Scholarships

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.


PARTNERS & SPONSORS

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


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

27th 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.

$50,000 for Moot Court Winners
Awards Ceremony on March 18, 2022

Intellectual Property Law Institute™ (IPLI™)

The IPLI is a trailblazing intellectual property and tech law immersion program, now in its ninth 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. In 2022, past IPLI Scholars are eligible to apply for a total of $50,000 in scholarships for the bar and patent bar top prep courses.

$50,000 for IPLI Scholars
Awarded in Summer 2022

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.

The HNBA VIA Fund has committed $50K in 2022 and we need your help to raise $100K more to reach our goal of $150,000 in Law Student Scholarships.
Awarded at 2022 Annual Convention in Washington DC