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 schools.

This year, MABA is excited to announce its third MABA High School Scholarship to support one student beginning college in the Fall of 2017 with his or her college-related expenses. Only students who attend schools that participated in MABA’s Student Outreach Program in the 2016-2017 school year 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 2017 MABA High School Scholarship, each applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

 Be a high school senior graduating in May or June, 2017 from one of the following high schools or youth program:
o Academia Avance
o College Track Boyle Heights
o InnerCity Struggle
o Santee Educational Complex
o Venice High School
o Wilson High School
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 2017;

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 on the evening of Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Montebello, California.

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 Thursday, June 1, 2017.  In the “Subject” line of the email, please write:  “Application-2017 MABA High School Scholarship.” 

Selected applicants may be contacted for interviews. Please note that family members of anyone on the 2017 MABA Board are not eligible to apply for this Scholarship.

Please direct any questions to Ana G. Mendoza, 2017 MABA High School Scholarship Committee Chair, at and to Maria Torres, MABA Administrator, at, or at (213) 749-2889.

We look forward to seeing your completed Application by June 1, 2017.


2017 MABA High School Scholarship Committee

You can download the application as a pdf file by clicking here.