC has awarded over $30 million in scholarships through the LULAC National Scholarship Fund and its specialized scholarships, including:

  • The ExxonMobil Engineering Scholarship awarding 117 students $396,000 since 2014
  • The Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship awarding more than 1,785 students over $3,580,000 since 2016
  • The NBCUniversal Media Scholarship awarding 80 students $400,000 since 2015
  • The Macy’s Emergency Scholarship Fund awarding over 215 students $108,000 since 2015

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