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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! The Chicago Bar Foundation Marovitz Scholarship (for incoming first years)

Application Deadline: May 14, 2010

The Chicago Bar Foundation (CBF), the charitable affiliate of the Chicago Bar Association, recently announced the guidelines for its 2010 Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Scholarship. The CBF's Marovitz Scholarship is intended to support a needy law student who is deeply committed to public interest work so that upon graduation financial need will not prevent the student from pursuing a public interest legal career. The Scholarship provides funds for needy public interest-minded students so they may complete law school with as little debt as possible.

These funds, payable over a three-year period, will enable an incoming student who intends to pursue a career in public interest law to have a significant portion of his or her tuition and related expenses covered by Scholarship funding. Contingent on the recipient's continued compliance with the terms of the Scholarship, the student will receive $10,000 in the first year of law school, $15,000 in the second year, and $15,000 in the third year. (The payment schedule may be modified for part-time students).

The guidelines and application form can be found online. Applications are due by May 14, 2010 and the recipient will be announced in early summer. To access the forms online or for additional information, please visit the CBF website at http://www.chicagobarfoundation.org.

 

NEW! The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund Scholarship (for incoming first years)

Application Deadline: June 1, 2010

The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund Law Student Scholarship Program opens May 1, 2010 for applications from law students who are long-term residents of Chicago, planning to enroll as first year full-time students at one of the schools listed below. 

Applicants to the Albert Pick, Jr. Fund Law Student Scholarship Program must-

  • Be long-term residents of Chicago, and
  • Plan to enroll as a first year full-time law student for the entire 2010-11 academic year at one of the following schools: Chicago-Kent, DePaul, John Marshall or Loyola Chicago

One $5,000 scholarship will be granted each year.  Awards are not renewable. For more information and to apply, please visit http://scholarshipmanagement.org/.

 

NEW! The Robert Masur Fellowship for Civil Liberties

Application Deadline: May 15, 2010

The Robert Masur Fellowship for Civil Liberties is open to current first-year law students. Offered annually by The Nation Institute, it consists of a $1000 honorarium for students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. Proposed activities may include a writing or research project, work with a public interest organization in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties, work on a civil rights or civil liberties law case under the supervision of a faculty member or lawyer, or any other work in the areas of civil rights or civil liberties.

Applicants should send a proposal, no more than two pages, describing his or her intended summer project, along with a resume, a brief letter of recommendation, and the name of their faculty or organizational sponsor. All applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2010. For more information, see http://www.nationinstitute.org/p/masur or call 212-822-0269.

 

NEW! The My Recipe - My Heritage Scholarship Essay Contest

Application Deadline: Open

My Recipe – My Heritage Scholarship Essay Contest - $4,500 worth of prizes will be awarded.  Both US citizens and foreign students currently attending a US college, university, or another institution of higher education are eligible to participate.  The essay should explore the place culinary traditions hold in one’s cultural/ethnic identity.  For more information and submission guidelines, visit

My Recipe – My Heritage Scholarship Essay Contest

The scholarship essay contest aims at exploring the place culinary traditions hold in one’s cultural/ethnic identity.  We hope that the scholarship will serve to increase the awareness of culinary history as a vital aspect of cultural studies and a means of preserving and perpetuating ethnic traditions and values.  FastRecipes.com is a non-commercial online culinary arts journal.

 

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.

 

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 30, 2010 DEADLINE EXTENDED

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 kofd@sbcglobal.net 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 info2010@nosmokingcontest.org.


 

 

 

Award Archive

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 Recipients

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.

 

 

 

 

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