Apply for a Scholarship
The LAA Scholarship Committee considers a number of factors in a student’s application, including USC activities and service. The committee is particularly interested in funding students who have demonstrated a commitment to the Latino/Hispanic community, as well as leadership aptitude and exceptional academic and professional potential.
Scholarship applicants must be enrolled as full-time students: undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 units per semester with a 3.0 cumulative GPA, while graduate students must complete a minimum of 6 units per semester with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and/or merit. A needs assessment and overall financial aid package will be evaluated to determine the amount of assistance provided by the LAA. The Submission deadline is March 1, 2021.
Undergraduate students who are awarded scholarships must complete 15 credits of volunteer service/involvement with LAA during the academic year. Scholars must also register with the USC Career Center. Undergraduate scholarships renew automatically each year, provided that the student fulfills the credit requirements and maintains a 3.0 GPA.
Graduate students do not have to complete credits, but are strongly encouraged to participate in LAA events. Graduate students must reapply each year to be considered for the scholarship.
Important Notes and Instructions
Scholars receive 50% of their award during the fall semester and 50% in the spring semester.
- Notifications will be sent out by August 31, 2021.
- All decisions by the LAA Scholarship Committee are final and irrevocable.
- Questions? Please contact the LAA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 740-4737.