Armando Aguilar López, Raquel Campuzano-Santamaria Receive MALDEF Scholarships

Armando Aguilar López ’22 and Raquel Campuzano-Santamaria ’21 have received 2020-21 Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund Law School Scholarships.

Since its founding in 1968, MALDEF has awarded scholarships to “students committed to furthering our mission of promoting and protecting the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States,” the national civil rights nonprofit stated in its press release about the scholarships. Each 2020-21 scholarship recipient will receive $5,000. The recipients are selected by a national Law School Scholarship Committee of leading attorneys. Read the full press release.

Aguilar López and Campuzano-Santamaria both are pursuing careers in immigration law. Campuzano-Santamaria currently works as a law clerk for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a nonprofit organization that provides immigration legal aid services to minor children in the Central Valley. Read more.

Applications for MALDEF's 2021-22 Law School Scholarships are available for download from the organization’s website.




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