Renewal Youth Scholarship Application


LAWA Renewable Youth Scholarships continue to support previously awarded LAWA Youth Scholars complete their degrees.

LAWA Renewable Youth Scholarships are financial awards that support male and female students completing a certificate program, associate, or bachelor’s degree.


Complete the 2020 Renewal Youth Scholarship Application below online. Some documents may be sent via electronic mail.


1) Prior year LAWA Scholar who has maintained a 3.0 GPA or above.

2) Must have a final 3.0 GPA for the 2019-2020 academic year.

3) Permanent address in one of the following counties: Mecklenburg, Concord/Cabarrus, Gaston, South Iredell, and  Union.

4) Must be a sophomore, junior or senior attending an accredited vocational school, college, or university anywhere in the USA and who has been previously awarded a LAWA Scholarship.

Upload one (1) letter of recommendation from either a professor or an academic
advisor. Letter should express the reason why applicant should be considered for the
scholarship, and emphasize academic performance, leadership skills, character and

It also must detail:
a) Relationship to the applicant
b) How long has the professor/advisor known the applicant
c) Professor's or Advisor's name, title, email address, phone number, signature, and date

Upload a personal essay (typed, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double spaced, not to exceed 2 pages) explaining:
a) Academic accomplishments during the academic year
b) Personal, community and academic interests fulfilled during the prior year
c) What the LAWA Scholarship means to the applicant
d) Any obstacles that were overcome during the year(s) in college (if applicable)

**Be available for a personal interview, if requested.


We use your personal information only for the grant selection process.  No information is shared with other parties outside of the LAWA organization.