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2013-14 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! Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 6, 2014

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. is pleased to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff's continuing commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

The Donald W. 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 this scholarship and to apply, visit


Farzad Family Law Scholarship

Application deadline: December 15, 2013

The Farzad Family Law Group recently announced a new scholarship opportunity. Farzad Family Law believes in innovation in legal education and commitment to public service. This scholarship is their way of giving back to their community.

All of the scholarship details and application information is posted on their website at Scholarship Essay Contest

Application deadline: December 15, 2013 is announcing a $1,000 essay contest. This contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, please visit their website at


Hellenic Bar Association Scholarship

Application deadline: October 11, 2013

The Hellenic Bar Association is currently accepting applications from 2nd and 3rd year law students of Greek descent. Several scholarships are awarded each year. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, October 11, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. For additional information regarding the application, eligibility requirements, and submission process, please click here:


"If the Shoe Fits" Birkenstock Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 15, 2013

Footwear University announces its annual "If the Shoe Fits" Birkenstock Scholarship for 2013. This $1,000 scholarship recognizes a motivated student who writes well. For details regarding the scholarship, visit the Birkenstock scholarship webiste at: Scholarship Opportunities

Application deadline: varies announces two new scholarships available to students. CustomMade is a marketplace that allows you to commission custom projects from over 3,000 talented, independent makers. Following are the links to the scholarships:

Custom Furniture Scholarship
Custom Jewelry Scholarship


NerdWallet Law Scholarships

Application deadline: varies

NerdWallet is a free search engine which allows students to search through over 10,000 scholarship and financial aid resources.  Interested students should check out their law school scholarships at




Award Archive

For a complete list of the awards that have been posted in the 2013-14 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 2012-13 scholarship notices by clicking here.


Important Information for 2013-14 Chicago-Kent Scholarship Recipients

If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for the 2012-13 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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