Judge Huerta: A Nation-Building Living Legacy
The Huerta Scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of Judge Lawrence Huerta. Judge Huerta, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, was the first Native American to graduate from University of Arizona Law (Class of ’53) and be licensed to practice law in Arizona. Throughout his illustrious career, Judge Huerta worked tirelessly to increase access to education for Native students, promote tribal self-determination, and lead Native Nation building efforts.
The Huerta Scholarship provides vital support to Native law students attending University of Arizona Law who are increasing access to education for Native students and championing the rights of Native American communities and individuals. Thanks to the support of Huerta Scholarship donors, Native students realize their dreams of attending law school and continue the living legacy of Judge Huerta.
You can hear the inspiring stories of some of this year’s Huerta Scholarship recipients, get campaign updates, and make a donation on the Huerta Scholarship Crowdfunding page!