Apply for the Fernandez Law Scholarship Fund

The Fernandez Law Fund is an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to a Hispanic student to be used toward tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses.

Gonzalo Fernandez, personal injury attorney and partner at Fernandez Law, founded the scholarship to continue advocating for the Hispanic community. As a young child, he moved to the United States from Mendoza, Argentina to St. Louis – his current hometown – and continues to dedicate his practice to civil plaintiff’s personal injury litigation and serving the legal needs of the growing Hispanic population.

Gonzalo understands the financial barriers that can arise while receiving an education and wants to do his part to support the next generation of attorneys.

Requirements:

  • 2.75 GPA
  • Immigrant or first-generation Hispanic student
  • Currently enrolled on a pre-law track at an accredited 2- or 4-year university

Please submit the completed scholarship application and a 2-minute video OR a 500 word essay answering the following question: Law students are familiar with Lady Justice.  Typically, she is depicted with a sword in one hand and scales of justice in the other, but why is she blindfolded?

All entries must be submitted by March 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

The winner will be announced shortly after the deadline. Limit one award per person.

Download the Scholarship Application

Submission information:

  • Please email the scholarship application to scholarship@stltriallawyers.com
  • Videos MUST be uploaded to YouTube, Dropbox, or Google Drive. Videos attached directly to the email will not be accepted.

Congratulations to Mitzi Colin Lopez on winning the 2020 Fernandez Law scholarship .In her video essay, Mitzi addressed how court fees and time off work for court appearances disproportionately impact low-income individuals and people of color. Watch the full video here