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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! Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2007

The Federal Circuit Bar Association announces its annual award in memory of Giles S. Rich, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Association awards a $10,000 award to a law student showing financial need and demonstrated academic promise, either in undergradaute studies or in law school. Selection of the award will be based primarily on a one-page written submission stating 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 all of the applicant's college and law school transcripts, and a one page curriculum vitae. All of the submitted materials will be considered, and prior academic performance will not be the primary criteria for selection. All material 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 20001-4413.

NEW! Crusade for Education Financial Aid Program

Application Deadline: April 30, 2007

Students of Polish descent in need of financial aid may apply to the Knights of Dabrowski Crusade for Education program for help. A limited number of scholarships are available on the basis of documented financial need, academic performance and community involvement. Students are eligible to apply who meet the following requirements: full-time student enrolled in law school at a fully accredited college/university in the U.S.; U.S. citizen or documented legal alien of Polish descent; good academic standing and documented financial need; resident of Chicago metropolitan area for at least four years (proof of residency required); and recipient must be able to attend a scheduled interview in late spring and Award Presentation Ceremony in the fall of 2007. To apply, interested students should contact the organization by email at or call 773.792.1800.

NEW! Kane County Bar Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 1 , 2007

Through the generosity of the Kane County Bar Association members, the Kane County Bar Foundation has been able to award multiple scholarships. The Foundation awards at least two scholarships annually of $1,000 each to deserving Kane County resident law students. To link to the KCBA scholarship application and other information, click here

NEW! Essex County Bar Association Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 11 , 2007

The Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) and its Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in conjunction with the Honorable Vincent J. Biunno Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the continuation of the Biunno Scholarship Program for the 2007-08 school year. The scholarships are designed to offer financial assistance to persons with a disability who are currently attending law school. For purposes of this scholarship, a disability is limited to a permanent physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual having such an impairment. Persons wishing to apply for the scholarship should know that apart from the requirement that they demonstrate a permanent disability consistent with the criterion outlined above, no other single criterion will be dispositive to selection of this award. A variety of other factors, including financial need, law school achievement and commitment to the practice of law will enter into the decision making process. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.

NEW! Dupage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 11 , 2007

The Dupage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers will, once again, be awarding a scholarship to students of Italian extraction who have completed at least one semester of law school and are currently enrolled in law school. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 and will be awarded in mid-May 2007. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.

NEW! Illinois Judicial Council Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline: May 31 , 2007

The Illinois Judicial Council Foundation announces its 2007 Law School Scholarships. To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria: be enrolled full-time in an accredited law school, rank in good standing, submit an official transcript, submit a financial statement, submit a completed scholarship application, submit two letters of recommendation, submit a personal statement and resume, and plan to be available to the scholarship commitee if selected. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.

Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2007

The Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago has several scholarships each in the amount of $1500 available to students currently attending law school in Illinois or neighboring states. These scholarships are open to students with Chicago ties and Czech, Moravian, Ruthenian, Silesian or Slovak ancestry. The $1500 scholarship will be presented at the BLAC Annual Installation Dinner held in Chicago in May. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2007. All students interested in applying must submit a completed scholarship application form, resume and essay (limit 250 words). To obtain the application form or for more information on the Bohemian Lawyers' Association of Chicago, go to or call the association at 312.332.0116.

Berman Arts Award

Application Deadline: April 1, 2007

Chicago-Kent alumnus Ronald M. Berman, class of 1987, has established an award for a Chicago-Kent College of Law student who is interested in art, working with or a representing not-for-profit arts organization, or representing artists. The purpose of the Berman Arts Award is to expose law to artists and the way they are trained, thus giving students a unique perspective as they enter the legal profession to represent and work with artists and arts organizations. The Berman Arts Award will provide $1,000 toward tuition and related costs for a Chicago-Kent student to attend a 2007 summer studio workshop at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. The Anderson Ranch Arts Center offers more than 130 summer workshops taught by today's most prominent artists and educators who come to share their skills and experience with more than 1,200 participants. There are workshops for artists of all skill levels and experience from the novice to the professional studio artist. See for more information about the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and details concerning the workshops offered during the summer of 2007. Students with interest in art, working for or representing not-for-profit arts organizations, or representing artists and their legal needs (corporate, intellectual property issues) may apply for this unusual opportunity by submitting a curriculum vitae to Elizabeth Turley, Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement, Room 310 on or before April 1, 2007.

The Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2007

The Attorney-CPA Foundation is pleased to announce the annual Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarships. The Foundation will award scholarships in 2007 in amounts ranging from $250 to $1,000 to students who will be entering their third year of law school in the Fall of 2007 and who have obtained a CPA certificate. Since 1998, the Foundation has awarded over 54 scholarships to students at 28 law schools across the country. Applicants will be evaluated based upon their academic performance, leadership in the school and community and need for assistance in completing their studies. Scholarship applications should be postmarked by April 15, 2007. The recipients will be selected by the Attorney-CPA Foundation Scholarship committee this July. Applications are available online at For additional information interested applicants can call the Attorney-CPA Foundation at 888.288.9272.

The Warner Norcross & Judd Minority Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: April 15, 2007

The law firm of Warner, Norcross and Judd has a Minority Scholarship Program which annually awards $5,000 to a law student, $2,000 to a paralegal student and $1,000 to a legal secretarial student. Winners are chosen by the Firm and Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Interested students should visit the firm's website at to print an application and submit it by mail to the Grand Rapids Community Foundation (209C Waters Building, 161 Ottawa Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, 616.454.1751). The deadline for applying is April 15, 2007.

National Federation of the Blind

Application Deadline: March 31, 2007

The National Federation of the Blind has a large and prestigious scholarship program whose awards are made solely to persons who are legally blind. The Federation's program will award thirty scholarships to high-achievng legally blind students in summer 2007. Scholarships range from $3,000 to $12,000. For additional details or to access the scholarship application form, visit the federation website at

Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship/Berks County Bar Association

Application Deadline: April 1, 2007

The Howard Fox Memorial Law Scholarship Award of $3,000 is presented annually by the Berks County Bar Association, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The scholarship is given to help fund a deserving Berks County, Pennsylvania, resident embarking on his/her second year at an ABA accredited law school. Eligible law students should visit the Berks County Bar Association website at for an online scholarship application to be submited by April 1, 2007.

Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 1, 2007

The Illinois Bar Association is offering a $500 scholarship to a first, second or third year student interested in a career in public service. To apply, applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited law school; planning a career in Illinois government, at thelocal, state or federal level; and provide proof of a pending job or internship in Illinois - paid or unpaid - in the public sector. For details, entry rules are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.

The Sovereignty Symposium Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: May 5 , 2007

The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in cooperation with the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission, the Sovereignty Symposium Inc., and the Oklahoma Arts Council will host Sovereignty Symposiumm XX, May 30 - 31, 2007, at Oklahoma City's Skirvin Hilton Hotel. As part of the Symposium, the Court offers several types of scholarships ranging from $200 cash prizes for winners of the writing competition to full-tuition scholarships. To apply, applicants must demonstrate an interest in and dedication to Native American law issues and the need for a scholarship in a letter of application. Applications must be submitted by mail to Justice Yvonne Kauger, The Sovereignty Symposium, Attn: Ed Edmondson Scholarship Committee, Oklahoma State Capitol, Room 242, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105.

Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: June 1, 2007

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association is pleased to announce the continuation of an initiative designed to support entering first year law students nationwide who have been accepted into an accredited law school. The program is open to all students entering law school in fall 2007. The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 197 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA accomplishes its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession. MCCA will award 10 fellowships at $10,000 per year for each of three years in law school. The total commitment per student fellow will be $30,000. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is June 1, 2007. Application information is available at and the application process is administered for MCCA by UNCF and students may apply online at For additional information, contact Kimberly Hall at UNCF at (703) 205-3443.


Award Archive

For a complete list of the awards that have been posted in the 2006-07 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 2005-06 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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