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Application, Fees, and Tuition

Application Process

The LULAC Summer Academy is open to high school students (grades 11-12) and young adults (ages 17-25). All students new to the LULAC Summer Academy are required to complete an online application. Our online application can be completed in a few basic steps. As students work through their application, they may save their progress and return to the application before final submission.

  • Fill out basic contact information
  • Complete short answer questions:
  • Food Allergies
  • Academic Information
  • Submit supplementary materials

Required

  • Headshot
  • Essay (350-500 Words)
  • Resume or CV

Scholarship Application

Financial Assistance Type

  • Scholarship Essay (350-500 Words)

*Applications will not be considered complete until all required supplementary materials have been received. Failure to submit required supplementary materials by the application deadline may result in rejection or declined scholarship.

Application Timeline

All applications are carefully reviewed by our program managers. LULAC strives to select talented student and community leaders with diverse interests and ambitions who will contribute to a well-rounded, and academically engaging community of students. Each application is reviewed holistically and qualified students who have demonstrated both a genuine interest in the LULAC Summer Academy and a strong academic background will be considered for admission to the academy. Our goal is to accept as many qualified students as possible and to place them in the program that are a fit for their academic, personal, and professional aspirations (given space availability).

We encourage students to submit their applications as soon as possible to increase their chances of being placed in the LULAC Summer. Please note that all supplemental documents must also be submitted for your application to be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Early Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: Monday, June 7, 2024 (This is also the Final Financial Aid Deadline)
  • Regular Deadline: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

LULAC is accepting applications on a first come first serve basis while space is available.

The final deadline to be considered for financial aid is June 7, 2024. New requests for financial aid will not be considered after this date.

Tuition & Fees

LULAC Academy is free to all participants who apply and are accepted in the program. Students may incur some costs for travel, hotel accommodations, and meals. LULAC has reserved preferred rates at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

  • Travel: Variable based on trip origination
  • Hotel Accommodations: Double Occupancy, $69 per night, $18 Resort Fee, plus tax.
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch are $60 per day, and students are free to have dinner at their preferred location.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Limited financial assistance is awarded based on a combination of merit and need. To be considered for financial aid, students must submit a completed academy application, followed by a scholarship application form.

Financial aid is awarded to students who have been accepted into the academy and have chosen to apply for financial aid. Students are notified of their financial aid decision at the same time as their program admission decision. The final deadline to be considered for financial aid or scholarships is June 7, 2024.

Scholarships

LULAC is committed to making its programs accessible to students from all backgrounds. We believe financial circumstances should not be a barrier to world-class, pre-collegiate education. The LULAC Academy Scholarship aims to improve the availability, access, and equity of learning opportunities for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students by offering full-tuition scholarships. Students interested in the LULAC Summer Academy are eligible to apply.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

LULAC is committed to fostering a culture that embraces the values of diversity and inclusiveness. We believe that diversity — in all its forms — is a driver for new ideas, creativity and academic excellence. Moreover, we are dedicated to creating a climate of dignity and respect as well as recruiting and retaining a diverse group of leaders, administrators, faculty, staff and students.

Promoting a nurturing, inclusive environment means actively opposing intolerance, bigotry, bias and discrimination. The policies and educational objectives of LULAC further inclusivity and cultural effectiveness. These values are recognized and supported fully by LULAC leadership. Additionally, we recognize that the responsibility for maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion lies with all of us.

Support a Student

LULAC is committed to fostering an inclusive learning environment and giving underrepresented students the opportunity to participate in our programs. We regularly work with schools, foundations, education organizations and community-based organizations that work with student populations. If you are interested in sponsoring a student scholarship or partnering with LULAC, please contact us at pgarcia@lulac.org.