Scholarship Opportunities

The EBLRLA Scholarship Fund is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization—separate from the East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association—that awards scholarships to law students who live, work, or study in Alameda or Contra Costa counties. The EBLRLA Scholarship Fund board of directors is led by its board president, Mario A. Moya.

The Association organizes a gala dinner to fundraise for the EBLRLA Scholarship Fund which also partners with California ChangeLawyers and other donors to award additional scholarships. To make a tax-deductible contribution to the EBLRLA Scholarship Fund, visit its Donorbox site or email them at

If you are a law student, we highly recommend that you join as a dues-paying member to receive our scholarship announcements, reminders, and special opportunities. Law student dues are only $1.00! Please also visit our Resources page for more scholarships besides the ones listed below.

In partnership with California ChangeLawyers, the EBLRLA Scholarship Fund will award two (2) $5,000 scholarships in 2023 to law students who are committed to becoming a legal changemaker as a future California attorney with the goal of creating a more just and representative justice system. Open to 2022 and 2023 law school graduates who will be taking the summer California Bar Exam for the first time and meet the other eligibility criteria. Visit for the full eligibility criteria and application instructions. The application period for 2023 has closed; it will reopen in early 2024.

Note: California ChangeLawyers also has a 1L Scholarship program for diverse students who will begin attending an ABA or CA accredited law school in the fall. Visit or email for application date and more information.

2023 Piedad and Raul Castro Scholarship
The 2023 application has closed; it will reopen in early 2024.

Since 2021, the EBLRLA Scholarship Fund has invited qualified candidates to apply for the Piedad and Raul Castro Scholarship, an annual $5,000 scholarship funded by the Honorable Arturo Castro, Judge with the Superior Court of Alameda County, in honor of his parents:

“This scholarship is dedicated to my parents, who, alongside countless other immigrant
families, personify the perseverance, sacrifice, and selflessness of those who are
committed to advancing future generations, with no thought or expectation of personal
gain. By giving back in their names, the spirit of their sacrifices will live on, supporting
young minds who are equally dedicated to making the world a better place.”
– Hon. Arturo Castro

The Piedad and Raul Castro Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding law student on pace to graduate in spring 2023 and is designed to assist with expenses related to preparing for the California Bar Exam and transitioning to formal practice as an attorney. (Judge Castro will not be involved in the selection process.)

The application period for 2023 has closed; it will reopen in early 2024.

2023 EBLRLA Scholarship Fund Summer Stipend
The 2023 application has closed; it will reopen in early 2024.

The EBLRLA Scholarship Fund, in partnership with the East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association, awards multiple Summer Stipends, ranging from $2,000 to $3,000, to help law students cover expenses while they complete their summer internships/clerkships.

Past EBLRLA Scholarship Recipients



Name of Scholarship



ChangeLawyers Scholarship
ChangeLawyers Scholarship
Piedad & Raul Castro Scholarship



Natassja Urrutia
Karla Y. Martinez Rojas 
Yesenia Sandoval
Stephanie Roque-Hurtado

Bar Study Scholarship
California Lawyers Association, Litigation Section Scholarship
ChangeLawyers Scholarship
Piedad & Raul Castro Scholarship



Lilian Lopez-Zepeda
Violeta Alvarez
Jennifer Estevez

Bar Study Scholarship
ChangeLawyers Scholarship
Piedad & Raul Castro Scholarship


Leticia Chavez

ChangeLawyers Scholarship



Victor Escobar Troya
Violeta Alvarez
Wendy M. Hernandez
Lilian Lopez
Nancy Avila Villatoro

ChangeLawyers Scholarship


Daniela Huerta
Miguel A. Flores
Dustin Hovda Pérez
Zulma Muñoz



Maritza Perez Medina
Allyssa (Villanueva) Victory
Angelo Villareal



Ana (Baires Mira) Flores
Sonja Francine Marie Diaz
Perla Edith Parra



María D. Domínguez
(not a complete list)






Lucero Chavez
Gloria (Colon Espitia) Martinez
Miguel Angel Manriquez
Carolina Rodriguez Garcia





Updated 04/19/2023