Scholarship Sunday 

Celebrating 30 Years of
Raising Funds for Scholarships
Hank Castillo (right) president and 1988 founding board member, welcomes over 100 supporters, scholarship winners and scholarship sponsors to Scholarship Sunday at the historic San Antonio Winery near downtown Los Angeles.
For more photos, go to fundraising under news and events! Photos by F. Patrick Escobar

LH Dollars for Scholars Awards 29 Scholarships Totaling $28,500 for 2018



Two 2018
Renewable Scholarships Awarded

Yadira Cruz, 2016 Lincoln High School graduate
Yadira, recipient of the 2016 Jim and Esther Rodarte Memorial Scholarship, has been awarded a $1,200 Lincoln Heights Dollars for Scholars Renewable Scholarship.
This was the first summer where I came back to LA and I left feeling so much stronger and happier. I think sophomore year was when I was the most homesick. I worked all summer at Target. I started going to church again with my dad and sister. I really tried to live in the moment because I realized how fast time flies. Now, my junior year I feel motivated and genuinely happy. I'm working and I'm going to school. I'm taking a lot of major courses which is exciting. I'm very thankful and blessed to be able to continue my education at Humboldt State. I'm thinking of doing a double minor in Philosophy and Ethnic Studies. 

Elizabeth Hernandez, 2016 Sacred Heart High School graduate, recipient of the 2016 Richard Diaz Memorial Scholarship, has been awarded the $1,200 
Diana Fuentes Michel Renewable Scholarship
I am thankful to have received continued financial assistance from the Lincoln Heights Dollars for Scholars. Receiving the Diana Fuentes Michel Renewable Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year allowed me to fully take advantage of the opportunities presented to me in my second year at Cal Poly Pomona. I took 18 units in the fall and winter quarter and 14 in the spring quarter. As a communication major, I took photography and photojournalism classes. I also took Desktop Publishing which gave me the skills I need to work in online media. My reporting class prepared me for writing in the Poly Post, Cal Poly Pomona's student-led newspaper. Along with completing these classes with a 3.4 GPA, I worked part-time in the College of Business as a student assistant and ran for the cross country and track and field team. Overall, my sophomore year was quite busy from traveling with my team to working in between classes. Living on my own and commuting requires buying groceries, paying the bus fare and rent. The renewable scholarship from the Dollars for Scholars helps me through the chaos college may bring. My parents believe in the importance of a quality catholic school education. I have a sister, Cathy, also an incoming junior, attending San Gabriel Mission High School and Christina, a soon to be seventh grader, attends St. Bernard Catholic School. The tuition for those schools adds up and that leaves my college fees as my responsibility. Receiving the scholarship for the upcoming year will be greatly appreciated and ensure my development in academics.

Gates Street Elementary
Students Present
$1,150 gift to
LH Dollars for Scholars

Lincoln Heights' Gates Street Elementary students contribute $1,150 to LH Dollars for Scholars. Funds will support the 2017-18, $5K matching-grant campaign for renewable scholarships. Pictured back row with students (l to r): Carmen Diaz, LH Dollars for Scholars; Gates Street Principal Omar J. Malaszczuk; Hank Castillo, LH Dollars for Scholars; Gates Street teachers Ms. Rangel and Mr. Avila; and Buck Wong, LH Dollars for Scholars. Thank you Gates Street!  

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If you're a student looking for scholarships
you're at the right place!

This website provides financial resources for Lincoln and Sacred Heart High School students. Just click "Student and Parents Login" to begin filling out your student profile -- not only will you find and apply for our scholarships, you'll also discover scholarships from acrosss the Scholarship America® network that you may be eligible for. 

Our mission is to mobilize our community, through scholarships and educational support, to make post-secondary success possible for Lincoln Heights students.

Our goals are to (1) provide scholarship assistance for as many graduating Lincoln and Sacred Heart high school students as possible who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university, community college or vocational institution; and (2) develop financial resources for the continuing distribution of scholarships for those graduating students to continue their education.


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Los Angeles, California 90033