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 FULL-TIME students completing a certificate program, associate, or bachelor’s degree.


Complete the 2021 Renewal Youth Scholarship Application below online. Some documents may be sent via electronic mail to


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

2) Must have a final 3.0 GPA for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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

4) Must be a FULL-TIME sophomore, junior or senior attending an accredited vocational school, college and who has been previously awarded a LAWA Scholarship.

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

It also must detail:
a) Relationship to the applicant
b) How long has the faculty/administrator known the applicant
c) Professor's or faculty/administrator'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.