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

Last updated: January 10, 2000

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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
May 19, 2000 Public Employees Roundtable Scholarships
The Public Employees Roundtable (PER) is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of professional associations representing more than one million Federal, state and local government employees and retirees.  The PER Scholarship Program awards money to bright and talented college students considering careers in government.  Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate degree program or be enrolled in a full- or part-time graduate or post-graduate program.  All applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average in their current degree program of a 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.  Preference will be given to applicants with previous public service, volunteer or community service experience.  For more information about PER's Scholarship Program, please contact Ms. Irma Salley by phone at (202) 927-4923 or by e-mail at, or visit the PER web site at
March 1, 2000 Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program
Educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for law students for the 2000-2001 academic year.  Scholarships are available for Jewish students legally domiciled in the greater Chicago metropolitan area who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers, and who are in need of financial assistance for full-time academic programs.  The largest fund is the Marcus and Theresa Levie Educational Fund.  Applicants for the Levie Educational Fund must be legally domiciled in Cook County.  Other awards are available to residents of the greater Chicago metropolitan area and the Yonover awards are open to residents of Northwest Indiana.  Additional information is available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.  Applications are available between December 1, 1999 and February 15, 2000 and can be obtained by contacting:  Scholarship Secretary, Jewish Vocational Service, 1 South Franklin, Chicago, IL 60606; Phone: (312) 357-4521; Fax: (312) 855-3282; email:  Additional information is also available at
10/21/99 January 28, 2000 Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation
The Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation will award three scholarships for the Spring semester, 2000.  Third year law students will be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship; second year students for a $1,500 scholarship; and first year students for a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be residents of the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, regardless of the law school attended. Interested candidates must submit the application, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a one page statement.  Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
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.
Date Posted 1999-2000 Deadline Award 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.
8/12/99 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
9/20/99 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.
6/18/99 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.
9/20/99 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.
10/21/99 November 29, 1999 South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship
The South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship Committee will award a $1,500 scholarship to a deserving law student of an accredited local law school.  Applicants must be a resident of the South Suburbs of Cook County and must have a present interest to practice law in the South Suburbs upon graduation.  Financial need will be considered by the Scholarship Committee and applicants must document their financial need when requested to do so by the Committee.  Each student interested in being considered for the Scholarship Award must submit a brief resume for review by the South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship Committee.  The Committee may conduct interviews of applicants or, alternatively, may in its discretion, recommend a candidate to the Board of the South Suburban Bar Association based upon a review of the resumes submitted.  In order to receive the Scholarship Award, the student must attend the South Suburban Bar Association's Installation Dinner Dance in January 2000.  Additional information about this scholarship is available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. Applicants should forward a letter of application, resume and financial information directly to Dennis G. Gianopolus, Attorney at Law, 717 Burnham Avenue, Calumet City, Illinois 60409.

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.

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