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Macy’s Emergency Scholarship Fund

Offered by LNESC & Macy's

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jul 25, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

College Students

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Are you a college student facing economic hardship? Further, are you residing in California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico, or Texas? If so, consider applying for Macy’s Emergency Scholarship Fund! The scholarship is open to full-time university students residing in the listed states/regions who are experiencing emergency financial need. Events that will qualify students for this scholarship include the following: change in family income, loss of job, death of an immediate family member, natural disaster, eviction or home foreclosure, burglary, and fire.

Each year, the scholarship awards multiple recipients up to $500 to support them during their times of need. If you’re a college student in California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Puerto Rico, or Texas that has been impacted by an unexpected hardship affecting your education, we encourage you to apply! 

About LNESC & Macy's

The scholarship is jointly offered by Macy's and LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC), which seek to support students who have faced financial hardship from an emergency situation or event that could impede them from completing their degree. LNESC is a national non-profit community-based organization that is dedicated to serving students to improve their educational outcomes.

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to full-time students attending an accredited institution in Puerto Rico. Applicants may not re-apply or be recipients of other scholarships from LNESC. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College Students


Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA




Other Category

Low Income


California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Texas

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, email your online application, budget detailing the amount of funds requested, and the below application materials to [email protected].


Proof of enrollment

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact LNESC & Macy's at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Macy’s Emergency Scholarship Fund is not renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to Permanent Residents.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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