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

President Bettina Yanez with the 2020 Wally Davis Scholarship Recipients Cecilia Bermudez of UCI School of Law, Martha Martinez of Western State College of Law, Monserrat Reyes of UCLA School of Law, and  Daisy Bautista of Western State College of Law, at the 2020 OCHBA 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.

Applications will be reviewed by the HBA Scholarship Committee. Please note the following dates:

October 28, 2022: Application deadline. All materials must be postmarked by this date.

January 13, 2023 : Notification of scholarship awards will be mailed by this date

The Wally Davis Scholarship is Available to All Student Regardless of Immigration Status. 
Other scholarships available through the Orange County Community Foundation may be obtained at

More information on the Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF), can be obtained at

I wish to contribute to the Wally Davis Scholarship Fund:
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

The Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County 2023 Bar Stipend Application 

This fund is sponsored by the O. C. Hispanic Bar Association and awards stipends to Orange County law students with strong Latinx ties. Recipients are honored and expected to be present at our annual gala to be held next year on March 2023 at the Irvine Marriott.

Eligible bar takers must be 3-L law students or registrants of the February 2023 California Bar Exam and of Latino origin and involved in the Latino community. Priority will be given to bar takers with significant ties to Orange County. Stipends are open to bar takers regardless of immigration status. The OCHBA requests your authorization to print and display portions of your personal statement and picture in our program and at our Gala for the purpose of raising scholarship and stipend funds for future years.

A maximum of one – two (1-2) stipend awards will be given and a maximum of $1,500.00 will be distributed among the scholarship winners.

Please note the following dates:

October 21, 2022: Application deadline. All materials must be postmarked by this date.

December 2022/January 2023: Notification of stipend recipients will be sent.

Scholarship and Leadership Opportunity Available Immediately
September 2018

You are invited to apply to be a TMBA Law School Ambassador ("LSA"). At least one TMBA LSA will be selected from Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, Western State College of Law, and University of California, Irvine School of Law.
If selected to be TMBA LSA for your law school, you will receive (1) a lawyer mentor on the board of TMBA and (2) a $500 scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded following the appointment and acknowledged at the TMBA Award and Installation Dinner in January 2019.
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