Earl Warren Legal Training Scholarships, named for the Honorable Earl Warren (14th Chief Justice of the United States and former Governor of California), are awarded annually to rising law students whose commitment to social justice reveals outstanding potential for training as civil rights and/or public interest attorneys. Preference is generally given to law students entering their first year of full-time legal study at an accredited law school in the U.S. Generally, scholarships provide $3,000 annually to recipients.
Warren Scholarships are awarded to law school applicants with exceptional academic records who are actively engaged with civil rights and public interest work. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a well-defined interest in civil rights through their academic records and personal essays. Applicants must also be of excellent character and must demonstrate a capacity to work well in diverse settings through their school and community activities. Finally, applicants must be planning to enroll in their first year of law school in the fall following the application; law students already enrolled are ineligible to apply.