LULAC National Educational Service Centers Inc

LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) is a 501 (c) (3) national non-profit organization established in 1973 for the purpose of implementing education and leadership programs that narrow the opportunity gap for America’s disadvantaged youth. For over forty years, LNESC has focused on creating a menu of developmentally appropriate educational initiatives. As the educational arm of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens, the nation’s oldest Hispanic civil rights organization), LNESC is uniquely prepared to initiate programs aimed at meeting the academic and social needs of its target communities.


In 1968, a San Francisco LULAC council developed a financial aid and college admissions outreach program designed to assist academically gifted but disadvantaged, low-income youth access to college. Based on the success of this program the LULAC National Office submitted a grant proposal in 1973 to provide these services on a national level and shortly after established LNESC as a separately incorporated entity with its own governing board and independent control of its programs. 


In 1975, LNESC created the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) which solicits funds from major corporations to supply scholarships for Hispanic students.  The program was expanded in 1976 to involve local LULAC councils by matching their fundraising efforts with funds from corporate grants.  At present, approximately 60 LULAC councils participate in the program and over 25 corporations provide matching funds.


In recent years, the LNESC Washington Youth Leadership Seminar has grown substantially and now brings 50+ outstanding Hispanic high school students to Washington, D.C. for a four day leadership seminar every October. 


Overall through our education and technology centers nationwide, LNESC has served over 500,000 students, sent 150,000 students on to college, and awarded over $25 million in scholarships. LNESC’s results are made possible by a network of dedicated field staff, top-notch teachers, over 90 school partners, and the support of LULAC.


LULAC National Educational Service Centers Inc 1133 19th Street, NW Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20036
Jun 11, 2018
Scholarship - General
DEADLINE: June 29, 2018 The ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U. S. post-secondary institutions. Sponsored by the Exxon Mobil Corporation, LNESC will award one (1) national scholarship of $20,000, paid over four years, and twelve (12) $2,000 local scholarships to qualified high school seniors. ​ Who is eligible?    Applicants must reside within the following cities and surrounding areas and meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship:   Oxnard, CA  San Diego, CA Colorado Springs, CO Miami, FL Kansas City, MO  Albuquerque NM Philadelphia, PA Bayamon, PR Austin, TX Corpus Christi, TX  Houston, TX  Dallas, TX El Paso, TX San Antonio, TX Vancouver, WA   Must be a graduating high school senior. Must be a Hispanic student accepted into and planning to attend a full-time program in engineering leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. Must have scored 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test (sum of critical reading and mathematics scores). Must be a U. S. Citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.   Application   Applicants must submit the following to the LNESC National Office by June 29, 2018:  Completed and signed application form High school transcript, including cumulative GPA Copy of ACT or SAT score report Admittance Verification Three letters of recommendation, including a complete telephone number and email address for each reference Typed personal statement of not more than 300 words describing your professional and career goals your studies are leading to ​ Time Schedule   May 25: Application available online at June 29: Deadline for submitting completed applications July 27: Finalists will be notified of their award September 15: First scholarship disbursement is sent to college/university January 15: Deadline for recipients to submit copy of their fall grade report and proof of enrollment for spring semester to LNESC January 31: Second scholarship disbursement is sent to college/university