The Luca Wyatt DeLaGarza Scholarship was established in 2014 by former Maryland soccer star, AJ DeLaGarza, and his wife, Megan. The scholarship honors the memory of their son, Luca, who passed away just a week after being born after fighting with complications of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome since birth.  The scholarship provides need-based support to graduates of high schools in Charles County, MDThe monetary award for this scholarship is: $500 (one recipient).

Click here to apply online for the Luca Wyatt DeLaGarza Scholarship Award.

The following materials must be submitted to complete your scholarship application:

  1. Transcript (official or unofficial) – Student’s cumulative GPA from the University of Maryland will be considered
  2. Resume (1-2 pages)
  3. Short Bio (250 words or less) – Include year of study, major, other activities relevant to scholarship and professional activities
  4. Short Answer (250 words or less) – How have you engaged in teaching, research, or service during your time as a student at the University of Maryland?
  5. Academic Reference – Name and email of one University of Maryland faculty or staff member who can speak on behalf of your academic performance and candidacy for a scholarship based on the qualifications set forth. (Note: you should request permission to list this person as your reference, but they will not need to submit a letter.)
  6. Statement of Financial Need – Brief personal statement regarding your financial need, if any, and how a scholarship would benefit you. (Note: you do not need to receive financial aid/assistance to qualify for a scholarship)
  7. Financial Aid Awards Statement – This is only required if you receive any form of financial assistance (other scholarships, loans, grants, etc.). Your statement, if applicable, may be viewed by visiting, clicking on "Financials" (in the left menu bar), then "Show me my Financial Aid Status" (green button), then “Print Your Award Information” (under the “Awards” tab in the top menu bar).