Welcome! Let’s shine a spotlight on immigrant achievements and contributions to North Texas and the nation!

Ann Badmus3

I’m  Ann Massey Badmus, immigration attorney and partner at the nationally recognized law firm of Scheef & Stone, LLP.  I started the Immigrant Journey Awards in 2011 because I realized the immigrants and those who work with them should be recognized for their contributions to North Texas and the United States. Today, with the support of my law firm, Scheef & Stone, LLP, we continue to celebrate the diversity of North Texas and our nation, honor exceptional immigrants and their advocates, and  award scholarships to outstanding immigrant or first generation American high school seniors.   

The Immigrant Journey Awards is held in June in celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, a nationwide effort to gather and share inspirational stories of immigration in America.

The award categories are:

Immigrant Entrepreneur Award – Honoring an immigrant business owner who has founded a highly successful business in DFW and who serves as a model and inspiration of success.

Immigrant Professional Excellence Award – Honoring an immigrant who has demonstrated significant professional achievements in their field and whose advancements in their field have positively impacted their profession or community.

Immigrant Spirit Award – Recognizing an immigrant civic leader or elected official who has contributed substantially to the community or the region.

Immigrant Advocate Award – Recognizing an individual, organization, business, or governmental entity who has made a positive impact on the lives of immigrants, and who advocates on behalf of immigrants.

Join the celebration!

Nominate a deserving candidate, become a sponsor, apply for a scholarship, or attend the  luncheon:

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