Scholarships

LILTA awards ten LILTA Scholarships each year to high school, undergraduate and/or graduate students majoring or pursuing a degree in education. We have awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships to help increase diversity in the teaching profession. In addition, LILTA also offers The Matthew Moore Scholarship to high school, undergraduate, and/or graduate students majoring or pursuing a degree in school psychology or school social work. 

    Brianna Shervington:

    • Quote: “Always remember that we all have skills, talents and abilities that are designed to uplift the lives of others. Thus, your education is not just for you, but for future generations to come. Educational empowerment breaks the chains of poverty and still remains the ultimate equalizer”
    • Long Island Lutheran High School Alumna
    • Attending North Carolina A&T State University
    • School Psychology Major

    Brianna Waite

    • Quote: “By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others” by Satsuki Shibuya
    • Central Islip High School Alumna
    • Attending Howard University
    • Elementary Education Major

    Chanel Hudson:

    • Quote: “Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave. I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise” by Maya Angelou
    • St. Anthony’s High School Alumna
    • Attending Hampton University
    • Communicative Science Major (Speech Teacher)

    Gabriela Monge:

    • Quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” by Nelson Mandela
    • Central Islip High School Alumna
    • Attending St. Joseph’s College
    • Child Study Major

    Gabriella Menendez

    • Quote: “Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow’s a fresh opportunity to make it better” by Harry Dean Stanton
    • Brentwood High School Alumna
    • Attending Wagner College
    • Early Childhood Education Major

    Jonathan Hernandez

    • Quote: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” by Lucius Annaeus Seneca. n
    • Central Islip High School Alumnus
    • Attending Suffolk Community College
    • School Psychology Major

    Marielena Jimenez

    • Quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” by Neale Donald Walsh
    • Smithtown High School West Alumna
    • Attending Suffolk Community College
    • Child Study Major

    Natalie Hernandez

    • Quote: “A teacher affects an eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops” by Henry B. Adams.
    • Central Islip High School Alumna
    • Attending University of Connecticut
    • English Special Education Major

    Tabitha Chamba-Rios

    • Quote: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away” by Pablo Picasso
    • Riverhead High School Alumna
    • Attending St. Joseph’s College
    • Child Study Major

    Veronica Castillo

    • Quote: “Yes you can!” by Dolores Huerta.
    • Brentwood High School Alumna
    • Attending St. Joseph’s College
    • History Secondary Education Major