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. 

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    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

    Brianna Shervington

    • Quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” by Nelson Mandela
    • Long Island Lutheran High School Alumna
    • Attending North Carolina A&T State University
    • School Psychology Major

    Chanel Hudson

    • Quote: “When you educate one person you can change a life. When you educate many, you can change the world” by Shai Reshef
    • St. Anthony’s High School Alumna
    • Attending Hampton University
    • Communicative Science Major (Speech Teacher)

    Tabitha Chamba-Rios

    • Quote: “Education is not the preparation for life; education is life itself” by John Dewey
    • Riverhead High School Alumna
    • Attending St. Joseph’s College
    • Child Study Major

    Brianna Waite

    • Quote: “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belong to the people who prepare for it today” by Malcom X
    • Central Islip High School Alumna
    • Attending Howard University
    • Elementary Education Major

    Natalie Hernandez

    • Quote: “Education is an act of love, and thus an act of courage” by Paulo Freire.
    • Central Islip High School Alumna
    • Attending University of Connecticut
    • English Special Education Major

    Marielena Jimenez

    • Quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” by Nelson Mandela
    • Smithtown High School West Alumna
    • Attending Suffolk Community College
    • Child Study Major

    Gabriella Menendez

    • Quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” by Nelson Mandela
    • Brentwood High School Alumna
    • Attending Wagner College
    • Early Childhood Education Major

    Jaileen Vargas

    • Quote: “Bilingualism must be the norm in our literacy classrooms as an important path to ensure all students can more fully participate in each learning experience, we offer them” by Cecilia Espinosa and Laura Ascenzi-Moreno.
    • Graduate Student
    • Attending Adelphi University
    • English Education Major

    Yesenia Lopez

    • Quote: “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” by Malcom X.
    • Longwood High School Alumna
    • Attending Penn State University
    • School Psychology Major