Scholarship Recipients 2009

Scholarship Recipients 2008

Scholarship Recipients 2007

Past HBA scholarships

California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarship

Since 1991, the Foundation has awarded more than $2 million through its scholarship programs. Launched for the first time in 2008, the Diversity Scholarship seeks to support newly admitted law students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession who have committed to attend a California law school. Candidates apply for the Scholarship at the beginning of the summer prior to commencing their law school studies. The Scholarship helps pay the costs of obtaining a law school education, including tuition, fees, books, and related education expenses. Awards of up to $7,500 recognize incoming first year law students with financial need who demonstrate a desire to make a positive impact as a community leader.

The $7,500 awards may be made in the name of a Diversity Scholarship Fund donor. All Diversity Scholarships are awarded in person at a reception held in the Fall.

Diversity Scholarship Awards

* 2008 Awards
* Diversity Scholarship Honor Roll (2008-present)

Application Information

* 2009 Criteria, Instructions, and Conditions
* 2009 Application Checklist
* 2009 Complete Application Packet (PDF)

 The 2009 Application Deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

For additional information, please contact Jasmine Guillory, Program Director, at (415) 856-0780 ext. 302 or

Message from HNBA of Southern California: White House Internship Program

Dear HNBA Members and Friends:

Below, please find a press release regarding the White House Internship Program. I ask that you forward this info about a great opportunity to interested parties and please note that the submission deadline is March 22nd.

President Obama Launches White House Internship Program

President Obama today launched the White House Internship Program for his administration and announced that applications are currently being accepted for the summer of 2009. Those selected to participate in the program will gain valuable job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills.

"This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow and I'm proud that they will have this opportunity to serve," said President Obama. "I look forward to working with those that are selected to participate and I want to commend all who apply for their desire to help through public service to forge a brighter future for our country."

In addition to normal office duties, interns will supplement their learning experience by attending a weekly lecture series hosted by senior White House staff, help at White House social events, and volunteer in community service projects.

The 2009 Summer Internship program runs from May 22 to August 14, and the submission deadline is March 22, 2009. Those interested in applying to the White House Internship Program must be:

  • US Citizens
  • Eighteen years of age on or before the first day of the internship.
  • Enrolled in a college or university (2-4 year institution) or must have graduated from college in the past two years.

Interns will be placed in a departmental office for their internship. Below is a list of departments in the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President where interns could be placed.

  • White House Department of Scheduling and Advance
  • The Office of Cabinet Affairs
  • The White House Communications Department
  • The White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • The Office of the First Lady
  • The White House Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA)
  • The Office of Political Affairs
  • The Office of Management and Administration
  • The Office of White House Counsel
  • The Domestic Policy Council
  • The White House Office of Presidential Personnel
  • Office of the Vice President

More information on the White House Internship Program, including application instructions, can be found at:

Gabriel Sandoval
HNBA President
XVIII Region

California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarship

Download California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholarship Application and Flier

OC HBA P.O. Box 6130 Newport Beach, CA 92658 E -mail: Phone:949-440-6700 x 253