Application Open for NAACP LDF Scholars Program

Applications Now Open For NAACP LDF Scholars Program

Applications Due: February 16, 2021

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is now seeking applicants for the inaugural class of its Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP).  The program guarantees a debt-free educational experience as well as internships, fellowships, and trainings for law students who seek to defend and empower Black communities. Over the next five years, the MMSP will invest in the establishment of a corps of 50 civil rights attorneys who will work to pursue racial justice on behalf of Black communities in the South.

Scholars who demonstrate a commitment to this mission will be afforded:

  • full law school scholarship for tuition, room and board, and incidentals;
  • Summer internships with national and regional civil rights organizations;
  • Two-year postgraduate fellowship at civil rights law organizations in the South; and
  • Access to special trainings sponsored by LDF.

Anyone interested in this program is strongly encouraged to visit this website for more information and to apply by the deadline of February 16, 2021.


By Judy Bernier
Judy Bernier Operations Coordinator