LAEF Scholarship

The LAEF Scholarship Application for the 2018-19 year is NOW CLOSED! 


  • 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
    • Student Aid Report (SAR) if FAFSA was completed; or...
    • 2016 tax return
    • Only if tax return is unavailable, we will accept last two pay stubs or 2016 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 must be at least 21 years of age and not related to the applicant
      • ​Recommender is required to complete a confidential recommendation through the online LAEF application system

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If you have any outstanding issues with your application please e-mail Rigo at