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. The
following sites are useful for finding scholarship and financial aid
|March 31, 2002
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.
|March 1, 2002
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 2002.
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.
||March 1, 2002
of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program
Educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Chicago are available for law students for the 2002-2003 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 after December 1, 2001
and may be obtained by contacting: Scholarship Secretary,
Jewish Vocational Service, Phone: (312) 357-4521; Fax: (312) 553-5544;
Additional information is also available at www.jvschicago.org
by clicking on the link for "Scholarship Services."
Suburban Bar Association Foundation
The Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation will award scholarships
for the Spring semester, 2002. Third year law students will
be eligible for a $1,500 scholarship; second year students for a
$1,000 scholarship; and first year students for a $500 scholarship.
Applicants must be residents of the Northern District of Illinois,
Eastern Division, who have expressed a commitment to the highest
scholastic standards. Factors considered will include scholastic
achievement, involvement in school activities, extra curricular
activities as well as financial need. Applications 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 reentry 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Scholarship
Committee. Students 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 2001. 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.