What is the LaCLA Scholarship?
The LaCLA (La Comunidad Latina en Acción) Scholarship was established in 1993 by a group of Latino/a students at Northeastern University as a way to increase the retention of Latino/a students at the university. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage academic excellence of students and promote community service on campus and in Greater Boston. The scholarship is a tuition only award given annually to eight students. Awards are annually renewable for scholars who maintain a 3.0 GPA/QPA, submit FASFA annually, and satisfactorily complete the required 200 hours of community service, under the guidance of the Latino/a Student Cultural Center and the LaCLA Chair and Committee.
Who is eligible?
Any full-time, day undergraduate Northeastern University student who is currently enrolled in a Bachelors program and has been at the University for at least one semester is eligible to apply for the LaCLA Scholarship. Along with this basic qualification, a student applying for this scholarship must also:
- Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
- Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
- Demonstrate a history of community service
- Have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least a 3.3
- Demonstrate Financial Need
When can I apply?
The LaCLA Scholarship application is available annually after November 30. Applications are due February 24 (if this day falls on a holiday or weekend, then the due date will be the first following business day).
How can I apply?
The LaCLA Scholarship application can be either picked up at the Latino/a Student Cultural Center or found digitally on this page. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Original documents with original signatures will only be accepted via mail.
For more information please visit northeastern.edu/lacla. If you have any other questions or concerns, please email Sara Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Latino Student Cultural Center at 617-373-5845.