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Bar Exam Scholarship Winners

August 30th, 2017 No comments

KABA-SD is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 KABA-SD Bar Exam Scholarships. KABA-SD has great confidence that both recipients are headed for meaningful careers and much success. After reviewing each candidate’s written application materials and conducting personal interviews, the Scholarship Committee has decided to award this year’s KABA-SD Bar Exam Scholarship to Julia Kaneshiro and Injae Kang:

Julia Kaneshiro obtained her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a law student at California Western School of Law and will graduate in 2018. Julia is active in the local community and involved in various organizations in and out of law school. In particular, she was a student ambassador for California Western School of Law and a student representative for the Korean American Bar Association of San Diego (KABA-SD) and the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (NAPIPA). Julia frequently volunteered her time to KABA-SD and will be involved in the future. She hopes to pursue a career in public interest as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office.

Injae Kang obtained her undergraduate degree in liberal studies with a concentration in English and Spanish from Middle Tennessee State University. She is a law student at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and will graduate in 2018. Injae has been involved in various organizations, including the Korean American Bar Association of San Diego (KABA-SD) and Phi Alpha Delta, throughout law school. She will serve as the President for the Asian Pacific Law Students Association (APALSA) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Injae hopes to pursue a career in criminal law in San Diego.

Congratulations to both Julia Kaneshiro and Injae Kang, and thank you to all who showed interest in and supported this year’s KABA-SD Bar Scholarship program!

 

KABA-SD Bar Scholarship Recipients Named

August 2nd, 2016 No comments

KABA-SD is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 KABA-SD Bar Exam Scholarships. KABA-SD has great confidence that both recipients are headed for meaningful careers and much success. After reviewing each candidate’s written application materials, conducting personal interviews, and conferring with references, the Scholarship Committee has decided to award this year’s KABA-SD Bar Scholarships to Jonathan Chikamoto and Suzane Santiago-Hinkle:

Jonathan Chikamoto obtained his undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Philosophy at Linfield College. He is currently a law student at California Western School of Law and is graduating in April 2017. Jonathan is active in the local community and involved in various organizations in and out of law school. In particular, Jonathan was the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), a student representative for the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD), and an active member of KABA-SD. Jonathan also frequently volunteers his time to various diversity bar organizations in San Diego, and will be heavily involved with the new Japanese American Bar Association in San Diego. He hopes to pursue a career in trust and estates.

Suzane Santiago-Hinkle obtained her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Guam. She is currently a law student at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and is graduating in May 2017. Suzane has been involved in various organizations throughout law school. She served on two student organization boards, including the La Raza Law Students Association and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA). She will be serving as the President of APALSA for the 2016-2017 academic year and will also serve as a student representative for the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD). Suzane hopes to pursue a career as an immigration attorney, with the ultimate goal of becoming a judicial officer.

Congratulations to both Jonathan Chikamoto and Suzane Santiago-Hinkle, and thank you to all who showed interest in and supported this year’s KABA-SD Bar Scholarship program.

KABA-SD Awarding Two $1,000 Bar Exam Scholarships: July 15, 2016 Application Deadline

July 5th, 2016 No comments

KABA-SD is happy to announce that this year it is again awarding two $1,000 scholarships to eligible individuals to take or re-take the California State Bar examination. The scholarship will assist in covering the cost of the Bar Exam and is not restricted to Koreans or individuals of Korean descent. Selection factors include, but are not limited to, academic achievement, work experience, activities, and post law school goals; demonstrated leadership and commitment to community service, particularly to the Korean and Korean American communities and other diverse communities; and financial need.

The application deadline is July 15, 2016. The KABA-SD scholarship committee will select and notify finalists for interviews. Please read the scholarship announcement, and see the scholarship application form, for more information. Direct any questions to kaba.sd@gmail.com.

KABA-SD Bar Scholarship Recipients Named

August 28th, 2015 No comments

KABA-SD is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 KABA-SD Bar Exam Scholarships. KABA-SD has great confidence that both recipients are headed for meaningful careers and much success. After reviewing each candidate’s written application materials, conducting personal interviews, and conferring with references, the Scholarship Committee has decided to award this year’s KABA-SD Bar Scholarships to Amanda Gracia and Julie T. Houth:

Amanda Gracia obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Alabama State University. She is currently a third year law student at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating in May 2016. Amanda is active in the local community, particularly in support of youth organization efforts. She served as a mentor in Thomas Jefferson’s Crawford Law Institute & Mentorship Bond, where she supported Crawford High students in their Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution projects. Amanda hopes to serve in an area of law that allows her to continue making an impact on youth. She looks forward to more opportunities to learn about the Korean culture and serving as a future leader at KABA-SD events.

Julie T. Houth obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California Irvine. She attended Thomas Jefferson School of law, and graduated in December 2014. Julie has been involved in various organizations throughout law school, and is still active in the community. During law school, she was involved in the Public Interest Law Foundation where she participated in a number of community service events. She was also involved with the Immigration Law Society at Thomas Jefferson where she organized a tour of an immigration detention center, volunteered at a citizenship fair, and hosted immigration career panels. Julie continues to contribute her time to helping members of the community. She hopes to pursue a career as an immigration attorney and to assist individuals with limited English skills. The Board is pleased to award this scholarship to Julie, and we look forward to seeing her at future KABA-SD events!

Congratulations to both Amanda Gracia and Julie T. Houth, and thank you to all who showed interest in and supported this year’s KABA-SD Bar Scholarship program.

KABA-SD Bar Scholarship Recipients Named

August 26th, 2014 No comments

KABA-SD is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 KABA-SD Bar Exam Scholarships. The decision for KABA-SD’s Scholarship Committee was very difficult this year, as it was faced with a number of deserving applicants, all of whom KABA-SD has great confidence are headed for meaningful careers and much success. After reviewing each candidate’s written application materials, conducting personal interviews, and conferring with references, Scholarship Committee has decided to award this year’s KABA-SD Bar Scholarships to Jin Hee Park and Christina Tantoy:

Jin Hee Park obtained her undergraduate and masters degrees from Ewha Womans University in Korea as well as a degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Now a third year at Cal Western, she hopes to pursue a career in healthcare law. Jin Hee is currently KABA’s Cal Western Student Representative. She is also acting as Co-Vice President of the Health Law Society and serves as President of the Christian Legal Society, while also managing to volunteer for activities in support of her two young children. Having assisted at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, the Christian Legal Aid Clinic, and now the start-up clinic for the Korean community being organized by Esther Hyun, Jin Hee would like to continue contributing to diverse communities by by volunteering through Legal Aid Clinics after law school. With what the Committee saw as exceptional dedication and hard work, KABA-SD is excited to share that Jin Hee will be graduating from Cal Western in only 2 1/2 years. Our hats off to Jin Hee!

Christina Tantoy obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science from UCSD. She hopes to become a civil litigator who will passionately advocate for her clients while also staying active in the community. She currently is serving as APALSA President, in which capacity she has helped organize professional, social, and philanthropic events for Cal Western students and has acted as a liaison between the school and various San Diego bar association organizations. Christina started the APALSA Buddy Program, which pairs senior Asian American students with 1L’s in the midst of their stressful first years. She has participated in KABA’s mentorship program and hopes to give back as a mentor in the future to support students who come from similar backgrounds. In addition to a full school load and other law-related activities, Christina also finds time to volunteer for Special Olympics Basketball as a volunteer coach. She finds it very rewarding to work hard and help others and is a believer in making the most of all opportunities. The Committee is pleased to be able to say kudos to Christina for that viewpoint and her demonstrated commitment through awarding this scholarship!

Congratulations to both Jin Hee and Christina, and thank you to all who showed interest in and supported this year’s KABA-SD Bar Scholarship program.