The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County
Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund

2014 Wally Davis Scholarship Recipients Yesenia Lagunas, UC Hastings College of the Law, Hugo López, University of Missouri School of Law, Marco Pulido Márquez, UC Irvine School of Law, Catherine Navarro, Whittier Law School, at the 2014 OC HBA Annual Fundraising Event

“Education is the key that opens up hidden treasures within”

Did you know that Latinos constitute almost 50% of California’s population, yet less than 4% of California’s attorneys are Latino? To bridge this gap, the HBA Annual Installation Dinner and Scholarship Fundraiser raises funds for the Wallace (Wally) R. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Orange County Latino students who are presently attending law school and who have demonstrated involvement in the Latino Community. The Scholarship Fund was named in honor of Wallace (Wally) R. Davis, one of the first Hispanic attorneys in Orange County. He rose to the highest ranks in the legal profession, co-founding the HBA and championing the struggles of the Latino community. By assisting young Latino law students, this scholarship is awarded to those who would follow in his footsteps.

Read about past Wally Davis Scholarship Recipients


Download application [PDF]

Applications will be reviewed by the HBA Scholarship Committee. Please note the following dates:
October 31, 2014:  Application deadline.  All materials must be postmarked by this date.
December 2, 2014:  Notification of scholarship awards will be mailed by this date.

The Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund Orange County Hispanic Bar Association Wally Davis Scholarship Application

Application Requirements

To be considered for a scholarship, you must:

  • Complete and sign the 4 - page application
  • Include personal statement as specified in the application
  • Attach a resume (include relevant community involvement and legal work)
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation
  • Attach a copy of your undergraduate school or law school transcripts
  • Attach a copy of the first two pages of your/ your parents most recent U.S. Income Tax Return
  • All materials must be postmarked by Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Sign completed form and mail to:
Hispanic Bar Association
P.O. Box 6130
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Attn: Scholarship

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered!

Applicant’s Personal Information

Full Name:
Date of Birth:
City, State, Zip:
Email Address:
Your Occupation:
Occupation of Father:
Occupation of Mother:
Occupation of Spouse
(if married):
Referred By:

Are you a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County?


Are you bilingual (Spanish/English)?


Marital Status:
Separated Divorced

I am of Hispanic descent through my:

Who is (are) decedents of:

What are your parents’ highest levels of formal education?
Enter number codes below for both mother and father:


1- No High School 2- Some High School 3- High School Graduate 4- Some College
5- 2-Year College Graduate 6- 4-Year College Graduate 7- Postgraduate  

Applicant’s School Information

High School Attended:
Undergraduate School Attended:
Undergraduate School G.P.A.:
Currently Attending:
Expected Graduation Date:
Legal Area of Interest:
Cumulative GPA:
LSAT score:
Law School Student Ranking:

Under federal regulations, you are considered a dependent student if you are under 24 years unless you are a graduate student; are married or have dependents other than a spouse; are an orphan/ward of the court; or are a veteran of the U.S. armed services.

If dependent, please provide parents’ 2012 total annual income (taxed and untaxed). 
If independent
, please provide the total annual income (taxed and untaxed) for you (and your spouse if married). 
Attach a copy of the first two (2) pages of the 2012 U.S. Income Tax Return to this application email after you press the "Submit" button.

Enter the total number of members
living in your household:
Enter the ages of members
in your household:
Please state your outstanding accumulated educational debt:

  Student Parents Spouse
Income earned in the past 12 months:
Expected contribution to your education:
Total number of scholarships/grants for next school year:
Other Income sources:

Anticipated Costs for 2013-2014 school year:
Tuition: Room & Board: Books:

Other Scholarships You Have Received for 2013 and 2014:
Please indicate any scholarships or sources of financial aid you have been awarded and the amount of each.

Applicant Statement:
On an attached sheet (typed and double-spaced), please address the following points in a maximum of 900 words:
You will be able to attach your statement to your application after you press "Submit" (in your email program).

  1. Academic plans and career goals
  2. One compelling issue facing the Hispanic community today
  3. What motivated you to go to law school
  4. How your legal education will enable you to contribute/giveback to the Latino community
  5. Any special family or personal circumstances which have affected your achievement in school, work, or your participation in school or community activities (if applicable)

In submitting this application, I certify that the information provided in my application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the HBA may require me to provide documentation to corroborate the above information in order to be considered for this scholarship process. I further understand that any discrepancy in my information may result in disqualification from this scholarship process and termination of any scholarship awarded.


I wish to contribute to the Wally Davis Scholarship Fund:

Or if you wish to donate to the HBA Wally Davis Scholarship Fund by mail, please send a check payable to:
And remit payment to the OC HBA at
P.O. Box 6130
Newport Beach, CA 92658

For more information e-mail:

Orange County Hispanic Bar Association OC HBA | P.O. Box 6130 Newport Beach CA 92658 | | Contact us by Phone (949) 440-6700 x253