The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) supports law students with a passion to advancing civil rights for Latinos in the U.S. MALDEF’s Law School Scholarship Program awards varying amounts to a varying number of students per year (usually 5-10 awards of $5,000 each).
Eligibility and Requirements
To be considered for a MALDEF Law School Scholarship, the applicant must:
Currently be enrolled (plan to be enrolled by the time of the program start date) full-time in an American-accredited law school
Application Procedures and Selection Criteria
The application requires:
- A complete MALDEF Law School scholarship application form
- A Financial Statement Form from the applicant’s law school
- A current resume
- A personal statement
- 1 letter of recommendation
- A copy of academic transcripts
The selection criteria for a MALDEF Law School Scholarship are:
- A commitment to serving the Latino community through law, and future plans to continue this work
- Academic and extracurricular achievement
- Personal background and financial need
Applications are due in late January.
Stella Setka, Ph.D.
Fellowships Coordinator, National and International Scholarship Office
University Hall 1848