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LNESC Announces GE Foundation/LULAC Scholarship Program

July 8, 2011

The LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) is pleased to invite rising college sophomores majoring in engineering or business to apply to the General Electric Foundation /LULAC Scholarship Program. The GE Foundation/LULAC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding minority students in completing their college education.

The GE/LULAC Scholarship Program will award $5,000 scholarships to qualified minority students who are enrolled as business or engineering majors leading to a bachelor’s degree at accredited colleges or universities in the United States who will be CLASSIFIED AS COLLEGE SOPHOMORES IN THE FALL. The $5,000 awards will be divided into two equal disbursements made on September 15 and January 31. 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 custodian of the funds and will disburse the award consistent with the purpose of this program.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship:

• Must be a minority student pursuing full-time studies leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
• Must be CLASSIFIED AS A COLLEGE SOPHOMORE in the fall semester.
• Must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
• Must be a business or engineering major.
• Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

August 10: Deadline for submitting completed applications to LNESC.
September 1: Finalists will be notified of their award.
September 15: First scholarship disbursement is sent to college/university.
January 15: Deadline for recipients to submit copy of their fall grade report and proof of enrollment for spring semester to LNESC.
January 31: Second scholarship disbursement is sent to college/university.

We strongly encourage you to distribute the application to qualified individuals in your community, please CLICK HERE to download an application. Students can also download the application online at . If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Marianna Morón directly via email at

The League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic membership organization in the country, advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating through 900 LULAC councils nationwide.