The LULAC scholarship program cosponsored by some 70 LULAC Councils who raise scholarship funds at the grass roots level which are matched nationally by sponsoring corporations. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), has considered education its number one priority since it was established in 1929. As part of LULAC’s education efforts, the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) was established in 1975 to provide scholarships to Hispanic students attending colleges and universities. Under the LNSF program, local LULAC Councils, in partnership with local and national businesses, award scholarships to students in their communities. LNSF is administered by the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc., a non-profit educational organization established by LULAC to provide educational programs for Hispanics and other youth.
Locally, the Northwest Arkansas Council has been offering scholarships since 2001, when it was formed. To date the council has been able to award over $500,000. In scholarships to deserving Latino students. Scholarship applications are available the end of January each year and must be submitted by the end of March to qualify for consideration. Latino students entering college, undergraduate students, and graduate students can apply for scholarships through this program.