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2006-07 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! Kankakee County Society of Women in Law Book Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 15, 2007

The Society of Women in Law (SWIL) Scholarship Committee annually awards scholarships to deserving women law students of accredited Illinois law schools. This year two (2) $1,000 scholarships are available to help defray the cost of books. To qualify, applicants must be a resident of Illinois and any County other than Cook. The Scholarship Committee will consider financial need and applicants must document their financial need when required to do so. Students interested in being considered for the scholarship must submit: a resume; proof of permanent legal residence in a county other than Cook; a certified law school transcript; and a brief essay of 250 words, or less, expressing her thoughts on:

"Why she'd like to practice law outside of the Chicago Metropolitan area upon graduation; How receipt of the scholarship will benefit her; and the impact of gender on the practice of law."

Applications should be directly forwarded to Sandra Sweeney, Esq., SWIL Scholarship Committee Chairperson, 33 N. Main Street, Suite 2, Manteno, Illinois 60950. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than February 15, 2007. Recipients must attend an awards banquet, the date to be announced.


2007 Roscoe Pound Institute Awards for Law Students

Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest

Intent Form Deadline: January 31, 2007

Essay Deadline: March 30, 2007

The topic for this year's essay contest is "Whose Earth is it Anyway? How Far can Environmental Protections Extend under the current 5th Amendment Takings Doctrine?" The essay prize is a $5,000 cash award. For Rules and Intent-to-Enter form, please visit the Pound Institute website at

Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award for Women in Health Care Law

Nomination Deadline: March 9, 2007

This national award is given annually to a woman law student with demonstrated interest in health care law. Candidates must be nominated by a law school dean or professor. For nomination, the candidate shall be a woman currently enrolled in an accredited North American law school on a full- or part-time basis who through her law school academic and clinical work and other related activities demonstrates her aptitude for and a long-term commitment to a legal career of advocacy on behalf of the health care needs of children, women, the elderly or the disabled. The award recipient will receive a $3,000 cash award. For a detailed list of the required material for nomination, please pick up a copy of the detailed nomination criteria in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.


Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Award

Application Deadline: Feburary 1, 2007

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. The award is $4,000 and will be presented annually. The award will be issued to the law school in which the student is enrolled for tuition only. The scholarship may not be used by the selected student's law school to reduce the amount of financial aid being received by the student. In addition to the scholarship, the selected student may be invited to various functions, such as the IFA Annual Legal Symposium or other meetings, sponsored by DLA Piper US LLP. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school at 2L or 3L status, be enrolled in at least one course oriented towards franchise law, and be a member of a minority group. Interested students may obtain a copy of the application form online at

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 15, 2007

Educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for the 2007-08 academic year. Approximately $500,000 is available for Jewish students who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers, and are in need of financial assistance for full-time academic programs. To be eligible, students must be actively enrolled full-time in a graduate or law program and have legal domicility in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, or in some cases Cook County or Northwest Indiana. Refugees or asylees are encouraged to apply, as citizenship is not a prerequisite. The Jewish Vocational Service administers the scholarship program and personally interviews all applicants before April 20, 2007. To apply, go to and click on Scholarship Services. For additional information or questions, call the JVS Scholarship Secretary at 312.673.3457 or


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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