LAWA Scholarships EXTENDED DEADLINE now until APRIL 14th at NOON 2017

LAWA Scholarships

LAWA was founded on the principle of advancing education in our community. Since 1992, the LAWA Scholarship Program has assisted Latino students attain college degrees. LAWA encourages all Latino students residing in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties in North Carolina to apply.

DACA students are encouraged to apply.

                                                                                                       Click below to apply

Additional Scholarships within the LAWA Scholarship  

The Marand Scholarship                                                           

Provide financial support for Latino students seeking a 2 or 4 year degrees in careers related to Engineering.

Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 per year. Applicants must meet additional qualifications.



Advancing Education

LAWA offers a continuum of tutoring, mentoring, socio-cultural development programs, and higher education financial support for elementary, middle, and high school students in the Charlotte Region. 

Our ultimate goals are:

  • to close academic achievement gaps
  • to improve Latino students’ high school graduation rates, and
  • to increase the number of Latino students that go on to receive degrees in higher education.

Please read more about our programs.




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  • You don't need a reason
    to help people

  • For it is in giving
    that we receive.
    - St. Francis of Assisi

  • No one has ever become poor
    by giving.
    - Anne Frank

  • “It's easier to take than to give.
    It's nobler to give than to take.
    The thrill of taking lasts a day.
    The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime.”
    ― Joan F. Marques

  • “Giving does not only preceed receiving;
    it is the reason for it.
    It is in giving that we receive.”
    ― Israelmore Ayivor