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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! Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc. Scholarships

Application Deadline: July 1 , 2007

The Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc. is a philanthropic organization of American women of Polish descent interested in discovering the richness of their Polish heritage and sharing it with others. The Club supports educational activities and personal efforts of Polish American students, male and female, through financial scholarships. To qualify for consideration of a scholarship, a student must fulfill the following requirements: be a U.S. citizen; have at least one parent of Polish heritage; be a Chicago resident; currently enrolled full-time second or third year student attending Chicago area school; demonstrate financial need; and permanent resident of State of Illinois. Interesed students who meet the above criteria may obtain an application in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.

NEW! Peoria County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship

Application Deadline: August 6 , 2007

The Peoria County Bar Association (PCBA) is proud to announce its 2007-08 Diversity Scholarship. The PCBA will award $1,500 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient. The Diversity Committee of the PCBA will select the recipients. To apply, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: must be a first, second or third year law student in 2007-08; must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; must be attending an ABA-accredited law school. In addition to the submision of the application and personal statement, the PCBA Diversity Commitee may ask for a telephone interview. For questions regarding the scholarship, please contact the Chair of the PCBA Diversity Committee, Sonni Choi Williams, at 309.494.8593. Application packets are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.

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.

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.

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.




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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