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LULAC Lambda invites current and future college students in the District of Columbia to apply for its 2023 LULAC Lambda Scholarship targeting students from the LGBTQ+ Latinx community.

In 2023, LULAC Lambda will award at least one $2,500 scholarship to District of Columbia graduating high school seniors, college students and “returning to school” students obtaining bachelors, masters, doctoral degrees or professional trade certifications. 

“LULAC Lambda is grateful to those who have donated in order to provide us with enough resources to continue our scholarship program for a fourth year,” said Javier Aquino, president of LULAC Lambda. “We want to thank our members and allies who support our fundraisers for their partnership and generous support of our scholarship program. Our community is coming together to help invest in our youth.”

  LULAC Lambda is one of 1,000 local councils across the United States affiliated with the League of United Latin American Citizens, the nation’s largest and oldest Latinx civil rights volunteer-based organization. One of the goals of LULAC is to increase access to education, so it encourages local councils like LULAC Lambda to sponsor scholarships. 

The scholarship committee will look at academic performance as well as the student’s work in social justice and community service accomplishments in the Latinx and/or LGBTQ+ community. LULAC Lambda hopes its $2,500 scholarships help District of Columbia students achieve their educational dream. 

The LULAC Lambda Scholarship application opens on March 1, 2023 and applications will be accepted through May 31, 2023. When required, applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled at a District of Columbia high school, college, university or professional trade school. Finalists will be interviewed in June 2023 and scholarship winners will be notified by no later than the last week of June 2023. Checks will be presented in July 2023. 

The following supporting documentation is required for the scholarship application: (1) applicant’s résumé, (2) a personal statement of 500 words or less describing the applicant’s academic and/or volunteer activities, (3) a letter of recommendation from an academic or professional mentor, (4) an unofficial transcript, and (5) a signature page (provided in the application). 

To apply, please click on the following link to access our Google Forms application:

LULAC Lambda was founded in October 2014 to mobilize and strengthen the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities of Washington, D.C., through community and civic engagement. For more information, visit .

Previous Scholarship Recipients
  • Tania Cabrera, George Washington University
  • Zoey McShane, Wesley Theological Seminary
  • Juan Carlos Mora, George Washington University
  • Brian Castro, Georegetown University
  • Victor Javier Rodriguez, Florida State University
  • Zoe Valladares, Washington Leadership Academy
  • Melissa Mayen Granados, Benjamin Banneker High School
  • Brian Garcia, E.L. Haynes High School
  • Thalia Lin Flores, Latin Public Charter School
  • Seth Canada, Catholic University
  • Steph Niaupari, Gallaudet University
  • Maria Gramajo, American University
  • Mirna Elizabeth Maldonado, Benjamin Banneker High School