Welcome to The Jessica Seminario-Stieglmayr Foundation
Who was Jessica?
Jessica was 38 years old when she lost her battle with cancer on December 2016. She was the daughter of Miriam and Frank Seminario and wife of Peter J. Stieglmayr. At the time of her passing Jessica was a New York State practicing Attorney and a firm believer in education, equality and opportunity. Jessica’s life was short but she managed in her 38 years to accomplish a lot and to touch the lives of many through her kindness, love, friendship, caring, compassion. She believed in finding opportunities for members of her community. JSSF is a memorial to Jessica’s short life and her accomplishments.
As a family foundation, we seek to further Jessica's values: in education, equality and opportunity for those who lack thereof by assisting those individuals who want to help themselves. Jessica believed that her community must find ways to expand opportunities for its members by seeking ways and facilitating those opportunities to its members so the impact of that help goes beyond the beneficiaries making a future broad and lasting impact on the community. This Foundation, established in February 2017, is a Memorial to Jessica.
The Jessica Seminario-Stieglmayr Foundation’s mission is to assist Hispanic-Americans in their second or third year of Law School with Scholarships to be applied towards their tuition. Our mission is meant to encourage legal education within the Hispanic community.
The Foundation’s vision is to help remove roadblocks to opportunity for Hispanic-Americans who want to pursue a career in Immigration or Family law in the New York Metro area and New Jersey. Our vision is also to help expand opportunities to Hispanic-Americans in need of financial assistance to finish Law School.
The Jessica Seminario-Stieglmayr Foundation (JSSF) awards two scholarships of $2,500 or one of $5,000 per year to rising second or third year Hispanic-American students currently enrolled in an accredited law school in New York or New Jersey, and who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the Law.
In addition to our Scholarships/Grants, we’ll provide additional funds to cover the cost of Skills training and career coaching for new Attorneys, an invaluable tool to third year Law School students, that teach the legal, managerial and administrative skills needed to help them plan their legal career.
JSSF is seeking mentor Attorneys from or outside of the Hispanic-American community to participate in our mentorship program, whose purpose is to assist law students and new attorneys in meeting, networking and learning from experienced attorneys.