The Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund (LHSF) was established in 1991 by a group of volunteer Latino community members who wanted to assist and support Lynn Hispanic/Latino high school graduates in their transition to college.
Since its inception, the LHSF has been celebrating and awarding over 300 scholarships to Lynn High School graduates, a majority of whom come from homes with limited incomes and are first time college goers. Every year our selection committee awards about 12 scholarships in the range of $1,000 to $2,500 to help students pursue a higher education. This means that over the years we have awarded nearly $300,000.00 in scholarship funds to well-deserved students.
Over the years we have actualized awards for many students who are first-generation college students in their families. We believe that our scholarship encourages and motivates award recipients to continue their education, and provides additional monetary support when students go to their perspective colleges and universities.
We believe all students should have access to a higher education.
The mission of the Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund is to provide annual scholarships to our students of Latino and/or Hispanic ancestry, who are graduating from one of the five high schools serving Lynn, Massachusetts. Recipients are chosen based on:
community service participation, and;
Our scholarships are meant to support our students financially, and serve as a reminder that their community believes in and supports their postsecondary aspirations.
We encourage our students to volunteer and give back to their communities, specifically their Lynn community, and to serve as role models for other Lynn youth.