UCLA Law Student Receives Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

April 13, 2011 -- UCLA School of Law student Francis “Frankie” Guzman ’12 has been awarded a 2011 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. A member of the law school’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, he is one of 30 students, chosen from more than 1,000 applicants, to receive the prestigious fellowship this year.

Established in 1997 by Paul and Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists, the fellowship program highlights the “extraordinary promise, diversity, drive and determination of recent immigrants – and children of immigrants – to this country.” The fellows are chosen based on merit, and each fellow is awarded up to $50,000 in grants and up to $40,000 in tuition support for two years. Guzman, who is the co-president of the La Raza Law Students Association and serves as Pacific Regional Director of the National Latino Law Student Association, will use the fellowship to support the remainder of his second and third years of law school.