First-Generation Scholarships Featured in the Daily Business Review

In a recent article by the Daily Business Review, Deborah C. Espana features FIU Law’s Scholarship Program, which provides an opportunity for first-generation law students.

Fla. Law School Scholarship Program Helps First-Generation Lawyers

Daily Business Review – By Deborah C. Espana

Juan Enjamio is a first-generation lawyer. His parents came to the United States in 1970 without a college education but with the idea that higher education was the key for success.

Enjamio, Miami managing partner of Hunton & Williams, is one of 13 South Florida managing partners whose firms have committed to fund scholarships for first-generation law students to give them a chance at higher education at Florida International University College of Law.

“I’m a first-generation college graduate, and at an individual level I want other young people to have the same opportunity that I had,” Enjamio said. “Part of the reason why we are committed to help fund this scholarship is because many of our attorneys are also first-generation lawyers, and the firm values providing the same opportunity to young people in our community.”

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