NBCUniversal Media Scholarship

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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


The application is no longer available for this academic school year.

  • Complete online application
  • College transcript, including cumulative GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume

Program Impact

For the last program year, ten recipients were selected for the program to pursue a four-year degree at Arizona State University, DePaul University, Emerson College, Northeastern Illinois University, St. Olaf College, Temple University, University of Maryland, University of Southern California, and the University of Texas at Austin.

From the previous cohort of recipients, 90% of students continued their studies in a post-secondary institution and are on track to receive a four-year degree.

2021-2022 NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Recipients

Annie Duran Perez

Child and Family Studies - Community Outreach, University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Gabriela Perez Jordan

Business Administration and Minor in Marketing, George Washington University

Gabriella Marquez

Political Science, University of Southern California

Joceline Medina

Digital Media, Buena Vista University

Ana Paula Monterrubio

Musical Theatre, Texas State University

Celeaciya Olvera

Musical Theatre, Augustana College

Cristy Ottenwarden Sanchez

Business Administration and Minor in Marketing, University of North Texas at Dallas

Nancy Quezada

Communication and Technology, University of North Texas at Dallas

Lauren Reyna

Business Administration, Sam Houston State University

Eduardo Diaz Sandoval

Communications – Radio & Television Broadcasting, El Paso Community College

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