LEF Scholarship

Undergraduate

High school seniors accepted into a college in the fall and college students currently enrolled in a college may apply for a LEF scholarships. The LEF scholarship criteria is as follows: 


  • Latino students residing within Los Angeles County, California 
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident 
  • Grade point average of 3.0 
  • Be enrolled during the 2018-2019 academic year 


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. 

Graduate

Graduate Level - Students accepted into or currently enrolled in a graduate program may apply for a LEF scholarship. The LEF scholarship criteria is a follows: 


  • Latino students residing within Los Angeles County, California 
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident 
  • Grade point average of 3.0 
  • Be enrolled during the 2018-2019 academic year 


An Essay will be required to be completed by each student on a given topic determined by the LEF board of directors. The board of directors will review each application and select the winners. 


Visit our website regularly to find out when the next cycle of LEF Graduate level scholarships will be available. 

APPLY TODAY ! 2018 LEF Undergraduate Scholarships

Students/Veterans are encouraged to download and complete the attached 2018 Latino Educational Fund Undergraduate Scholarship application and submit it along with the essay via email to  scholarships@thelatinofund.org 

2018 LEF Scholarship Application

Students/Veterans are encouraged to download and complete the attached 2018 Latino Educational Fund Undergraduate Scholarship application and submit it along with the essay via email to  scholarships@thelatinofund.org  

LEF Scholarship 2018 (pdf)

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2018 LEF Scholarship Winners

2018 LEF Scholarship Winner - Patricia Torres

The 2018 LEF Scholarship winner is Patricia Torres. Ms. Torres is a graduate of Holy Family High School College Preparatory. Though she graduated from this institution in Glendale, she has always been a proud resident of East Los Angeles and an enthusiastic volunteer with the East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce as a way to give back to a community that has given her so many opportunities. She plans to attend UC Davis in the Fall and study animal sciences due to her passion for becoming a veterinarian.  LEF wishes her all the best with her future. 

Past LEF Scholarship Winners

2017 LEF Scholarship Winner

The 2017 LEF Scholarship winner was  Cristina Alarcon. Ms. Alarcon is a first generation Latina student who grew up in Northeast Los Angeles in the community of Highland Park.  After high school she took a year to reflect on what she really wanted to do.  She eventually came to realize that pursuing a bachelor’s degree was something she desired. She enrolled at a local community college called East Los Angeles College (ELAC). Throughout the three years she attended ELAC, she met a lot of professors that shaped her academic career. She now attends California State University, Northridge and plans to get her Masters. LEF wishes her all the best with her future.

2017 LEF Scholarship Winner

LEF awards another scholarship to Fabiola Hernandez. Ms. Hernandez is pursing a Bachelor of Arts degree in the field of Anthropology at California State University Los Angeles. As a graduate student she would like to attend a school that offers a Physician Assistant program. She volunteers at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena in the ER. LEF wishes her the best and encourages her to continue her education so she can help her community. 

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2016 LEF Scholarship Winner

 The 2016 LEF Scholarship winner was Carol Figueroa, a senior at California State University Northridge. Ms. Figueroa is double majoring in Sociology and Religious Studies. She is actively involved in her community through numerous community service projects organized through her sorority, Sigma Alpha Zeta. Her academic accomplishments include being honored as the Sigma Alpha Zeta 2015-16 Academic Award recipient and being listed on the Deans Honor Roll. She aspires to be a high school counselor. She hopes to inspire high school students from low economic backgrounds to pursue higher education despite any academic setbacks, in the same manner that she was once inspired. LEF wishes her all the best in her future.  

2015 LEF Scholarship Winner

LEF awards 2015 scholarship to Anthony Silva. Mr. Silva is pursuing a Bachelors degree in Business Administration at California State University, Northridge.  was born in the city of Lima-Peru and came to the United States as a young boy. The language barrier, and cultural difference made the transition difficult, and shocking but having his whole family together helped him through the struggles of being an immigrant in the United States.