NBCUniversal Media Scholarship

The NBCUniversal Media 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).

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 be:

  • A college sophomore or junior enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university
  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • 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
  • Have an interest in the media and entertainment industry; all majors are welcomed


Applicants must submit the online application along with the following documentation by Friday, July 7, 2023

  • College transcript with proof of cumulative grade point average
  • Three letters of recommendation, including a complete telephone number and email address for each reference
  • Resume

Program Impact

For 2022-23, ten recipients were selected for the program to pursue a four-year degree at California State University, Northridge; Hult International Business School; San Francisco State University; Stanford University; University of Central Florida; University of New Mexico; University of Southern California; University of Texas at Arlington; and, University of Texas at Austin.

From the previous cohort of recipients, 100% of students continued their studies in a post-secondary institution and are on track to receive a four-year degree.

2022-23 NBCUniversal Media Scholarship Recipients

Diego Casas Castro

Broadcast Journalism, California State University Northridge

Alexander Eduardo

Marketing, Hult International Business School

Veronica Garcia

Marketing/Business, University of Texas at Austin

Karina Gironas

Music Industry, University of Southern California

Ana Lopez Diaz

Political Science, University of Central Florida

Isaac Lozano

Philosophy and French, Stanford University

Sophia Marriott-del Granado

Film & Television Production, University of Southern California

Jeanette Pardo

Broadcast, University of Texas

Jennifer Quiroz

Broadcasting & Electronic Media Arts, San Francisco State University

Angelica Rivera Roque

Excercise Science, University of New Mexico

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