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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 Nordic Law Club Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

The Nordic Law Club has been a professional and social organization for lawyers for over seventy five years. The Nordic Law Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a Chicago-Kent student who is in their final year and has a demonstrated interest in International law. Interested students can submit a letter of application and resume to the office of admissions, suite 230 or via email to: admissions@kentlaw.iit.edu

NEW! The Terry Eaton Attorney Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: January 5, 2014

This diversity scholarship is a great opportunity for African American and Hispanic students from single-mother homes who are committed to pursuing a quality education and who have a demonstrated ability for overcoming adversity and challenges related to their backgrounds. This one-time $500 scholarship is open to undergraduate students hoping to attend law school and law school students. Interested students can apply online at http://whitecollarattorney.net/student-scholarships.html

The Farzad Family Law Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 15, 2014

At Farzad Family Law we strongly believe in education and giving back to the legal community. As lawyers we placed great value in our own education when we made sacrifices on our paths to and beyond law school. We want to help others who intend to do the same.As strong advocates for higher learning, we are proud to give back to aspiring lawyers through the Farzad Family Law Scholarship. This annual scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit. Interested students can apply online at http://farzadlaw.com/farzad-family-law-scholarship/. 

 

The JustNebulizers Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

At Farzad Family Law we strongly believe in education and giving back to the legal community. As lawyers we placed great value in our own education when we made sacrifices on our paths to and beyond law school. We want to help others who intend to do the same.As strong advocates for higher learning, we are proud to give back to aspiring lawyers through the Farzad Family Law Scholarship. This annual scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit. Interested students can apply online at http://justnebulizers.com/respiratory-care-scholarship 

 

The Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: January 5, 2015

The Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an American Bar Association accredited law school and pursuing a career in intellectual property law. The applicant must be a member of a historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills. Interested students can apply by opening the attached pdf and following the instructions listed Donald_Banner_Scholarship.

 

The Infinity Law Group Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

This is the first annual Asian Heritage Law School Scholarship and is open to all students who will be attending their first year of law school by the fall of 2015 or are already in law school. The scholarship will be award to the person who will best use their law degree to help the Asian American community when they graduate. Interested students can apply online at http://www.infinlaw.com/?utm_source=scholarship&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=law 

 

The Jewish Federation Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Funds are available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. Assistance is available primarily for those with FINANCIAL NEED who are pursuing careers in the helping professions. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $8,000. Interested students can apply online at http://jvschicago.org/scholarship/

 

The Car Covers Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 15, 2015

Some people obsessively keep their cars clean, while others take their cars to the shop every time they hear a strange noise or think something has gone wrong. Those with expensive cars may even get a cheaper car for their daily driving and only drive their luxury vehicle on special occasions. We’re looking for your thoughts on the best ways to make a car last forever. Interested students can apply online at: http://www.carcovers.com/resources/scholarship/index.html.

 

The Avvo Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: January 1, 2015

This year marks the first annual Avvo Scholars Circle and Scholarship Program. Avvo has created this program to help inspire future generations of lawyers to innovate and impact change in the industry and our local communities. JD Law Students will have the opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship and be admitted to the newly-created Avvo Scholars Circle, Class of 2015. Interested students can apply online at: http://scholarships.avvo.com/.

 

The Boling Rice, LLC Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: January 15, 2015

At the Atlanta law firm of Boling Rice, LLC, our attorneys understand the value of education as well as the often significant costs associated with obtaining one. As attorneys, we are well aware of the financial strain that tuition, books, parking, and other educational expenses can put on both students and families. We value helping people who show promise and initiative, and for this purpose are pleased to be offering a $1,000 yearly scholarship to help students meet their financial needs. Interested students can apply online at: http://www.bolingriceatlanta.com/scholarship/.

 

The Home Insurance Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

HomeInsurance.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship, open to current students, to help offset tuition costs. Students are asked to create an original article on one of the two topics provided.Interested students can apply online at: https://homeinsurance.com/home-insurance-scholarship.html.

 

The Bridgat Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

Established in March, 2014, Bridgat Scholarship Program is administrated by Bridgat Technology Limited, a private company headquartered in Hong Kong. As totally merit-based funds, Bridgat Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at a U.S. or Canadian accredited institution. Interested students can apply online at http://www.bridgat.com/scholarships.html

 

The Empowering Women in Law Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia is pleased to offer The Pearce Law Firm – Empowering Women In Law Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is open to women nationwide who are currently attending a law school in the United States. This scholarship is intended to encourage & support outstanding achievement & leadership by example from women in the field of law. Interested students can apply online at http://thepearcelawfirm.com/empowering-scholarship

 

The 401K Business Financing Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 15, 2014

MySolo401k.net is a leading facilitator of 401k small business financing. Our 401k SelfStarter Plan, also known as a rollover as business startup (ROBS), allows entrepreneurs to fund a business or franchise with their retirement funds without taking a taxable distribution or loan. By minimizing debt, the business is more likely to succeed. Ultimately, we empower individuals to turn their idea or concept from a dream into a reality.

Applicants must apply online and submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum on the topic "What are the benefits of using funds in your 401k, IRA or other retirement account to finance your business or franchise?”

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 2013-14 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 2012-13 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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