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.
|March 30, 2000
||ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund was created as part of an
ABA presidential initiative to encourage and support diversity in the legal
profession. The Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is intended to provide
resources to increase the flow of racial and ethnic minority students into
the legal profession. For the 2000-2001 academic year, the ABA will award
a minimum of twenty $5,000 scholarships, primarily to entering freshmen.
Assuming the recipient achieves satisfactory performance in law school,
an award may be renewed for two additional years. Most of the scholarship
awards will be made to entering law students. However, students who will
be starting their second or third year in law school may also apply. Students
interested in applying for the scholarship must submit the scholarship
application, a personal statement and at least one letter of recommendation.
Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
|June 9, 2000
||Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship
The firm of Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal of Birmingham
and Mobile, Alabama and the Alabama Law Foundation, Inc. will award a scholarship
in memory of the firm's founding partners, Edward Harmon Cabaniss and Forney
Johnston. This scholarship is awarded annually to a law student who is
a resident of Alabama, is attending an accredited law school in the United
States and will be a second year student. The scholarship will cover
tuition and books for the second year of law school to a maximum of $5,000.
A second place scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded at the committee's
discretion. While academic achievement is the key factor in determining
eligibility for the scholarship, consideration will be given to other factors
such as conscientiousness, dependability, civic involvement, financial
need and dedication to the highest ethical standards. Applications
are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
|April 1, 2000
||DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarships
The DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers will
award a scholarship to a student of Italian extraction who has completed
at least one semester of law school. In general, one award of $1,000
is made, but occasionally more than one applicant is chosen. The
award will be made on or about May 7, 2000. Applicants must submit
the scholarship application, a personal statement, letter of recommendation
from a law school faculty member and a copy of their previous year's Federal
income taxes. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions,
|March 24, 2000
||DuPage County Bar Association, Hartman E. Stime Scholarship
The DuPage County Bar Association will award a $2,000 scholarship to
a DuPage County resident who will commence their second year of
law school in Fall 2000. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis
of prior academic achievement and economic need. Chicago-Kent is able to
nominate one student for consideration by the DuPage County Bar Association
Scholarship Committee. All interested students must submit a letter
of application describing their qualifications to Nicole Speck, Director
of Admissions, Suite 230. The letter of application should describe the
reasons that you qualify for the scholarship, including your academic achievement
and the ways in which the scholarship will help to alleviate your financial
|March 31, 2000
||Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarships
The Attorney-CPA Foundation will award ten scholarships in 2000 in
amounts ranging from $250 to $1,000. The scholarships are open to
law students who will be entering their third year of law school in Fall
2000 who have obtained a CPA certificate. Applicants will be evaluated
based upon their academic performance, leadership in the school and community
and need for assistance in completing their studies. Recipients will
be selected by the Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarship Committee no later
than June 30, 2000. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions,
Suite 230, or on the Foundation's web site at http://www.attorney-cpa.com/foundation.html
||March 10, 2000
||Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, William A. McClain Scholarship
The Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC), in conjunction
with the Cincinnati Bar Foundation, will award a scholarship (estimated
at $1,000) to an African-American Cincinnatian, enrolled in an accredited
law school, who has demonstrated leadership skills, a commitment to the
Cincinnati community and has financial need. All students are encouraged
to apply regardless of their year in law school. Applications and
additional information are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite
||March 1, 2000
||Kern County Women Lawyers Public Benefit Fund Scholarship
The Kern County Women Lawyers Association (KCWLA) of Bakersfield, California
provides scholarships to deserving law school students each year in either
April or May. The KCWLA is an organization that supports and promotes
women attorneys as well as issues of gender, diversity and equality.
Eligible applicant law students must have ties to Kern County, California,
have financial need and/or hardship, and have good scholarship. The
Association is also interested in candidates who have an interest in the
most pressing issues of the day. The scholarship award may be anywhere
from $250 to $3,000. Applications for the KCWLA Scholarship are available
in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
||April 1, 2000
||Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation Scholarships
The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit organization
established to aid and promote the work of real estate education throughout
Illinois, will award scholarships for the 2000-2001 academic year to students
interested in careers in the real estate industry. The selection
of scholarship recipients will be determined by the Foundation, taking
into consideration the applicant's indication of interest in pursuing a
career in real estate or an allied field (i.e., construction, land use
planning, mortgage banking, property management, real estate appraising,
real estate assessing, real estate brokerage, real estate development,
real estate investment counseling, real estate law, real estate syndication);
record of scholastic achievement, including academic grade point average;
economic need or situation; and references and recommendations by instructors,
employers, REALTORS® and other prominent individuals. Applicants must
submit the scholarship application form, a letter of application, a record
of military service (if any), a description of the proposed program of
study, a typed statement from a real estate instructor recommending the
applicant, an official law school transcript and two letters of recommendation.
Applications and additional information are available in the Office of
Admissions, Suite 230 or on the Foundation's web site at http://www.illinoisrealtor.org.
||Typically between March and July 2000 for 2001-2002 awards
Must contact Rotary Foundation for more information.
|Rotary Foundation Scholarships
(1) Ambassadorial Scholarships
The primary purpose of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
is to further international understanding and friendly relations among
people of different countries. Ambassadorial Scholarships for 2001-2002
will be awarded for study or training beginning after July 1, 2001 in another
country where Rotary clubs are located. Scholarships are for one
academic year at a study institution assigned by the Rotary Foundation
Trustees. Applicants must submit evidence of the ability to read, write
and speak the language(s) of their proposed study country and must pass
a language proficiency examination.
(2) Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships
The Rotary Foundation offers Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships for
either three or six months of intensive language training and cultural
immersion at a study institution assigned by The Rotary Foundation Trustees.
Applicants for the scholarship are expected to have completed at least
one year of college-level course work or its equivalent in the language
they plan to study. This scholarship is not appropriate for the study
of a language that the applicant already speaks fluently.
Individuals interested in either of these scholarships should contact
their local Rotary Club for an application and to inquire about scholarship
availability. Since scholarship availability is determined by Rotarian
contributions at the local level, not all Rotary clubs will offer scholarships,
nor will all types of scholarships necessarily be available in a given
year. Application deadlines are set by individual clubs. Detailed
information and applications are available on the Rotary Foundation website
||May 1, 2000
||ATLA - Alia Herrera Memorial Auxiliary Scholarship
Annually, the Auxiliary of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
(ATLA) presents a scholarship in the amount of $3,000 to a student attending
law school. The Auxiliary will award the scholarship to a student
who has shown aptitude and interest in promoting the rights of the individual.
The recipient should show good academic performance and appreciate financial
assistance. The recipient must be able to attend the ATLA Auxiliary
Spouse Luncheon on Tuesday, August 1, 2000 at the ATLA Annual Convention
in Chicago to accept the award. Eligible applicants are law students
who attend law schools in the Chicago area; law students who are student
members of the Law Student Section of ATLA; or law students who are children
of ATLA members. Additional information is available in the Office
of Admissions, Suite 230.
||June 30, 2000
||Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc. Scholarships
The Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc. is a philanthropic organization
of American women of Polish descent interested in discovering the richness
of their Polish heritage and sharing it with others. Realizing that
education is the main tool for deepening an appreciation of culture and
advancing a people, the Club supports educational activities and the personal
efforts of Polish American students, male and female, through financial
scholarships. To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must meet
the following criteria: must be a United States citizen; must have one
parent of some Polish heritage; must be a Chicago area resident enrolled
as a full-time student, second-year or beyond; must exhibit definite financial
need; and must have acceptable grades. Students wishing to be considered
for this scholarship may obtain an application by enclosing a self-addressed
stamped envelope and writing to: Therese Brzezinski, Education Committee
Chairman- PWCC, P.O. Box 31967, Chicago, Illinois 60631-0967.
||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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit the PER web site at http://www.theroundtable.org.
||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: email@example.com.
Additional information is also available at www.fastweb.com.
|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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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,
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