Marita Jimenez, 2018 Scholarship Winner

The 2018 First Generation Scholarship Winner

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2018 First Generation Scholarship Winner

We are very pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 First Generation Scholarship. The rising cost of higher education can be a stumbling block for those seeking to improve their lives, and for that reason, we created the First Generation Scholarship. For 3 years we have helped first-generation students reach their academic goals.

With over 300 individual applicants, we enjoyed seeing the achievements and accolades of each student. We struggled to choose from so many qualified candidates, but we are pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 First Generation Scholarship, Miss Marita Jimenez

Marita Jimenez, 2018 Scholarship WinnerMiss Jimenez has shown her dedication to her education during her time in High School. With a 3.8 GPA, and awards such as a Seal of Biliteracy-Spanish, and a place on the Honor Roll. She also participated as a member in the Future Farmers of America, the California Scholarship Federation, a member of the Associated Student Body,  and as president of the Movimiento Estudantil Chicano de Aztlán. Her commitment to her education, and improving her life is evident.

On receiving the award, Miss Jimenez said, ”

At the University of California, I will make it my mission to not only gain an education but to also engage in this community that has been so welcoming towards me. I plan to major in Genetics and Plant Biology with hopes of becoming a Soil Scientist. This will help me pursue my dream of one day opening my own organic farming business. If there is one thing that I am extremely appreciative about is the help and support that business such as yourself give towards aspiring scholars. The financial assistance you provided will be of great help in paying my educational expenses, and it will allow me to concentrate my time solely on studying. Not only has my short time here at Berkeley already gave me so much insight on improving the future, but also allowed me the opportunity to expand my knowledge. Coming here was something I had never envisioned before, money played a crucial role in my life choices. When it comes to my education I wouldn’t let it be a barrier between me and achieving a better future.

Thank you again for your generosity and support. I promise you I will work hard with hopes of one day being able to give back to others and improving the world whether it be as an Agriculturist or perhaps something else.”

We hope that this $1,000 scholarship is of great benefit to Miss Jimenez, and we look forward to seeing her achieve her goals in the academic world and beyond. We thank her, and all those that applied.

Trevor Quirk Named Trial Lawyer of The Year

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VCTLA 2017 Trial Lawyer of The Year Award

On May 22nd, the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association named Attorney Trevor M. Quirk of Quirk Law Firm the 2017 Trial Lawyer of the Year. This honor was bestowed upon Trevor at a special dinner. Quirk was selected from a group of four nominees.

According to their website, the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association “is a local organization of trial attorneys committed to bettering the civil justice system, the lawyers who serve it, and the community it serves.”

There were two major accomplishments that contributed to Trevor receiving this honor. The first was the $1,000,000 verdict he got for his client, Mayra Silva, in March 2017. Silva was rear-ended on Highway 101 in Ventura on November 8, 2013. She suffered severe back and neck injuries due to the collision. The second contributing factor was all the work he did with Upper Ojai Relief to help families affected by the wildfires.

Attorney Trevor Quirk speaking after receiving VCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year award

In a Twitter update, Trevor Quirk thanked all his peers who voted for him and reiterated that, while he is proud of the award, it’s not about him. It’s about all the people in his life who made it possible. He cautioned against using the “self-made” moniker and emphasized that no one can reach success alone. Rather, there are many people who speak into our lives that share in our success.

Announcing The 2017 First Generation & Foster Child Scholarship Winners

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graduation celebration

This year was another great year for our First Generation Scholarship. We received hundreds of submissions throughout the year. After multiple days of reviewing all applications, the Quirk Law Firm is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 First Generation Scholarship.

The 2017 winners is:

Antonio Borjas
First Generation Scholarship

Antonio Borjas - 2017 Quirk Law Firm Scholarship Winner

Antonio is from Clovis, California and is planning on attending Grand Canyon University. We were very impressed with his application and wish him nothing but success.

We are still in the process of selecting the winner of the Foster Child Scholarship. This blog post will be updated with information about the winner once we finalize it.

We would like to thank all of the applicants who applied for either of our scholarships. We also want to wish both Antonio all the luck in the world as he continues improving his education at the college of his choice.