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MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program

Since MALDEF’s founding, it has been an organizational hallmark to support the next generation of lawyers who will advance the civil rights of the Latino community. MALDEF’s Law School Scholarship Program provides several scholarships in varying amounts to deserving law students with a commitment to advancing the civil rights of Latinos. MALDEF’s Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students who will be enrolled full-time in an American-accredited law school in 2011-2012.

Scholarships are awarded to students based on their commitment to serve the Latino community through law; their past achievement and potential for achievement; and their financial need.

COMPLETE APPLICATIONS REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING FIVE (5) ITEMS:

  • MALDEF Law School Scholarship Application Form, including the Financial Statement Form completed by the Applicant’s law school
  • Current Resume
  • Personal Statement of 750 words or less, double-spaced, detailing Applicant’s academic and extracurricular achievements, background and financial need, record of service to the Latino community, and goals in law 
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation that highlights Applicant’s academic and extracurricular achievements, background and financial need, record of service to the Latino community, and goals in law
  • Transcripts for college (for all Applicants) and law school (for Applicants who have already completed a year of law school.) Unofficial transcripts accepted.

 COMPLETE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, DECEMEBER 16, 2011.

To download the MALDEF’s 2011-2012 Law School Scholarship Application and for information, please visit the website.