Walter Clark Legal Group Public Service Scholarship

This is a local scholarship opportunity. For information about our scholarship program available nationally, please visit our national scholarship page

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Walter Clark Legal Group Public Service Scholarship! Each of these deserving high school graduates will be attending a 4­-year college or university, or 2-year community college, this fall. Their intended areas of study will enable them to pursue careers in law or other areas of public service. In addition, these students exhibited academic & civic excellence, including community volunteer hours, throughout their entire high school career. To find out more about each individual student and their future aspirations, tap on the link below their photo to watch their video on our YouTube channel. While you’re there, please be sure to like the video, leave a comment, and subscribe to our channel.

To learn more about our 2025 scholarship opportunity, scroll to the bottom of the page for application details and requirements.

The personal injury attorneys and team members in our offices in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Victorville, El Centro, Banning, and Yucca Valley wish this year’s high school graduates much success in their future pursuits.

2024 Winners

Adrie Gutierrez
Adrie Gutierrez Victor Valley High School (Victorville, CA)
Alex Simpson
Alex Simpson Xavier College Preparatory (Palm Desert, CA)
Alixia Emily Zarate
Alixia Emily Zarate La Familia High School (Thermal, CA)
Allen Armendariz
Allen Armendariz Sultana High School (Hesperia, CA)
Anthony Youssef
Anthony Youssef Desert Christian Academy (Bermuda Dunes, CA)
Brooke Julianne Strahm
Brooke Julianne Strahm Holtville High School (Holtville, CA)
Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore Xavier College Preparatory (Palm Desert, CA)
Danna Avila
Danna Avila Apple Valley High School (Apple Valley, CA)
Darwin Limon
Darwin Limon Shadow Hills High School (Indio, CA)
Daylen Bell
Daylen Bell Adelanto High School (Adelanto, CA)
Enasio Alston
Enasio Alston Twentynine Palms High School (Twentynine Palms, CA)
Gregory Maloy
Gregory Maloy Academy for Academic Excellence (Apple Valley, CA)
Helen Frias
Helen Frias Lakeview Leadership Academy (Victorville, CA)
Jailah Bush
Jailah Bush University Preparatory High School (Victorville, CA)
Jamie-Paulina Lopez
Jamie-Paulina Lopez Summit High School (Fontana, CA)
Joplyn Wilbanks-Gaines
Joplyn Wilbanks-Gaines Rancho Mirage High School (Rancho Mirage, CA)
Jorge Bernal
Jorge Bernal Brawley Union High School (Brawley, CA)
Jose Adan Vasquez Jr.
Jose Adan Vasquez Jr. Central Union High School (El Centro, CA)
Joseph Aldape II
Joseph Aldape II La Quinta High School (La Quinta, CA)
Julian A. Serrano
Julian A. Serrano Cathedral City High School (Cathedral City, CA)
Kailey Aranda
Kailey Aranda Oak Hills High School (Oak Hills, CA)
Katelyn Zuspan
Katelyn Zuspan Palm Springs High School (Palm Springs, CA)
Katie Xin
Katie Xin Palm Desert High School (Palm Desert, CA)
Kaydean Palanuik
Kaydean Palanuik Black Rock High School (Yucca Valley, CA)
Landon Elder
Landon Elder Palm Valley School (Rancho Mirage, CA)
Leanna Rodriguez
Leanna Rodriguez Horizon School (La Quinta, CA)
Maria Perez
Maria Perez Cobalt Institute of Math & Science (Victorville, CA)
Mia Espinoza
Mia Espinoza Granite Hills High School (El Cajon, CA)
Mia Wedeking
Mia Wedeking Indio High School (Indio, CA)
Monae Latrice Bowens
Monae Latrice Bowens Mt. San Jacinto High School (Cathedral City, CA)
Montzerratt Arvizu
Montzerratt Arvizu Desert Oasis High School (El Centro, CA)
Nevaeh Leigh Barton
Nevaeh Leigh Barton Options for Youth (Victorville, CA)
Olive Sanderson
Olive Sanderson Yucca Valley High School (Yucca Valley, CA)
Paulina Cervantes
Paulina Cervantes Desert Mirage High School (Thermal, CA)
Rhiannon Tomasello
Rhiannon Tomasello Hesperia High School (Hesperia, CA)
Rosa Rubio Avila
Rosa Rubio Avila Southwest High School (El Centro, CA)
Sa’Maya Aldredge
Sa’Maya Aldredge Silverado High School (Victorville, CA)
Sandy Fregoso Espinoza
Sandy Fregoso Espinoza Amistad High School (Indio, CA)
Tyler Crncic
Tyler Crncic Desert Hot Springs High School (Desert Hot Springs, CA)
Valeria Hernandez Zamudio
Valeria Hernandez Zamudio Coachella Valley High School (Thermal, CA)

Walter Clark Legal Group Public Service Scholarship Eligibility and Application Process

Walter Clark Legal Group is proud to support high school graduating seniors in the communities we serve who are pursuing higher education and careers in public service. In 2024, Walter Clark Legal Group presented $80,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors from 40 schools in 11 school districts across 3 counties in Southern California. These students come from the greater Palm Springs area, the Victorville area, Morongo Basin, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, Banning and Beaumont, and El Centro and its surrounding area in the Imperial Valley.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, a student must:

  • be a graduating high school senior
  • have exhibited academic & civic excellence, including community volunteer hours
  • be enrolled in and attending classes this fall at a 4­-year college/university or 2-year community college
  • pursue a career in political science, law, or another area of public service (e.g., education, counseling, social work, law enforcement, medicine, firefighting, etc.)

Application Process

The scholarship recipient will be chosen by their high school’s selection committee (i.e., counselor(s), teacher(s), school administration). Therefore, students interested in this scholarship should contact their high school’s Career & College counselor to inform them of their interest and follow the high school selection committee’s application process. Once the high school selection committee has chosen a recipient, the high school counselor will inform Walter Clark Legal Group and the student of their selection. Students/counselors/teachers/parents should not send applications to Walter Clark Legal Group to review.

College & Career Counselors from high schools in the Coachella Valley, Victor Valley, the Morongo Basin, Banning/Beaumont, and Imperial Valley who are interested in receiving more information about this scholarship for their graduating seniors should email

Walter Clark Legal Group

Walter Clark Legal Group