Chicago-Kent Scholarship Opportunities - DEADLINES
The deadlines for the following scholarship awards have been extended.
Applications should be submitted to the Office of Admissions no later than
October 8, 1999.
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.
Application materials should be submitted to Nicole Speck, Director of
Admissions, Suite 230.
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.
To apply for the scholarship, you must submit a letter of application
that describes the reasons that you feel you qualify for the scholarship
as well as any other factors that you wish the Scholarship Committee to
consider. Letters of application should be addressed to Nicole Speck,
Director of Admissions and should be submitted to the Office of Admissions,
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
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 http://www.fastweb.com.
||November 1, 1999
||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 1999-2000 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 an essay. The scholarship application and additional
information are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
||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 http://www.corusbank.com
and click on "Student Loans" for more information.
|The application deadlines
for the following scholarship awards have already passed. This information
is provided to assist you in determining the time of year that various
awards are typically offered. Awards are listed in chronological
order by their application deadline.
||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 www.justinians.org,
or in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
||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 http://www.napaba.org/scholar.html.
||September 27, 1999
||Hellenic Bar Association Scholarships
The Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois (HBA), an organization of
Illinois attorneys of Hellenic descent, will award scholarships to second-
and third-year law students of Hellenic descent based upon academic performance
and demonstrable financial need. This year, HBA will award at least
three scholarships of $2,500 each. Applicants must submit the HBA
Scholarship Application, official law school transcripts and proof of financial
need. Applicant interviews will be held on the evening of September
29, 1999. Scholarship recipients must attend the awards
ceremony on October 10, 1999 to receive their award. Applications
for HBA Scholarships are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.