The Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez, and Leonard (DSFL) Scholarship Fund is an annual $1,000 award given to an immigrant or first-generation Hispanic pre-law or law student to be used toward tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses.

Gonzalo Fernandez, personal injury attorney and partner at DSFL, 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.


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

Please submit a 2-minute video answering the following question:

What are the greatest barriers in our legal system to justice for all? How can you work to change this?

All entries must be submitted by January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. CST

The winner will be announced shortly after the deadline.

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