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2017 LFSSA Scholarship Application

The Latino Faculty Staff Student Association (LFSSA) was founded as the first Chicano Faculty and Staff Association at Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) in 1981 by Dr. Richard Santillan and Irma Lozano. During this time, similar groups were being organized on other UC and CSU campuses, but had not yet been developed on CPP's campus. Since then, LFSSA has remained committed to promoting community, leadership, cultural awareness and diversity. As such, members have worked to establish more than ten scholarships for incoming, current, and transfer CPP students who personify and embody the beliefs of the organization.  

 2017 Schol

Application Deadline: April 5, 2017

Scholarships - Apply Here

To maximize your opportunity to be awarded a scholarship, seek out university services for assistance in creating a strong application package (Writing Center, Career Center, etc)

Cinco de Mayo Scholarship: This scholarship is for current Cal Poly Pomona students who contribute to the Latino community and have overcome personal struggles to succeed academically. Preference is given to applicants of Chicano/Latino/Hispanic heritage and/or descent.

Dora Hernandez Scholarship: This scholarship is for current Cal Poly Pomona students whose families have inspired, assisted, or supported their educational goals. These students have also assisted and supported others in the Latino community to achieve their educational goals. Preference is given to applicants of Chicano/Latino/Hispanic heritage and/or descent.

La Unidad Scholarship: This scholarship is for current Cal Poly Pomona students who have promoted and supported fellow Latino students or others in the Latino community to achieve their educational goals. Preference is given to applicants of Chicano/Latino/Hispanic heritage and/or descent.

LFSSA Founders Scholarship: This scholarship is for incoming and current students who promote community, leadership, cultural awareness, and diversity within their current campus. Preference is given to applicants of Chicano/Latino/Hispanic heritage and/or descent.

Mario Suarez Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is for current Cal Poly Pomona students who have grown up in the Pomona Valley and are pursuing a degree in Education, English, or Journalism. Preference is given to applicants of Chicano/Latino/Hispanic heritage and/or descent.

Lolita Garces Scholarship: This scholarship is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students who have a proven track-record of active participation in the promotion of Hispanic/Latino culture in the US. Preference will be given to applicants who have studied at a junior high to high school level equivalent in a Latin American country, who had to overcome the challenge of learning English as a second language in the US. 

Jaime Munoz Scholarship: This scholarship is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students who have a proven track-record of active participation in the promotion of Hispanic/Latino culture in the US. Preference will be given to applicants involved in a sport and/or leadership position.

Sin Fronteras Scholarship: This scholarship is for incoming first year students from Pomona Unified School District attending Cal Poly Pomona for the next school year (2017-2018). Preference is given to applicants of Chicano/Latino/Hispanic heritage and/or descent. Minimum 2.5 GPA

La Communidad Scholarship: This scholarship is for incoming transfer students from Mount San Antonio College attending Cal Poly Pomona for the next school year (2017-2018). Preference is given to applicants of Chicano/Latino/Hispanic heritage and/or descent. Minimum 2.5 GPA

LFSSA Presidential Scholarship: This scholarship is for current Cal Poly Pomona students who have been accepted into a graduate/professional program for the next school year (2017-2018). Preference is given to applicants of Chicano/Latino/Hispanic heritage and/or descent. Minimum 2.5 GPA

Marquez Family Graduate Scholarship: This scholarship is for current Cal Poly Pomona students who have been accepted into a graduate/professional program for the next school year (2017-2018). Preference is given to applicants of Chicano/Latino/Hispanic heritage and/or descent. Minimum 2.5 GPA