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Welcome to LAWA's
Scholarship Application 
Portal

You can submit your application starting January 2nd until March 24th, 2024

**Before you apply make sure you meet the following requirements:

2.5+ GPA
for High School Seniors
3.0+ GPA
for Currently enrolled and Renewals

Letters
of Recommendation

Personal Essay

Graduated from a high school  AND have a permanent address in one of the following  counties: Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell or Union

Household
Proof of Income

Original
Transcript

College or Trade School
Acceptance Letter

Community Involvement

If you answered "yes" to ALL these requirements, congratulations you can apply for a scholarship! Select ONE from below to start your application process. 

Renewal Scholarship Application:

Only LAWA Scholarship recipients can apply for the LAWA Renewal Scholarship Application. Your renewal will be based on the completion of the Renewal Scholarship Application, GPA, the completion of your 3 LAWA volunteer hours, and your attendances to 2 College Hacks by March 23rd.

New Youth Scholarship Application:

1) Be of Hispanic origin: Any student of Hispanic origin, defined as the heritage nationality, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s parents or ancestors before arriving in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau  www.census.gov/topics/population/about.html)
2) 
Be a high school graduate or have graduated within the 2023-2024 academic year from one of the following counties: Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, or Union.
3) Student’s permanent residence located in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell or Union counties.

Currently Enrolled Scholarship Application:

1) Students currently enrolled full-time in post-secondary education.
2) Be 
of Hispanic origin, defined as the heritage nationality, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s parents or ancestors before arriving in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau  www.census.gov/topics/population/about.html).
3) Graduated high school or early middle college within the last three years from one of the following counties: Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, or Union.
4) Student’s permanent residence located in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell or Union counties.
5) The student is currently enrolled in an accredited vocational school, college or university as a full-time student and has not received a LAWA Scholarship before. 

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