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2011-12 Academic Year

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  McLean County Bar Association Community Service Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 14, 2011

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 14, 2011, and the recipient will be selected on or before November 11, 2011.   A formal presentation will be made December 20, 2011 at the Bar Association’s annual holiday luncheon.  Additional information regarding the McLean County Bar Association may be found at

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


NEW! Diversity Scholarship Foundation NFP Scholarship Opportunities

Application Deadline: September 15, 2011

Since 2008, Diversity Scholarship Foundation (DSF) has awarded numerous scholarships to fuel the legal profession's diversity pipeline.   This year, the DSF is pleased to announce that it has created three formal scholarships to support law students who have maintained a high GPA and are actively participating or supporting diversity related programs. To apply, applicants must submit the DSF application to Jennifer Sender at For more information about the organization and other resources for scholarships for diverse students, please follow this link: 


The  Boone County Bar Association Law Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 1, 2011

The Boone County Bar Association has announced a new scholarship for 2011-2012. The association intends to award one $1000 scholarship to a current law student. To qualify for the scholarship, the student must meet the following criteria: must be currently attending an ABA accredited law school; a current resident of Boone County, Illinois, or a resident of Boone County, Illinois, at the time of his/her high school graduation; must fill and out and submit the scholarship application. Interested students can pick up a copy of the application in the office of admissions, suite 230.


The  Serbian Bar Association of America Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: September 15, 2011 (Deadline extended)

The Serbian Bar Association of America offers four scholarships to eligible law students currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. law school. These scholarships are awarded at the annual Scholarship Gala, which will be held on October 8, 2011 in Chicago. For information regarding these scholarships, including applications, please visit the Serbian Bar Association web site at


Award Archive

For a complete list of the awards that have been posted in the 2011-12 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 2010-11 scholarship notices by clicking here.


Important Information for 2011-12 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients

If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for the 2011-12 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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