Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

September 10, 2014
Five Southwestern Students Receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships

Southwestern students Claudia Garcia-Robleno, Monica Ponce de Leon, Ebony Randolph, Damaris Santamaria and Darris Upton-Stuart have been selected to receive California Bar Foundation Scholarships through the organization's 2014 Diversity Scholarship Program. The recipients, who come from communities underrepresented in the legal profession, were among 33 law students in California chosen from a competitive pool of more than 250 applicants based on academic excellence, financial need, and commitment to the community. They will be honored at a reception in Los Angeles on September 18.

Since the Foundation launched the Diversity Scholarship Program in 2008, it has awarded more than $6 million to over 200 California law students. The program aims to bolster the pipeline of diverse individuals entering the legal profession. With awards of up to $7,500, the scholarships help alleviate the significant financial burden of attending law school and provide confidence-boosting recognition to law students during their crucial first year.

Front: Professor Laura Cohen, Monica Ponce de Leon, Claudia Garcia-Robleno, Damaris Santamaria, Nydia Duenez and past recipient Ashley Williams. Back: Professor Julia Vázquez, Ebony Randolph, Dean Susan Prager, Darris Upton-Stuart and Marcus McQueen, who received the Public Interest Bar Exam Scholarship.


Photo courtesy of California Bar Foundation