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.
|January 5, 2001
||Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation
The Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation will award scholarships
for the Spring semester, 2001. 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.
|March 23, 2001
||Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation, Judges' Night
The Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation will award a special
scholarship to one law student at the annual Judges' Night in April.
All applicants for NWSBA Scholarships (see description above) who
are not selected for a scholarship will automatically be considered
for the Judges' Night scholarship. New applications will also be
accepted for this award. Applications are available in the Office
of Admissions, Suite 230.
|See AAUW web site
of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation Fellowships and
The AAUW Educational Foundation, the largest source of funding exclusively
for graduate women in the world, supports aspiring scholars around
the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at
critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions
where women are underrepresented. The AAUW Educational Foundation
each year distributes more than $3.3 million in fellowships, grants,
and awards. More than a century after the first grant was awarded,
the Foundation continues a dynamic and distinguished tradition of
advancing educational and career opportunities for all women. Eligibility
criteria and applications for fellowships and grants may be downloaded
from the AAUW web site.
|November 15, 2000
||Puerto Rican Bar
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
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,
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
|October 31, 2000
||South Suburban Bar
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 December
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, 18511 Torrence Avenue,
Lansing, Illinois 60438.
|October 15, 2000
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.
October 20, 2000
|Hellenic Bar Association
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.
Applicants will be required to complete an interview on the evening
of Tuesday, October 17, 2000. Scholarship recipients must
attend the awards ceremony on November 5, 2000 to receive their
award. Applications for HBA Scholarships are available in
the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
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