Judge Bill Higgins Public Service Scholarship Winners

Having spent years representing those seriously impacted by personal tragedy and accidents, our firm takes inspiration from those who chose work in public service. It is with this in mind that The Judge Bill Higgins Public Service Scholarship was created to reward one student deemed to best represent the importance of public service in their local community.

The following is a list of our annual winners and why they we believe they best exemplified the traits and attitude we were looking for. To find information on the scholarship and how to apply, visit our scholarship page here.

2017 Winner: Olivia Serrano

Olivia SerranoAs a San Francisco native, Olivia graduated from San Andreas Continuation High School before moving on to attend Humboldt State University where she earned her Bachelors of Social Work degree. From there Olivia gave back to the local community by working in resource and special education until she was accepted into the MSW Advanced Standing program at the University of Washington.

The following is what Olivia had to say when announced as the winner:

"I am beyond grateful to have been awarded this generous scholarship and would like to thank The Higgins Firm. I will be putting The Judge Bill Higgins Public Service Scholarship funds towards my tuition at University of Washington where I recently began my master’s in social work with a concentration in health. 

I will be interning in a behavioral health hospital and this scholarship will help me as I work towards my goal of becoming a clinical social worker. I would also like to acknowledge my parents for always being my biggest support system, encouraging me to challenge myself, and teaching me the importance of generosity, respect, and empathy."

We at the Higgins Law Firm wish Olivia, and the rest of our applicants, the best of luck on this upcoming school year.