Lansing Public Schools Educational Advancement Foundation - Mrs. Maria Velasquez Scholarship Fund

Established by the Lansing Educational Advancement Foundation in 2010 in memory of Maria R. Velasquez, who cared deeply about education.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

-- Student must be a current graduating senior attending a Lansing School District High School

-- Student must provide a high school transcript, personal statement, career goals, an acceptance letter from an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university

-- Provide a list of extracurricular activities and pertinent background and financial information

-- Provide at least two letters of recommendation

-- Student must fill out the LEAF Scholarship application and submit all materials by the printed due date

-- Submissions will be considered for all appropriate/qualified scholarships using a rubric scoring grid

-- Student will be awarded $500 for one year

-- Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA

-- Preference given to student from a migrant family background or to be the first in their family to attend college

-- Student must present an essay on their community involvement and how achieving a college degree will assist them in their future endeavors

To apply, please contact: LEAF, (517) 755-3177 or