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The Dominguez Firm, LLP proudly supports the education and wellbeing of future generations in their pursuit of personal success. Attorney Juan J. Dominguez, the founder, CEO and managing partner of The Dominguez Firm, is passionate about educating students to ensure a bright future for our communities throughout California, across this country and abroad.  The firm has a long and proud history of community involvement and with charitable causes. Leading by example, the firm sponsors the below scholarships in hopes to encourage similar minded students to give back to their communities after completing their education.

Continuing higher education can be financially challenging and poses a significant financial investment. Students who demonstrate a dedication to their academic pursuits and their community should be rewarded.

The Dominguez Firm is happy to announce its new academic scholarship programs for 2019. Two scholarships will be offered:

  • The Dominguez Firm Collegiate Scholarship Award for new high school graduates or undergraduate college students in continuing their education with a credited university; and the
  • The Dominguez Firm Legal Scholarship Award for newly enrolled law school students.

The Collegiate Scholarship Award will be given to a deserving undergraduate student looking to making a difference in his or her community and the future. The recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship towards their college tuition.

The Legal Scholarship Award will be presented to a worthy student accepted into or currently enrolled in law school. This $2,500 scholarship recognizes that individual’s academic achievements and unique goals despite their struggles or challenges.

Official rules and guidelines can be found below:

Collegiate Scholarship Award:

General Rules:

  • Student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident;
  • Student must be a senior in high school or a first or second year college/trade school student;
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Student must demonstrate involvement in community activities;
  • Candidates should follow us on social media to stay updated regarding the winner.

Application Requirements:

  • Students must submit an essay between 500-700 words and/or a 1-2 minute video describing themselves and their aspirations of going to college. Graphic and creative presentations are welcomed. Students should describe why they are pursuing a higher education, what obstacles they have had to overcome, the lessons learned from those experiences, and most importantly, describe any prior community involvement and/or their intentions for same after graduation.
  • Students must send an unofficial copy of their high school and/or college transcripts.

Legal Scholarship Award:

General Rules:

  • Student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident;
  • Student must be either accepted or currently enrolled in law school;
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Student must demonstrate involvement in community activities;
  • Candidates should follow us on social media to stay updated regarding the winner.

Application Requirements:

  • Students must submit an essay between 500-700 words and/or a 1-2 minute video about themselves and why they chose to attend law school/become an attorney. Graphic and creative presentations are welcomed. Students should describe their desire to use the legal system to help others or improve society.
  • Students must send an unofficial copy of their school transcripts.

Judging and Recognition Procedure:

  • Judging will be completed by a panel of qualified members of The Dominguez Firm.
  • Judging will be based upon the candidate’s fulfillment of entry criteria and their ability to clearly and concisely convey how they plan to achieve their goals after receiving this scholarship.

Awards and Recognition Procedure:

  • The Dominguez Firm Scholarship is a one-time, monetary scholarship award and is to be used for academic tuition only.
  • Once winners have been selected, the scholarship awards will be given to the winner’s school to be used towards tuition and school expenses.
  • If an awardee is unable to attend school for any reason, he or she must be able to provide documentation proving why he or she is unable to attend;
  • If that is the case, the scholarship award will remain on hold for up to 6 months until he or she is able to provide proof of enrollment at any of the above institutions.
  • If an awardee is unable to claim the monetary scholarship award within 6 months, The Dominguez Firm may award it to another candidate at its discretion.
  • Candidates who are offered a scholarship must agree to the scholarship’s terms and conditions in order to receive the scholarship.
  • Announcements regarding the winners of the scholarship will be posted to The Dominguez Firm’s website and social media accounts.
  • Applicants will receive an email verifying that they have been selected to receive this award.
  • A small reception and luncheon may be held for award-winners. More information regarding this reception will be provided after the winners are announced.

Deadline to Apply:

Please send all required information to on or before December 31, 2019.

Below are the PDF forms:

Collegiate Scholarship Award

Legal Scholarship Award

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In addition to the scholarships listed above, The Dominguez Firm also has a proud tradition of providing scholarships to deserving local high school students from the following local schools:

  • South Gate High School
  • Manual Arts High School
  • John C. Fremont High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School

This is a partial list of the many local schools that The Dominguez Firm helps. Partnering with the Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) and the California Community Foundation, the Juan J. Dominguez Scholarship Fund has been working to change young lives in Southern California for over 15 years.


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