December 4, 2019 at 8:57 am EST | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
Applicants sought for D.C. LGBTQ Latinx Scholarship
LULAC Lambda, gay news, Washington Blade
Scholarship applications are being accepted through Jan. 10.

The D.C. LGBT group LULAC Lambda is inviting current and future college students attending D.C. schools to apply for its 2020 annual scholarship that it says will benefit students from the LGBTQ Latinx community.

“For the third year in a row, LULAC Lambda will award a scholarship to a community-minded individual enrolled in a District of Columbia high school or college,” said Jesse Garcia, president of LULAC Lambda.

“Our scholarship program will help that scholar achieve their academic goals and reduce their student debt,” Garcia said. “We want to thank our members and allies who have supported our fundraisers to keep this scholarship program alive,” he said.

“The scholarship committee will look at academic performance and a student’s work in the social justice space, including community service accomplishments in the Queer Latinx community,” according to Erik Rodriquez, LULAC Lambda’s vice president. “We invite high school seniors, college students, graduate students and law students to apply,” he said.

A statement released by the group says scholarship applications are being accepted through Jan. 10, 2020. Further details about the application process can be accessed at lulaclambda.org/scholarship.

The statement says LULAC Lambda is one of 1,000 chapters throughout the U.S. affiliated with the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, the nation’s largest and oldest Latinx volunteer-based civil rights organization.

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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