Ervin A. Gonzalez Scholarship

Scholarship Application

Applications are due Monday, March 9, 2020

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About the Ervin A. Gonzalez Scholarship

The Ervin A. Gonzalez Scholarship Fund was established by the Coral Gables Bar Association in 2017 in Ervin’s memory. The Ervin A. Gonzalez Scholarship provides college tuition assistance to a graduating high school senior who has shown an interest in pursuing a career in law, political science, public policy or related fields. Overall academic success, an interest in civics and the law and an intention to become a lawyer are factors in the selection process.

About Ervin A. Gonzalez: A Coral Gables resident, Ervin Gonzalez was a premier civil trial attorney who led some of the most significant personal-injury and class-action cases in Florida and nationally. He was a partner with the prominent Coral Gables law firm Colson Hicks Eidson and gave back to his community. Ervin served as governor of The Florida Bar, president of the Dade County Bar Association, president of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association, a member of the National Board of Trustees of The National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law where he enjoyed mentoring young law students.

Scholarship Applicant Must:

  • Applicant must anticipate attending law school after college
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Attends public or private high school in Coral Gables or attends Immaculata-La Salle High School (Ervin’s alma mater)
  • Recipients must possess a financial need

Value of Scholarship:

The value of the scholarship varies from year to year. Scholarship checks are sent directly from the Coral Gables Community Foundation to the bursar’s office of the recipient’s college or university.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Official Transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Letter of Recommendation by a school or club instructor
  • Résumé of School and Community Activities
  • Personal Typed Statement explaining Financial Need
  • Complete the following in a 200-500 word essay: Describe why you are interested in pursuing a career in law, political science, public policy or related fields.