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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:

Judge Hellen C. Kinney Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 31, 2005

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 with a DuPage County connection and who are enrolled in an accredited law school in Illinois are eligible for this scholarship. The Foundation anticipates awarding two scholarships of $1,000 (or more) to deserving women law students. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions (Suite 230) or online at dupagewomenlawyers.org.

Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship
Application Deadline: Extended to October 23, 2005

The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois has a scholarship opportunity to qualified current law students of Puerto Rican ancestry. Interested applicants should mail or email their completed application to:www.prbalaw.com.

Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 14, 2005

The Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago (BWLA) is offering book scholarships to first and second year law students. Interested scholarship applicants must: (1) be in good standing at an accredited law school located in Illinois; (2) have a demonstrated financial need; and (3) have a commitment to public service as evidenced by participation in community service or outreach. Applications and additional information are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230, or on the association's website at www.bwla.org.

NEW! Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: December 15, 2005

The IFA Educational Foundation is now seeking applicants for a new Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Award.   The award is being sponsored by one of the nation’s leading law firms, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary and is being administered by the IFA Educational Foundation. The goal of this scholarship program is to recognize and support academic achievement among minority law students and to encourage these students to enroll in courses of study related to franchising. Students must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and have a 2L or 3L status during the period of the scholarship.  Students must be enrolled in at least one course oriented towards franchise law, e.g., Torts, Unfair Trade Practices, Trade Secrets, Antitrust, Trademarks, Contracts, Agency, Securities. Applicants must be a member of a minority group (African American, American Indian, Hispanic American, Asian American, Gay/Lesbian). The award is $4,000 and will be presented annually. For additional information and to obtain a scholarship form, stop by the Office of Admissions (Suite 230) or click on this link to the IFA Website - http://www.franchise.org/files/Diversity%20Law%20Scholarship%20Info.pdf.

NEW! Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program
Application Deadline: December 15, 2005

Latham & Watkins will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of four second year law students for use during their third year of law school (2006-07). Factors considered in choosing the Latham Diversity Scholars will include a candidate’s ability to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms, success in overcoming any obstacles or challenges faced in deciding to choose law as a profession, academic and/or leadership achievements, and desire to practice in a global law firm environment. Applications are available at the Office of Admissions ( Suite 230) or at http://www.lw.com/recruiting/diversity.asp.



Award Archive

For a complete list of the awards that have been posted in the 2005-06 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 2004-05 scholarship notices by clicking here.


Important Information for 2005-06 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients

If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for the 2005-06 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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