LFSSA Lolita Garces Scholarship

The Latino Faculty Staff Student Association (LFSSA) Lolita Garces 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 Chicanx/Latinx culture in the US.

Preference will be given to applicants who have studied at a junior high to high school level equivalent in another country, who had to overcome the challenge of learning English as a second language in the US.

Please note, students will be notified Spring 2020, if selected as the scholarship recipient. Award will be entered into the scholarship recipient’s account during Fall 2020 / Spring 2021.


  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must be enrolled full-time for fall and spring semester of the academic year 2020-2021
  • Open to all undergraduate students
  • Answer all supplemental questions after completing your general application

Should you have any questions, please contact the cpplfssa@gmail.com.

To begin the application process, please complete your general application first, then proceed to search this scholarship in the “Opportunities >> Ours” tab and click on APPLY.

Supplemental Questions
  1. In no more than 500 words, please write an essay explaining why you think the scholarship listed above best relates to your experiences and goals.
  2. Please upload a complete and up-to-date resume. Please make sure to include all community service and all campus involvement.
  3. Are you planning to attend Cal Poly Pomona for the entire academic year of 2020-2021?
  4. Did you attend a junior high or high school in another country that's not the U.S.?
  5. If you attended a junior high or high school in another country, that is not the U.S., please provide the name of the school.