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2016-17 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:

*If you would like to submit a scholarship for posting on this page, you may do so via the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/lL8AHLWA7vTK4tdI3

 

NEW! The Honorable Timothy C Evans Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: March 23, 2017

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.

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 Evans 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. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.nwsba.org/

NEW! The Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

Now in its eleventh year, the Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship is awarded to a qualifying Illinois law student each spring. At least one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded this spring, but additional scholarships may be awarded depending on submissions. Interested students may pick up a scholarship application in the admissions office, suite 230 by Friday, March 31, 2017.

NEW! The Illinois Judicial Law Student Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017

The Illinois Judicial Council Foundation is pleased to extend an invitation to Illinois 2nd and 3rd year law students to apply for its 2017-2018 scholarship. Since 1999, the Illinois Judicial Council Foundation (IJCF), our not-for profit entity, has funded
numerous scholarships, totaling in excess of $100,000.00, to minority and other deserving law school students throughout Illinois and beyond. The IJCF has honored the IJC Scholarship Committee with the task of selecting worthy recipients. The committee will use the following criteria in awarding the scholarships: need, community involvement, academic achievement, communication skills and ability to overcome obstacles.

Interested students may pick up a scholarship application in the admissions office, suite 230 by Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

The Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: March 30, 2017

As criminal defense lawyers we believe that by furthering education in the community this can lead to decreasing criminal activity. We also understand the challenge to pay for a good education. This is why we are happy to announce the Aaron J. Boria, PLLC Scholarship. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://thelawyermichigan.com/aaron-j-boria-scholarship/

The Wilshire Law Firm Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

As part of its goal to make education accessible to everyone, the Wilshire Law firm has established a biannual scholarship offered to a student who plans to pursue a career in the legal field. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and assist a motivated student, who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community, to accomplish their dream to practice in the legal field. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: https://wilshirelawfirm.com/legal-scholars-award/

The David Benowitz Public Servants Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

This scholarship is for a student who can describe the importance of public service work and its positve effect on society. Also, in particular, how the work of public defenders and other public service workers positively affect the legal system. The essay needs to be 750 words long. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: https://criminallawdc.com/#scholarship

The InvestmentZen Financial Future Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

InvestmentZen aims to promote a lifetime of financial responsibility which starts as soon as we start managing our own money. The good financial habits we develop as collegiates can serve us for the rest of our lives. To help promote financial responsibility among post-secondary students, were thrilled to award (1) $1,000 USD scholarship to help alleviate educational costs. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.investmentzen.com/scholarship

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.

 

*If you would like to submit a scholarship for posting on this page, you may do so via the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/lL8AHLWA7vTK4tdI3

Important Information for 2015-16 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients

Important Information for 2015-16 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients

If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for the 2015-16 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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