Scholarship Information
provided by the Office of Admissions
1999-2000 Academic Year

Last updated: August 30, 1999

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Chicago-Kent Scholarship Opportunities
The following Chicago-Kent scholarships are currently available through the Office of Admissions.  To apply for an award, you must submit a letter of application and any additional materials listed in the scholarship description to the Office of Admissions no later than Friday, September 10, 1999.

You must submit a separate letter of application for each scholarship for which you are applying.  Your letter should describe the reasons that you feel you qualify for the scholarship, a description of your financial situation (if applicable) as well as any other factors that you wish the Scholarship Committee to consider.  Letters of application should be addressed to Michael S. Burns, Assistant Dean for Admissions.

Asian Law Student Scholarship
The Asian Law Student Scholarship was established by alumnae/i and friends of Chicago-Kent, including the Chinese Bar Association, to provide financial assistance to students of Asian descent.  Students, alumnae/i and friends celebrated the inception of this scholarship fund at a Chinese New Year reception in February 1997.  In awarding the scholarship, the scholarship committee will give preference to students planning to serve the Asian community.  Interested applicants should submit an essay describing their commitment to serving the needs of the Asian American community and a letter of recommendation by persons who can be contacted by the Chinese American Bar Association.  Applicants must be in good standing and must demonstrate commitment to serving the needs of the Asian American community, a commitment to and interest in pro bono and/or public interest legal work, financial need and leadership potential.  The recipient will be selected by the Chinese American Bar Association.  The scholarship amount is approximately $1,000.

Class of 1993 Scholarship in Memory of Ken Rosen
The Class of 1993 established this scholarship in celebration of their five-year reunion. This fund is dedicated to the memory of Ken Rosen, a student who spent one year of law school at Chicago-Kent. Mr. Rosen passed away while this class was still in school.  This scholarship will assist a first-year student who has a unique, well-balanced background. The scholarship amount is $600.

Daniel C. Cohn Memorial Scholarship
The Daniel C. Cohn Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Daniel Cohn (1958-1985) by his classmates.  This fund provides assistance to a disabled student or to a student who works with disabled individuals.  The scholarship amount is $450.

Marvin Gates Memorial Fund
The Marvin Gates Memorial Fund provides funds for books and supplies for a financially needy third-year student.  Preference is given to students of Jewish faith and to students with demonstrated financial need and a commitment to social justice.  The fund was established by Paula Gates, 96, in honor of her father, Marvin Gates.  Mr. Gates was a professional engineer who valued education and who understood the needs of his community and those of the third world countries where he spent time during his career.  The scholarship amount is $400.

Law School Association Board of Directors Scholarship
This endowed scholarship was established by the Law School Association Board of Directors in 1998 and will be awarded to law students demonstrating academic merit and financial need. The scholarship amount is approximately $1,000.

Jeffrey & Susan Rubenstein Scholarship Fund
The Rubenstein Scholarship Fund was established by Jeffrey and Susan Rubenstein, two friends of the law school.  Mr. Rubenstein is an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent and a partner at the firm of Much Shelist Freed Denenberg & Ament.  The recipient of this fund is selected based on financial need with preference given to students who are financing their law school education by working in non-professional positions or part-time jobs in the hospitality or service industries.  The scholarship amount is $1,200.

Important Information for 1999-2000 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients
If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for the 1999-2000 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.
1999-2000 Outside 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 by the date on which they were posted. 

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
Date Posted Application Deadline Award Information
September 23, 1999 NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships
The NAPABA Law Foundation, an organization of over thirty local Asian Pacific American bar associations, will award scholarships this fall on a nationwide basis to law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Asian Pacific American community as future leaders.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school at least half time, and must submit a completed and signed NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarship Application form.  Applicants must also submit an official law school transcript (or for first-year students, a statement from their law school certifying that they are law degree candidates enrolled at least half-time), a resume and two letters of recommendation.  Applicants who wish to demonstrate financial need may also submit a copy of their financial aid application. NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarship applications are available on the Foundation's Web site at
September 30, 1999 Corus Bank $2,000 Scholarship Giveaway
Corus Bank will be giving away $2,000 in scholarships from June through September for the 1999-2000 academic year. There are no grade point or essay requirements for the scholarships. By simply completing the on-line submission form and sending it, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $250 scholarship. Drawings will be held on the 15th and the lst day of each month from June through September. Winners will be announced on the 16th and the 1st day of each month on the Corus Bank Web site. You do not have to be a Corus Bank borrower to enter the Scholarship Giveaway. You may enter the Corus Bank Scholarship Giveaway at and click on "Student Loans" for more information.
5/12/99  September 6, 1999 Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarships
The Justinian Society of Lawyers awards scholarships annually to Italian-American law students who demonstrate financial need, Italian ancestry and academic achievement. In 1998, over $40,000 was awarded to a total of twenty-five law students. Students interested in applying for scholarships must complete the scholarship application, and submit a law school transcript, financial information and 500-word essay. Applications are available on the Justinian Society Web site at, or in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.


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