Scholarship Information
provided by the Office of Admissions
2000-2001 Academic Year
 

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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 15, 2000.

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 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.

The Honorable Dean J. Sodaro Memorial Scholarship Fund
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
 
Date Posted Application Deadline Award Information
9/5/2000
NEW!
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.

9/5/2000
NEW!

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, Suite 230.
8/28/2000
NEW!
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.
Date Posted 2000-2001 Deadline Award Information

Important Information 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 230.
 
 
 


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