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California Western alumni are pictured with members of La Raza

L to R: Jessica S. Enriquez ‘13, Juan Zúñiga and Nadia P. Bermudez of La Raza, Rosana Barajas of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Irving Pedroza ‘13, and Gisela M. Acevedo ‘13.

Two local law associations recently awarded scholarships to California Western students and alumni in recognition of their leadership experience, service to the community, and academic achievement.

Recent graduates Gisela M. Acevedo ’13, Jessica S. Enriquez ’13, and Irving Pedroza ’13 each received a bar stipend from the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA), to assist in their studies and living expenses during preparation for July’s California State Bar Exam.

Three of the seven award recipients are California Western alumni, selected by the SDLRLA Scholarship Fund based on their individual contributions to the Latino community, leadership experience, academic achievement, and any hardship they may have experienced in pursuing an education.

“The Selection Committee received dozens of applications from tremendously talented students,” said Nadia Bermudez, President of SDLRLA.” “We wish them all the best of luck, and look forward to having them join us in this profession.”

Student Recognized for Service to LGBT Community
The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association (THLA) recently awarded third-year student Abel Abrego with a scholarship at its 20th Annual Installation and Awards Dinner, for his leadership and involvement in the LGBT community, as well as academic achievement and financial need.

“THLA is happy to promote and recognize law students who take an active role in community leadership and in the advancement of issues facing the LGBT community,” said California Western alumnus Michael Manley ’10, Past President of THLA.

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