MABA's High School Scholarship

 The Mexican American Bar Association (“MABA”) is a professional organization whose mission is to empower the Latino community.  Our membership is comprised of law students, attorneys, mediators, judges, and others in the legal community in Los Angeles County.  MABA organizes several events to carry out its mission including Community Legal Fairs and visits to Los Angeles County high schools.

This year, MABA is excited to announce its second MABA High School Scholarship to support one first-year college student beginning college in the Fall of 2016 with his or her college-related expenses. Only students who attend schools that participate in MABA’s High School Visitation Program in 2016 are eligible to apply.  In awarding the Scholarship, MABA will consider each applicant’s financial need, community service, leadership experience, and any hardship experienced in pursing an education.  Because MABA is firmly committed to the empowerment of the Latino community, all students, regardless of immigration status, are eligible to apply. MABA will award, at least, one student with a $1,000 Scholarship. 

To qualify for the MABA 2016 High School Scholarship, each applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

Be a high school senior graduating in May or June, 2016 from one of the following high schools or youth program:
o Academia Avance High School
o Diego Rivera Learning Complex
o College Track Boyle Heights
o MEChA de UCLA’s Raza Youth Conference Senior Attendees
o Miguel Contreras Learning Complex
o Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA Youth Institute
o Wilson High School
o Variety Boys & Girls Club (Brent’s Club)
o If your school is not listed, be sure to check the Facebook page of the Mexican American Bar Association to see if students from your school become eligible to apply.

Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for-profit 2-year Community College or 4-year College or University during the Fall of 2016;

Complete the (1) MABA High School Scholarship Application and provide a (2) Student Statement and (3) Statement of Financial Need;

Provide high school transcripts (please note that there is no GPA requirement; the transcripts are used to ensure that the student is in good academic standing);

If selected to interview, you must be available to interview with the MABA High School Scholarship Committee; and

If selected to receive the Scholarship, you must be available to attend a ceremony where you will be honored at The San Antonio Winery on the evening of Thursday, June 16th, 2016.

Please email the completed Application and supporting documents as one PDF file to the MABA High School Scholarship Selection Committee at by 4:00 PM on Monday, May 23rd, 2016.  In the “Subject” section of the email, please write:  “Application-MABA High School Scholarship.” 

Selected applicants may be contacted for interviews. Please note that family members of anyone on the 2016 MABA Board are not eligible to apply for this Scholarship.

Please direct any questions to Richard Chacón, 2016 MABA High School Committee Chair, at  You may also direct your inquiries to Maria Torres, MABA Administrator, at or at (213) 749-2889.

We look forward to seeing your completed Application by May 23rd, 2016!


MABA 2016 High School Scholarship Committee

Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the 2016 Scholarship Application.