Welcome, Prospective Scholars!
Thank you for your interest in the Legal Defense Fund’s (LDF) Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP). We are excited that you are considering joining the fight for racial justice and equality.
Named in honor of civil rights legends Thurgood Marshall — LDF’s founder and the nation’s first Black Supreme Court Justice — and Constance Baker Motley, former LDF attorney and the first Black woman to become a federal judge, this groundbreaking program will create pathways to transformational change in Black communities.
Consistent with our history, the MMSP is LDF’s bold and intentional investment in populating, developing, and enriching the field of civil rights lawyers committed to racial justice. LDF has supported and helped develop some of this nation’s most legendary civil rights lawyers and leaders. We look forward to seeing our MMSP Scholars follow in these legendary footsteps.
As you prepare your application, we invite you to review the MMSP Application Brochure and Application Guide. These materials are designed to answer most questions about our application and selection process.
To start your application, click on this link
We look forward to receiving your completed application.
In pursuit of racial justice,
The Marshall-Motley Scholars Program Team