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2005-06 Academic Year

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! South Surburban Bar Association Scholarship

Application Deadline: September 29, 2006

The South Surburban Bar Association has a scholarship for eligible students in the amount of $1,500. To apply, a candidate must be a deserving student attending an accredited local law school; 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; and have documented financial need. Students interested in being considered for the scholarship award must submit a brief resume for review by the South Surburban Bar Association Committee. They must also include a cover letter (200 word maximum) indicating why they want to practice on the Southside. The Committee may conduct interviews of applicants or alternatively, may in its discretion, recommend a candidate to the Board of South Surburban Bar Association based upon a review of the resumes submitted. Interested students may forward their resume and cover letter demonstrating connection and desire to practice on the Southside directly to Roger S. Hutchison, Attorney at Law, 47 West Polk Street, Suite M-2, Chicago, Illinois 60605. In order to be eligible for consideration, candidate resumes must be received by September 29, 2006.

NEW! Illinois Bar Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: September 29, 2006

The Illinois Bar Foundation will award a $3,000 scholarship to a 2nd or 3rd year law student attending Chicago-Kent. The Foundation seeks to award the scholarship to a 2nd or 3rd year student who has a grade point average of 2.5 or higher (or its equivalent), is involved in diverse extracurricular & community activities and has financial need. The scholarship will favor students who have an intention of practicing law in Illinois. Membership in the Illinois State Bar Association is encouraged by not required. To apply, students can pick up an application form in the office of admissions, suite 230. Please note, applications must be returned to the office of admissions for forwarding to the foundation.

NEW! McDermott Minority Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 6, 2006

McDermott Will & Emery has been committed to improving diversity at their law firm and in the legal industry generally for several years. McDermott is proud to have the 5th highest number of minority partners amoung U.S. law firms as ranked in the March 2006 Minority Law Journal. To further their efforts to recruit more racial and ethnic minority lawyers, McDermott is pleased to announce the McDermott Minority Scholarship. McDermott will award a $15,000 scholarship and a position in a McDermott Summer Program to two second-year minority law students from ABA-accredited law schools. Students who meet McDermott's hiring criteria and demonstrate leadership, community involvement, and a commitment to improving diversity in the legal community should consider applying. All interested students must submit an online application, resume, transcript, and 1-2 page essay. The essay should include ideas the applicant has for how the number of minority students in law schools can be increased and how the applicant has improved and intends to continue to help improve diversity in the legal profession throughout his/her law school and legal career. All material should be forwarded to McDermott Will & Emery, Attn: McDermott Minority Scholarship, 227 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60606. To apply, students can pick up an application form in the office of admissions, suite 230.


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 2006-07 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients

If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for the 2006-07 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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