Heisner Álvarez recently sponsored the Bar Stipend Scholarship program through San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association. The scholarship is awarded to law students in their final year of study to assist with bar examination related expenses. Scholarships are based on several factors including the applicant’s financial need, academic achievement, community service, leadership experience, and any hardship experienced in pursing an education.
This year, the recipient of the Bar Stipend Scholarship was University of San Diego Law School student Jessica Lujan. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Jessica graduated from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend in Indiana before relocating to San Diego to attend the University of San Diego School of Law, where she earned her J.D. in May, 2016. In the future, Jessica plans to practice criminal litigation.
Congratulations Jessica and best of luck on your upcoming bar exam!