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The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

Friday, May 4, 2018 | page

The application period for the Herbert Lehman Education Fund scholarship program will open on November 30, 2023. The deadline to apply is April 1. 2024 for undergraduate scholarships and May 1, 2024 for law school scholarships. The Herbert Lehman Education Fund is a national, highly competitive scholarship that makes annual awards to qualified, outstanding undergraduate […]

Earl Warren Scholarship

Friday, May 4, 2018 | page

The application deadline for the Earl Warren Scholarship will open on November 30, 2023. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2024 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 […]

NAACP-LDF: New $30,000 Racial Justice Scholarship for Law Students and Revamped Scholarship for Undergraduates

Monday, May 18, 2015 | news

Applications are being accepted for a new, prestigious, competitive law school scholarship, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (“LDF”) announced today. LDF revamped its Earl Warren Scholarship to target law students pursuing a career in racial justice and civil rights and increased the three-year scholarship amount from $9,000 to $30,000.  LDF also announced changes […]

LDF Announces Availability of Scholarship Applications for the 2011-2012 Academic Year

Monday, November 1, 2010 | news

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) Scholarship Programs announced today that they are accepting applications for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Applications and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the scholarship programs and the application process can be found at www.www.naacpldf.org/scholarships.  As part of a general modernizing process, both scholarship programs—The Herbert Lehman Education […]

LDF Launches Groundbreaking Scholarship Fund and Pipeline Program to Create Next Generation of Civil Rights Attorneys to Dismantle Racial Injustice and Inequality in the South

Monday, January 18, 2021 | news

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) launched the groundbreaking Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP), an innovative educational and training opportunity that will produce the next generation of civil rights attorneys to serve Black communities in the South. As LDF celebrates its 80th anniversary year, the new scholarship and pipeline program builds upon […]

Scholarships

Friday, May 4, 2018 | page

The Legal Defense Fund’s (LDF) scholarship programs provide financial assistance to those who had been denied access to higher education for generations. For decades, the Herbert Lehman Education Fund and the Earl Warren Legal Training Program have guaranteed for many Black undergraduate students and law students that the battles to end segregation in education would […]

LDF Revamps Law Student Scholarship Program with Grant Boost

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | news

Legal Defense Fund Boosts Grants in Law Student Scholarship Program “The boost in dollar amount represents “a big leap forward,” said Joon Bang, [LDF] manager for programs. “We recognize that education costs are rising, and we want to make sure our scholars are on the path to pursue racial justice. We want to support the […]

Fourth National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference

Thursday, March 21, 2019 | ldf-events

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc, President and Director-Counsel, Sherrilyn Ifill, will speak at the Fourth National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.  People of Color and the Future of Democracy: We find ourselves at a critical moment, both as a nation and as a community of legal scholars of color interested in the […]

Stories of Triumph and Commitment to Civil Rights Distinguish the 32 Scholars Selected by LDF

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | news

New York, NY – Thirty-two law school and undergraduate students are the newest beneficiaries of a prestigious scholarship from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”), the organization announced today. Among the scholars are a student at Columbia Law School who spent part of his childhood homeless and a Harvard Law School student […]

What Florida Stands to Lose From its War on Books and Black History: Banned Books and Educational Crisis

Thursday, February 23, 2023 | page

What Florida Stands to Lose from Its War on Books and Black History By Ishena Robinson Deputy Editorial Director Public education has been taken hostage in Florida. And the state legislature and governor’s feverish campaign to strictly limit what facts and information can be accessed in public learning institutions is the driving force behind this […]

LDF to Provide $20,000 to Morgan State, Howard, and UNCF

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | news

LDF expresses solidarity and support to students adversely affected by Parent PLUS Loan changes; offers aid to Morgan State and Howard universities LDF, in collaboration with UNCF (the United Negro College Fund), has agreed to allocate $20,000 from its endowed scholarship programs to benefit students at Morgan State University and Howard University, and also to […]

Manning Marable: Our Great Scholar-Activist

Monday, April 4, 2011 | news

“Instead of leadership from above, democracy from below.”- Dr. Manning Marable A few weeks ago, I had dinner with Dr. Manning Marable and his wife, Leith Mullings, whose voluminous books, papers and op-ed columns comprise a critical collection of today’s discourse on race in America. We had just completed a talk at the Hue-Man Bookstore […]

LDF Honors Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Icon of American Jurisprudence and Ardent Civil Rights Defender

Saturday, September 19, 2020 | news

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) deeply mourns the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an indefatigable icon of American jurisprudence who tirelessly dedicated her life to advancing civil rights, especially the rights of women. Justice Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the nation’s highest court and, amid […]

LDF Mourns the Passing of Trailblazing Harvard Law Professor and Voting Rights Defender Lani Guinier

Friday, January 7, 2022 | news

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) deeply mourns the loss of Professor Lani Guinier, a trailblazing educator and acclaimed scholar, civil rights lawyer, and former LDF attorney who dedicated her prodigious career to making America’s democracy more accessible and representative of the nation’s diversity, as well as producing leading scholarship on how […]

LDF Celebrates 45th Anniversary of Earl Warren Legal Training Program

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | news

In the late 1960s, the United States was enjoying a new birth of freedom. Earlier in the decade, with the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, the nation had at last swept away the state-sanctioned segregation and disenfranchisement of Black citizens that had prevailed in the South since the end […]

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