Empower Latin Youth Scholarship

Scholarships for underserved high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who want to make a positive impact in the world.

About The Scholarship

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In addition to facing many racial and social inequities, people of Latin descent make up 27% of the impoverished population in the US despite making up only 18% of the total population.

To support the Latin American community, Latin American youth must be given opportunities to succeed and open up philanthropic activity for their community.

As one small part of working on this problem, the Empower Latin Youth Scholarship will support one determined Latinx student or non-student who is passionate about giving back to their community and providing for those in need.

Applicants will write about their experience as a Latin American youth in the United States and what they hope to achieve in their career.

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Scholarship Details

The scholarship will be awarded to one high school or university student.


The application deadline is June 1, 2021. The winner will be announced on June 21, 2021.

$500 Cash Award

The $500 cash award is designed to alleviate the financial burden of education and life.

Pay it Forward

If you know someone who may make an excellent candidate, encourage them to apply. If you win the scholarship, pay it forward by helping others.

Eligibility Requirements

Please read the requirements below carefully to ensure eligibility before you apply for this scholarship.

  • Must be a current high school or college student.
  • All GPAs will be considered.
  • All majors are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

You can apply for this scholarship on the Bold.org scholarship platform. To apply, you will need to set up a student profile on Bold.org and write a 300-500 word essay about the following:

What was your experience growing up? What do you hope to achieve with your life and career?

The scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study.

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Scholarship FAQ

When is the scholarship deadline?
The application deadline is June 1, 2021. The winner will be announced on June 21, 2021.

What is the scholarship prize?
The scholarship award is $500.

When will the winner be chosen and notified?
The winner will be publicly announced on June 21, 2021. Before the announcement date, I may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.

How will the scholarship be paid?
I will send the $500 award check to the winner’s academic institution in their name and the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).

How will my application be verified?
Before I award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrolment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.

How can I contact you with questions?
If you have any questions about the scholarship, you can email me at hi@tomaslau.com.

How will my application information be used? What are the scholarship terms and conditions?
Life Designed Scholarships manages this scholarship with the support of the Bold.org scholarship platform. Bold.org takes student confidentiality and privacy incredibly seriously. Please refer to the application page on Bold.org for full details.