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Randolph College partners with Latin Americans Working for Achievement

The nonprofit, LAWA (Latin Americans Working for Achievement), is pleased to announce its newest academic partnership with Randolph College to help Latino students from low-to-moderate-income families in the Charlotte, NC, region gain access to high-quality post-secondary career opportunities.

Randolph College is the 7th higher education institution to match LAWA’s scholarship grants, doubling the awards. LAWA is dedicated to advancing the education and quality of life for the Latino community in the Charlotte region through scholarships and career-readiness programs.

“We are honored to continue expanding the possibilities for our Latino youth to find their path to a quality institution where they can obtain a degree or certification,” said Executive Director Ana Silva Ray.

Both organizations share a commitment to making quality higher education affordable to qualifying students regardless of their immigration status.

“At Randolph, we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming and inclusive learning, living, and working environment for our students,” said Travis Carter, dean of admission and financial aid. “Our innovative and personalized admissions process allows us to holistically evaluate applicants, taking their unique backgrounds and experiences into account.”

Students may apply for a LAWA scholarship from January to March 2024. For more information, visit

About Randolph College

Randolph College is a private, nationally recognized, liberal arts college in Lynchburg, Virginia, focused on providing students an excellent educational foundation that will prepare them for life after college. Randolph specializes in—and is committed to—providing a unique, individualized experience that supports, challenges, and inspires students to develop their best self.

With a nationally recognized faculty, small classes, growing athletic program, and TAKE2, its innovative new curricular model, Randolph College is uniquely prepared to meet the needs of today’s students—at an affordable price that’s comparable to many state schools.

About LAWA

LAWA is a 501©3 nonprofit charitable organization serving Mecklenburg and adjacent counties. The organization’s mission is to advance the education and quality of life of Latinos in the Charlotte Region through scholarships, academic, and cultural programs. LAWA offers two core programs: Youth Scholarships and High School Series workshops. Both are carried out in collaboration with local public high schools, community colleges, universities, businesses, community-based organizations, and the faith community. LAWA’s goals are to close Latino academic achievement gaps, improve Latino high school graduation rates, and increase the number of Latino students who pursue and complete post-secondary study. The majority of LAWA scholarship recipients are first generation college students.

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