Students from LHS in Northern Essex’s Early College Partnership Program, January 2023.
For the 2022-2023 academic year the Massachusetts Hispanic Scholarship Fund (MAHSF) worked with Lawrence High School (LHS) where we began our outreach, education and scholarship programs. In January, we had a fantastic opportunity to engage with students at LHS. We worked with the students to understand their plans and challenges in attending college, while educating them on not only MAHSF’s scholarship but other relevant Hispanic-oriented scholarships available to them.
These seniors have been taking college courses at Northern Essex Community College as part of Northern Essex’s Early College partnership program, where students take high school and college courses during their school year at no cost. Some students have taken up to 8 college courses since their Junior year and have earned college credit as a head start in their pursuit to attend college in the Fall of 2023.
On May 25, 2023, the Massachusetts Hispanic Scholarship Fund (MAHSF) was proud to award a $4,000 and $2,000 scholarship to our outstanding inaugural scholars at the Lawrence High School Alumni Association Scholarship Banquet. The two Lawrence High School (LHS) students will be moving on to college in the Fall
Ashely was our 2022-2023 MAHSF 4-year college scholar receiving a $4,000 award. Ashely will attend UMass Lowell in the Fall of 2023 and major in Nursing.
Yuberky was our 2022-2023 MAHSF 2-year college scholar receiving a $2,000 award. Yuberky will attend Northern Essex Community College for one year in the Fall of 2023 and matriculate to UMass Lowell in the Fall of 2024 and major in Nursing.
 Hispanic/Latino is an ethnic category, not a racial category, and you may be of any race but you must be from a family whose ancestors came from at least one of these countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
As part of the above scholarship, outreach to the focused high school on some key scholarships that are often underrepresented or unknown, but are fairly simple to apply and attain. The idea is to work with guidance counselors and set up information sessions for parents/guardians and students on key Hispanic scholarships to consider including: