Latinos In Action is proud to work with friends in our communities to provide scholarships for our college-bound students. Please review the requirements carefully before you submit your application.



  • You must be a graduating high school senior currently enrolled in an LIA class.
  • Submit a personal essay as a pdf file.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation as a pdf file.

What You Will Need:

  • A letter of recommendation from an adult with whom you have worked.
  • A personal essay that portrays the “Be The Change” theme. Your essay must be a maximum of 2 (two) pages, double spaced, using size 12 (twelve) font with 1” (one inch) margins.
  • Your cumulative GPA.

What to Include in Your Personal Essay:

  • Share who you are, your family background, and your heritage. How have these influenced you?
  • Explain your educational and career goals.
  • How has being in Latinos In Action helped you work toward your goals?

Judging Criteria:

  • Presentation of the “Be The Change” theme in your original voice.
  • Organization, creativity, style, descriptive language, imagery.
  • Proper use of grammar and punctuation.

Scholarship Timeline:

  • The application period: January 5, 2021 – March 10, 2021.
    A public announcement and scholarship presentation will be made at the LIA Youth Leadership Conferences.
  • Scholarship funds will be distributed to students’ college financial aid office account at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester.
  • Scholarship recipients not enrolled in a post-secondary program in the
  • Fall of 2021 may forfeit the scholarship funds.

March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021