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SOAR, Scholarships and Other Award Resources, is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Please review the recommendations below for conducting a search based on your needs, interests and eligibility.

Earl Warren Scholarship

These scholarships, awarded by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, are awarded annually to rising law students whose commitment to social justice reveals outstanding potential for training as civil rights and public interest attorneys. Preference is generally given to law students entering their first year of full-time legal study at an accredited law school.

Scholarships are $10,000 per year for three years and are renewable provided the student remains in good standing.Eligible law students include those entering their first or second year of full-time legal study at an accredited law school.

Successful applicants must be planning to attend a three-year, full time law program at an accredited law school in the United States for the upcoming academic year.


Early May

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Senior, College Graduate

Graduate: First year law student

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Law, Social Sciences

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen

Last Updated:
July 6, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17