The Davie & Valdez P.C. Champions of Labor Scholarship

Davie & Valdez, P.C., is a dedicated law firm serving workers in Texas and New Mexico with a collective legal experience of over 50 years. Specializing in personal injury law, workplace accidents, and employment law, they advocate for hardworking individuals navigating injustices such as denied claims, minimized compensation, and suspended benefits following workplace accidents. Guided by a belief in fairness and justice, we strive to give every client a fighting chance to obtain the rightful benefits and compensation they deserve in their most challenging times.

The Davie & Valdez P.C. Champions of Labor Scholarship is a prestigious award dedicated to nurturing the next generation of legal advocates for workers’ rights. This scholarship seeks to support a student who exhibits a deep understanding of and commitment to the issues facing hard working individuals in the workplace. The ideal recipient would demonstrate an eagerness to fight for fairness and justice, particularly in situations where workers face minimized compensation, denied claims, or suspended benefits after work-related accidents. Key qualities we look for include exceptional academic performance, passion for employment law, and a demonstrated commitment to serving the community.

This $1000 scholarship serves as an investment in the future of employment and work injury law, aiding a deserving student in their educational journey. The financial aid provided is intended to lessen the financial burden of pursuing a legal education, enabling the student to focus more on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate effectively for workers. We believe that by supporting such students today, we are contributing to a future where workers’ rights are more robustly protected.

Essay Questions

Choose 1 question to answer:

  1. Describe a personal or academic experience that has shaped your interest in employment and work injury law. How has this experience influenced your aspirations in this field, and how do you plan to apply this knowledge to benefit the workers’ community?
  2. Identify a current issue or loophole in the employment or work injury law sector that you believe needs urgent attention. Discuss why you find it concerning and propose a solution or a strategy to address this issue.
  3. Share a story where you demonstrated your commitment to service and advocacy for others, particularly in a context related to labor or employment issues. How do you believe these experiences will inform your future practice in employment and work injury law?

Eligibility Criteria

  • Available to students in accredited U.S. undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs, including community colleges.
  • High school seniors and GED holders accepted into or currently in an accredited program can apply.
  • Applicants should exhibit a strong commitment to bettering others’ lives, as evidenced in their essay.
  • All applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

Submission Guidelines


  • Current resume in PDF format
  • Essay answering 1 of the above questions (1,000-word maximum)
  • Current, unofficial transcript

Submission Deadline

All application materials must be submitted by May 31st, 2024

Award Announcement

July 2024

Award Amount


Application Instructions

Scholarship applicants must submit all application materials by email to

Please do not call the office with questions but submit them to the above address.

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