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! The Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadline: April 30, 2006
The Attorney-CPA Foundation is pleased to announce the annual Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarships. The Foundation will award ten scholarships in 2006 in amounts ranging from $250 to $1,000 to ten students who will be graduating from law school in 2007. The scholarships are open to law students who will be entering their third year of law school who have obtained a CPA certificate. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their academic performance, leadership in the school and community and need for assistance in completing their studies. Application forms can be obtained online at www.attorney-cpa.com/foundation or from the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
NEW! DRI Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: August 1, 2006
DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar is pleased to announce this year's Law Student Diversity Scholarship program, which is open to law students of color and all female law students regardless of heritage or color who are currently enrolled in their second year of law school at the time of their application for this scholarship. The program will provide financial assistance to two (2) worthy law students in the amount of $10,000 each to applicants who best meet the following criteria: Completion of an application and essay; demonstrated academic excellence; service to the profession; service to the community; service to the cause of diversity. Winners will be announced September of 2006 and invited to attend the Awards Luncheon on October 12 at the 2006 DRI Annual Meeting in San Fransisco. For additional details regarding the scholarship process and to download the application, please visit www.dri.org.
NEW! The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Scholarship
Application deadline: April 28, 2006
The Federal Circuit Bar Association, through its Charitable and Educational Fund, offers economic assistance to law students having a potential interest in legal issues that may be appealed to the Federal Circuit. To fulfill their mission the association created a scholarship in memory of Giles Sutherland Rich, former Circuit Judge on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. An award of $10,000, in memory of Judge Rich, will be given by the Federal Circuit Bar Association to a law student showing financial need and demonstrated academic promise. Selection for the award will be based primarily on a written submission of no more than one page setting out the applicant's financial need, any interests in particular areas of the law, and any qualifications for the award considered relevant by the applicant. The submission should also include the applicant's law school transcript, and a one page curriculum vitae. The materials should be sent to Stephen L. Peterson, The Federal Circuit Bar Association, c/o Finnegan, Henderson Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, 901 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011-4413.
NEW! The 2006 Take 5 Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: June 1, 2006
Keybank is pleased to present the 2006 Take 5 Scholarship Program. This scholarship program will award one $5,000 scholarship each month through June. Registering is quick and easy, at www.key.com/Take5 to enter each month, now through June. This $25,000 program helps to ensure that students get the funds they need to reach their goals.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.