How it Works

How it WorksBy combining need-based scholarships with intensive services before and during college, the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund helps to end the college graduation crisis in L.A. and increase the number of low-income youth who achieve their dream of a college degree.

LASIF urges investors to think differently about college support. Experience shows that scholarships alone aren’t enough to close the graduation gap. That’s why the LASIF portfolio includes more than 20 high-performing nonprofit partners that address student needs before, during and after college.

LASIF supports programs that:

  • Integrate proven college and financial aid guidance services with need-based scholarship support;
  • Help students and families access all available public financial aid; and
  • Have a successful track record of increased college enrollment and success rates for low-income students.


To learn more about LASIF’s impact and how it is transforming the lives of students throughout Los Angeles County, visit

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