Hofstra Law

Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Category
Scholarship

Dates
Deadline Date: Dec 18th, 2017
Posted Date: Sep 12th, 2017
Criteria

Description
MALDEF LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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.  

WHO SHOULD APPLY AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Deadline: (Postmarked by) December 18, 2017 OR PLEASE DELIVER APPLICATION MATERIALS TOGETHER ELECTRONICALLY TO: lawscholarships@maldef.org

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 accepted.

Award: Varies

CONTACT INFO:
www.maldef.org
Mexican - American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Law School Scholarship Program
634 S. Spring Street, 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 629-2512
lawscholarships@maldef.org