Each year the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to qualified students in an effort to help them achieve their career and college goals. Since its establishment in 1929, LULAC has considered education its number one priority.
Last year LULAC Iowa councils across the state awarded approx. $60,000 to about 70 students statewide. Six Councils participated in the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) program last year.
This year the LULAC councils in the cities of Davenport, Muscatine, West Liberty, Ottumwa, Des Moines and Fort Madison will award scholarships in their respective communities.
Each council awards different amounts of scholarships depending on the amount of money they raised throughout the year in their own fundraisers. Also each council has their own scholarship committee that reviews all applications and sends them to the LNSF office for approval. The LNSF program matches the scholarship up to 60% more of the funds provided by each council.
Here is more information on the individual council in Iowa participating this year in the LNSF program:
LULAC Davenport Council 10:
LULAC Council 10 will award scholarships to qualified students within 50 miles of the Quad Cities who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in accredited colleges or universities in the United States. Applications and guidelines are available at www.LULAC10.org. Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2020. Awards range from $250 – $2,000.
LULAC Muscatine Council 371:
Apply here LULAC Muscatine Student Scholarship Application. Deadline for application is March 31st.
The LULAC Muscatine Scholarship Program organizes grassroots fundraising that is matched by community partners to help Latino youth achieve college enrollment.
Because of the community support we are able to award twice as many scholarships as we did last year.
LULAC Ottumwa Council 377:
LULAC Council 377 is proud to present these scholarships opportunities available to ALL students living in southeast Iowa (Appanoose, Davis, Jasper, Jefferson, Henry, Keokuk, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, and Wapello). Students are encouraged to apply at https://form.jotform.com/200138535317045 starting February 1, 2020. The link is also available at HolaIowa.com
For additional information about LULAC 377 Scholarships please feel free to contact Patty Galván Ramos at [email protected].
LULAC Fort Madison Council 304:
“The Fort Madison LULAC Officers are excited for the upcoming 2020 scholarship program. We are able to provide these scholarships to area youth because of the tremendous support of the Fort Madison and surrounding community. We would also like to thank all our member volunteers that help and patron to ensure we can provide these scholarships each year” – Erica Darnell, LULAC 304 Secretary
Mail Applications to: LULAC, PO Box 542, Fort Madison, IA 52627
Please email [email protected] for more details.
LULAC Des Moines Council 306:
Please contact Paula Plasencia at [email protected] for more details.
LULAC Des Moines Council 307:
Des Moines Council 307 will distribute their scholarship applications at the DREAM Iowa Youth Summit please see article on page 4 of this issue for more details.
LULAC West Liberty Council 310:
Please contact Ed Moreno at [email protected] for more details.
Remember the deadline for LULAC Scholarships application is March 31st.
The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.