LEF joins the New American Economy (www.newamericaneconomy.org) to call for the passage of DACA and immigration reform. To support this cause, LEF announces the 2018 LEF DACA Scholarship.
People come to the United States for a better life and LEF seeks to support all students that seek to improve themselves and their families through education. That is why LEF is offering scholarships to DACA students.
DACA High school seniors accepted into a college in the fall and students currently enrolled in a college may apply for a LEF - DACA scholarship.
The LEF scholarship criteria is as follows:
• Latino students residing within Los Angeles County, California
• Grade point average of 3.0
An Essay will be required to be completed by each student on a given topic determined by LEF board of directors. The board of directors will review each application and select the winners.
The 2018 LEF DACA Scholarship winner is Elena M. Reyes Martinez. Ms. Martinez was born in Mexico City and migrated to the United States at the age of seven to the city of Huntington Park. She is a student at the University of California, Riverside where she is completing her Bachelor's Degree in Sustainability Studies with the goal to pursue a degree in law. Elena is very active in her community, doing outreach to local Elementary, Junior High, and High Schools by hosting on campus school visits to provide students with an understanding of what college life has to offer to first-gen, low income students. Elena hopes to serve as an inspiration to her younger sister and all other youth and to bring pride to her family as she is the first to complete a university degree. LEF wishes her the best in her future.
The 2018 LEF DACA Scholarship winner is Bryan Valenciano. He currently attends UC Irvine studying Business Administration at the Paul Merage School of Business. He migrated from Mexico D.F. and grew up in the city of Huntington Park. His career goal is to study business administration and work for non-profits that help give students the resources and mentorship they need in order to thrive. He wants to contribute back and improve his community that are at the moment underprivileged. He wants to be able to have that impact on others. LEF wishes him all the best with his future.