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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 Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 15, 2014

Educational scholarship funds from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for the 2014-2015 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 at one of its many offices throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. To apply, go to http://jvschicago.org/training-education/scholarship-services/.

 

NEW! Illinois Judges Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

The Illinois Judges Foundation announces its 2014 scholarship in honor of the late Harold Sullivan. The Foundation annually awards scholarship money to one or more Illinois law students. First and second year law students at all of the Illinois law schools are eligible to apply. The 2014 application sets forth the eligibility criteria as well as what is required of the applicant. The application is due on January 31, 2014.

 

NEW! Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship

Application deadline: March 31, 2014

The Fredrikson & Byron Foundation announces its 2014 scholarship opportunity for an exceptional first-year minority law school student. The scholarship program is part of the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation’s commitment to promoting diversity amongst incoming law professionals. The purpose of the program is to encourage them to join and excel in the private practice of law within larger corporate law firms in the Upper Midwest. The scholarship is awarded based on law school performance, professional references, work and other activities, writing samples, and personal interviews. First year law students are encouraged to visit https://www.fredlaw.com/firm/scholarship.htm for more information and to apply.

 

NEW! The Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 15, 2014

The Console & Hollawell $1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college students, and law students. The scholarship was created to help a student pursue their dream to assist others through their work in the law.

Below please find a link to the scholarship page on our website that explains all of the requirements to apply: http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/pages/legal-leaders-scholarship/

 

The Crosner Legal Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 1, 2014

The Crosner Legal Scholarship is to be awarded to a young and brilliant student for the 2014-2015 academic year and consists of a $1,000 award payable through the law school for the student’s behalf. The personal injury lawyers of Crosner Legal are committed to finding students who are passionate about their education. We believe that in order to become a great student, individuals should not be concerned about their financial situation. We want to do our part to alleviate some of these concerns. Crosner Legal is passionate about providing justice and maximum compensation to personal injury victims. We are looking for students who are just as passionate.

To apply for the Crosner Legal Scholarship, submit an essay to us (minimum 500 words) about the importance of education in America. We will be judging essays according to creativity and originality. To submit your essay, go to http://www.crosnerlegal.com/los-angeles-personal-injury-lawyer and click on the "Scholarship" tab in the right hand corner. We will begin accepting applications December 1st, 2013 with the deadline to apply for the scholarship being June 1st, 2014. The winner of the award will be notified July 2014 for the start of the 2014 fall semester.

 

The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

HotelsCheap is offering $1500 scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education. Having attended college ourselves, we appreciate the difficulty students face in financing their education, and we recognize the benefits a college degree can provide. That's why our need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. US students who are 16 years of age or older are encouraged to apply for our scholarships. High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply at http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship.

 

The Boone County Bar Association Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 15, 2013

The Boone County Bar Association awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to a student that is acceptaed or currently attending an American Bar Association accredited law school. The applicant must either be a current Boone County resident or a resident of Boone County at the time of his or her high school graduation. This scholarship is for the 2013-14 school year and the deadline for consideration is December 15, 2013. Copies of the application are available in the Office of Admissions, Suite 230.

 

The Finnegan Diversity Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

The Finnegan Diversity Scholarship Program is accepting applications. The scholarship provides financial support to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career in IP law and enhancing diversity in the legal profession. The scholarship award of $15,000 may be applied to costs associated with normal tuition and fees (such as, but not limited to, student activity fees: law school or university fees, and administrative fees). The scholarship recipient will also accept an offer to join the firm as a 2015 Summer Associate in one of the firm's domestic offices (Atlanta, Boston, Palo Alto, Reston or Washington). Students currently completing their first year full-time (or second year part-time) are invited to apply.

The award will be applied to education costs the following academic year, and may be renewed for one additional year if the scholar accepts an associate offer upon successful completion of the Finnegan summer associate program, maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better in law school, and is otherwise in good standing. Additional information about the scholarship and application form are posted online at www.finnegan.com/careers. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014.

 

The  South Suburban Bar Association Henry A. Gentile Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 22, 2013

The South Suburban Bar Association has a $1,500 scholarship available to students who meet the criteria set by the South Suburban Bar Association. To apply, students must meet the following criteria: attending an accredited local law school; be a resident of the South Suburbs of Cook County and must have a present interest to practice law in the South Suburbs; and demonstrated financial need. Students interested in applying must submit a brief resume and a cover letter (200 word maximum) indicating why they want to practice on the Southside. Cover letters and resumes must be forwarded directly to South Suburban Bar Association Scholarship Committee, attn: Daniel D. Hinich, 17926 S. Halsted St., Suite 3S. Homewood, IL 60430.

Interviews will be conducted on Saturday, November 23, 2013. In order to receive the scholarship award, the student must attend the South Suburban Association Installation Dinner to be held Friday, December 6, 2013.

 

The Morton and Shirley Kessler Kessler Award

Application Deadline: November 25, 2013

Richard N. Kessler, `82, and his wife Lesley, established this award in honor of Rick’s parents, Morton and Shirley Kessler, who have instilled in them the importance of helping others. Morton and Shirley are role models by living their lives giving unconditional love for family, having deep faith and exhibiting a strong work ethic. The Morton and Shirley Kessler Award will be made to a continuing law student of good academic standing who has demonstrated significant need for financial assistance for law school expenses. This scholarship will be awarded in spring 2014. To apply for this $2500 scholarship, applicants should forward a letter of interest, financial statement, and current resume to the Office of Admissions, ATTN: Karla Davis, kdavis1@kentlaw.iit.edu.

The Roddy Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 25, 2013

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 $1,500 to $3,000. This scholarship will be awarded in spring 2014. To apply, applicants should forward a letter of interest and current resume to the Office of Admissions, ATTN: Karla Davis, kdavis1@kentlaw.iit.edu.

 

The Geri and Ron Yonover Fellowship

Application Deadline: November 25, 2013

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 $5,000 fellowship will help defray the cost of the recipient's tuition in spring 2014. 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, kdavis1@kentlaw.iit.edu.

 

The Buckfire & Buckfire Diversity Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 31, 2014

The Michigan personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are pleased to announce its first annual 2014 Diversity Scholarship for law students. The scholarship was created as part of Buckfire & Buckfire’s commitment to build on the promise of diversity within the workplace, community and society.

The Diversity Scholarship is $2,000.00 and will be awarded to a student who is currently attending an accredited law school, who is either a member of an ethical or racial minority or demonstrates commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career. The second annual award will be awarded in 2014. All information can be found by visiting our website at www.BuckfireLaw.com and following the “Student Scholarships” link on the right hand column. Interested students are encouraged to apply.

 

The Fair Rate Funding Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 15, 2013

Fair Rate Funding has annoucned their 2014 scholarship. The Scholarship is open to any student enrolled in an accredited American law school or undergraduate paralegal program for the Spring Semester, 2014. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner. Applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum on the topic, “Why is litigation finance an important piece of the legal landscape?". A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner on January 15, 2014; and can be used toward tuition or books. To apply, submit your essay to scholarships@fairratefunding.com. Additional details can be found at:  http://fairratefunding.com/blog/2013/10/10/lawsuit-funding-nj-3/.

 

The Mark T. Banner Scholarship for Law Students

Application Deadline: December 6, 2013

The Linn Inn Mark T. Banner Scholarship was created in the name of the late Mark T. Banner, a former Linn Inn founder and Master, a leader in the field of patent law in his own right, and the son of Donald W. Banner. This scholarship is part of the Linn Inn's commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers with commitment to ethics, professionalism and civility. The scholarship is open to all students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law. Applicants must have exemplary writing and oral communication skills. Recipients of the scholarship will receive $5,000 payable for the fall 2014 semester. Applications are online at http://www.linninn.org/marktbanner.htm.

 

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 www.bannerwitcoff.com/diversity.

 

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 http://farzadlaw.com/farzad-family-law-scholarship/.

 

QuickShip.com Scholarship Essay Contest

Application deadline: December 15, 2013

QuickShip.com 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 http://www.quickship.com/scholarship_program.php.

 

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: http://www.hellenicbar.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1664526

 

"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: http://birkenstocks.sandals4less.com/blog/scholarship/.

 

CustomMade.com Scholarship Opportunities

Application deadline: varies

CustomMade.com 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
http://www.custommade.com/scholarships/consumer-advantages-of-buying-custom-furniture-scholarship/
Custom Jewelry Scholarship
http://www.custommade.com/scholarships/consumer-advantages-of-buying-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 http://www.nerdwallet.com/education/scholarships/scholarship-for-Law%20School#/scholarship-for-Law%20School.

 

 

 

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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