The Lagman Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established for the purpose of granting scholarships to outstanding high school students who have overcome adversity, established academic excellence, and given back to their communities. The Foundation identifies and rewards young people who have experienced hardship, and then demonstrated resilience in changing course. The Second Chances Scholarship Program looks to provide them assistance in continuing on their road to becoming future leaders in adulthood. Their stories give us hope and are a reminder to never give up on any child or youth.


Each year the Lagman Foundation Second Chances Scholarship Program selects high school seniors who have turned their lives around and overcome tremendous obstacles as manifested through a commitment to academics and a desire to contribute to their community. Program awardees receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

For consideration in the Lagman Foundation Second Chances Scholarship Program, an applicant must:

  1. Be a current high school senior who lives or goes to school in the Los Angeles, Inland Empire, or San Fernando Valley area.
  2. Have the nomination/recommendation of a teacher, counselor, caseworker, or any other unrelated adult who can speak to the applicant’s character, commitment to their education, commitment to social justice/community, and the tremendous odds the applicant has overcome. Either the nominator or the student may submit the application.
  3. Exhibit progress in overcoming adversity.
  4. Demonstrate participation in school activities, community organizations, employment, and/or service leadership.
  5. Graduate by July of their currently scheduled graduation date as of the date of scholarship award.
  6. Plan to attend a college, university, or vocational school post-graduation.


The Foundation receives applications from September 1 to October 31. We will announce the scholarship recipients no later than February of the following calendar year.



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