TUSTIN, CALIFORNIA - [Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation](https://www.wklaw.com/) today announced it has awarded the Wallin & Klarich Scholarship for fall 2018 to Belen Padilla, who will be attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
As the recipient of the Wallin & Klarich [Scholarship](https://www.wklaw.com/scholarship/), she will receive $2,500 from Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation to be applied toward her school tuition, books or other materials required for her studies.
We received many applications from worthy candidates for the Wallin & Klarich Scholarship. Ms. Padilla stood out among those candidates. Ms. Padillas academic success achieved through dedication and perseverance made her the perfect recipient of the Wallin & Klarich Scholarship. We congratulate Ms. Padilla and we hope this scholarship will help her achieve her goal of becoming an advocate for those in need, said Wallin & Klarich Senior Partner Paul Wallin.
I thank the scholarship committee at the Wallin and Klarich law offices for selecting me as this year's winner, and for allowing me to get one step closer towards my goal of empowering minority communities through the practice of law, said Ms. Padilla.
The Wallin & Klarich Scholarship was established in 2015. Since then, the scholarship fund has provided more than $10,000 to aspiring lawyers.
Wallin & Klarich, which began operating in 1981, launched the scholarship as a way to provide financial aid to students who have overcome challenges on their journey toward the legal profession.
In order to qualify for the Wallin & Klarich Scholarship, students must have achieved a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 in high school and have plans to major in criminal justice, political science or sociology. Applicants are required to submit an essay detailing their interest in the legal profession and describing how some of the challenges they have faced have shaped their life.
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