Since 1932 LULAC Councils have been selling tacos, tamales, having dances, etc., to raise monies for scholarships that are given to Hispanic students meeting certain guidelines. Several years ago the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC), began the LULAC National Scholarship Fund. LNESC raises monies through donations from national corporations, while the LULAC local councils continue raising their monies the old fashion way. At a certain time of the year LNESC sends out matching funds information to all councils who in turn following the guidelines set by the LNSF program, submit their monies for matching purposes. Thereby, a council who would otherwise give a $400 scholarship, may now be able to give an $800 scholarship.
LULAC offers a variety of scholarships for high school seniors, undergraduate & graduate college students through our educational arm, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC).
LULAC National Scholarship Fund
A scholarship program cosponsored by some 70 LULAC Councils who raise scholarship funds at the grass roots level which are matched nationally by sponsoring corporations. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), has considered education its number one priority since it was established in 1929. As part of LULAC’s education efforts, the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) was established in 1975 to provide scholarships to Hispanic students attending colleges and universities. Under the LNSF program, local LULAC Councils, in partnership with local and national businesses, award scholarships to students in their communities. LNSF is administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc., a non-profit educational organization established by LULAC to provide educational programs for Hispanics and other youth.
Read more about the Fund, who is eligible, the process, the deadlines, and the contact information..
Other LNESC Scholarship Support
The Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage high school seniors from the San Antonio and Houston areas to pursue a degree at U.S. post-secondary institutions. The Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship Program is sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC).
The ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U. S. post-secondary institutions. Sponsored by the Exxon Mobil Corporation, LNESC will award one (1) national scholarship of $20,000, paid over four years, and twelve (12) $2,000 local scholarships to qualified high school seniors
The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding Latino students with an interest in the media and entertainment industry pursue a bachelor’s degree at a U. S. post-secondary institution. The NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program is sponsored by NBCUniversal and administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC).
The LNESC Emergency Scholarship Fund is a joint partnership between LNESC & Macy’s to 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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Federal Student Aid
The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.
List of scholarships and fellowships that don’t require proof of U.S. citizenship
2018–2019 List of Undergraduate Scholarships that Don't Require Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency. Source: Immigrants Raising
2018–2019 List of Graduate Scholarships that Don't Require Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency. Source: Immigrants Raising