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Chicago-Kent Scholarship Opportunities


NEW! Alabama Law Foundation, Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship
Application Deadline: June 3, 2005

The firm of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal of Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama and the Alabama Law Foundation, Inc. will award a scholarship in memory of the firm's founding partners, Edward Harmon Cabaniss and Forney Johnston. This scholarship is awarded annually to a law student who is a resident of Alabama, is attending an accredited law school in the United States and will be a second year student.  The scholarship will cover tuition and books for the second year of law school to a maximum of $5,000.  A second place scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded at the committee's discretion. While academic achievement is the key factor in determining eligibility for the scholarship, consideration will be given to other factors such as conscientiousness, dependability, civic involvement, financial need and dedication to the highest ethical standards.  Applications may be downloaded from www.alfinc.org and are also available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.

NEW! Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadline: April 30, 2005

The Attorney-CPA Foundation will award twelve scholarships in 2005 in amounts ranging from $250 to $1,000. The scholarships are open to law students who will be graduating from law school in 2006 and who have obtained a CPA certificate. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their academic performance, leadership in the school and community and need for assistance in completing their studies.  Recipients will be selected by the Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarship Committee.  Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230, or on the Foundation's web site at www.attorney-cpa.com or by calling the Attorney-CPA Foundation at 800-272-2889.


NEW! DRI Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: August 1, 2005

DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar is pleased to announce this year's Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, which is open to second-year law students of color and all second year female law students regardless of heritage or color. The program will provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote in a tangible way the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle. Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each are awarded annually to applicants who best meet the following criteria: Completion of an application and essay; Demonstrated academic excellence; Service to the Profession; Service to the Community; and Service to the Cause of Diversity.   Applications may be downloaded from www.dri.org or you may stop by the Office of Admissions to pick up a copy of the application.

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)

Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program - Deadline, June 1, 2005

During 2004, MCCA launched the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. ("LMJ") Scholarship Program, which is open to college seniors who have been accepted into law school for the fall of 2005 and will be J.D. candidates in 2008. The goal of the program is to promote academic excellence and diversity in law schools by awarding ten newly accepted law students from disadvantaged backgrounds with scholarships to help defray their education expenses.

The LMJ Scholarships will provide each of the ten students with $10,000 a year for three years. Other exciting components of the LMJ Scholarships include providing prominent members of the legal community as mentors, and MCCA's support in locating first-year, summer legal employment at a leading corporate law department. As a result, LMJ scholars will make excellent candidates for future employment, and will be well-equipped to meet the high expectations of the practicing legal community. In addition to the ten selected scholars, three to five runners-up will receive a one-time award of $10,000 to assist with their first-year expenses.

Successful applicants to the scholarship program, who are reviewed by its Selection Committee, will be outstanding individuals who have been accepted to an accredited U.S. law school, and have demonstrated leadership and an interest in and commitment to diversity. While it is anticipated that many of the recipients will be students of color, the program is open to non-minorities as well. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who have had to overcome significant obstacles, or may be among the first in their family to graduate college will be given special consideration.



NEW! Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: No deadline given, but selection of award recipient occurs prior to the beginning of the fall 2005 semester.

The Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund is a newly established scholarship for 2005. This scholarship will be awarded to a student(s) attending law school in Illinois or the Milwaukee or St. Louis areas. While preference is given to children of members of Masonic Lodge 1098 in Lombard, Ill., and former residents of the Masonic Children's Home in La Grange, Ill., everyone is encouraged to apply. For more information and to obtain an application please visit the website at www.walkerscholarship.org or stop by the Office of Admissions, Ste. 230.

External Scholarships

Throughout the year, the Office of Admissions receives notices of scholarships that are offered through external organizations. Information about the scholarship awards that are currently available is listed below.  Award notices are listed in the order in which they were received.

You may also find information on other outside scholarship awards on the Internet. The following sites are useful for finding scholarship and financial aid information:


Rotary Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadline: varies per Rotary district — check with your local Rotary Club

The Ambassadorial Scholarships program seeks to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries.

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide funding for one academic year of study in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies up to US$25,000 or its equivalent.

Multi-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either two or three years of degree-oriented study in another country. A flat grant of approximately US$12,500 or its equivalent is provided per year to be applied toward the costs of a degree program.

Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships are for either three or six months of intensive language study and cultural immersion in another country.

Individuals interested in applying for an Ambassadorial Scholarship should contact their local Rotary Club for an application and to inquire about scholarship availability. Since scholarship availability is determined by Rotarian contributions at the local level, not all Rotary clubs will offer scholarships, nor will all types of scholarships necessarily be available in a given year.  Application deadlines are set by individual clubs. Detailed information and applications are available on the Rotary Foundation website at www.rotary.org.


Award Archive

For a complete list of the awards that have been posted in the 2004-05 Record, click here. Although the application deadlines for these awards have already passed, this information can aid you in planning for next year by assisting you in determining the time of year that certain awards are typically offered.  You may also access a complete list of the 2003-04 scholarship notices by clicking here.


Important Information for 2004-05 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients

If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for the 2004-05 academic year, please refer to the Scholarship Policies from the current Student Handbook for important information concerning your award.  Please direct any questions about your scholarship to the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.






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