LULAC Lambda invites current and future college students attending District of Columbia schools to apply for its 2020 scholarship benefiting students from the LGBTQ Latinx community.
“For a third year in a row, LULAC Lambda will award a scholarship to a community-minded individual enrolled in a District of Columbia high school or college. Our scholarship program will help that scholar achieve their academic goals and reduce their student debt,” said Jesse Garcia, president of LULAC Lambda. “We want thank our members and allies who have supported our fundraisers to keep this scholarship program alive.”
LULAC Lambda is one of 1,000 chapters across the United States affiliated with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the nation’s largest and oldest Latinx volunteer-based civil rights organization. One of the goals of LULAC is to increase access to education, so it encourages local chapters like LULAC Lambda to sponsor scholarships.
“The scholarship committee will look at academic performance and a student’s work in the social justice space, including community service accomplishments in the Queer Latinx community,” said Erik Rodriquez, LULAC Lambda Vice President. “We invite high school seniors, college students, graduate students and law students to apply.”
Scholarship applications are being accepted through January 10, 2020. Applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled at a District of Columbia high school, college or university. Finalists will be interviewed in February and a scholarship awardee will be notified in March. The scholarship check will be presented to the awardee in April.
For more information on the scholarship and to apply, click on the links in the column on the right.
To help raise money for the scholarship, stop by the LULAC Lambda Annual Holiday Party being held Saturday, December 14, from 8 to 11 p.m., at the Chastleton Ballroom, located at 1601 17thSt NW. The event will feature performances by Sylvanna Duvél and Corazón Folklórico. The event will also feature free HIV testing on site. Donations for the scholarship will be accepted at the door.
LULAC Lambda was founded in October 2014 to mobilize and strengthen the LGBTQ and Hispanic/Latinx communities of Washington, D.C., through community and civic engagement. For more information, visit www.lulaclambda.org .
Applications for the 2020 Scholarship
are now being accepted.
Click here for the application.
Click here for eligibility.
to 2019 Scholarship Sponsors:
Brother Help Thyself
Latino GLBT History Project
Thalia Lin Flores (2019)
Latin Public Charter School
Seth Canada (2019)
Stephanie Niaupari (2019)
Maria Gramajo (2018)
Mirna Elizabeth Maldonado (2018)
Benjamin Banneker High School