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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! American Association for Justice, Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 1 , 2007

The 2007 Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $3,000, is open to law students who are entering their second or third year of law school, or have the equivalent of one year to complete. The winning applicant must be able to commit to attending the AAJ Spouse Luncheon in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Eligible applicants are: law students who are attending law schools in the Chicago area; or law students who are student members of the law school student section of AAJ; or law students who are children of AAJ members. Scholarship applications must include a cover letter; resume; transcript; letter of recommendation from a law professor or the dean of the law school; and a 500-word essay on the following: "If you had the power to make one permanent change that would substantially improve our civil justice system, what change would you make and why?" Application material must be submitted to: Christine Powers, 26 Indian Pipe Drive, Wynantskill, New York, 12198 or by email For more information, visit

NEW! Alabama Law Foundation,Cabaniss, Johnston Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 1 , 2007

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 U.S. 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 or downloaded in PDF format at the Alabama Law Foundation website, The deadline for submitting applications for the 2007-08 school year is June 1, 2007.

NEW! The Minority Corporate Counsel Association Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: June 1 , 2007

The United Negro College Fund and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association are 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 scholarship program will provide 10 scholarships at $10,000 per year for up to three years. The total commitment per student is $30,000. Three runner-ups will also receive a one-time gift of $10,000 for their participation. Applicants must: be a U.S. citizen and able to show proof of same; demonstrate high academic achievement during his/her undergraduate work; show proof of his/her acceptance into a U.S. accredited law school on or before the application deadline; demostrate community service and leadership qualities; have an interest in corporate law, including working in a corporate law department and/or law firm; have an interest in diversity; and be financially disadvantaged. For more information or to apply online, visit The application deadline is June 1, 2007.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.



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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