Erika Rivas, left, with Laura Padilla of Cal Western School of Law. Photo courtesy of Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP

Erika Rivas, left, with Laura Padilla of Cal Western School of Law. Photo courtesy of Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP

Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP announced that it awarded three local law students scholarships in recognition of their civic leadership, service to diversity efforts, and support of underrepresented communities.

California Western School of Law student Erika Rivas was the recipient of the annual Higgs Fletcher & Mack Diversity Scholarship. Ashlee Wolcott, a University of San Diego School of Law student, was also awarded a 2019 Diversity Scholarship. USD School of Law student Sonia Concepcion was the recipient of the inaugural USD Steve J. Cologne Scholarship, named for HFM’s Managing Partner Steve Cologne.

HFM has been granting scholarships in support of diversity and inclusion efforts to local law students for several years. The two diversity scholarships are funded by contributions from the firm’s attorneys as well as the firm. The Steve J. Cologne Scholarship was funded solely by Steve Cologne.