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The Latin American Educational Foundation offers scholarships to Colorado residents of Latino heritage. Applications are open to any person pursuing postsecondary education at the undergraduate level (including trades, certifications, 2-year, 4-year) and must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Scholarships are open to all learners including traditional age students, returning students and adult learners regardless of documentation or citizenship status.
LAEF provides students and their families with the resources and services needed to make attending college a reality. In addition to scholarship support, LAEF scholars receive personalized guidance and career advising from LAEF, making connections that last a lifetime.
A review committee will select recipients based on financial need, leadership potential, character, and service to the Latino community. The average scholarship size awarded by LAEF is $2,500 per academic year. Scholarships may be used for tuition/fees, books/supplies, room and board, and required materials. The 2024 application will be for funds to be used during the 2024-2025 academic year.
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How do I apply for the LAEF Scholarship?
Applicants must register on our online portal through AwardSpring™ to complete the LAEF Scholarship application when it opens. The link to our application portal is: https://laef.awardspring.com/Home/Scholarships
When is the application open?
The scholarship application will open on Monday, January 15, 2024 and will close on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM MST.
For which academic year is the scholarship application available?
This 2024 scholarship application will be for funds to be used in the 2024-2025 academic year.
When will recipients be notified?
All applicants will be notified of a decision via the e-mail address that you provide on the scholarship application. All applicants will receive a decision notification no later than May 31, 2024.
Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship?
• All Colorado residents - regardless of legal residency status or citizenship
• Self-identify as Latino and are committed to serving the Latino community in the state of Colorado.
• Cumulative high school or college GPA of 3.0
• High school seniors and college undergraduates
What if I am legally independent?
If a student is legally independent, you will be required to provide proof of emancipation or independence. Specific instructions can be found in the online application or please contact our office if you have further questions on this topic.
If I am already in college, do I need to submit an ACT/SAT score or high school GPA?
No. If you are already in college, you do not need to submit ACT/SAT scores or high school transcripts.
How does LAEF award my scholarship money?
LAEF will mail your scholarship check directly to your college in two equal payments. Half will be disbursed in the fall of 2024 and the remaining half will be disbursed in the spring of 2025.
For example: if you are awarded a $2,000 LAEF scholarship, your school will receive $1,000 in the fall and $1000 in the spring. You must complete the verification form by the stated deadline (this form will be sent after you are awarded). If you transfer schools, it is your responsibility to inform LAEF in a timely manner to receive your scholarship award to the correct school.
What does the LAEF Scholarship cover?
LAEF Scholarship funds can be used toward tuition/fees, room and board, books/supplies, and all required materials.
Where can I use my LAEF Scholarship?
LAEF scholarship funds can only go to a United States two or four-year college, non-profit, accredited college or university. Funds must be used to complete an associate or bachelor’s degree. LAEF funds can also be applied at some Colorado trade/technical schools. Please contact the office if you want to verify that your institution is eligible. Students may use the LAEF Scholarship to cover costs of an international or experiential learning program that is provided in conjunction with their academic institution.
Is the LAEF Scholarship renewable?
Yes, the LAEF scholarship is renewable. Current LAEF scholars are required to complete the renewal application every year to maintain their award.