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


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Applications will be reviewed by the HBA Scholarship Committee. Please note the following dates:
November 30, 2015:  Application deadline.  All materials must be postmarked by this date.
December 15, 2015:  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 Friday, November 30, 2015.

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

You may also email your application to:

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered!

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

Orange County Hispanic Bar Association OC HBA | P.O. Box 6130 Newport Beach CA 92658 | | Contact us by Phone (949) 478-1024