2023 LULAC LAMBDA
LULAC Lambda DC announces the start of its sixth scholarship grant program to provide funds and mentorship to selected students from the LGBTQ+ Latinx community from March 1 - May 31, 2023.
“Our community is coming together to help invest in our LGBTQ+ family,” Javier Aquino, President of LULAC Lambda DC, said. “We are thankful to our members and allies who have donated and encourage all to consider a contribution. By investing now in the work of those pursuing their academic and career goals, our scholarship program is making a stronger future for all of us.”
Founded in 2014 to strengthen DC’s LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities, LULAC Lambda DC is one of more than 1,000 local councils affiliated with the League of United Latin American Citizens, the nation’s largest and oldest Latinx civil rights volunteer-based organization. LULAC includes education access as one of its many missions and encourages local councils like LULAC Lambda DC to sponsor scholarships.
LULAC Lambda DC’s 2023 educational grants of $2,500 are for DC graduating high school seniors, current college students or “returning to school” adults obtaining bachelors, masters, doctoral degrees or professional trade certifications. The program is open to those in the LGBTQ+ Latinx community who reside in DC or will be attending a higher education institution in DC.
Scholarship Committee Chair, Michael Ramirez, said this year’s application was amended to include adult education or “returning to school” adults, as well as, individuals seeking an associate’s degree, including professional trade certifications.
“We are excited to expand our applicant pool and be more inclusive in the scholarship candidate consideration process so we can serve even more within our community. In addition, our streamlined application makes this process even more accessible,” Ramirez said.
The LULAC Lambda DC Scholarship application process opens March 1, 2023 and applications are due by May 31, 2023. The scholarship committee will review academic performance as well as the student’s work in social justice and community service accomplishments in the Latinx and/or LGBTQ+ community. Finalists will be interviewed in June 2023, winners will be notified later that month and checks are presented in July 2023.
• To apply, use this Google Forms application: https://bit.ly/dclambda2023application
• To make a donation, send contributions via Venmo to @LULACLambda or contact Michael Ramirez, Scholarship Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shown from top: 2022 LULAC Lambda Scholarship Recipients Tania Cabrera, Juan Carlos Mora, Zoey McShane