Estimadx Latinx Law Student:
On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association (“EBLRLA”) will hold its biannual scholarship and judicial excellence awards dinner. We will present our Judicial Excellence award to the Honorable Delia Trevino, Judge of the Alameda County Superior Court. Her appointment makes Judge Trevino one of only two Latinas who sit on the Alameda County bench. We will also present La Luchadora award to Roseann Torres-Caraves, a long time EBLRLA member and past Board Member, and current Oakland Unified School District School Board Member. Additionally, EBLRLA has created a new award – the Tag Team Luchadores – to honor a group of people. The inaugural awardee is Centro Legal de la Raza’s Immigrant’s Rights Program. The evening’s Keynote Address will be delivered by Maria Blanco, Executive Director of the Undocumented Legal Services Center, which operates out of UC Davis School of Law to provide immigration-related legal services for undocumented students at the six University of California campuses without law schools.
The scholarship(s) funded by the dinner is for law students who (1) self-identify as Latinx; (2) live, work, or study in the East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa counties); (3) have demonstrated their commitment to using the law to advance social justice; and (4) who can attend the award ceremony. The scholarship is open to 1L, 2L, and 3L students. The scholarship amount is contingent upon the amount of money raised. In the past, we have awarded scholarships in the amount of $2,500. EBLRLA has also decided to earmark one scholarship for a student who has or will engage in deportation defense work.
Please complete the enclosed application form, append the requested documents, and email your complete application as a single .PDF file to Doris Mitchell no later than March 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM. (Late applications will not be considered.) The EBLRLA Scholarship Committee will review all timely received applications and inform the awardees by April 1, 2017.
On behalf of the EBLRLA board,
Secretary, East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association
East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association
Scholarship Application 2017
Phone: ______________________________ Email: ______________________________
- Please attach your resume. We are especially interested in community service and student organizational work focused on marginalized communities.
- Please attach a personal statement of no more than 500 words focused on why you should be granted a scholarship by East Bay of Latinx and friends to our community. We would especially be interested in hearing about your background; past work for marginalized communities; what you plan on doing in law school (or what you have accomplished), including your summer work; and what you plan to do with your law degree.
- Because this scholarship is partially based on financial need, please attach a copy of your financial aid printout, which you should be able to obtain from your law school’s Financial Aid office. The printout should include the calculation of your need, as well as the loans and grants that you’ve already received. Please note that this information will be kept confidential; only the EBLRLA Scholarship Committee will see the information and it will be destroyed when no longer necessary.
- You may also feel free to attach a supplemental statement about your financial need should you feel it necessary, but please keep the statement to 150 words.
All of the information on this form is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I hereby grant the East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association permission to share this information (not including my financial aid printout) for its recruitment, advocacy, public relations, and research activities.