MALDEF LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Application Deadline: DECEMBER 18, 2017.
634 South Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Description: Since MALDEF’s founding, the civil rights organization has furthered its mission to advance Latino civil rights by awarding scholarships to law students who similarly seek to advance Latino civil rights through their careers.
MALDEF’s 2017-2018 Law School Scholarship is open to all students who are enrolled full-time at an accredited United States law school in the 2017-2018 academic school year and are completing their first law degree. Applicants are evaluated based on four main factors: 1) personal background and financial need; 2) academic and extracurricular achievement; 3) demonstrated commitment to serving the Latino community, shown through academic, extracurricular, or professional record of service; and 4) future plans to advance the rights of Latinos.
A COMPLETE APPLICATION REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
1. MALDEF Law School Scholarship Application Form, including the Financial
Statement Form completed by the applicant’s law school.
2. Current Resume.
3. Personal Statement up to 750 words, double-spaced. We invite you to submit a
personal statement on a topic of your choosing that you feel will best convey your
strengths in the four main evaluative factors listed above. Please include your
short- and long-term professional aspirations following law school.
4. One (1) Letter of Recommendation.
5. Transcripts for law school (for applicants who have completed at least one
semester of law school) and college (for applicants who are applying to or just
enrolled in law school). Unofficial transcripts accep