2021 HLSF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

THE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS WERE SELECTED BASED ON THEIR DEMONSTRATED COMMITMENT TO SERVICE, DESIRE TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE LATINO COMMUNITY, ACADEMIC SUCCESSES, AND INTENDED CAREER GOALS.

 

“The HLSF Scholarship is an important recognition of each of the recipients’ hard work and dedication to law school and our community. However, it does come with some strings attached! Inherent in each scholarship is a lifelong obligation of the recipient to “pay it forward”. There is not a lawyer practicing today who has achieved his/her successes without the help of another person. So to each and every recipient, whenever you are in a position to help, do so! Whether through monetary donations to HLSF or pro bono work, you can make a difference in someone’s life. “PAY IT FORWARD”
-Steven & Marisel Hernandez

2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Abraham Ortiz Tapia – 2021 McAndrews, Held & Malloy Scholarship

Abraham is a first-year law student at the University of Illinois College of Law. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University. Abraham is an active…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Alberto Vargas – 2021 Sheppard Mullin Scholarship

Alberto is a first-year law student at the University of Chicago Law School. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Music Education and a…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Analy Ayala – 2021 Sheppard Mullin Scholarship

Analy is a first-year law student at the University of Illinois College of Law. She graduated summa cum laude from Aurora University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Carlos Pozuelo – 2021 Barnes & Thornburg LLP Scholarship

Carlos is a first-year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and interested in pursuing a career in corporate law. After his freshman year of college, he became…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Christian Palacios – 2021 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg Scholarship

Christian is a first-generation and second-year law student at Notre Dame Law School. He graduated from the University of Chicago, where he double majored in Political Science and Philosophy, coached…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Cruz Rodriguez – 2021 Sidley Austin LLP Scholarship

Cruz is a second-year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He graduated from DePaul University and worked as a paralegal for several years before attending law school.…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Daihana Estrada – 2021 Steve & Marisel Hernandez Scholarship

Daihana is a third-year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she actively serves the community and leads the Immigrants’ Rights Coalition group. She also serves as…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Diana Arroyo – 2021 Perkins Coie LLP Scholarship

Diana is a third-year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and is a first-generation college and law student. Since college, Diana has had a passion for advocating…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Diana Meza – 2021 BP America Inc. Scholarship

Diana is a first-year law student at UIC John Marshall Law School. She graduated from Bradley University with a double major in Sociology and Philosophy and minors in Spanish and…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Elizabeth Flores – 2021 Sheppard Mullin Scholarship

Elizabeth is a third-year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and will be the first law school graduate in her family. She received a bachelor’s degree from…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Enrique Espinoza – 2021 Molson Coors Scholarship

Enrique is a third-year law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law. His experience gained over years of working in the hospitality industry motivated him to attend law school. Along with…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Laryssa Bedley – 2021 Barnes & Thornburg, LLP Scholarship

Laryssa is a first-year law student at the University of Chicago. She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering. Laryssa attributes her…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Laura Vivaldo Cholula – 2021 Honorable Linda Perez Scholarship

Laura is a third-year law student at Northern Illinois University College of Law and a college graduate from Northern Illinois University. She is passionate about advocating for immigrant communities and…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Linda Sanchez Ortega – 2021 United Airlines Scholarship

Linda is a second-year, part-time evening law student at Chicago Kent College of Law. She received a bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies, becoming the first in her family to graduate…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Maria Carolina Gomez – 2021 Locke Lord LLP Scholarship

Maria Carolina is a second-year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University. Maria Carolina…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Maryfer Galindo – 2021 Schiff Hardin LLP Scholarship

Maryfer is a third-year law student at UIC John Marshall School of Law. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminology, Law and Justice from the University…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Nicholas Lira Lisle – 2021 HLSF Board of Trustees Scholarship

Nicholas is a third-year law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law completing the Labor and Employment Law Certificate. He graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University, where he double majored in…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Nicholas Schcolnik – 2021 Perkins Coie LLP Scholarship

Nicholas is a first-year student at the University of Chicago Law School. He received his college degree from Amherst College. A Chicago native, he served in the Peace Corps in…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Paola Vargas Daly – 2021 Sidley Austin LLP & Neal Gerber Eisenberg Scholarship

Paola is a first-generation and third-year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While in law school, she mentors Latino students and leads a new diversity and inclusion…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Ricardo Santiago – 2021 Jenner & Block LLP and Joseph J. Torres

Ricardo is a second-year law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Media, and Theater, cum laude, from Northeastern Illinois University. Ricardo is…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Rigo Fernandez – 2021 Goldberg Kohn LTD Scholarship

Rigo is a second-year law student at Chicago Kent College of Law where he is also pursuing a Certificate in Financial Markets and Compliance. He received a Bachelor of Science…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Valeria Lopez-Fernandez – 2021 Kirkland & Ellis LLP Scholarship

Valeria is a first-year law student at Chicago-Kent College of Law pursuing a Labor and Employment Law Certificate. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. Valeria previously…
2021 HLSF Scholarship Recipients
April 27, 2021

Vianey Cabrales – McDonald’s Scholarship

Vianey is a second-year law student at UIC John Marshall Law School, where she attends part-time while working full-time at McDonald’s Corporation. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology…