Earl Warren Scholarship

$15,000–$45,000Award Amount
2Number of Awards
5/1/2023Submission Deadline

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund, America’s preeminent legal organization working for racial justice, is the sponsor of the Earl Warren Scholarship.

The scholarship awards $15,000 to the scholarship winner for three years, totaling $45,000. Students will be awarded the scholarship annually as long as they maintain an excellent academic record for those three years.

The scholarship is paid to the recipient’s accredited law school in the United States.

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Earl Warren Scholarship Timeline

November 30, 2022

Application Open Date

The call for application is made, and applicants can apply.

May 1, 2023

Submission Deadline

Application closes for submission.

August/September 2023

Award Announcement Date

All applicants are contacted via email on the success or failure of their application.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: College Sophomore – College Junior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: United States
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters

How to ace the Earl Warren Scholarship


Make use of grammar check software

After you've finished writing your essay and personal statement, use grammar check software to ensure it's error-free. Although some of the software is pricey, you can find free versions by searching Google.


Reach out to your recommenders early

We advise you to reach out to your referees on time to avoid having an incomplete application because of a recommendation letter.


Have friend or family review your essay

A second eye looking at your essay will identify something you missed and give you a different perspective.


Tailor your résumé to the application

Most people get carried away when preparing a résumé and add experiences not relevant to the application. We advise you to count only those experiences relevant to your law career.

How the Earl Warren Scholarship is Judged

According to the scholarship sponsors, the ideal candidate will exhibit high academic performance, long-term dedication to racial justice and civil rights, and financial necessity.

Why We Love the Earl Warren Scholarship


Supports a great cause

The Earl Warren Scholarship is given to rising law students committed to racial justice and who are adamant about pursuing a profession as a civil rights or public interest attorney.


Pays for three years of tuition

If the winner maintains high academic status, the scholarship will be renewed.


Considers financial need

The scholarship is targeted at people with financial needs.

5 Facts About the Earl Warren Scholarship


Program is named after Honourable Earl Warren

Honorable Earl Warren was the 14th Chief Justice of the United States and former Governor of California,


Opportunity for internship, externship, or research project

Aside from the financial award, students have an opportunity for an internship, externship, or to conduct a guided project.


Honorable Earl Warren was a pinoeer

His leadership of the Warren Court helped eliminate school segregation and change the legal landscape in America.


Only U.S. citizens are eligible

The scholarship is only available to U.S. nationals done with college and about to begin law school or in their second year of law school.


All applicants are notified

The scholarship body goes out of its way to inform all applicants about their status in August/September. It means that both awardees and non-recipients are notified.

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