Contact

P.O. Box 78150

Charlotte, NC 28271

704.552.1003

lawa@lawanc.org

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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

7 North Carolina Counties

Represented

ALL

Legal Statuses

Welcome

 New Opportunities 

for 

New Applicants

$74K

Awarded

in 2019

 

More than 27 years ago, a small group of women from Spanish-speaking countries  formed an organization in Charlotte to help young Latinos gain critical access to higher education and careers. LAWA continues to provide scholarships through a competitive process based on academic achievement, financial need and community service. A volunteer committee consisting of college and university faculty, area educators and former LAWA Scholars conducts "blind reviews” of every application without knowledge of student names or personal information. LAWA thanks these educators and our sponsors for their dedication to this impactful program! 

2020-2021 Application Window:

Opens Early January 2020 

Questions regarding Scholarships: 

scholarships@lawanc.org

MATCHING INSTITUTIONS

South Piedmont Commuity College, Queens University of Charlotte and Wingate University have partnered with LAWA for over five years to support Latino students! 

 

The universities match LAWA scholarships for students enrolled at South Piedmont Community College, Wingate or Queens.  The public display of collaborative support towards the Latino student's tuition promotes community building and higher education access. 

BELK FOUNDATION

SCHOLARSHIP

Belk Foundation believes that education is a basis for successful society and that a quality education is the right of all children and youth. 

DUKE ENERGY

PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS SCHOLARSHIP

The Duke Energy Scholarship reflects the company’s commitment to education and supports students pursuing studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.   

MARAND BUILDERS
SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by the founder and CEO of Marand Builders, Francisco Alvarado, this scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a career in engineering and other STEM pathways.  Mr. Alvarado and his family actively contribute to the Charlotte community where the family business was founded.  

VIOLETA MOSER SCHOLARSHIP 

The Violeta Moser Scholarship Fund was co-established between LAWA and the Latin American Coalition in the 2017-2018 school year.  The fund is named in honor of the first Executive Director of LAWA and acknowledges her tireless work to advance education and enhance the quality of life of Latino families. The award supports female students demonstrating leadership and pursuing studies in the fields of business and public policy.

SARA WOLF 
SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2011 to commemorate our dedication to civic involvement, this award is given to an exceptional LAWA scholar who has demonstrated high academic standards and contributed numerous community service hours.  It is named in honor of LAWA's second president and devoted community member, Sara Wolf.

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