A powerful message from a 2013 LEAP student.
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The HNBA Legal Education Fund announces the first recipients of the 2012-2013 National Scholarship Program. In partnership with the HNBA and our sponsors, we are pleased to offer $5,000 financial assistance to help Hispanic law students throughout the United States to achieve their educational goals. These awards are the first of several the Fund will announce over the course of 2012-2013 academic year in collaboration with our sponsors, the HNBA and area Hispanic Bar Associations.
The Board of Directors of the HNBA Legal Education Fund congratulates the following law students for their academic achievements and community leadership.
Austin Hispanic Bar Association Scholar: Paige Armstrong-Gutierrez, University of Texas School of Law
Paige, a San Antonio native, is a proud Longhorn and a member of the Gamma Beta Phi and the Sigma Tau Delta Honor Societies. Paige volunteers as a mentor to school children as well as undergraduate students and high school recruits that share her humble background. Paige aspires to practice immigration and human rights law.
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, PC Scholar: Pilar Herrero, University of Washington School of Law
Pilar, a young and single mother, is a dedicated volunteer for numerous community programs including immigrant counseling services, at-risk youth programs, advocacy for incarcerated mothers, and Hurricane Katrina relief programs. Her greatest accomplishment in life is being a mother to her daughter and aspires to practice health law.
Target Corporation Scholar: Alejandro A. Trevino, William Mitchell College of Law
Alex, a single father, put his dreams of becoming a lawyer aside to raise his son and work full time. Now that his son has entered college, he is picking up where he left off. While continuing to work at Thane Hawkins Polar Chevrolet, Alex who works as an English-Spanish interpreter, aspires to practice law in the local Hispanic community in which he has lived and worked.
Additional announcements about National Scholarship Program Awards and award events will be post on the Fund’s website.
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