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

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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. 

You can also find information on other outside scholarship awards on the Internet. Both FastWeb and SuperCollege offer free searchable databases with more than 400,000 scholarship awards for which you may apply.  You can visit FastWeb at http://www.fastweb.com and SuperCollege at http://www.supercollege.com.
 
Date Posted Application Deadline Award Information
5/9/01
NEW!
September 14, 2001 Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarships
The Justinian Society of Lawyers of Cook County awards scholarships annually to Italian-American law students who demonstrate financial need, Italian ancestry and academic achievement. 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.
4/19/01
Typically between March and July 2001 for 2002-2003 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 2002-2003 will be awarded for study or training beginning after July 1, 2002 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 at www.rotary.org.

4/19/01
May 31, 2001

Knights of Dabrowski Crusade for Education Financial Aid Program
Students of Polish descent in need of financial aid may apply to the Knights of Dabrowski's Crusade for Education program. A limited number of scholarships and/or interest-free loans are available on the basis of documented financial need, academic performance and community involvement. To be eligible to apply, students must be full-time graduate students enrolled at a fully accredited university in the U.S. or full-time undergraduate juniors or seniors enrolled in pre-professional programs; be a U.S. citizen or documented legal alien of Polish descent; be in good academic standing with documented financial need; and be a Chicago metropolitan area resident for at least four years (proof of residency is required). To request an application, you must contact the Crusade for Education Program, Knights of Dabrowski, 5723 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60646 or call (773) 792-1800.

2/23/01 September 15, 2001 NAPABA Law Foundation Scholarships
The NAPABA Law Foundation, created by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 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 and additional information are available on the Foundation's Web site at http://www.napaba.org/scholar.html. The Foundation also has several fellowships, in amounts up to $5,000, available for students who will be working in public interest or community service organizations benefitting Asian Pacific American communities. The deadline for fellowship applications is March 31, 2000. Fellowship applications and additional information are available on the Foundation's website at http://www.napaba.org/fellow.html.
2/12/01 June 1, 2001 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 may be downloaded from www.alfinc.org and are also available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
1/18/01
June 25, 2001 Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc. Scholarship
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; must exhibit definite financial need; and must have acceptable grades. Scholarship applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230, or by enclosing a self-addressed stamped envelope and writing to:  Therese Brzezinski, Education Committee Chairman- PWCC, P.O. Box 31967, Chicago, Illinois 60631-0967.
11/1/2000
See AAUW web site American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants
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.
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
9/5/2000
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.
10/6/2000
October 31, 2000 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 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.
8/28/2000
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.

10/6/2000

Deadline Extended!
October 20, 2000

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.  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.
11/2/2000
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.

9/5/2000

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.
1/3/2001
January 24, 2001 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 2000-01 academic year.  To be considered, applicants must submit a completed scholarship application, a resume, a law school transcript, one letter 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.
2/1/01
March 1, 2001 ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
The mission of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund is to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to law school and to provide financial assistance to ensure that these students have the opportunity to attend law school for three years. The scholarship fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his/her time in law school. Applicants for the scholarship must be entering, first-year law students in Fall 2001. Students already in law school are not eligible to apply for the award. Applications are available online at www.abanet.org/fje or in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.

11/21/2000

March 1, 2001 Jewish Vocational Service, Gertrude and Harry G. Fins Scholarship Fund
The Jewish Vocational Service of Metropolitan Chicago will award scholarships from the Gertrude and Harry G. Fins Scholarship Fund for the 2001-2002 academic year. Awards typically range from $1,000 to $5,000. To be eligible, you must: be Jewish; be enrolled full-time at Chicago-Kent or one of the other designated law schools; be domiciled in the Chicago metropolitan community; establish financial need; and demonstrate career promise. For an application, please contact Naomi Rubin, Jewish Vocational Service, 1 South Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60606-4694, (312) 357-4519. An informational brochure is available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
11/21/2000
March 1, 2001 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 2001-2002 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, 2000 and February 15, 2001 and can be obtained by contacting:  Scholarship Secretary, Jewish Vocational Service, 1 South Franklin, Chicago, IL 60606; Phone: (312) 357-4521; Fax: (312) 553-5544; e-mail: jvsscholarship@jvschicago.org.  Additional information is also available at www.fastweb.com and www.jvschicago.org.
2/12/01 March 2, 2001 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, male and female, 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.
2/12/01 March 16, 2001 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 230.
2/12/01 March 23, 2001 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 2001. 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 need.

11/2/2000

March 23, 2001 Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation, Judges' Night Scholarship
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.
1/3/2001
March 31, 2001 National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
The National Federation of the Blind will award thirty scholarships to high-achieving legally blind students. Awards range from $3,000 to $10,000 and recipients will be notified in May. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, service to the community and financial need. Applications and additional information are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
3/12/01 March 31, 2001 Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. Scholarships
The Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA) is offering scholarships to second- and third-year black women law students in the extended Chicago area for 2001.  The BWLA is a community service organization which wants to promote and reward a similar interest in community service among future black women lawyers attending law school in the extended Chicago area. The following criteria will be considered in awarding scholarships: academic record (which may include, but is not limited to, grades, journal and/or moot court participation, experience as a teaching fellow/research assistant), extracurricular activities (with particular emphasis given to service-oriented extracurricular activities), letters of recommendation, financial need, the applicant's essay, and an interview with the BWLA Scholarship Committee.  Two scholarships will be awarded.  Historically the committee has awarded one scholarship for $2,500 and a second scholarship for $1,500.  BWLA intends for the scholarships to help defray the costs of tuition for promising future black women lawyers.  Applications and additional information are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
2/23/01 April 1, 2001 Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship
The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving Berks County, Pennsylvania resident embarking on his or her second year at an accredited law school. The $3,000 award is presented annually at the Berks County Bar Association Law Day event. Applications and additional information are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
2/1/01
April 6, 2001

2001-2002 AAUW Scholarships
The Lombard Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering "Return to Learning" Scholarships to be used for the 2001-2002 academic year. These scholarships are available to qualified women residents of the Lombard, Villa Park, Addison, Oakbrook Terrace or Glendale Heights postal districts or members or daughters of members of the Lombard Area AAUW Branch. In addition, scholarship applicants must be continuing their education after a significant interruption, and must demonstrate strong academics and financial need. Applications and additional information are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.

2/23/01 April 7, 2001 Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago Scholarships
The Bohemian Lawyer's Association of Chicago will award scholarships this spring to area students. All persons of Czech, Moravian, Ruthenian, Silesian or Slovak ancestry who are enrolled in an accredited law school in the greater Chicagoland area are eligible to apply.  Two scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded.  Applicants must submit the scholarship application, an essay and a certified copy of their law school transcript.  Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
3/12/01 April 16, 2001

USA Education/USA Funds Scholarships
The USA Education/USA Funds Scholarship Program will award up to 1,000 scholarships of $1,500 each, based on economic need. To be eligible to apply for an award, students must meet the following criteria: (1) plan to enroll or be currently enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate coursework at an accredited university; (2) have an annual adjusted gross family income of $35,000 or less; and (3) be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Up to 50 percent of the awards will be targeted to applicants who are members of an ethnic minority or who are physically disabled. In addition, special consideration will be given to applicants from the states where USA Funds is the designated guarantor of federal education loans. The awards are renewable until students receive a degree or certificate or for up to three years, whichever comes first, providing students meet academic criteria. Applications are available on the USA Funds website at http://www.wiredscholar.com/usafunds.

3/21/01 April 30, 2001 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 Illinois. 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 11, 2001. 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, Suite 230.
2/15/01 April 30, 2001 The P.L.A.T.O. Scholarship 2001
The P.L.A.T.O. Loan Program will award $50,000 in scholarships to help offset education-related expenses for the 2001-2002 school year. All students who will be enrolled in a regionally or nationally accredited college or university for the Fall semester 2001 are eligible to apply. Scholarships may be used for undergraduate or graduate study, including professional programs such as law. Scholarship awards will range from $1,000 to $5,000. To apply for a scholarship, simply complete a brief online 9-question survey. Winners will be drawn at random from all completed surveys. No essays, grades, test scores or transcripts are required. Applications are available at www.plato.org.
     

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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