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 Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students
Application Deadline: November 15, 2010
The Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship is a new scholarship created in the name of the late Mark T. Banner, a former Linn Inn founder and Master, a leader in the field of patent law in his own right, and the son of Donald W. Banner. This scholarship is part of the Linn Inn's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers with commitment to ethics, professionalism and civility. The scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law. Applicants must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills. Recipients of the scholarship will receive $5,000 payable for the fall 2011 semester. Applications are online at http://www.linninn.org/.
The Donald Banner Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: November 1, 2010
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.
The McLean County Bar Association Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 15, 2010
The McLean County Bar Association (MCBA) is announcing a $1,000 scholarship for eligible second or third year law school students with strong ties to McLean County, Illinois.
To be considered, scholarship applications should be received electronically by October 15, 2010, and the recipient will be selected on or before November 15, 2010.†† A formal presentation will be made December 21, 2010 at noon at the Bar Associationís annual holiday luncheon at Central Station in Bloomington, Illinois.† Additional information regarding the McLean County Bar Association may be found at www.mcleancountybarassociation.com.
Applicants for the MCBA law school scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to McLean County, Bloomington-Normal and/or its surrounding communities through residency in the county, through academic ties to local schools or through past or future employment.† Prime candidates will express and demonstrate a commitment to legal aid work, pro bono activities and/or community service.† Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete list of the awards that have been posted
in the 2010-11 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 2009-10 scholarship
notices by clicking here.
Important Information for 2010-11 Chicago-Kent Scholarship
If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for
the 2010-11 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.