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! The Women’s Bar Foundation 2009 Public Service Stipend Award
Application Deadline: July 7, 2009
The Women's Bar Foundation (“WBF”) is pleased to announce that it will again award a Public Service Stipend Award ($15,000) to provide financial support to a recent woman Illinois law school graduate who is pursuing a career in public service or to a third-year woman Illinois law student who will pursue public service career after graduation.
Applications may be submitted electronically from the WBF website at www.womensbarfoundation.org, see on-line appln tab. The foundation will use the following criteria for the selection process: A third year law student or recent graduate who is currently pursuing, or has obtained, employment involving legal services in the not-for-profit or public sector; strong academic record; Present and past extracurricular activities reflecting community involvement or participation in activities within and outside of law school that show a commitment to public service or public interest law; Demonstrated financial need; Involvement with diversity initiatives within law school or the legal community (specific examples required); Personal qualities that suggest a future leadership role in the legal community; and A candidate who is (or who has a strong likelihood of) practicing in Illinois. For full consideration, the application must be submitted no later than July 7, 2009.
NEW! The Donald Banner Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 1, 2009
The Donald Banner Diversity Scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an American Bar Association accredited law school and pursuing a career in intellectual property law. The applicant must be a member of a historically under represented group (including race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability) and must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills. For more information about the scholarship and eligibility requirements, please visit the Banner and Witcoff website at www.bannerwitcoff.com.
NEW! The Access Group Scholarship Video Contest
Application Deadline: July 15, 2009
Access Group recently announced a scholarship contest for law students. The Access Group "My Inspiration" contest is calling for current and entering law students to create and submit a brief video describing what inspired them to pursue a legal career. The contest winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship and up to five honorable mention scholarships of $1,500 each will also be awarded. To find more information about the contest and to review the official rules, visit www.AccessGroup.org/MyInspirationContest.
The Jeremy Protas LGBT Patent Law Scholarship
Application Deadline: Between June 1 and July 31, 2009
Jeremy D. Protas, an attorney with the intellectual property law firm of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, announces the establishment of a Patent Law Scholarship specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender law students intending to pursue a legal career in the field of patent law. Candidates must be second-year students for the 2009-2010 academic year at an American Bar Association-accredited law school, and be eligible to sit for the Patent Bar Exam. Applications for the $1,000 scholarship are due by July 31, 2009. Applications and information can be found at http://jeremy.protas.org/scholarship.
Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc. Scholarships
Application Deadline: July 1 , 2009
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. Interested students who meet the above criteria may obtain an application in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
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.