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The LaCLA (La Comunidad Latina en Acción) Scholarship was established in 1993 by a group of Latino/a students at Northeastern University as a way to increase the retention of Latino/a students at the university. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage academic excellence of students and promote community service on campus and in Greater Boston.


  • Awards are full tuition only (minus any federal and or state grant and loan awards) and does not include room and board, books and other non-tuition fees.
  • Awards are renewable annually for LaCLA scholars who maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, satisfactorily complete a minimum of 200 hours annually of community service, submit FASFA annually and attend mandatory trainings, LaCLA meetings, events and programs.


  • Any full-time, day undergraduate Northeastern University student who is currently enrolled in a Bachelors program and has been at the University for at least one semester is eligible to apply for the LaCLA Scholarship. Along with this basic qualification, a student applying for this scholarship must also:
    • Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
    • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
    • Demonstrate a history of community service
    • Have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least a 3.3
    • Demonstrate Financial Need