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Thank you to all our LUCES Donors for 
supporting our Scholarships Fund and our Rising Stars Mentoring Program! 
Mil Gracias!
Congratulations to our 
2018 LUCES Scholarships Recipients!
Brikny Esmeralda Ayala
Major: Psychology
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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Andrea Dominguez Ruiz
Major: Business
Edgewood College
Nancy Jessenia Gomez
Major: Marriage and Family Therapy
Edgewood College

Siomara Santana
Major: Biological Science
UW Milwaukee​

Latinos United for College Education Scholarships

Student Scholarship Application
Fall semester 2017

​Latinos United for College Education Scholarships, Inc. (LUCES) is committed to “promoting and 
advocating for the higher educational advancement of Latinos through the provision of merit and 
need based scholarships”. LUCES offers  scholarships to Latinos entering or enrolled in college. Scholarships are up to $ 1, 000.00 for one semester during the academic year. 

The LUCES Scholarship recognizes outstanding Latino high school students in 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.

1. Applicants must be Latino or other Hispanic heritage.
2. Currently living in South-Central Wisconsin.
3. Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. 
4. Include a copy of your high school or college transcript.
5. Include two letters of recommendation from a classroom teacher, employer, volunteer program coordinator or
  other community member who can speak about your motivation for higher education and address your academic,
  volunteer and community achievements. The letter can be in English or Spanish.
6. 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

7. Scholarship recipients are required to attend to the LUCES gala on July 19th, 2019 and participate in the gala rehearsal on July 18th, 2019. Also, recipients must attend the video and/or photoshoot on June 15th, 2019.
8. Upon receiving the scholarship, you are required to participate in the LUCES mentoring program and commit to volunteer for LUCES in future events.

Selection is based on financial need, response to short essay questions, recommendation, and high school transcript. A FAFSA is not required to apply. *Disclaimer: It is possible that your LUCES scholarship could replace some of your federal financial aid. *LUCES reserves the right to interview candidates. 

How to apply:

Download and fill-out  the following:
2019 LUCES Scholarship Application- 


• Complete and submit a LUCES Scholarship Application. 
• Print, sign and date the application
• 2 Letters of Recommendation 
• Include a copy of your high school or college transcript.
• Letter of acceptance to enroll or enrollment in 6 or more credits during the Fall semester of 2019.

 Email completed application packet by Friday, May 17th, 2019 by 11:59 pm, late applications will not be accepted.

Email/scan your application with attachments to: board@luces-wisconsin.org.

Subject: LUCES 2019 Scholarship Application. Scholarship award notifications will be sent by June 1st, 2019
Guadalupe Jose Zarate
Major: Business Management
Madison College

​Evelyn Mendoza Nunez
Major: Political Science with Latino Chicano Studies Minor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jahdai Guerrero 
Major: Clinical Psychology
Edgewood College

Erika Esparza
Major: Political Science with Latin American Studies 
University of Wisconsin

Diana Santiago
Major: Associates in Liberal Arts
UW Colleges Baraboo​

Jennifer Celaya
Major: Nursing  
Madison College