LAEF Scholarship

Applications and recommendations must be completed online through the application website between Wednesday, September 21, 2016 and Sunday, November, 13, 2016 @ 11:59pm.  Late, mailed, faxed, or emailed submissions will not be accepted.  If you have technical issues please call the office at 303-446-0541 or e-mail 



All completed, submitted and qualified applications, recieved by Oct 31st, 2016 at 11:59 pm, will be entered in to a drawing for a $100 campus bookstore gift card.  The gift card will be redeemed at the awardee's campus books store.  This award will be selected and disbursed separate from the general LAEF application process.  ALL QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS RECIEVED BY THE NOVEMBER 13th DEADLINE WILL BE CONSIDERED EQUALLY.


  • The LAEF Scholarship Application requires several written components and uploaded documents.  Please do not wait to get started, this will take a significant amount of time to complete.  You can complete the application in multiple sessions.  
  • Applicants and recommenders should not wait until the last minute to start and/or submit any required materials.
  • An LAEF Scholarship Application "How To Guide" with step by step instructions can be located at the bottom of this page


  • All Colorado residents - regardless of legal residency status or citizenship
  • Hispanic origin or actively involved in Hispanic community
  • Cumulative high school or college GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • High school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students


Applicants are required to submit the following via the online application, which will be used to verify their eligibility.

  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Official ACT/SAT scores
  • Current photo
  • List of extracurricular activities
  • Written statement(s) – not to exceed 1,000 words each, one for first time applicants or two for renewing applicants
  • Financial documents – for the person claiming the student
    • 2015 Tax Return
    • Only if tax return is unavailable, we will accept last two pay stubs or 2015 W-2
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • One letter must be from a representative at your high school or college - principal, teacher, guidance counselor, etc.
    • One letter must be from another source, personal or professional - employer, mentor, coach, etc.
    • Recommender  will receive an email with instructions when the student identifies them as the recommender on the application
      • ​Recommender is required to complete a confidential recommendation through the online LAEF application system
      • Recommender must be at least 21 years of age and not related to the applicant
LAEF Scholarship Application How-To Guide

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