The scholarship – named in honor of the late Waldo De Castroverde, a former criminal defense and immigration attorney in Las Vegas – is given to a first- or second-year UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law student, as recommended by the faculty.

This year, the amount of the scholarship is $2,000 and will be awarded for the spring 2018 semester. The scholarship funds are donated by De Castroverde Law Group.

2017 Scholarship Recipient

The most recent Waldo De Castroverde Immigration Scholarship was awarded to Beatriz Aguirre.

“I was thrilled to learn of my selection for the Waldo De Castroverde Immigration Law Scholarship,” Aguirre said. “My experience before law school, as a community organizer for a national comprehensive immigration reform campaign and later as a social worker advocating for undocumented families, led me to pursue a legal career. I am thankful to have the support of the De Castroverde Law Group and this scholarship.”

“We are grateful to De Castroverde Law Group for the firm’s generosity in providing this scholarship to Boyd students,” said Dean Daniel Hamilton. “The Waldo De Castroverde Scholarship honors a great man and a leader of the Nevada bar for decades. With this scholarship, we recognize a great attorney and also provide support to excellent students who are interested in immigration law.”