Opportunities Deadline: Monday, October
The following Chicago-Kent
scholarships are currently available through the Office of Admissions.
Application instructions for each award are listed below. Applications
are due in the Office of Admissions no later than Monday, October
You must submit
a separate application for each scholarship for which you are applying. Letters
of application should be addressed to Nicole Speck, Director of Admissions,
and returned to the Office of Admissions on the 2nd floor in Suite 230.
Questions about the available awards should be addressed to Nicole
Speck, Director of Admissions.
Asian Law Student
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, a statement
describing their financial situation and how the scholarship would
help to alleviate their need, and a letter of recommendation by a
person 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
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.
To apply for the award, you must submit a letter describing the reasons
that you feel you qualify for the scholarship, a description of your
financial situation, as well as any other factors that you wish the
Scholarship Committee to consider. The scholarship amount is
The Illinois Bar
Foundation provides an annual scholarship award to a deserving second-
or third-year student who is in need of financial assistance to complete
his or her legal education. All
applicants for the award MUST be student members of the Illinois State
Bar Association. Applicants for this award must submit their resume
and a letter of application describing their financial situation and
other qualifications for the award. Applicants must also verify that
they are student members of the ISBA or have an ISBA application in
progress at the time of the award. The scholarship amount is $2,000.
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 submit a letter
of application describing 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.
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 submit a letter of
application describing their financial situation and explaining how
this scholarship would help to alleviate their financial need. The
scholarship amount is $1,000.
Information for 2001-2002 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients
you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for the 2001-2002 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,
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. For a complete list
of the scholarships that were posted in the Record last year, click
You may 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.
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 16, 2001. Scholarship recipients must attend
the awards ceremony on November 3, 2001 to receive their award.
Applications for HBA Scholarships are available in the Office of
Admissions, Suite 230.
Foundation of Santa Barbara
The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has scholarships available
for the 2002-2003 academic year. Applicants for the awards must
be: 1) a graduate of a high school in Santa Barbara County, California
OR an adult re-entry student who has resided in Santa Barbara, California
for a minimum of the last three years as a non-student; and 2) a
full-time student in a standard academic program. Applicants must
complete a Scholarship Foundation application and submit all supporting
materials. A personal interview in Santa Barbara, California is
required in March 2002. To obtain an application, send a self-addressed,
double-stamped long envelope with your request to: Scholarship Foundation
of Santa Barbara, PO Box 3620, Santa Barbara, CA 93130 or visit
the Foundation web site at www.sbscholarship.org.
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 who are present or past residents
of DuPage County and who are 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.
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
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.
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.