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! Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago Annual Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 31, 2006
All persons of Czech, Moravian, Ruthenian, Silesian or Slovak ancestry enrolled in an accredited law school in the greater Chicagoland area are eligible for a Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago (BLAC) annual scholarship. Scholarships in the amount of $1,500, payable to the recipient's law school are presented at the BLAC Annual Installation Dinner. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2006. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, suite 230. For additional information, contact Joseph F. Vosicky, Jr. at 53 West Jackson Blvd, Suite 1025, Chicago, IL 60604, or see BLAC website at www.bohemianlawyers.org.
NEW! Korean American Bar Association of Chicago ("KABA") Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1, 2006
Every year, KABA with the generous support of Baker & McKenzie, awards a scholarship of $500. This scholarship is open to all law students. The winner will be announced at the KABA Annual Dinner on April 26, 2006.† The winner must be present at the KABA Annual Dinner to receive the scholarship. To apply for the scholarship, law students must provide a resume, unofficial law school transcript, and a brief statement (1 page maximum) explaining why they are applying for the scholarship to David B. Kahng, Assistant Counsel, Morgan Stanley, 2500 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods, IL 60015. For questions regarding this scholarship, contact David Kahng at 224-405-2715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.† For more information about KABA and the Annual Dinner, please visit KABA's website at www.kabachicago.org.
NEW! Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. (BWLA) Scholarship Application Deadline: March 17, 2006
The Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. is committed to providing scholarship money to deserving students - this is not a need-based scholarship so all students are encouraged to apply. The grand prize scholarship will be no less than $1,000. Entries must be mailed or delivered to BWLA Scholarship Comittee, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Suite 600, Chicago, Illinois 60604 and post-marked or hand-delivered by March 17, 2006. Eligibiilty: Applicants must be enrolled in an Illinois accredited law school, and must be in good academic standing as demonstrated by a letter of good standing from the law school Registrar and an unofficial copy of the law school transcript. A 1,000 word essay is required to apply. For additional information regarding the scholarship contest, please contact BWLA at email@example.com. For a copy of the entry rules, please stop by the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
NEW! Alabama Law Foundation, Inc. - Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship Application Deadline: June 2, 2006
The Cabaniss, Johnston 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. The application can be completed online at www.alfinc.org. For additional information, contact Abby Jacks at (334) 269-1515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! The Chicago Bar Foundation 2006 Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship Application Deadline: April 15, 2006
The CBF Marovitz Scholarship is intended to support a needy law student who is deeply committed to public interest work so that upon graduation financial need will not prevent the student from pursuing a public interest legal career. The scholarship provides funds for needy public interest-minded students so they may complete law school with as little debt as possible. The CBF will award the scholarship annually to one student attending a Chicago area law school. Funds, payable over a three-year period, will enable an incoming student who intends to pursue a career in public interest law to have a significant portion of his or her tuition and related expenses covered by sholarship funding. Contingent upon the recipient's continued compliance with the terms of the scholarship, the student will receive $5,000 in the first year of law school, $10,000 in the second year, and $15,000 in the third year (the payment schedule may be modified for part-time students). Guidelines to apply are available at http://chicagobarfoundation.org/awards/other.htm.
NEW! The Chicago Lighthouse for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired, The Cara Dunne Yates Scholarship Application Deadline: May 1, 2006
The Chicago Lighthouse, through The Panitch Scholarship Program, awards scholarships in eight categories, including students pursuing a law degree. The Cara Dunne Yates Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a graduate or advanced degree with special consideration given to students seeking a law degree. Interested applicants should write a one-page essay about their background and educational/career goals and how this scholarship will help to achieve these goals. An eye report or statement from your doctor proving your visual impairment is required. Also, include a letter from your school stating proof of enrollment. Personal references are helpful, but not required. Submit material to The Chicago Lighthouse, Scholarship Program Coordinator, 1850 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608-1298 or email@example.com. For questions, call 312.666.1331.
NEW! Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation, The Timothy C. Evans Scholarship Application Deadline: April 11, 2006
The Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation was established by the NWSBA and awards eligible students who reside in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, and who have expressed a commitment to the highest scholastic standards. Some factors to be considered are scholastic achievement, involvement in school activities, and extra curricular activities, as well as, financial need. The Timothy C. Evans Scholarship was established to honor the commitment and dedication that the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County has devoted to the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and to the community of Cook County. Currently enrolled law students need to complete the application and additional requirements, including cover letter and law school transcript. For a copy of the scholarship application, stop by the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
NEW! Dupage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, 2006 Scholarship Application Deadline: April 30, 2006
The Dupage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers will award a scholarship to students of Italian extraction who have completed at least one semester of law school and are currently enrolled in law school. Generally, two scholarships are awarded ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications and letters of recommendation are required to apply. Additional information and an application
can be picked up in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
NEW! Knights of Dabrowski Crusade for Education, Financial Aid Program Application Deadline: May 31, 2006
Students of Polish descent in need of financial aid may apply to the Knights of Dabrowski Crusade for Education program. A limited number of scholarships are available on the basis of documented financial need, academic performance and community involvement. Basic eligibility requirements are: full-time enrollment in fully accredited college/university; U.S. citizenship or documented legal alien of Polish heritage; good academic standing and documented financial need; and Chicago area residency for at least four years. To apply, contact the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.792.1800 for an application.
NEW! Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc., Financial Scholarships Application Deadline: July 1, 2006
The Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc. supports the educational activities of Polish American students, male and female, through financial scholarships. To qualify for consideration, a student must meet the following criteria: U.S. citizenship; Polish heritage by at least one parent; Chicago area residency; full-time student; exhibit financial need and good academic standing. To request an application, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Eunice Warda, Education Committee Chairman, Polish Women's Civic Club, PO Box 684, Lake Villa, IL 60046.
NEW! DuPage County Bar Foundation,
Hartman E. Stime Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 24, 2006
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 2006. The scholarship will
be awarded on the basis of prior academic achievement and
economic need. Applications are available online at www.dcba.org/public/found.htm.
The scholarship selection committee will interview applicants
at their Wheaton office on April 8, 2006. The recipient
will be recognized at the annual Law Day Luncheon on April
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 31, 2006
The National Federation of the Blind has the largest scholarship
program for legally blind post-secondary students in the
country. The Federation grants thirty scholarships annually
to legally blind persons in higher education from college
freshmen to doctoral candidates. The scholarships range
in value from $3,000 to $12,000, and generous donors like
the internationally famous scientist and thinker Dr. Ray
Kurzweil often enhance these values with additional gifts.
Federation scholarship winners also win a trip to the organization's
annual convention and the opportunity to develop mentoring
relationships with the nation's most dynamic leaders of
the blind community. The annual filing deadline is March
31, and all scholarships are granted in July of each year.
Applications and additional information are available online
on the National Federation of the Blind's website.
The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: April 1, 2006
In 1978, the Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Fund was
established by Helen and Richard Fox and Friends to honor
the memory of their son who, as a proud member of the Berks
County Bar Association, served as a young attorney in the
Public Defenderís Office. The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship
Award of $3,000 is presented annually at the Berks County
Bar Association Law Day Event. It is given to help
fund a deserving Berks County, Pennsylvania resident embarking
on his or her second year at an accredited law school. Eligible
students should go to www.bccf.org/scholarships/fox.htm
for an application. Completed applications must be
returned to Berks County Community Foundation, P.O. Box
212, Reading, PA, 19603-0212 by April 1st.
Returning to Learning Scholarships
Application Deadline: April 1, 2006
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) promotes
equity for women and girls, life-long education, and positive
societal change. The Lombard Area Branch of AAUW is offering
one "Returning to Learning" Scholarship to a woman
to assist in completing a graduate degree. The woman must
be a resident of Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace,
or Glendale Heights, who has been out of school for at least
2 - 3 years. Law school students applying for this scholarship
can not have obtained a master's degree previously. To apply,
call 630-629-5630, go to www.aauw-il.org/lombard,
or stop by the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
Peoria County Bar Association - Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 17, 2006
The goal of the Peoria County Bar Association is to diversify
its membership by providing financial assistance to racial
and ethnic minority law students who have an intent to practice
law in the Peoria area following graduation from law school.
For the 2006-07 academic year, the (PCBA) will issue a $1,000
scholarship to a 2L. Additional information and an application
can be picked up in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
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
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.