Earl Warren Scholarship
Scholarship Sponsored by NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
The Earl Warren Scholarship is named for the Honorable Earl Warren, the 14th Chief Justice of the United States and former Governor of California whose stewardship of the Warren Court helped end school segregation and transform America's legal landscape.
In honor of his memory, the Earl Warren Scholarship is awarded annually to rising law students whose commitment to racial justice reveals outstanding potential for training as civil rights and public interest attorneys. Eligible law students include those entering their first or second year of full-time legal study at an accredited law school.
Earl Warren Scholars are Given a Unique Opportunity
LDF's Earl Warren Scholarship awards are $15,000 per year for three years (as long as scholars remain in good academic standing and continue to meet the scholarship criteria) for a total of $45,000. In addition to financial assistance, Earl Warren scholars are given the unique opportunity of an LDF internship, externship, or guided research project-competitive positions that are sought out by dozens of students every year. Final decisions are made in August. All applicants will be notified of their status.