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! ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 1, 2010
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school. Recipients will be selected based on their qualifications for the scholarship and not on the law school they plan to attend. Therefore law students applying to any and all-ABA accredited law schools may benefit from these scholarships. The application is available online at http://www.abanet.org/fje. Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2010.
NEW! The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 15, 2010
Educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for the 2010-2011 academic year. Approximately $500,000 is available for Jewish students who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers, and are in need of financial assistance for full-time academic programs primarily in the helping professions. To be eligible a student must: be enrolling or enrolled full-time; be domiciled in the Chicago metropolitan community; establish financial need; and demonstrate career promise. The Jewish Vocational Service administers the scholarship program and personally interviews all applicants before April 20, 2010 at one of its many offices throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. To apply, go to www.jvschicago.org (click on Scholarship Services). For additional information or questions, call the JVS Scholarship Secretary at 312.673.3444 or email email@example.com.
NEW! Seventh World Conference on Nonsmokers Rights Writing Contest
Contest Deadline: May 1, 2010
The Seventh World Conference on Nonsmokers Rights will be held June 12-13 in Washington, DC where students can network with other attorneys involved in public health law, environmental law, and international law. For students interested in public interest law, health law, public policy, medicine and law, and administrative law, this writing contest is an opportunity to get involved in legal research, advocacy, and affect change in legislation. The writing contest is open to all law students and requires a 1000-word submission of a proposal for legal action to protect nonsmokers' rights. Prizes range from $1000 to $5000. All students who enter the writing contest are invited to the invitation-only conference in DC. For additional details, visit http://nosmokingcontest.orgor email firstname.lastname@example.org.
McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. 2010 Diversity In Patent Law Fellowship
Application Deadline: January 15, 2010
Each year, McAndrews offers a $5,000 fellowship and a paid summer clerkship to a qualified first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school who has a diverse background, possesses a degree in science or engineering, and is committed to pursuing a career in patent law in Chicago. Applications for the 2010 fellowship will be accepted from December 1, 2009, through January 15, 2010. As a summer associate, the Diversity Fellow will gain experience in a wide range of intellectual property law and will be eligible to receive an offer to return for a second summer. To facilitate the Diversity Fellow’s professional growth and learning, a member of the McAndrews Diversity Committee will serve as a mentor and resource.
The link to our website is www.mcandrews-ip.com, which provides further details about this opportunity.
For a complete list of the awards that have been posted
in the 2009-10 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 2008-09 scholarship
notices by clicking here.
Important Information for 2009-10 Chicago-Kent Scholarship
If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for
the 2009-10 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.