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 Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline: June 25 , 2010
The Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the upcoming academic year. Information and instructions for applying may be obtained on our Web site: www.walkerscholarship.org.
Preference will be given to a son or daughter of a member of Masonic Lodge 1098 in Lombard, Illinois, or to former residents of the Masonic Children?s Home in La Grange, Illinois, and those who come from Masonic families.
Scholarships may be renewed each year upon verification of continued financial need and good standing at the law school.
The application deadline is June 25, 2010.
NEW! The Little Village Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 30 , 2010
Since 2002, the Little Village Chamber of Commerce has striven to provide over $450,000 in educational Scholarships for Hispanic students through the "Ambassador Scholarship" Program. The organization is proud to serve the large Latino population in the Chicago land area. The vision of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce is to strengthen communities by advancing the college education of Latino Students through its Ambassador Scholarship Program. Interested students can access the application online at http://www.lavillitachamber.org/. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 30.
Kane County Bar Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 1 , 2010
Through the generosity of Kane County Bar Association members, the Foundation has been able to award at least two scholarships of $1,000 each year. Qualified applicants are Kane County residents (or whose parents reside in Kane County) who are attending law school in the 2010 – 2011 academic year. The scholarship application deadline is May 1, 2010 and applications can be obtained on the Kane County Bar Foundation's website: http://www.kanecountybar.org/files/KCBFScholarshipApplication2010-11.pdf.
Essex County Bar Association Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 7 , 2010
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 2009-10 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, 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.
Asian American Bar Association for the Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadline: June 1, 2010
The board members of the Asian American Bar Association for the Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation (“AABA Law Foundation”) and members of its scholarship committee, announce the AABA Law Foundation's scholarship program. The AABA Law Foundation was established in February 2009, and is a non-profit, charitable and educational affiliate of Asian American Bar Association ("AABA") that is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
One of the goals of the AABA Law Foundation is to provide financial assistance to Asian Pacific American law students who have demonstrated academic excellence and social leadership. Starting this year, the AABA Law Foundation will award annual scholarships to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Chicago-area Asian Pacific American community, and who will continue to serve the needs of the Chicago-area Asian Pacific American communities through pro bono, public interest, and/or public service legal work in the future. This year, the AABA Law Foundation intends to award two Inaugural Scholarships of $2,500 each to law students who have exemplified that commitment. Interested students can pick up the scholarship application in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.
Crusade for Education Financial Aid Program
Application Deadline: May 15, 2010
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 2010. To apply, interested students should contact the organization by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773.792.1800 to request an application.
Polish Women's Civic Club, Inc. Scholarships
Application Deadline: July 1 , 2010
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. For additional application requirements and to apply online please visit www.pwcci.org.
DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 30, 2010
The DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers will once again award 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. The scholarships will be awarded May 27, 2010. The scholarship committee must receive applications and letters of recommendation from law school faculty no later than April 30, 2010 for full consideration. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, suite 230.
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 email@example.com.
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.