Chicago-Kent Scholarship Opportunities
- Application Deadline, Friday, September 15!
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
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 Nicole Speck, Director of 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.
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 $200.
Frances J. Larkowski Scholarship
The Frances J. Larkowski Scholarship was established in 1999 with a
contribution from the Rosenstiel Foundation. Additional funds were raised
by the Chicago-Kent Polish American Law Student Association. This scholarship
is awarded to a student with financial need, demonstrated leadership
abilities and an interest in supporting the Polish American community.
Applicants for this scholarship should describe their work in support
of the Polish American community and how this scholarship would help
to alleviate their financial need. The scholarship amount is $1,000.
Law School Association Board of Directors
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.
The Honorable Dean J. Sodaro Memorial Scholarship
This fund was established in 1991 by the Class of 1967, family, faculty,
colleagues and friends in memory of Dean Sodaro, '53, to provide assistance
based on need. Applicants for this award should describe their financial
situation and explain how this scholarship would help to alleviate their
financial need. The scholarship amount is $1,000.
2000-2001 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 15, 2000
||Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship
The Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) will award scholarships
of $2,000 to Latino law students attending law school in the United
States. Applicants must be enrolled in a J.D. program;
LL.M. students are not eligible for these awards. Recipients
will be selected based on financial need and academic promise.
Scholarship recipients will be contacted by PRBA directly.
Applicants should complete the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education
Fund (PRLDEF) Scholarship Application available in the Office of
Admissions, Suite 230.
|January 15, 2001
||Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, Father Joseph
P. Fitzpatrick Scholarship Fund
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) will
award four $1,500 scholarships from the Father Joseph P. Fitzpatrick
Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund's purpose is to support PRLDEF
in its efforts to ensure that talented Latino law students have
the resources needed to pursue a career in public interest law.
All Latino students attending law school in the United States are
eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be
enrolled in a J.D. program; LL.M. students are not eligible
for these awards. Applicants must demonstrate financial need
as well as a commitment to the Latino community. Scholarship
recipients will be announced in May 2001. Applications and
additional information are available in the Office of Admissions,
|October 15, 2000
DuPage Association of Women Lawyers Foundation, Judge Helen
C. Kinney Scholarship
To honor the memory, vision and leadership of Judge Helen C. Kinney,
the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers has established a not-for-profit
foundation to award the Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship. All
second and third-year women law students enrolled in an accredited
law school in Illinois are eligible for this scholarship. The
Foundation anticipates awarding two $1,000 scholarships to deserving
women law students. 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.
for 2000-2001 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients
If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for
the 2000-2001 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