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! Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 27 , 2011
Lang, Richert & Patch is happy to announce the establishment of the Frank H. Lang
Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually, the Scholarship is a grant of $1,000.00 towards
payment of law school tuition. Application for the Scholarship is open to a person
who is in his or her first year at a law school or who is applying to law school. The
Scholarship will be awarded only to persons who graduated from a high school in the
Central Valley of California. For additional details and criteria, please see the scholarship announcement and scholarship application.
Kane County Bar Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 29 , 2011
Through the generosity of Kane County Bar Association members, the Foundation has been able to award at least two scholarships of $1,500 each year. Qualified applicants are Kane County residents (or whose parents reside in Kane County) who are attending law school in the 2011 – 2012 academic year. The scholarship application deadline is April 29, 2011. Click here for the 2011 KCBF Scholarship application.
The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund Scholarship (for incoming first years)
Application Deadline: June 1, 2011
The Albert Pick, Jr. Fund Law Student Scholarship Program opens May 1, 2011 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 2011-12 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/.
Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship
Application deadline: June 17, 2011
Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2011. Each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. Additionally, recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position in one of our following offices: Birmingham, AL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; or Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, TN.
For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit: www.bakerdonelson.com/diversity-scholarship-diversity-practices
The Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys Writing Contest
Application Deadline: July 1 , 2011
The Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys is a professional association of healthcare attorneys that fosters the sharing of knowledge and information and the publication of written works in the field of health law. Law students are eligible to participate in this competition by submitting a paper of publishable quality on a federal or Illinois health law issue. Prizes range from $500 - $2500. More information can be found at www.iahanet.org/students.
Essex County Bar Association Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 6 , 2011
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 2011-2012 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.
2011 DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 27, 2011
DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship program open to incoming second and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian and Native American students. Incoming second and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Incoming second and third-year law students who also come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Law School or Law Student members of AAJ or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships. To qualify for this scholarship, candidate must be a full-time student or evening student who has completed two-thirds or more of the total credit hours requirement for a degree by the applicant’s law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA accredited law schools in order to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement in Principle.
Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrated academic excellence
- Service to the profession
- Service to the community
- Service to the cause of diversity
For additional information and to apply, visit the DRI web page for application details.
Crusade for Education Financial Aid Program
Application Deadline: May 15, 2011
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/summer and Award Presentation Ceremony in the fall of 2011. 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 , 2011
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 permanent resident of Illinois; currently enrolled full-time second or third year student attending Chicago area school; have acceptable grades; and demonstrate financial need. For additional application requirements and to apply online please visit www.pwcci.org.
The Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Mike Eidson Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 31, 2011
The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women’ Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
The application deadline is May 31, 2011 and the Scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year in July in New York City. For additional information, please see the AAJ Scholarship Application.
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.