TJSL Alumni, Student Receive La Raza Bar Stipends
- Rosana Barajas (3L) (on the right), with Nadia Bermudez and Juan Zuniga of La Raza
Two Thomas Jefferson School of Law May graduates and one current student are recipients of the 2013 San Diego La Raza Scholarship Fund Bar Stipends.
Stacey Zapanta ’13 and Susana Inda ’13 are the two graduates and Rosana Barajas (3L) is the student and the three of them have been given $700.00 stipends toward the cost of their bar exam studies and living expenses.
“The Selection Committee received dozens of worth applications from tremendously talented students,” said Nadia Bermudez, President of San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, who presented the checks.
“I feel extremely honored and grateful to have been chosen as a bar stipend award recipient by the SDLRLA Scholarship Fund. It is a great privilege to be in the company of such great men and women today,” said Barajas, the lone TJSL representative who was able to attend. “I will do my best to continue to represent SDLRLA's values and goals by furthering the cause of equality and continuing to empower Latinos through volunteerism and advocacy. Thank you again SDLRLA for your support and encouragement!”
The presentation ceremony was held at Jakes’s on 6th on May 22 and sponsored by the Law Offices of Sergio Feria.