LGBTQA+ Youth College Scholarship Application
The mission of the Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) is to advocate for equity, safety, and wellness for the Latinx Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + community. LEA is located at Mi Centro LGBTQ Community Center in Boyle Heights.

The Latino Equality Alliance Scholarship program supports LGBTQ+ students who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the mission of the LEA and the LGBT movement -- Application Deadline: March 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Awardees will be informed by April 15th, 2020. For more information and questions, please email

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria:
o Currently graduating high school seniors accepted to an accredited college, university, or vocational school within Los Angeles County or;
o Current college students attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within Los Angeles County.
o Proof of acceptance or attendance to an accredited college, university, or vocational school within Southern California will be required.
o The scholarship is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and to undocumented and Dream Act Students graduating high school seniors and currently attending college students.
o Must have at least a 2.0 or above GPA.
o Must demonstrate financial need.
o Must be available to attend the Scholarships Award Banquet on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 from 6 pm to 10 pm.

§ Please note that this scholarship does involve some kind of public recognition which may include photos, video, public, interviews, newspaper publication, and social media postings.
Last Name *
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First Name *
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Address *
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City *
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Zip Code *
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Date of Birth (Month/Day/Year) *
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Phone Number (xxx-xxx-xxxx) *
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E-mail *
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Please identify your gender: *
Please identify your sexual orientation: *
Name of school currently attending: *
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Intended Major *
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Current Cumulative GPA: *
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Demographic Information
The following three (3) questions allows LEA to understand the general population and informs our community vision and priorities. The responses to these questions will not disqualify any applicant.
If you are a DACA recipient, is your DACA current (Have you renewed)? *
Are you eligible for Financial Aid? *
What is the highest level of education attained by your parent(s) and or primary guardian(s) *
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Is all the information you provided true? *
By checking the yes box you are stating that all of the information in this application is true.
Essay Question #1 (minimum 500 words) *
Tell us about yourself (background, place of origin, family, personal struggles, financial needs, extracurricular activities, leadership involvement); We are looking for candidates who are passionate about promoting liberty, equality, and justice for the Latinx LGBTQ+ community. In your essay, identify an aspect in the Latinx LGBTQ+ community that inspires you that would promote one or all of these values. Please send your essay to:
Essay Question #2 (minimum 100 words) *
If you had a SUPERPOWER, what would it be and why? Please send your essay to:
Letters of Recommendation *
Please submit two (2) letters of recommendations that may come from a Teacher, Administrator, Supervisor, and/or a family member (one letter must be from someone other than a family member) that describes your passion and drive for academic achievement and/or participation in extra-curricular activities. Send your letters of recommendation to:
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