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 Richard D. Hailey Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
The Richard D. Hailey Scholarship: AAJ's Minority Caucus will award $5,000 scholarships to African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Law Student Members who are entering their first, second, or third year of law school.
This scholarship is awarded to applicants who best represent criteria including the following: interest and proficiency in trial advocacy skills; desire to represent victims; commitment to AAJ and its mission by involvement in an AAJ law student chapter and Minority Caucus activities; and financial need. The winner must attend the AAJ Annual Convention in Montreal, Canada in July, 2015 in order to accept the scholarship. Travel and accommodation will be provided. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://goo.gl/bsilqs
NEW! The Boone County Bar Association Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: May 31, 2015
The Boone County Bar Association awards scholarship(s) up to $1,000 each school year to students(s) that are accepted or currently attending an ABA 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. Interested students can email Gabriela Amador at <firstname.lastname@example.org> for a copy of the application form.
NEW! The Reiff & Bily Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: July 1, 2015
The Philadelphia law firm of Reiff and Bily, personal injury lawyers since 1979, is pleased to announce that we are currently offering young law students the 2015 Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is open to any student studying for a career in the legal field. All applicants must be: Pursuing a degree in pre-law or paralegal studies, or;
Working towards their J.D. in any concentration related to the law. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.reiffandbily.com/legal-scholarship/.
NEW! The Access to Advocacy Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: July 15, 2015
The UpRight Law Access to Advocacy Award is open to legal permanent residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia. Entrants must be either (1) currently registered in an accredited law school program; (2) currently accepted to a law school program; or (3) engaged in pre-law curriculum at an accredited four-year college. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://scholarships.uprightlaw.com/rules.
NEW! The TVProviders Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: July 31, 2015
TVProviders have created a $1,000 scholarship open to all current students in order to help them afford tuition costs and further their education. To apply for this scholarship, students must draw, paint, design, photograph or film a recreation of their favorite sports moment. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.tvproviders.com/scholarship.html.
The Fink Family Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
The American Society for Pharmacy Law (ďASPLĒ) is seeking applicants for the 2015 Fink Family Scholarship. The purpose of the Scholarship is to support a pharmacist who: (1) is attending law school; (2) demonstrates academic, professional, or service-related achievement; and (3) is most likely to use a law degree to further such achievement and to contribute to the benefit of society.
The $5,000 scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award and will be administered by ASPL. The scholarship award will be payable to the institution where the student is enrolled. The recipient will also receive a one year complimentary student membership in ASPL. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://goo.gl/SMPs95
The Cohen, Placitella, Roth Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: May 31, 2015
The Cohen, Placitella, Roth Scholarship is intended to help students who are seeking a law oriented degree. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://cprlaw.com/scholarship/
The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: June 1, 2015
The Plaxen and Adler Scholarship Awards $2500 annually to a law student who has demonstrated an interest in trial advocacy and a career as a trial lawyer, as well as the concept of a fair Civil Justice system, a just result for the injured, a desire to represent the injured and those whose rights are jeopardized.
The scholarship is available to all law school students including those who are outstanding and promising scholars, have an interest in trial advocacy and possess a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.plaxenadler.com/plaxen-adler-scholarship/
The Timothy C. Evans Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: April 17, 2015
This scholarship was established to honor the commitment and dedication that the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Timothy C. Evans, has devoted to the Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA) and to the community of Cook County. Judge Evanís tireless commitment to public service and his passionate pursuit of legal excellence and integrity mirror the very virtues embodied by the NWSBA and its esteemed membership.
Applicants must live within the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, which covers Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, Lake and Will counties. Factors that will be considered in awarding the scholarship include scholastic achievement, involvement in school and extracurricular activities, plus financial need.
Students currently enrolled in law school may apply for the Honorable Timothy C. Evans Scholarship, sponsored by the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association Foundation. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://www.nwsba.org/
The Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Founded by two entrepreneurs, Grasshopper has been making it easier to start and grow a small business since 2003. Back then, we started as just two guys with a dream and to date have served over 150,000 entrepreneurs (and we're still growing).
Grasshopper will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship for the best submitted entry determined by our judges. The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending for a school term in 2015. Interested students can learn more and apply online at: http://goo.gl/HrQfTd
The HotelsCheap Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
General Scholarship for Higher Learning: Spring 2015.
Students enrolled in a two year, four year, or a graduate program are eligible to apply. The General Scholarship is awarded each fall and spring semester. Interested students can apply online at http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship
The AABA Law Foundation Scholarship Award
Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area awards scholarships to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American community, and who will continue to serve the needs of the Asian Pacific American community through pro bono, public interest, and/or public service legal work. A connection to the Chicago area is preferred. This year, the AABA Law Foundation intends to award one scholarship of $5,000 to a law student who has exemplified that commitment. Interested students can email Gabriela Amador for an application and application instructions at <email@example.com>
The 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.
For a complete list of the awards that have been posted
in the 2014-15 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 2014-15 scholarship
notices by clicking here.
Important Information for 2014-15 Chicago-Kent Scholarship
If you have been awarded a Chicago-Kent scholarship for
the 2014-15 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.