2015-2016 Law school scholarship: Open to undocumented students


MALDEF, the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization, is awarding 5-10 law school scholarships of $5,000 each to law students from throughout the nation.

MALDEF’s 2015-2016 Law School Scholarship is open to all students who are enrolled at an accredited United States law school in the 2015-2016 academic school year. Applicants are evaluated based on three main factors: 1) personal background and financial need; 2) academic and extracurricular achievement; and 3) demonstrated commitment to serving the Latino community, shown through record of service to the Latino community and future plans for service

To apply, you must submit the following:

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, detailing the applicant’s personal background and financial need, academic and extracurricular achievement, record of service to the Latino community, and future plans.

4. One (1) Letter of Recommendation.

5. Transcripts for college (for all applicants) and law school (for applicants who have already completed a year of law school). Unofficial transcripts accepted.

The deadline to apply is on February 1, 2016

To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, previous scholarship recipients, and to apply, please visit their official website: MALDEF 2015-2016 Law school scholarship


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