NFALA Foundation launches $5K scholarship for law students
May 25, 2020 at 10:04 am

 A $5,000 Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. Family Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving law student who shows exceptional aptitude for the study of law and a strong commitment to serve or contribute to the Filipino American community as a future leader in the legal profession, the NFALA Foundation announced.

To apply for the scholarship, email [email protected] Applications should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. (Pacific), May 31, 2020. The Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. Family Scholarship will be awarded on June 12, 2020 during the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA), Mid-Year Virtual Conference.

Ray Ocampo, Esq.

This scholarship is made possible by the generous contribution of Mr. Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., Esq., who has been a trailblazer in the Filipino American legal community. Ocampo is the principal founder of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC), one of the largest NFALA regional affiliates. He is President and CEO of Samurai Surfer LLC, a private investment company.

He retired in 1996 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Oracle Corporation, where he served as its chief counsel for more than a decade after the company’s initial public offering. In 1997 he co-founded and served for two years as Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, which led to the school’s ranking by U.S. News & World Report as the country’s top intellectual property law program for 20 of the past 22 years. Ocampo received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1973 and his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley in 1976.

Formed in 2018, NFALA Foundation is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that works closely with the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA), which is comprised of 14 local affiliate bar associations from across the country. NFALA Foundation strives to cultivate a pipeline of leaders through scholarship and financial aid to students interested in the legal profession, as well as providing a vehicle for supporters to fund such necessary scholarship and financial aid. NFALA Foundation is led by Noel Vales, Esq., President; Elaine Calderon, Esq., Treasurer; Ray Sagun, Esq., Secretary; Board Members David Mesa, Esq. and Marc Pilotin, Esq.; and ex-officio Board Members from NFALA’s Executive Officers, Philip Nulud, Esq. (NFALA President), Kristy Gonowon, Esq. (NFALA President-Elect), and Catherine Asuncion, Esq. (NFALA Treasurer).

Additional information regarding NFALA Foundation and NFALA is available through its website:

NFALA Foundation plans to create additional law student scholarships and is exploring a law student relief program relating to COVID- 19. If you would like to contribute to these important initiatives by donating to the Foundation or establishing a scholarship,  email [email protected]

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