Latinos United for College Education Scholarships‎ (LUCES) accepting applications for 2022 scholarships

    Latinos United for College Education Scholarships recognizes promising Latino students

    The ‎Latinos United for College Education Scholarships‎ (LUCES) is accepting applications for its 2022 scholarship. The organization is hoping to provide $2,000 scholarships to area students.

    LUCES is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and advocate for the higher educational advancement of Latinos through the provision of merit and need-based scholarships. The organization recognizes promising Latino students in the area during their senior year, college students or adult returning students that have completed their GED/HSED who have shown previous involvement in volunteer/leadership or community activities.

    The deadline to apply for the scholarships is Friday, June 17.

    Applicants must meet the following requirements: 

    1. Be of Latino or other Hispanic heritage. 
    2. Currently living in South-Central Wisconsin. 
    3. Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5. 
    4. Upon receiving the LUCES scholarship, recipients must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits during the semester in which they receive the scholarship at an accredited Wisconsin College or University. 

    Upon selection scholarship recipients are required to do the following: 

    1. Record a 2-minute video. Recipients will receive instruction for the video. 
    2. Attend the LUCES GALA awards banquet. 
    3. Provide an individual photo. 
    4. Upon receiving the scholarship, you are required to participate in the LUCES group mentorship program consisting of 4 virtual hour-long sessions.


    You can find more information on LUCES here and the application here.