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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 Geri and Ron Yonover Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 14, 2011

The Geri and Ron Yonover Fellowship was established to provide financial assistance to a full-time student who has completed his or her first year of law school and has primary custody of a child or children under the age of fifteen. The Fellowship will help defray the cost of the recipient's second year tuition. The fellowship amount is $2,000 to be awarded in spring 2011. To apply, applicants should forward a letter of interest, copy of law school transcript, and current resume to the Office of Admissions, ATTN: Karla Davis, by January 14, 2011.

 

NEW! The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 15, 2011

Educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for the 2011-2012 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, 2011 at one of its many offices throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. To apply, go to www.jvschicago.org/scholarship/. For additional information or questions, call the JVS Scholarship Secretary at 312.673.3444 or email jvsscholarship@jvschicago.org.

 

NEW! Asian American Bar Association for the Greater Chicago Area Law Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 15, 2011

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.  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. Click here for the 2011 application form.

 

NEW! The Institute for Humane Studies Scholarship Programs

Application Deadline: December 31, 2010

The Institute for Humane Studies announces its scholarship and ineternship programs for 2011. For almost 50 years, the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) has helped students who support individual liberty achieve their educational and career goals. Last year, the organization awarded more than $600,000 to help students fund their education. IHS also sponsored internships at organizations such as the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm, and the Pacific Research Institute. For details regarding the scholarship and internship opportunities available, please visit their website at www.TheIHS.org.

 

NEW! The Honorable Dean J. Sodaro Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 14, 2011

The Honorable Dean J. Sodaro Memorial Scholarship fund was established by Jennifer Prager Sodaro '86 in honor of her late husband Dean Sodaro '53 and has been supported by the Class of 1967, family, fellow faculty, colleagues and friends. This fund provides financial assistance to law students with need. Judge Sodaro taught part-time at Chicago-Kent while practicing law, then served on the faculty full-time from 1972 to 1990, when he was elected to the Circuit Court of Cook County and appointed to the Chancery Division. The scholarship amount is $1,000.

Sodaro Memorial Scholarship Fund applications are available online or in the Office of Admissions. Students interested must submit applications to the Office of Admissions, ATTN: Karla Davis, by January 14, 2011.

 

NEW! The Roddy Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 14, 2011

Joseph V. Roddy, a 1962 Chicago-Kent graduate, established this fund to provide financial assistance to evening division students currently working in law enforcement. Preference for this scholarhip is given to first year students and the award amounts range from $1500 to $3000 (varies depending upon the number of scholarships awarded). To apply, applicants should forward a letter of interest and current resume to the Office of Admissions, ATTN: Karla Davis, by January 14, 2011.

 

Award Archive

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 Recipients

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.

 

 

 

 

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