Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Application Incoming Freshmen

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2017-2018 Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Application - Incoming Freshmen
The Latino Alumni Association awards annual scholarships to students who demonstrate a strong commitment to the Latino community while pursuing an undergraduate degree at Loyola Marymount University. This is a four-year renewable need-based scholarship opportunity for students who continue to maintain the minimum guidelines set forth by the terms of the scholarship. All LAA Scholars are expected to participate in LAA events (Example: The LAA Scholarship Awards Dinner and The LAA Student-Alumni Mixer) during their time at LMU.
Eligibility criteria:

  1. Applicant has applied for admission to Loyola Marymount University for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  2. Applicant will be registering for Fall 2017 classes as a full time student carrying a minimum 12 units and will continue to be a full time student each subsequent semester while also maintaining academic good standing with the university.

  3. Applicant is eligible to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA application).

  4. Applicant completes and submits the LMU Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Application with the requested essay question responses by the following date:

    • January 6, 2017, 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time for Early Action and Early Decision Applicants.

    • February 28, 2017, 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time for Regular Decision Applicants.

  5. Applicant has an unmet financial need as determined by the LMU Financial Aid Office.

  6. Applicant is actively involved in community service as detailed in their application and/or essay questions.

The intent of this program is to supplement the student’s financial aid. In applying for an LMU Latino Alumni Association scholarship, the applicant must apply for all other financial aid resources. The LMU Financial Aid Office determines the applicant’s financial aid eligibility.

Application must be typed (handwritten documents will not be accepted). All materials submitted will not be returned. Please retain a copy of your completed application and responses to the essay questions for your files.
Please submit your application form and responses to essay questions via e-mail to
*** Faxed applications are not accepted. ***
LMU LAA will send an e-mail confirming receipt of your application to the e-mail address listed on your application. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation within two (2) business days, please contact Margie Benito at (310) 338-7529 immediately. In the past, there were instances where we did not receive the application because the e-mail address was not correct. Please be sure to send to and please check you spam or junk folder if you did not add us to your safe e-mail list.
If you have any other questions or concerns regarding your application or the application process, please contact Margie Benito at (310) 338-7529 or at
LMU LAA Scholarship Selection Criteria

Completeness of application is crucial. In particular, completeness in answering the essay questions is a strong determining factor for the scholarship selection committee.

Please be sure to complete and answer all questions on the application as well as including your name and your Applicant I.D. The Applicant ID number is a nine digit number, which may be found at the top right of your Applicant Status Page. Make sure to number on each page as indicated on the application.

2017-2018 LMU Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Application – Incoming Freshmen

  • Save this application document to your computer.

  • Complete the application on your computer and save.

  • Attached your completed application and essay to your e-mail and send via e-mail to

Personal Information

Declared Major:

I am undecided on a major.


LMU Expected Graduation Year:

Last Name

First Name

Middle Name

Permanent Home Street Address




Mailing Address (if different than above)

Preferred e-mail Address

Gender: Female Male

There are some LMU LAA scholarships specifically designated for students that meet additional criteria. Please help us identify your eligibility by completing these questions.

High School Name, City, State

Public School or Private School

Please indicate your ethnic heritage:

Mexican American

Cuban American

Puerto Rican

South American

(Specify:     )

Central American

(Specify:     )

Other Latino

(Specify:     )

Are you, your brothers and/or sisters the first in your immediate family to attend college?

Yes No

Were you raised in a single parent household?

Yes No

List the number of dependents in your household and identify their relationship to you: (i.e. Four: two sisters, a brother and a grandfather)

Do you or did you work regularly at a job during the school year?

Yes No

If yes, # of hours worked weekly


Type of job


2017-2018 Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Application – Incoming Freshmen


LMU Applicant ID#:

If applicable, please list immediate family members (father, mother, brothers, or sisters) who are either currently enrolled at LMU, attended LMU, or graduated from LMU.








Graduation Year








Graduation Year

If you need additional space for your information, please feel free to use a new document to list everything.
Academic Achievements
Please list any academic achievements/awards while in your junior and/or senior years in high school.

Please be sure to state when and where. (Examples: Honor Roll 2014 & Fall 2015 at Anywhere High School)

Leadership and Community Service
Please list any leadership roles, extracurricular activities, and/or community service while in high school. Please specifically state the name of the organization, description of the activity, duration, your title/role and a description of your role.

2017-2018 Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Application – Incoming Freshmen


LMU Applicant ID#:

LAA Scholarship Essay Questions

  • Please type your answers to these essay questions using 11 pt. Arial font, double-spaced lines and 1” margins.

  • When submitting your essay questions, please be sure your name and Applicant ID # are in the upper right hand corner.

  • Please name your essay question document “LAA (your name).doc”, example: LAA Jane Doe.doc

Please answer each of the following essay questions in a separate paragraph and please be specific and clear on your response.

  1. Why did you choose LMU to continue your education?

  2. Please describe your personal, professional and academic goals.

  3. Tuition is a burden for many families. Please describe the circumstances that are not apparent in the FAFSA and that affect you and/or your family’s ability to pay for tuition at LMU (Example: My parents support three kids and our grandparents).

  4. How do you plan to be involved with the LMU and Latino communities during your time at LMU? How will you carry out the Jesuit education values after graduation?

I hereby certify that all the information contained in this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

I hereby authorize the LMU Latino Alumni Association to utilize any information which I have submitted as part of this application for the use of scholarship selection purposes.
I hereby grant the LMU Latino Alumni Association full and complete authority to obtain additional academic and financial aid information it deems necessary from the LMU Registrar’s Office, Admissions Office, and Financial Aid Office to verify eligibility.
I further agree to permit the LMU Latino Alumni Association to utilize any information, including photos, which I have submitted or will submit in the future as well as photos taken at LMU Latino Alumni Association events for the purpose of marketing and promoting the LMU Latino Alumni Association scholarship program.
I understand and agree that the LMU Latino Alumni Association scholarship will be used solely for the payment of tuition to LMU. I understand that if I use the scholarship grant for any purpose other than stated herein, or if the information I have submitted is found to be untrue or inaccurate, I will forfeit all LMU Latino Alumni Association grants awarded to me and agree to return the full amount of these grants received to date to the LMU Latino Alumni Association.

I agree.


Deadline for completed applications with essay question responses

  • Early Action and Early Decision Applicants: January 6, 2017, 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time

  • Regular Decision Applicants: February 28, 2017, 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time

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