Judge James DeAnda 2L Scholarship - 2021

Judge James DeAnda 2L Scholarship

          The Hispanic Bar Association of Houston and your law school jointly sponsor the Judge James DeAnda Scholarship each year to provide a scholarship that may total $3,000.00.*  The scholarship honors Judge James DeAnda, the former Chief Judge of the United States District Courts for South Texas District and a long-time champion of civil rights.  This scholarship is designed to assist students in fulfilling professional aspirations and is awarded to students based on such factors as academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, extracurricular activities, and potential for successful study in law school. 

Eligibility & Instructions:

            In order to be eligible to receive the scholarship, applicants must be: (1) a 2nd year law student; (2) a paid member of the Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA) at your law school and (3) a current member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston.

To apply, you must submit all of the following:

  1. Your completed application (form below);
  2. An essay (not to exceed 500 words) discussing your past and future commitment to serving the Hispanic community;
  3. A current law school transcript;
  4. A brief description of your financial need (not to exceed 500 words);
  5. Supplemental Information: a copy of your resume; and
  6. Verification that you are a current member of HisBA.  If you are not a current member, you may submit a HisBA Membership Application via the following link: https://hisbahouston.com/form.php?form_id=8&c=1
    (Note: Membership is free for law school students.)

            If you qualify under the above criteria, your completed application must be submitted by the deadline which will be announced in February 2021. If you have any questions, please e-mail sc[email protected] with the subject line “HISBA 2L Scholarship Application.”  

            Scholarship recipients will be notified by e-mail.  

Submission Deadline
The deadline for the scholarship will be posted in February 2021.

Please email [email protected]

*The Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (HisBA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In the selection of scholarship recipients, HisBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.