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2014-15 Academic Year

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:

NEW! The Fink Family Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

The American Society for Pharmacy Law (ďASPLĒ) is seeking applicants for the 2015 Fink Family Scholarship. The purpose of the Scholarship is to support a pharmacist who: (1) is attending law school; (2) demonstrates academic, professional, or service-related achievement; and (3) is most likely to use a law degree to further such achievement and to contribute to the benefit of society.

The $5,000 scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award and will be administered by ASPL. The scholarship award will be payable to the institution where the student is enrolled. The recipient will also receive a one year complimentary student membership in ASPL. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://goo.gl/SMPs95

NEW! The Cohen, Placitella, Roth Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: May 31, 2015

The Cohen, Placitella, Roth Scholarship is intended to help students who are seeking a law oriented degree. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://cprlaw.com/scholarship/

NEW! The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Awards $2500 annually to a law student who has demonstrated an interest in trial advocacy and a career as a trial lawyer, as well as the concept of a fair Civil Justice system, a just result for the injured, a desire to represent the injured and those whose rights are jeopardized.

The scholarship is available to all law school students including those who are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in trial advocacy and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.plaxenadler.com/plaxen-adler-scholarship/

The Timothy C. Evans Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: April 17, 2015

This scholarship was established to honor the commitment and dedication that the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Timothy C. Evans, has devoted to the Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA) and to the community of Cook County. Judge Evanís tireless commitment to public service and his passionate pursuit of legal excellence and integrity mirror the very virtues embodied by the NWSBA and its esteemed membership.

Applicants must live within the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, which covers Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, Lake and Will counties. Factors that will be considered in awarding the scholarship include scholastic achievement, involvement in school and extracurricular activities, plus financial need.

Students currently enrolled in law school may apply for the Honorable Timothy C. Evans Scholarship, sponsored by the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.nwsba.org/

The Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015

Founded by two entrepreneurs, Grasshopper has been making it easier to start and grow a small business since 2003. Back then, we started as just two guys with a dream and to date have served over 150,000 entrepreneurs (and we're still growing).

Grasshopper will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship for the best submitted entry determined by our judges. The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending for a school term in 2015. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://goo.gl/HrQfTd

The HotelsCheap Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: April 15, 2015

General Scholarship for Higher Learning: Spring 2015. Students enrolled in a two year, four year, or a graduate program are eligible to apply. The General Scholarship is awarded each fall and spring semester. Interested students can apply online at http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship

The AABA Law Foundation Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area awards scholarships to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American community, and who will continue to serve the needs of the Asian Pacific American community through pro bono, public interest, and/or public service legal work. A connection to the Chicago area is preferred. This year, the AABA Law Foundation intends to award one scholarship of $5,000 to a law student who has exemplified that commitment. Interested students can email Gabriela Amador for an application and application instructions at <gamador@kentlaw.iit.edu>

 

The NerdWallet Law Scholarships

Application deadline: varies

NerdWallet is a free search engine which allows students to search through over 10,000 scholarship and financial aid resources.  Interested students should check out their law school scholarships at http://www.nerdwallet.com/education/scholarships/scholarship-for-Law%20School#/scholarship-for-Law%20School.

 

Award Archive

For a complete list of the awards that have been posted in the 2014-15 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 2014-15 scholarship notices by clicking here.

 

Important Information for 2014-15 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients

If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for the 2014-15 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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