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:
South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship
Application Deadline: September 30, 2008
The South Suburban Bar Association has a $1,500 scholarship available to students who meet the criteria set by the South Suburban Bar Association. To apply, students must meet the following criteria: 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; and demonstrated financial need. Students interested in applying must submit a brief resume and 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 the South Suburban Bar Association. In order to receive the scholarship award, the student must attend the South Suburban Association Installation Dinner Dance tentatively scheduled for December 5, 2008. Cover letters and resumes must be forwarded directly to Roger S. Hutchison, Dobbs & Hutchison Attorneys at Law, 47 West Polk Street, Suite M2, Chicago, Illinois 60605. Applications will not be accepted by email or fax.
Jack Carey Scholarship for the Cook County Public Defender's Office
Application Deadline: November 1, 2008
The Jack Carey Scholarship for the Cook County Public Defender's office requires a commitment as an intern or extern at the Cook County Public Defender's office for one semester (fall, spring, summer). Each intern or extern will be expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week during their designated semester. Every scholarship application must be currently enrolled in an accredited law school. The scholarship is available only to those law students eligible for a license pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court rule 711. A total of three scholarship stipends, each in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded every school year (one per semester). In order to be considered for the scholarship, each applicant must complete the application and schedule an interview with the scholarship committee. Previous winners of this award are ineligible to apply. For an information packet, please visit the office of admissions, suite 230 or visit the Cook County Public Defender's office web site at www.cookcountypd.org.
For a complete list of the awards that have been posted
in the 2008-09 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 2007-08 scholarship
notices by clicking here.
Important Information for 2008-09 Chicago-Kent Scholarship
If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for
the 2008-09 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.