General VIA Law Student Scholarships

The General VIA Law Student Scholarships are awarded to benefit Hispanic law students in the United States and its territories. The Scholarships are open to eligible Hispanic law students, regardless of immigration status, for educational purposes, including tuition, books and fees, or living expenses.

Applications are sent out in August each year and the winners are announced in September each year.

Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition

The Annual Uvaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition brings together ~32 teams of law students from the nation’s top law schools to argue a case currently before the United States Supreme Court that will effectively challenge students and allow them the opportunity to argue and brief either position creatively and persuasively.


Intellectual Property Law Institute™ (IPLI™)

The IPLI is a trailblazing intellectual property and tech law immersion program, now in its tenth year. The IPLI’s main goal remains increasing the number of U.S. Hispanic lawyers practicing intellectual property law (currently at <2%) and tech law.  IPLI Scholars are eligible to apply for  scholarships for the bar and patent bar top prep courses.

Fernando J. Rivero Public Sector Service Fund

Public Sector Attorneys

The Hispanic National Bar Association (“HNBA”) and the HNBA VIA (“Vision in Action”) Fund have established the Fernando J. Rivero Public Sector Service Fund (the “Fund”) in recognition of Fernando J. Rivero, who we lost on August 9, 2021. Fernando was most recently the Chief Compliance Officer of the HNBA and was the President Hispanic Bar Association of DC in 2014. The Fund was established to honor Fernando’s leadership, dedication, and service to the HNBA and the Hispanic community at large. He was an outstanding public servant and respected member of our HNBA Familia. He left behind a life of service and had a long, broad, and deep legacy of selflessness, dedication, and making a difference in people’s lives. For more information, please click HERE.

HNBA/VIA Law Students Scholarships— Empowering Hispanic Law Students Nationwide

​We are committed to the educational, professional, and economic advancement of Hispanic law students as we work to remove barriers to their educational and professional success. Currently, Hispanics make up 25% of K-12 students, 16.5% of college students, and 12.7% of law students in the United States. One hundred percent (100%) of scholarship funds are awarded to law students across the country to help them defray the cost of law school, bar preparation courses, and/or living expenses. Scholarship recipients demonstrate financial need; are in good standing at their law school; demonstrate a good academic track record; and are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal community. By partnering with us in this important scholarship program, your company/firm can support these educational and career advancement opportunities for Hispanic students and positively impact our future workforce. Your contribution qualifies as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.


For more information regarding meaningful ways to support our student scholarship programs, please review page 9 of our partnership brochure here.