Since 1989, MALDEF’s Parent School Partnership (PSP) Program has worked with parents and community leaders to become agents of change in their communities. The PSP program provides them with the tools necessary to become effective advocates in improving their community’s educational success.
MALDEF supports law students who seek to further MALDEF’s mission of advancing the civil rights of the Latino community in the United States. In recent years MALDEF has awarded five to 15 scholarships of $2,000 to $10,00 each to deserving law students from throughout the nation.
MALDEF’s Law School Scholarship Program is open to all law students currently enrolled full time at an accredited United States law school. Applicants are evaluated for their academic and extracurricular achievements, for their background and financial need, and, most important, for their demonstrated commitment to advancing Latino civil rights in their careers.
MALDEF’s 2023-2024 Law School Scholarship Application should be emailed or postmarked by January 19, 2024. Students will be notified of the results in the summer/fall of 2024.
MALDEF’s Youth Leadership Program (YLP) works to educate and inspire youth to become active in social change activism. MALDEF’s goals of reducing the high school drop-out rate, increasing college access, and establishing a network of civic-minded and educated youth will help create a new generation of socially conscious Latino leadership.