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: March 1, 2012 - Deadline Extended!
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 $2,000 fellowship will help defray the cost of the recipient's tuition in spring 2012. 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, email@example.com by March 1, 2012.
NEW! The American Association for Justice Auxiliary Scholarship Fund - 2012 Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 1, 2012
The American Association for Justice Auxiliary Scholarship Fund announces its 2012 Alia Herrera Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $3,000. This is open to law students who are entering their second or third year of law school, or have the equivalent of one year to complete. The winning applicant MUST be able to commit to attending the AAJ Auxiliary Luncheon in Chicago, Illinois, on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Interested applicants should submit the AAJ Auxiliary Scholarship Application by May 1, 2012.
NEW! Crusade for Education Financial Aid Program
Application Deadline: April 30, 2012
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 2012. To apply, interested students should contact the organization by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773.792.1800 to request an application.
NEW! Central Illinois Women's Bar Association Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 9, 2012
The Central Illinois Women's Bar Association is proud to announce its 2012 scholarship opportunity. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded in 2012. To apply, applicants must be female, enrolled in an accredited law school, and a resident of one of the following Illinois counties upon graduating from high school:
Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Greene, Jersey, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Vermilion, and Woodford.
Interested persons must complete the application form, write an essay, provide two letters of recommendation, and law school transcript to Central Illinois Women's Bar Association; Attn: Scholarship Program/RDG; 400 S. Ninth Street, Suite 200; Springfield, IL 62701. For more information about the scholarship, email email@example.com. Applications are available in the Office of Admissions, suite 230.
DuPage Association of Woman Lawyers Judge Helen C. Kinney Award
Application Deadline: March 23, 2012
The DuPage Association of Women Lawyers and the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, announce their annual Judge Helen C. Kinney Scholarship and invite women law students to apply. The scholarship is open to all first, second and third year women law students with a connection to DuPage County. The DAWL application deadline for the 2011-2012 award year has been extended through March 23, 2012.
DuPage County Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 13, 2012
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 committee must receive applications and letters of recommendation from law school faculty no later than April 13, 2012 for full consideration. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 24, 2012. Click here for the 2012 application.
The Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline: June 25 , 2012
The Darleen J. and Robert L. Walker Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. Interested applicants must submit an online application and supply their Student Aid Report or FAFSA documentation. Additional instructions for applying may be obtained on the foundation 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 from Masonic families. The deadline to apply is June 25, 2012.
The Illinois Government Bar Association Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 1, 2012
The Illinois Government Bar Association serves public interest attorneys throughout the state of Illinois. Members include circuit, appellate and federal judges, as well as practitioners in many State agencies. The association is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship of $750. This scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding commitment and achievement in public interest law. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2012 to be considered. Application guidelines are available in the office of admissions, suite 230.
Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Timothy Evans Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 23, 2012
The Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for the "Honorable Timothy C. Evans Scholarship". The scholarship was established to honor the commitment and dedication that Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Timothy C. Evans has devoted to the Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA) and the community of Cook County.
The scholarship is offered to currently enrolled law school students who reside in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (this includes Lake, Kane, DuPage, Cook, Will, Kendall, Grundy & LaSalle counties). Scholarship awards range from $500 - $2500.
Interested applicants must submit the 2012 application by the March 23rd deadline.
Questions can be directed to the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-221-2601.
The Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Mike Eidson Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 31, 2012
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, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, 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, 2012 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.
ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 1, 2012
The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 of financial assistance annually to each scholarship recipient attending an ABA-accredited law school. An award made to an entering first-year student may be renewable for two additional years, resulting in financial assistance totaling $15,000 during his or her time in law school. Recipients will be selected based on their qualifications for the scholarship and not on the law school they plan to attend. Therefore law students applying to any and all-ABA accredited law schools may benefit from these scholarships. The application is available online at http://www.ambar.org/DiversityScholarship. Completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012.
The Get Prepped LSAT Prep Law Student Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 30 and June 30, 2012
The Get Prepped LSAT Prep Law Student Scholarship is available to first, second and third year law students. One or more grants of $1000 are awarded twice yearly. Class rank, degree/major courses, LSAT test scores, best short personal statement and other review factors are used to determine awards. Request a full application packet using the online contact form at the Get Prepped LSAT Prep website www.GetPrepped.com.
The Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 1, 2012
Michigan Auto Law is pleased to announce the firm's new scholarship program open to students currently in their first or second year of law school. The recipient must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or demonstrate a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. One $2,000 scholarship is awarded each year. Applicants must be a resident of Michigan OR attend a Michigan Law School.
For more information visit the Opportunities section in the Michigan Auto Law website. (please link to http://www.michiganautolaw.com).
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
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.