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LA’s BEST Alumni Scholarship now open! Apply today!

Did you attend LA’s BEST in elementary school? We have a scholarship opportunity just for you!

The only requirements to apply are that you attended LA’s BEST for any length of time while in elementary school and that you are currently enrolled in college, vocational school, and/or career training. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2022 and the winner of this $500 scholarship will be chosen and notified in December 2022. Best of luck!

Click here to submit your application.

In addition to the scholarship essay, applicants have the option to submit a video or visual document. Please review the guidelines here and a reminder that this is not a requirement for consideration.

For more information, check out the FAQ here.

If you have any questions, please email

The application deadline is Tuesday, November 15, 2022 by 9:00 PM

Terms and Conditions

  • In order to be eligible for this scholarship it is required that you have attended the LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program for any length of time while in elementary school.
  • You must also be currently enrolled in college, graduate school, vocational school and/or career training.
  • The scholarship is for $500. The scholarship money must be used for tuition or related expenses.
  • By submitting this application, you are granting LA’s BEST permission to use material from your submission for future communications.
Alumni Mirla Urzua, Hillside Elementary 1990 and Education Consultant, with Dante Urzua, Hillside Elementary 1990 and Teacher.

Did you attend LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program?

LA’s BEST continues to support you – long after you’ve graduated from elementary school! Join LA’s BEST Alumni: Leading LA so you can:

  • Pay it forward by supporting current LA’s BEST students.
  • Reconnect with childhood friends and build community, both personally and professionally.
  • Impact Los Angeles with the network’s collective energy for good.

Join LA’s BEST Alumni: Leading LA to receive updates on upcoming events and resources!

Click here to join the LA’s BEST Alumni Network Facebook Group! You will connect with other alumni, receive updates about events, share LA’s BEST stories and photos and learn about resources and opportunities.

“I first got involved with LA’s BEST when I attended Hillside Elementary in Lincoln Heights in the third and fourth grades. The program truly served as the blueprint that laid the foundation to my career as a writer. In just two years I benefited incredibly, and now I want to do my part so that these programs not only survive, but thrive and continue shaping young, bright minds.”
– Miguel Melendez, Writer/Producer, TMZ, LA's BEST Alumni & BEST Friends Board Member
LA's BEST alumni Baron Davis, South Park Elementary 1990 and two- time NBA All Star, with Eric Gurna, former LA's BEST President & CEO,

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For more information and how to get involved, please contact Mina Afayee at

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