Alejandro A. Garrote Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships in memory of LAS student Alejandro Garrote are awarded annually, contingent on the availability of funds and on the student demonstrating financial need (a FAFSA for the current year must be on file), to LAS majors and minors desiring to study in Latin America.

The Garrote Scholarship is open to outstanding undergraduates who seek an opportunity to advance scholarship in Latin American, Latino/a and Caribbean Studies. The goals of the scholarship are to:

  • give undergraduates experience with active research
  • promote collaboration with LAS faculty and affiliates
  • facilitate attending LAS-­‐related workshops

Amount of the fellowship varies, but in the past students have received between $250 and $1,000 to fund their projects.

An eligible student must:

  • be a LAS major or minor
  • have a FASFA on file
  • participate in a for-credit program


Application materials are:

  • description of your project or workshop
  • explanation of your overall career goal
  • name and email of a reference
  • current resume

Submit your application materials by email to Walt Vanderbush ( Please use "GARROTE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION" in the subject line of your message.

Applications are accepted and awards are given on a rotating basis throughout the school year. Contact the LAS Advisor for more information.