LULAC National Educational Service Centers Scholarship

LULAC National  Educational Service Centers Scholarship

Apply at LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc.

The partnership between the General Electric Foundation and the LNESC Scholarship Program is intended to assist and encourage outstanding minority students in completing their college education. The program is directed specifically to disadvantaged minority students with career interests in business or engineering.

About the GE/LNESC National Scholarship

The GE/LNESC Scholarship Program awards $5,000 scholarships to qualified minority students who are enrolled as business or engineering majors. Applicants must be working towards a bachelor’s degree at an accredited US college or university, and must be classified as college sophomores in the fall. The $5,000 awards will be divided into two equal disbursements made in the fall and spring. Scholarship awards are sent directly to the recipient’s college or university and deposited in the recipient’s name. The funds will be allocated toward the payment of tuition and academic fees, and the purchase of required educational materials and books. The school is custodian of the funds and will disburse the award consistent with the purpose of this program.

Recipients are required to be enrolled as full time students and to maintain a cumulative college grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent to be eligible for the second scholarship disbursement.  After completion of the fall semester, recipients must submit a copy of their fall grade report and proof of their full-time spring enrollment status to the LNESC National Office to receive the spring semester disbursement.  Recipients will be eligible to renew the scholarship for up to three years based on academic performance.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship:

  • Must be a minority student pursuing full-time studies leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S.

  • Must be classified as a college sophomore in the fall semester

  • Must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent

  • Must be a business or engineering major

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident

Application Process

Applicants must submit the following online by September 28, 2015:

  • Student application

  • College transcript

  • Resume

  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to the GE/LULAC Scholarship Selection Committee (at least one letter of recommendation must be from a college professor)

  • Personal statement of not more than 300 words describing the professional and career goals your studies are leading to

2015 GE/LNESC Scholarship Recipients

At White House Summit, Advice For 1st-Gen Latino College Students

At White House Summit, Advice For 1st-Gen Latino College Students

From NBC News – by

WASHINGTON, DC — It was a memorable day for students as they entered the storied doors of the nation’s most famous residence on Thursday, June 23rd. First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed this group of over 130 college-bound students to the White House for the Beating the Odds Summit.

This group of rising freshmen all came from under-represented backgrounds. As part of the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative, the summit focused on strategies that the students could use as they transition towards their post high school education. Michelle Obama started the Reach Higher initiative in the hopes that it would encourage every student in the United States to earn a post-secondary degree. The day was filled with practical advice and suggestions, but a major surprise came later in the afternoon when President Barack Obama burst into the East Room to greet the students.

Read more at http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/white-house-summit-advice-1st-gen-latino-college-students-n397511

More Latinos With STEM Degrees Needed, Here Are Top Schools Doing It

From NBC News –
More Latinos are now graduating with postsecondary degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), but they continue to be significantly underrepresented in the total number of STEM credentials earned.

A new report released Wednesday by Excelencia in Education found that Latinos earned more STEM credentials across all academic levels—including associate, bachelor and graduate degrees—over the last few years. However, only 9 percent of STEM degrees and certificates went to Latinos in 2013.

Read more here http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/more-latino-stem-degrees-needed-here-are-top-schools-doing-n376961

15th Hispanic Heritage Festival in downtown Dayton

15th Hispanic Heritage Festival in downtown Dayton

Celebrating its Quinceañera

Saturday, August 15

11am – 11pm

at RiverScape MetroPark

111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton OH 45402

FREE EVENT

Don’t miss the fiesta!

We are celebrating our 15th year with wonderful singers, Latin music, authentic Hispanic food, local restaurants, cultural dances from various countries, and two new bands from Cleveland: “Papo Ruiz y Dulzura de la Salsa” y “Grupo K-non.” We will again have our great DJ Danny Diaz, and returning will be Mariachi singer Karen Labra.

NEW this year, we will start with a Parade and a 5K run/walk. We have added a cruise-in, and an enhanced Kid’s area. Mark your calendar for the 15th of August and show your support.

Presented by PACO, the Puerto Rican, American and Caribbean organization, and Five Rivers MetroParks of Dayton.

THE HISPANIC ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

THE HISPANIC ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. Because of HACU’s exemplary leadership on behalf of the nation’s youngest and fastest-growing population, the Association rapidly grew in numbers and national impact.

HACU fulfills its mission by:

  • promoting the development of member colleges and universities;
  • improving access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and
  • meeting the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise.

The Greater Dayton Latino Dream Team

The Office of Latino Affairs is a part of the the Greater Dayton Latino Dream Team, which seeks to empower Latinos to be catalyst for change in our diverse Dayton region by integrating them into the fabric of our community while still preserving their culture. For more information regarding the work of the Greater Dayton Latino Dream Team, click here.

NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship Program Application Opens-LULAC

The LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) would like to invite you to apply to the 2015 NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship program. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, LNESC will award ten (10) national scholarships of $5,000 to qualified Latino high school seniors and undergraduate students planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree at U. S. post-secondary institutions. Students majoring in business, film, journalism, graphic design, human resources, information technology, marketing, music programming, television, or web design are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline is July 31, 2015. For more information click here.

The 9 best up-and-coming towns for college grads

The 9 best up-and-coming towns for college grads

From cbs news:

The aerospace industry remains important to this Ohio city, home to the inventors of the world’s first airplane, the Wright brothers. The biggest employer is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, while the health care industry has become a major force in Dayton.

One-bedroom apartments rent for $527 per month, on average, making the city one of the more affordable towns on this list. Read more.