Did you receive a Chicago-Kent
Scholarship this year? Do you have questions about your award?
Review Chicago-Kent's scholarship policies.
Searching for financial
assistance for law school? Consider exploring outside scholarships.
Throughout the academic year, the Office of Admissions receives notices
of scholarships that are offered through external organizations.
This page will be updated weekly and will include information on all of
the external scholarship notices that we have received.
Another good source of information about outside scholarship awards
is fastWEB on the internet. This site maintains a searchable database
of over 400,000 scholarship awards for which you may apply. You can
visit the fastWEB site at http://www.fastweb.com.
1998-99 Outside Scholarships
|October 15, 1998
||Just the Beginning Foundation
Scholarships are available for full- and part-time students currently
enrolled in an Illinois law school who are in need of financial assistance.
Scholarship awards must be used during the 1998-99 academic year.
To be considered, applicants must submit a completed scholarship application,
a resume, a law school transcript, two letters of recommendation, a letter
of good standing, and a three page essay. The scholarship application
and additional information are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite
Chicago-Kent provides a range of scholarships to reward academic performance
and to help lessen financial need. The following scholarship policies
concern these awards and appear in §13.3 of the 1997-98 Student Handbook.
||Students who received renewable scholarships upon admission to the
College are automatically considered for renewal based on their academic
performance. In order to continue to receive a renewable scholarship,
the student must maintain the specified rank or GPA at the end of each
academic year, on a continuing basis. The class rank or GPA required
for renewal, as well as other terms of renewability, are set forth in the
scholarship acceptance form signed by the student.
||Merit scholarships are generally awarded to students who rank in the
top 25% of their graduating class. The number of merit scholarships
awarded, and the amount of the awards, are not guaranteed and are limited
by funds available in the scholarship budget in any given year.
||Full-tuition scholarships, half-tuition scholarships and other scholarships
based on a percentage of tuition, are calculated based on the cost of tuition
for a 28 credit hour year for day-division students and a 20 credit hour
year for evening-division students.
||All scholarships are distributed one-half in the fall semester, one-half
in the spring semester, and only in the semesters in which the student
is enrolled. Scholarships may not be applied to summer sessions.
Students who visit at another school or who accelerate their graduation
will forfeit a portion of their scholarship award.
||Scholarships may not be completely transferable from one division to
another division. Students transferring divisions should consult
with the Director of Admissions to determine the percentage of their scholarship
which is transferable.
||Renewable scholarships, merit-based scholarships and student activity
scholarships are not cumulative and students will receive only the highest
award for which they qualify. For example, a student receiving a
renewable scholarship, who then qualifies for a merit scholarship, based
on class rank, will receive the higher of the two awards.