The LDF Scholarship Programs


NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund


Varies depending on the scholarship


Amount: $3,000/$5,000
Award Number: Varies
GPA Required: n/a




c/o NAACP LDF Scholarship Programs
40 Rector Street, 5th Floor
New York , NY 10006


Name: n/a
Phone: n/a


There are two LDF scholarships: the Herbert Lehman Scholarship and the Earl Warren Scholarship.

1)Herbert Lehman Scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding character who are entering college for the first time or who are beginning their sophomore years in college and who will be attending an accredited four-year college or university as a full-time undergraduate student.

Awards generally do not exceed four years.

Students who are interested in applying for Herbert Lehman Scholarships are strongly encouraged to review the eligibility criteria and program description before submitting an application. 

**Lehman applications should not be filled in by hand.

2) In honor of his memory, the Earl Warren Scholarship is 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.

Warren Scholarships are awarded to law school applicants with exceptional academic records who are actively engaged with civil rights and public interest work.  Applicants for Warren Scholarships must be able to demonstrate a well-defined interest in civil rights through their academic records and personal essays.


Visit the website for FAQs on each scholarship and what is necessary to apply.