The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

April 1, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

The Herbert Lehman Education Fund is a national, highly competitive scholarship that makes annual awards to qualified, outstanding undergraduate and law school students. The scholarship, established in 1964, is named after the former Governor and United States Senator from New York in recognition of his integrity, courage, and persistence on behalf of numerous civil rights causes.

Scholarship Details

  • Competitive scholarship for outstanding undergraduate and law students
  • Established in recognition of Herbert Lehman's contributions to civil rights
  • Supports students with financial need to complete their bachelor's or law degree
  • Awards generally do not exceed four years for undergraduates and three years for law students

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to undergraduate and law students with financial need
  • Aims to support students committed to advancing racial equality
  • Undergraduate scholarships initially focused on assisting Black students attending desegregated colleges
  • Law scholarships target students pursuing careers in public interest law

Application Process

  1. Review the eligibility criteria and program description thoroughly
  2. Access and complete the application form available on the Herbert Lehman Education Fund website
  3. Submit any required documentation as specified in the application instructions

Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a combined family income of $70,000 or less, as well as a record of academic achievement and a commitment to public service. There is no minimum test score or GPA requirement. The scholarship committee will take into account each candidate’s GPA, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, financial needs, volunteer activities, and essays. No single component of an application will determine a scholarship award. Scholarship Search