Established in 1975, the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) was created to help youth in underserved communities make the dream of higher education a reality.


  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Graduate applicants must have applied to or be enrolled as a part-time student in a college or university.

award criteria

Applicants are eligible for the following three types of scholarship awards.

  • National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000) The student has a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
  • Honors Awards ($500 to $2,000) The student has a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
  • General Awards ($250 to $1,000) Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators; however, emphasis may be placed on the individual’s motivation, sincerity, and integrity, which can best be revealed through a personal interview and in the personal essay. Need, community involvement, and leadership activities will also be considered.

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