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Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF) Scholarship Resource Guide

Since MALDEF's founding, the civil rights organization has supported the next generation of civil rights advocates for the Latino community. MALDEF currently offers: a Scholarship Resource Guide for high school, college, and graduate students; and a Law School Scholarship Program for law students.


The MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.


MALDEF has always sought to support law students who seek to further MALDEF's mission of advancing the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States through the legal profession. In recent years, MALDEF has annually awarded 5-15 law school scholarships of $5,000 each to deserving law students from throughout the nation.



Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: At any stage

Graduate: At any stage

Award Type:
Other Awards/Resources
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Academic Year (Graduate)
Summer (Undergraduate)
Summer (Graduate)
Post Bachelors
Post Graduate School

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Open to all fields

Additional Qualifications:

Last Updated:
June 1, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17