Did you know that Latinos constitute almost 50% of California’s population, yet less than 4% of California’s attorneys are Latino? To bridge this gap, the HBA Annual Installation Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser raises funds for the Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community. The Scholarship Fund was named in honor of Wallace (Wally) R. Davis, one of the first Hispanic attorneys in Orange County. He rose to the highest ranks in the legal profession, co-founding the HBA and championing the struggles of the Latino community. By assisting young Latino law students, this scholarship is awarded to those who would follow in his footsteps.
Eligible students must be current 1- or 2-L law students of Latino origin and involved in the Latino community. Priority will be given to students with significant ties to Orange County. Scholarships are open to students regardless of immigration status. The OCHBA requests your authorization to print and display portions of your personal statement and picture in our program and at our Gala for the purpose of raising awareness to the need for scholarship funds for future years.
A maximum of one – three (1-3) scholarships will be awarded and up to $10,000.00 will be distributed among the scholarship winners. Click here to apply.
Applications will be reviewed by the HBA Scholarship Committee. Please note the following dates:
November 9, 2020: Application deadline. All materials must be postmarked by this date.
December 21, 2020: Notification of scholarship awards will be mailed by this date