Latino Education Scholarships

Los Defensores will be awarding scholarships to five law school students that share our mission of empowering the Latino community.

Students currently enrolled in a United States law school are eligible to apply.

Funds are taxable to the person receiving. We collect a W-9 and send a 1099 form at year end for tax purposes.

Scholarship Dates

The 2021 scholarship will open on Friday, September 10, 2021, and close on Monday, November 1, 2021.

Opens September 10, 2021
Closes November 1, 2021


Five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Five Scholarships


  1. 3.0 GPA or higher
  2. Currently enrolled at a US-based law school
  3. Service to the Latino community
  4. Letter of recommendation from someone in the legal community
  5. Submit complete application

Los Defensores

Working as a Los Angeles court interpreter, Mary Ann Walker Aguirre, recognized that Spanish-speaking Latinos were not receiving the justice they deserved because of language barriers. She started, Los Defensores, a network of attorneys to bridge this gap and help the Latino community access legal services in their language. Thirty-six years later Los Defensores has helped more than 2 million Latinos access legal help during their times of need.

Mission: Our mission is to empower Latinos by providing access to the protection they seek after an auto accident, so they can feel confident about getting their lives back on track.

Dreams Realized

Los Defensores is looking to help students fulfill their dreams. We are committed to serving our community and believe a student’s dreams should not go unrealized because the cost of education is too great a burden.