LaLSA Scholarship

Founded in the early 2000s, the LaLSA High School Scholarship aims to support education, foster leadership, and encourage the pursuit of dreams of Latino/a high school students who have demonstrated the desire to continue their education and a commitment to community service.

Students from high schools across Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland are encouraged to apply online every Spring

In 2016, LaLSA inaugurated two named scholarships dedicated to Deans Claudio Grossman and Anthony E. Varona.

  • The Dean Claudio Grossman Scholarship is awarded to a high school recipient who has demonstrated character and strength in the face of difficulties and has contributed to the Latina/o community in the greater Washington, DC area.
  • The Dean Anthony E. Varona Scholarship is awarded to a high school student who has demonstrated commitment to excellence in their academics and has contributed to the Latina/o community in the greater Washington, DC area.

Past LaLSA Scholarship Recipients

2016: Edwin Ordonez, Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, DC and Jennifer Pedraza, Washington-Lee High School in Virginia
2015: Angie Leon
2014: Melisa Quiroga-Herrera
2013: Melissa Lucero
2012: Karen Daniela Vallejos
2011: Andrea Rizkallah and Daniel Marquez
2010: Katherine Elizabeth Canales and Luis Alfredo Cortes
2009: Daysvha Suxo and Karen Vanegas
2008: Lorena Molina, Thomas S. Wootton High School and Isela Melendez, Wakefield High School in Virginia
2007: Grazia Cornejo, Yorktown High School; Nora Esparza, Mount Vernon High School; Cristian Roldan, Annandale High School; José Umanzor-Alvarez, Northern Virginia Community College; and Ana Villatoro, Herndon High School.
2006: Patrick Anthony Beckford, Montgomery Blair High School; Leticia Carmen Dominguez, Watkins Mill High School; Liana Elizabeth Montecinos, J.E.B. Stuart High School; Wilson Rafael Osorio Sierra, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Pebel Eloa Segura, T.C. Williams High School; and Sherry Nicole Vittel, Lake Braddock Secondary School.