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2002-2003 Academic Year

Law School Association Board of Directors Scholarship

Application Deadline: Friday, December 13, 2002

The Law School Association Board of Directors endowed scholarship fund was established by the Board in 1998 to provide scholarship assistance to law students demonstrating academic merit and financial need. Scholarships are currently available for the Spring 2003 semester, and the Board plans to award approximately 3 scholarships of $1,000 each. Applications are available online or in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230. Completed applications must be received in the Office of Admissions no later than Friday, December 13, 2002. Questions about the scholarship application should be directed to Nicole Speck, Director of Admissions.

External 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 in the order in which they were received.

You may also find information on other outside scholarship awards on the Internet. The following sites are useful for finding scholarship and financial aid information:

NEW! Blind Service Association
Application Deadline: Spring 2003

The Blind Service Association will offer scholarship awards to students who are blind or visually impaired. Applicants must be legally blind residents of the six-county Chicago Metropolitan Area, and must plan to enroll in the 2003 academic year in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, vocational, technical or professional school. Part-time students are welcome to apply. Awards may be as high as $2,500. Applications will be available after January 5, 2003 and the deadline for receipt of the application will be included in the application package. To receive an application package, please contact the Blind Service Association at (312) 236-0808.


Just the Beginning Foundation Scholarship Awards
Application Deadline: March 1, 2003

The Just the Beginning Foundation (JTBF) will offer three scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to law students in Illinois for 2002-2003. Scholarship awards must be used during the 2002-03 academic year. Awards will be based on the applicant's academic record, extracurricular activities (with an emphasis on service oriented extracurricular activities directed toward the enhancement of opportunities for African-Americans), letters of recommendation, financial need, and essay. Finalists will be invited to interview with the JTBF's scholarship committee. The scholarship application and additional information are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.


Jewish Vocational Service, Gertrude and Harry G. Fins Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline: March 1, 2003

The Jewish Vocational Service of Metropolitan Chicago will award scholarships from the Gertrude and Harry G. Fins Scholarship Fund for the 2003-2004 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. All applicants must be available for a personal interview at the JVS offices prior to May 1, 2003. Applications are available on the Jewish Vocational Service website at www.jvschicago.org (click on "Scholarship Services"), or by contacting the JVS at (312) 357-4500 or by e-mail at jvsscholarship@jvschicago.org.


Michael J. Baker Scholarship Fund of the Northeast Johnson County NAACP
Application Deadline: November 30, 2002

The Michael J. Baker Scholarship Fund will award a $1,000 scholarship each February to an African-American post-secondary student who can demonstrate need and academic promise. The recipient will be honored at the NAACP's Martin Luther King Day Program in February. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.


Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: January 31, 2003

The Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) provides scholarships of $2,000 to Latino students attending law school in the U.S. PRBA selects recipients based on financial need and academic promise. All applicants must be a first or second year student (third year evening students are also eligible) in a J.D. degree program at an ABA approved law school. Students working toward their LL.M. are not eligible for this award. Applications and additional information are available in the Office of Admissions, 2nd Floor.


Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund - Father Joseph P. Fitzpatrick Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 28, 2003

The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) was founded in 1972 to struggle for social change and secure justice and equality for Latinos. In 1995, PRLDEF established the Father Joseph P. Fitzpatrick Scholarship Fund 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. The scholarship fund provides four awards of $1,500 to Latino students who demonstrate academic promise, involvement in the Latino community and financial need. Latino students attending law school in the U.S. Are eligible to apply. All applicants must be a first or second year student (third year evening students are also eligible) in a J.D. Degree program at an ABA approved law school. Students working toward their LL.M. Are not eligible for this award. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as well as a commitment to the Latino community. Applications and additional information are available in the Office of Admissions, 2nd Floor.

 

Award Archive

For a complete list of the awards that were posted in the 2002-2003 Record, click here. Although the application deadlines for these awards have already passed, this information can aid you in planning for next year by assisting you in determining the time of year that certain awards are typically offered.  You may also access a complete list of the 2001-2002 scholarship notices by clicking here.

Important Information for 2002-03 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients

If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for the 2002-2003 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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