CLULC Scholarship


The CLULC offers a scholarship to a Latino student pursuing higher education at an accredited college or university, during the year 2024 – 2025. The applicant will be evaluated in the following areas: academic record, financial need, service to the community, school activities, letters of recommendation, and response to the essay question.


  • Be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Be a resident of Lake County
  • Latino or of Latino descent
  • Have and maintain a cumulative un-weighted GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have participated in community/volunteer activities
  • Demonstrated financial aid
  • Attend or be accepted into an accredited college of university
  • Submit completed application form with all the required documents
  • All qualifying students are encouraged to apply


Complete and Submit

  • CLULC Scholarship Application
  • Official school transcript
  • Proof of acceptance to an accredited college or university for Fall 2024
  • Two letters of recommendation provided by people not related to the applicant
    • Applications must include letterhead and original signature
    • Letters must not exceed one page
  • Submit 500 to 750-word essay, typed and double spaced, describing yourself and how the scholarship will help you achieve your goals and how you may be able to use your education in the service of the Latino community of Lake County.

Application and all supplemental materials must be mailed and postmarked by the deadline, Thursday, May 30, 2024 by 10:00 pm.

Please submit completed application and supporting materials to:

CLULC Scholarship Committee
820 W. Greenwood Ave. #M4
Waukegan, IL 60085


  • Application open date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • Application deadline: Thursday, May 30, 2024
  • Award notification date: TBA


  • A selection committee, comprised of CLULC Board members, will review the scholarship applications.
  • We will utilize a holistic review process, giving careful consideration to all credentials presented by the applicant.
  • The committee will apply the included rubric to qualify the applicants.
  • The highest-scoring students will be awarded scholarships.
  • The winners will be officially notified by the CLULC President.
  • The Scholarship award will be sent directly to the school of the student’s choice.
  • Winners will be required to submit a photograph and short biography to be posted on CLULC’s website.
  • Students who don’t qualify for the scholarship will be given a list of other potential scholarships.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered, and the applicant will not be notified about missing documents.


  • The Coalición Latinos Unidos de Lake County awards scholarships to Lake County students of Hispanic/Latino descent who are pursuing their education in an accredited college or university.
  • All scholarship recipients will be invited and expected to attend the Noche the Gala event following the award to be recognized, or arrange for a representative to attend in their place. If a Noche de Gala is not planned for that year, students will be required to attend an awards ceremony, or arrange a representative to attend in their place.
  • Winners are required to submit a photograph and short biography to be posted on CLULC’s website.
  • The full scholarship amount shall be paid directly to the bursar/financial aid office of the school the student is attending and will be applied towards tuition and fees.

Congratulations to the 2023 CLULC Scholarship Recipients!

Adriana Ulloa

College of Lake County

Major: Baking and Pastry

Klaudya Padilla

Gateway Technical College

Major: Nursing

Alexandra Soto

Lake Forest College

Major: Pre-Health

Gilberto Angel Torres

College of Lake County


Past CLULC Scholarship Recipients

Yesica Padilla, Zion-Benton Township High School

Ivette A. Martinez, Carthage College

Rachel S. Garza, Grayslake North High School

Karolyna E. Padilla, Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep

Kate Vieyra, Carthage College

Maira Peters, Zion-Benton Township High School

Jacqueline Lopez, Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep

Jazmin Mandujano, North Park University

Edgar Padilla, Zion-Benton Township High School

Yesenia Mata, Round Lake High School

Adrian Perez, Waukegan High School

Yoselin Ramirez, Waukegan High School

Jailene Roman

Antonio Avila, Highland Park High School

Jacob Diaz, Mundelein High School

Osiris Garcia, Round Lake High School

Fabiola Ortiz, North Chicago High School

Jandelia Romerio, Waukegan High School

Evelyn S. Bello, Mundelein High School

Kevin Castro, Martin de Porres High School

Carlos Catalan, Waukegan High School

Mario Hidrogo, Grayslake High School

Alejandro Martinez, Waukegan High School

Jose Catalan, Waukegan High School

Melvin D. Flores, Waukegan High School

Carla R. Gutierrez,Waukegan High School

Nancy Gutierrez,Waukegan High School

Daniel Manjerres, Grayslake High School

Anna Osornio-Viveros, Waukegan High School

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