Ramon C. Cortines Scholarship


In recognition of Superintendent Ramon Cortines’ service to the students of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and L.A. Cash for College have established the Ramon C. Cortines Scholarship Fund. Superintendent Cortines has been a change agent in education for several decades, and has headed and reshaped the nation’s second largest school district on three separate occasions, each time putting the needs of students above all else.

In an effort to support and encourage future educational leaders, the Fund will award a scholarship of $1,000 to one graduating high school senior with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in public service or education.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, a student must:

  1. Be an LAUSD high school senior in good academic standing;
  2. Have completed the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act application on or before March 2, 2016;
  3. Enroll at a college or university for the Fall 2016 term; and
  4. Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in education or public service.

The scholarship committee will review all completed applications and select one winner from the applicant pool. While participation in Cash for College events (College & Career Convention or Financial Aid Completion Workshops) is not mandatory, participation in Cash for College events will be weighted in the scoring process. 

Students should electronically submit completed scholarship applications to: 

Paola Santana
Director, Education & Workforce Development
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce


Award Amount Submission Deadline
$1,000 April 29, 2016


Download application here!

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