Agustina Caferri Posted: May 6, 2024

The Jaime & Blanca Jarrín Foundation has partnered with Los Defensores to Award First-Generation Latino Students With $50,000 in College and Law School Scholarships.

Los Angeles, CA —Los Defensores, an LA-based legal services company, has partnered with The Jaime & Blanca Jarrín Foundation to close the education gap and inspire Latino students to obtain life-changing higher education degrees.  

With a shared goal of empowering the Latino community, the two organizations will be giving away a total of $50,000 in financial aid, which includes five $5,000 scholarships for undergraduate journalism and communications students and two $12,500 scholarships to graduate students pursuing a law degree.   

For the last 40 years, Los Defensores has been committed to putting Latinos first, and now, they continue to pave the way with scholarships that help students overcome the financial obstacles and social barriers that often keep them from achieving their career goals and dreams.  

The scholarship application window opens to students on Monday, May 6, 2024, and runs through Sunday, June 2, 2024.  

Scholarship Requirements 

To qualify, students must have: 

  • A 3.0 GPA or higher 
  • In need of financial aid 
  • Previous service in the Latino community 
  • A letter of recommendation from someone in the local community 
  • Currently enrolled at a California-based Liberal Arts School with an interest in communications, journalism, or law. 

The Jaime & Blanca Jarrín Foundation and Los Defensores know that one lawyer or journalist can make an impact on their community, and they consider it an honor to help students who have not only shown academic excellence but who also have a desire to give back. 

Education is such an important tool for a person’s future endeavors. Our objective with this program is to help students achieve their goals and dreams. When we put Latinos first, we are all first, and we hope to play a role in closing the educational gap and transforming our community.”  

– Jorge Jarrín, President, Jaime & Blanca Jarrín Foundation 

2024 Scholarship Application Deadlines 

Scholarship applications open on May 6, 2024. Applications are due on June 2, 2024. 20th. All finalists will be contacted for live interviews on June 20th.  

Final scholarship recipients will be notified on June 28, 2024. 

For eligibility and application details, students can visit  

About the Jamie & Blanca Jarrín Foundation: The Jaime & Blanca Jarrín Foundation is a renowned organization dedicated to empowering young Latinos through education. With a focus on providing scholarships and mentoring programs, the foundation aims to create opportunities for underserved students to achieve their full potential. 

About Los Defensores

Born out of a necessity for Spanish-language legal services, Los Defensores has been the leading and most trusted consumer brand in the Spanish-language legal marketplace for 40 years. The company makes legal services accessible to all Latinos by providing a cost-free, simple-to-use, human-guided process of connecting them to trusted and reliable attorneys who understand their needs. As pioneers, Los Defensores has helped millions of individuals access high-quality legal representation since 1984 with no upfront costs. In partnership with experienced attorneys, Los Defensores provides free legal assistance to community members in need of counsel in various areas of law.

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Media Contact: Samantha Valadez, [email protected], (626) 428-5002 

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