About Us

Since 1997 HLSF has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships and fellowship opportunities to Latino law students based
on merit, financial need, and commitment to the Latino community.

HLSF gives law firms, corporations, and individuals a vehicle for supporting Latino law students, providing both financial support and networking opportunities. Each year, HLSF awards scholarships of $3,000 to first-year Latino law students, and $5,000 fellowships for law students who work at agencies such as the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Cook County Public Defender’s Office. HLSF is especially proud of its past scholarship recipients who have gone on to become leaders of the organized Latino bar and in other organizations that help the
Latino community.

In 2002, the Chicago Latinos in Philanthropy and Latinos in Development
recognized HLSF with the Latino Community Donor Award. This award honors
“unsung” Latino Donors, which celebrate and promote the essence of Latino
Community Philanthropy.

HLSF is a 501(c)(3) corporation, incorporated in Illinois as a Not-For- Profit
Corporation. HLSF was established in 1996 (by virtue of consolidation of the
Mexican American Lawyers’ Scholarship Fund and the Latin American Bar
Foundation). Click here for more facts.

Recipients are honored at a reception held each year in Chicago, Illinois.


HLSF Board of Trustees


Joseph J. Torres


Cristina Nutzman


Elizabeth Granados-Perez


Karina Ayala-Bermejo
Michael A. Carrillo
Barbara Flores
Pedro De Jesus, Jr.
Martin Montes
Olga Rojas
Jason Torres
Luis Lozada
Olga Gutierrez
Linda Perez
Homero Tristan
Jaime Viteri
Martin R. Castro, Chairman Emeritus
Gery J. Chico, Life Trustee